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Domestic Perspectives on Contemporary Democracy
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In looking at the remarkable proliferation of democracies since 1974, this volume offers important insight into the challenges and opportunities that democracy faces in the twenty-first century. Distinguished contributors detail the contemporary threats to democracy emanating from internal sources such as tensions arising over technology and its uses; ethnic, religious, and racial distinctions; and disparate access to resources, education, and employment. _x000B__x000B_Contributors are W. Lance Bennett, Bruce Bimber, Jon Fraenkel, Brian J. Gaines, Bernard Grofman, Wayne V. McIntosh, Peter F. Nardulli, Mark Q. Sawyer, Stephen Simon, Paul M. Sniderman, and Jack Snyder._x000B_

Table of Contents

  1. front cover
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  1. Title Page
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  1. Copyright Page
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  1. Table of Contents
  2. pp. vii-viii
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  1. Preface
  2. pp. ix-xii
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  1. 1. Democracy Challenged: Demography, Technology, and Democratic Possibilities
  2. pp. 1-8
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  1. Part I: Social Heterogeneity and Democracy: Challenges and Opportunities
  2. pp. 9-10
  1. 2. Problems of Democratic Transition in Divided Societies
  2. pp. 11-32
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  1. 3. Citizens, Identities, and Democratic Dialogues: Opportunities and Challenges of Diverse Societies
  2. pp. 33-50
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  1. 4. Democracy, Diversity, and Leadership
  2. pp. 51-70
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  1. 5. Electoral Engineering, Social Cleavages, and Democracy
  2. pp. 71-102
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  1. Part II: Technology and Democracy: Mass-Elite Linkages in the Twenty-first Century
  2. pp. 103-104
  1. 6. Technological Advances and Individual Liberties: Privacy and the Reach of the State in the Twenty-first Century
  2. pp. 105-130
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  1. 7. Engineering Consent: The Persistence of a Problematic Communication Regime
  2. pp. 131-154
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  1. 8. The Internet and Political Fragmentation
  2. pp. 155-170
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  1. Contributors
  2. pp. 171-174
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  1. Index
  2. pp. 175-178
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  1. back cover
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