Is This Any Way to Run a Democratic Government?
Publication Year: 2004
Published by: Georgetown University Press
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...4.2 Ratio of Spending in Congressional Races, 2000 versus 1980 533.4 Social Characteristics of Donors and General Public, 1996 413.6 Political Attitudes: Conservatives/Liberals, Major Donors 446.2 Diversity in the Federal Workforce: Percentages of Positions6.4 Occupational Status of Federal Executives’ Fathers, by Year 88...
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Americans believe that democracy isthe most desirable form of govern-ment. They have confidence in the...
Part I: Democratic Theory
Chapter 1 Issues of Democratic Governance
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Most of the theoretical and empiricalstudies of American democracy fo-cus on participation by the public in...
Chapter 2 The Civic Foundations of American Democracy
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In 2001 the New York City chapter of theLeague of Women Voters was about toshut its doors. A declining and aging mem-...
Part II: A Democratic Congress?
Chapter 3 Campaign Contributions and Democracy
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On March 27, 2002, President George W.Bush signed the Bipartisan Campaign Fi-Percentage who say reason is “very important” in making contributions All MajorPercentage who say factor is “always important” in making contributionaNumber of respondents weighted to reflect unequal probabilities of selection....
Chapter 4 Money and the Possibility of Democratic Governance
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On almost any day of the week you canfind members of Congress locked awayin cubicles in their national party head-Source: Federal Election Commission 2001 and author’s calculations.Senate Jon Corzine D-N.J. $60,200,967 $63,209,506 Won general electionSenate Mark Dayton D-Minn. 11,772,067 11,957,114 Won general electionSenate Maria Cantwell D-Wash. 10,331,911 11,571,697 Won general election...
Chapter 5 Women in Congress: Descriptive Representation and Democratic Governance
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The majority of the U.S. population and52 percent of eligible voters—residentsage eighteen and older—are women...
Part III: A Democratic Executive?
Chapter 6 A Government That Looks Like America?
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Citizens and scholars alike have long per-ceived a natural tension between de-mocracy and bureaucracy—a tensionSource: Office of Personnel Management Demographic Profile, September 2000; available at www.opm.gov/feddata/demograp/demograp.asp.Table 6.4 Occupational Status of Federal Executives’ Fathers, by Year(percentage of federal executives who report to political appointees)Table 6.2 Diversity in the Federal Workforce: Percentages of Positions...
Chapter 7 The Promise and Peril of Presidential Polling: Between Gallup’s Dream and the Morris Nightmare
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In 1939 pioneering pollster George Gallupbelieved that surveying would solve many...
Chapter 8 Democratic Government and the Unilateral Presidency
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In the 1960s, Richard Neustadt argued thatseparated institutions with shared powersare the hallmarks of American govern-Source: Data compiled by author from Weekly Compilation of Presidential Documents.Source: Data compiled by author from Weekly Compilation of Presidential Documents.Source: Data compiled by author from monthly and annual tabulation of significant...
Chapter 9 Can the Federal Budget Be Democratic?
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Tensions exist in any democratic govern-ment. There are tensions between serv-ing special interests and serving the...
Part IV: A Democratic Judiciary?
Chapter 10 Does a Real Democracy Need Judicial Review? The Supreme Court as an Antidemocratic Institution
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Constitutional scholarship on the issue ofjudicial review frequently seems to be a...
Chapter 11 Entering the “Political Thicket”: The Unintended Consequences of the Supreme Court’s Reapportionment Decisions
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As Thomas Jefferson articulated in his firstInaugural Address, the American politi-...
Chapter 12 Is This Any Way to Run a Democratic Government?
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We began our study by asking two ba-sic questions: How democratic is thegovernment of the United States?...
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Publication Year: 2004