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Originally publushed in 2002. In Downsizing Democracy, Matthew A. Crenson and Benjamin Ginsberg describe how the once powerful idea of a collective citizenry has given way to a concept of personal, autonomous democracy. Today, political change is effected through litigation, lobbying, and term limits, rather than active participation in the political process, resulting in narrow special interest groups dominating state and federal decision-making. At a time when an American's investment in the democratic process has largely been reduced to an annual contribution to a political party or organization, Downsizing Democracy offers a critical reassessment of American democracy.

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  1. Cover
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  1. New Copyright
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  1. Half Title
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  1. Title Page
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  1. Copyright
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  1. Dedication
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  1. Contents
  2. pp. vii-viii
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  1. Preface
  2. pp. ix-xii
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  1. Introduction to the Paperback Edition
  2. pp. xiii-xxiv
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  1. Half Title 1
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  1. Chapter 1. From Popular to Personal Democracy
  2. pp. 1-19
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  1. Chapter 2. The Rise and Fall of the Citizen
  2. pp. 20-46
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  1. Chapter 3. Elections without Voters
  2. pp. 47-79
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  1. Chapter 4. The Old Patronage and the New
  2. pp. 80-105
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  1. Chapter 5. Disunited We Stand
  2. pp. 106-121
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  1. Chapter 6. From Masses to Mailing Lists
  2. pp. 122-151
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  1. Chapter 7. The Jurisprudence of Personal Democracy
  2. pp. 152-181
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  1. Chapter 8. Movements without Members
  2. pp. 182-197
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  1. Chapter 9. Privatizing the Public
  2. pp. 198-233
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  1. Chapter 10. Does Anyone Need Citizens?
  2. pp. 234-244
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  1. Notes
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  1. Index
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Additional Information

ISBN
9781421430683
Related ISBN
9781421430683
MARC Record
OCLC
1137756864
Launched on MUSE
2020-01-30
Language
English
Open Access
Yes
Funder
Mellon/NEH / Hopkins Open Publishing: Encore Editions
Creative Commons
CC-BY-NC-ND
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