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The Resource Democracy in America? : what has gone wrong and what we can do about it, Benjamin I. Page, Martin Gilens

Democracy in America? : what has gone wrong and what we can do about it, Benjamin I. Page, Martin Gilens

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Democracy in America? : what has gone wrong and what we can do about it
Title
Democracy in America?
Title remainder
what has gone wrong and what we can do about it
Statement of responsibility
Benjamin I. Page, Martin Gilens
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Language
eng
Summary
America faces daunting problemsstagnant wages, high health care costs, neglected schools, deteriorating public services. Yet the government consistently ignores the needs of its citizens, paying attention instead to donors and organized interests. Real issues are held hostage to demagoguery, partisanship beats practicality, and trust in government withers along with the social safety net. How did we get here? Through decades of dysfunctional government. In Democracy in America? veteran political observers Benjamin I. Page and Martin Gilens marshal an unprecedented array of evidence to show that while other countries have responded to a rapidly changing economy by helping people whove been left behind, the United States has failed to do so. Instead, we have actually exacerbated inequality, enriching corporations and the wealthy while leaving ordinary citizens to fend for themselves.Whats the solution? More democracy. More opportunity for citizens to shape what their government does. To repair our democracy, Page and Gilens argue, we must change the way we choose candidates and conduct our elections, reform our governing institutions, and curb the power of money in politics. By doing so, we can reduce polarization and gridlock, address pressing challenges, and enact policies that truly reflect the interests of average Americans. This book presents a damning indictment. But the situation is far from hopeless. With increased democratic participation as their guide, Page and Gilens lay out a set of proposals that would boost citizen participation, curb the power of money, and democratize the House and Senate. The only certainty is that inaction is not an option. Now is the time to act to restore and extend American democracy.--
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Page, Benjamin I
Dewey number
320.973
Illustrations
illustrations
Index
index present
LC call number
JK275
LC item number
.P344 2017
Literary form
non fiction
Nature of contents
bibliography
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Gilens, Martin
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  • Democracy
  • United States
  • Pressure groups
  • Rich people
  • Nonfiction
Label
Democracy in America? : what has gone wrong and what we can do about it, Benjamin I. Page, Martin Gilens
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Publication
Copyright
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references and index
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volume
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  • nc
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rdacarrier
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text
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  • txt
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rdacontent
Contents
More democracy -- Unequal wealth distorts politics -- What has gone wrong -- Thwarting the will of the people -- The political clout of wealthy Americans -- Corporations and interest groups -- Polarized parties and gridlock -- What can be done -- Equal voice for all citizens -- Overcoming gridlock and democratizing institutions -- How to do it -- A social movement for democracy -- Signs of progress
Control code
ocn979568580
Dimensions
24 cm
Extent
369 pages
Isbn
9780226508962
Lccn
2017015527
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
  • n
Other physical details
illustrations
System control number
(OCoLC)979568580
Label
Democracy in America? : what has gone wrong and what we can do about it, Benjamin I. Page, Martin Gilens
Publication
Copyright
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references and index
Carrier category
volume
Carrier category code
  • nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
  • txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Contents
More democracy -- Unequal wealth distorts politics -- What has gone wrong -- Thwarting the will of the people -- The political clout of wealthy Americans -- Corporations and interest groups -- Polarized parties and gridlock -- What can be done -- Equal voice for all citizens -- Overcoming gridlock and democratizing institutions -- How to do it -- A social movement for democracy -- Signs of progress
Control code
ocn979568580
Dimensions
24 cm
Extent
369 pages
Isbn
9780226508962
Lccn
2017015527
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
  • n
Other physical details
illustrations
System control number
(OCoLC)979568580

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