A Preface to Democratic Theory, Volumen10

University of Chicago Press, 1956 - 155 páginas
A Preface to Democratic Theory explores some problems left unsolved by traditional democratic theory, Professor Dahl examines two influential "model" theories—the Madisonian, representing the prevailing American doctrine, and its recurring challenger, the populistic theory—and argues that they no longer explain how modern democracies operate. He then constructs a model more consistent with modern political science, and, in doing so, develops some unique views of popular sovereignty and the American constitutional system.

"A Preface to Democratic Theory is well worth the devoted attention of anyone who cares about democracy. For it will have an important influence on both theory about democracy and on actual practice in democracies round the world."—Bernard Barber, Political Science Quarterly

"The book is a must for democratic theorists."—J. Roland Pennock, Journal of Politics

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Madisonian Democracy
Populistic Democracy
Polyarchal Democracy
Equality Diversity and Intensity
American Hybrid
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Robert A. Dahl is the Sterling Professor Emeritus of Political Science at Yale University. His numerous books include, most recently, How Democratic is the American Constitution? and On Democracy.

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