The Parties Versus the People: How to Turn Republicans and Democrats into Americans

The Parties Versus the People: How to Turn Republicans and Democrats into Americans

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by Mickey Edwards
     
 

A penetrating analysis of American democracy’s most urgent threat: a political system so paralyzed by partisanship it is almost incapable of placing national interest ahead of the blind pursuit of political advantageSee more details below

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A penetrating analysis of American democracy’s most urgent threat: a political system so paralyzed by partisanship it is almost incapable of placing national interest ahead of the blind pursuit of political advantage

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9780300184563
Publisher:
Yale University Press
Publication date:
08/27/2012
Pages:
232
Sales rank:
655,532
Product dimensions:
5.70(w) x 8.30(h) x 1.10(d)

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Table of Contents

Preface ix

Acknowledgments xxi

Part I Partisan Poison

1 American Tribalism 3

2 The Disappearing Dream 19

Part II Reforming the Election System

3 Reclaiming Our Democracy 35

4 Drawing a Line in the Sand 56

5 The Money Stream 70

Part III Reforming the Governing System

6 Government Leaders, Not Party Leaders 91

7 Debate and Democracy 113

8 Rearrange the Furniture 129

9 Rivals, Not Enemies 136

10 The Partisan Presidency 146

11 Declarations of Independence 152

Part IV A New Politics

12 Beyond Partisanship 159

13 The Way Forward 171

Appendix: Citizen Initiative Information by State 183

Notes 187

Suggested Reading 193

Index 197

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