Domestic Perspectives on Contemporary Democracy

Domestic Perspectives on Contemporary Democracy

by Peter F Nardulli

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ISBN-13: 9780252091971
Publisher: University of Illinois Press
Publication date: 10/01/2010
Series: Democracy, Free Enterprise, and the Rule
Sold by: Barnes & Noble
Format: NOOK Book
Pages: 192
File size: 373 KB

About the Author

Peter F. Nardulli is a professor of political science, holds an appointment in the College of Law, and is the founding director of the Cline Center for Democracy at the University of Illinois, Urbana-Champaign. He is the author or editor of many books, including Popular Efficacy in the Democratic Era: A Reexamination of Electoral Accountability in the United States, 1828-2000.

Table of Contents

1. Democracy Challenged: Demography, Technology, and Democratic Possibilities Brian I. Gaines and Peter F. Nardulli 1 Part I: Social Heterogeneity and Democracy: Challenges and Opportunities 2. Problems of Democratic Transition in Divided Societies Jack Snyder 11 3. Citizens, Identities, and Democratic Dialogues: Opportunities and Challenges of Diverse Societies Mark Q. Sawyer 33 4. Democracy, Diversity, and Leadership Paul M. Sniderman 51 5. Electoral Engineering, Social Cleavages, and Democracy Bernard Grofman and Jon Fraenkel 71 Part II: Technology and Democracy: Mass-Elite Linkages in the Twenty-first Century 6. Technological Advances and Individual Liberties: Privacy and the Reach of the State in the Twenty-first Century Wayne V McIntosh and Stephen A. Simon 105 7. Engineering Consent: The Persistence of a Problematic Communication Regime W. Lance Bennett 131 8. The Internet and Political Fragmentation Bruce Bimber 155 Contributors 171 Index 175

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