The Resource Pluralist democracy in the United States: conflict and consent, [by] Robert A. Dahl

Pluralist democracy in the United States: conflict and consent, [by] Robert A. Dahl

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Pluralist democracy in the United States: conflict and consent
Title
Pluralist democracy in the United States: conflict and consent
Statement of responsibility
[by] Robert A. Dahl
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Language
eng
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DLC
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1915-2014
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Dahl, Robert A.
Illustrations
illustrations
Index
no index present
LC call number
JA84.U5
LC item number
D3
Literary form
non fiction
Nature of contents
bibliography
Series statement
Rand McNally political science series.
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  • Cultural pluralism
  • Democracy
  • Political science
  • Cultural pluralism
  • Democracy
  • Political science
  • Plurale samenleving
  • Democratie
  • United States
Label
Pluralist democracy in the United States: conflict and consent, [by] Robert A. Dahl
Instantiates
Publication
Note
Second ed. published in 1972 under title: Democracy in the United States
Bibliography note
Bibliographical footnotes
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volume
Carrier category code
  • nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
  • txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Contents
  • Part One: How and why a pluralist democracy emerged on the American continent -- 1. Conflict and consent -- How to handle conflict -- Who out to govern? -- The dangers of faction -- With the consent of all -- The sovereign majority -- A pluralistic solution -- Appendix 2. "A republic -- if you can keep it" -- Were the founders conservatives or revolutionaries? -- Democracy or aristocracy? -- A confederacy or a national republic? -- Equal states or equal citizens? -- The politics of compromise versus the politics of political purity -- The uncompleted agenda -- 3. The silent revolution: Proof of the impossible -- Democracy or aristocracy? -- Equalities -- Inequalities -- Unity
  • Part Two: How American political institutions evolved and how they contribute to pluralist democracy -- 4. The presidency -- Introduction -- At the convention: The paucity of models -- The unfinished business -- The growth of the presidential office -- A success? -- Too much to do? -- Too much power? -- 5. The congress -- The Congress and the convention -- Representation: Majorities and minorities -- A compromise solution -- The Senate: Bastion of which minorities? -- Representatives of the people -- Representation: Formal and effective -- Congress as policy-maker -- Has Congress declined as policy-maker? -- 6. The Supreme Court -- The traditional constitutionality of judicial review -- Democracy and judicial review: A dialogue -- The Supreme Court and majority control -- The record -- Judges as policy-makers -- Some conclusions -- 7. The other ninety thousand governments -- Efficiency, decentralization, and democracy -- Conflict: Diversity and de-nationalization -- The distribution of power among leaders -- Self-government: The darker side -- The case for self-government -- 8. The political parties: Origins and characteristics -- Factions: The bane of republics -- Are political parties inevitable in a democratic republic? -- Eight characteristics of the American party system -- Appendix -- 9. Political parties: Contributions to democracy -- Parties and popular control -- Parties and rationality -- Parties and conflict
  • Part Three: How a pluralist democracy behaves in the midst of cleavages and conflicts -- 10. Conflict and conciliation -- Stability and change -- Change: Incremental, comprehensive, revolutionary -- Sources of political change -- The depth of change and conflict -- Conflict: Moderate and severe -- Conflict: A paradigm -- 11. Comprehensive change and severe conflict -- The recurrence of intense conflict -- The pattern of severe conflict -- American political institutions as managers of conflict -- Political integration, conflict, and change -- 12. Political polarization and civil war -- Symptoms of rising conflict -- Change, compromise, reconciliation -- 13. The conditions of moderate conflict -- Periods of moderate conflict -- A multiplicity of check-points -- Consensus -- Factors sustaining consensus -- 14. Overlapping cleavages -- low polarization -- Regional differences -- Socio-economic differences: Occupations -- Social classes -- Ethnic and religious cleavages -- Ideology: Democracy, liberalism, and conservatism -- Dimensions of liberal and conservation ideologies -- Summary -- Part Four: How political activists can exert influence in a pluralist democracy -- 15. Influencing the conduct of government -- Prospects for success -- The key governmental actor -- 16. Four cases of political action -- Gideon's trumpet -- Dixon-Yates -- Foreign trade -- The Civil Rights Act of 1964 -- 17. Alternative strategies for political activists -- Democracy and the proletariat -- Patterns of successful democracy: Europe versus America -- The pattern of conflict -- Operation of the political institutions -- Difficulties in the second strategy -- The third and fourth strategies -- Conclusion
Dimensions
24 cm.
Extent
xix, 471 pages
Lccn
66030520
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
  • n
Other physical details
illustrations
System control number
  • (OCoLC)00165588
  • (OCoLC)ocm00165588
Label
Pluralist democracy in the United States: conflict and consent, [by] Robert A. Dahl
Publication
Note
Second ed. published in 1972 under title: Democracy in the United States
Bibliography note
Bibliographical footnotes
Carrier category
volume
Carrier category code
  • nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
  • txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Contents
  • Part One: How and why a pluralist democracy emerged on the American continent -- 1. Conflict and consent -- How to handle conflict -- Who out to govern? -- The dangers of faction -- With the consent of all -- The sovereign majority -- A pluralistic solution -- Appendix 2. "A republic -- if you can keep it" -- Were the founders conservatives or revolutionaries? -- Democracy or aristocracy? -- A confederacy or a national republic? -- Equal states or equal citizens? -- The politics of compromise versus the politics of political purity -- The uncompleted agenda -- 3. The silent revolution: Proof of the impossible -- Democracy or aristocracy? -- Equalities -- Inequalities -- Unity
  • Part Two: How American political institutions evolved and how they contribute to pluralist democracy -- 4. The presidency -- Introduction -- At the convention: The paucity of models -- The unfinished business -- The growth of the presidential office -- A success? -- Too much to do? -- Too much power? -- 5. The congress -- The Congress and the convention -- Representation: Majorities and minorities -- A compromise solution -- The Senate: Bastion of which minorities? -- Representatives of the people -- Representation: Formal and effective -- Congress as policy-maker -- Has Congress declined as policy-maker? -- 6. The Supreme Court -- The traditional constitutionality of judicial review -- Democracy and judicial review: A dialogue -- The Supreme Court and majority control -- The record -- Judges as policy-makers -- Some conclusions -- 7. The other ninety thousand governments -- Efficiency, decentralization, and democracy -- Conflict: Diversity and de-nationalization -- The distribution of power among leaders -- Self-government: The darker side -- The case for self-government -- 8. The political parties: Origins and characteristics -- Factions: The bane of republics -- Are political parties inevitable in a democratic republic? -- Eight characteristics of the American party system -- Appendix -- 9. Political parties: Contributions to democracy -- Parties and popular control -- Parties and rationality -- Parties and conflict
  • Part Three: How a pluralist democracy behaves in the midst of cleavages and conflicts -- 10. Conflict and conciliation -- Stability and change -- Change: Incremental, comprehensive, revolutionary -- Sources of political change -- The depth of change and conflict -- Conflict: Moderate and severe -- Conflict: A paradigm -- 11. Comprehensive change and severe conflict -- The recurrence of intense conflict -- The pattern of severe conflict -- American political institutions as managers of conflict -- Political integration, conflict, and change -- 12. Political polarization and civil war -- Symptoms of rising conflict -- Change, compromise, reconciliation -- 13. The conditions of moderate conflict -- Periods of moderate conflict -- A multiplicity of check-points -- Consensus -- Factors sustaining consensus -- 14. Overlapping cleavages -- low polarization -- Regional differences -- Socio-economic differences: Occupations -- Social classes -- Ethnic and religious cleavages -- Ideology: Democracy, liberalism, and conservatism -- Dimensions of liberal and conservation ideologies -- Summary -- Part Four: How political activists can exert influence in a pluralist democracy -- 15. Influencing the conduct of government -- Prospects for success -- The key governmental actor -- 16. Four cases of political action -- Gideon's trumpet -- Dixon-Yates -- Foreign trade -- The Civil Rights Act of 1964 -- 17. Alternative strategies for political activists -- Democracy and the proletariat -- Patterns of successful democracy: Europe versus America -- The pattern of conflict -- Operation of the political institutions -- Difficulties in the second strategy -- The third and fourth strategies -- Conclusion
Dimensions
24 cm.
Extent
xix, 471 pages
Lccn
66030520
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
  • n
Other physical details
illustrations
System control number
  • (OCoLC)00165588
  • (OCoLC)ocm00165588

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