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How Democratic Is the American Constitution?: Second Edition

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In this volume, an eminent political scientist questions the extent to which the American Constitution furthers democratic goals. Robert Dahl reveals the Constitution's potentially antidemocratic elements and explains why they are there, compares the American constitutional system to other democratic systems, and explores how Americans might alter their political system to achieve greater equality among citizens. In a new chapter for this second edition, he shows how increasing differences in state populations revealed by the Census of 2000 have further increased the veto power over constitutional amendments held by a tiny minority of Americans. He then explores the prospects for changing some important political practices that are not prescribed by the written Constitution, though most Americans may assume them to be so.

Condition: BRAND NEW
ISBN: 9780300095241
Author(s): Robert Alan Dahl
Format: Paperback
Language: English
Year: 2003
Edition: 2nd
Publisher: Yale University Press
Pages: 240
Series: Castle Lectures in Ethics, Politics, & Economics (Paperback)

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