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Stealth Democracy

Stealth Democracy
Americans' Beliefs About How Government Should Work

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Part of Cambridge Studies in Public Opinion and Political Psychology

  • Date Published: October 2002
  • availability: Available
  • format: Paperback
  • isbn: 9780521009867

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  • Examining how people want their democratic government to work, this study finds that Americans don't like many of the practices associated with democracy: the conflicts, the debates, the compromises. It finds that Americans don't want to have to see democracy in practice, nor do they want to be involved in politics. If American citizens had their way, political decisions would be made by unselfish decision-makers, lessening the need for monitoring government.

    • Bold argument that Americans do not wish to be reattached to their political system
    • Shows how people can be satisfied with government even when they don't like a specific governmental decision
    • Reports results from an original survey and numerous focus group discussions so that people themselves explain the government they want
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    "A compelling challenge to the prominent view that government participation leads to better government." The Futurist

    "This wonderfully provocative book uses survey data and interviews to support hypotheses that run against the conventional scholarly wisdom about what is wrong with the US political system.... This excellent contribution to the sociological and political science literature on participation is written in a clear, occasionally witty, and understandable prose that all will appreciate. Essential." Choice

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    Product details

    • Date Published: October 2002
    • format: Paperback
    • isbn: 9780521009867
    • length: 304 pages
    • dimensions: 229 x 152 x 17 mm
    • weight: 0.45kg
    • contains: 17 b/w illus. 20 tables
    • availability: Available
  • Table of Contents

    Part I. The Benefits of Studying the Processes People Want:
    1. Policy space and American politics
    2. Process space: an introduction
    3. Using process space to explain features of American politics
    Part II. The Processes People Want:
    4. Attitudes toward specific processes
    5. Public assessments of people and politicians
    6. Americans' desire for stealth democracy
    Part III. Should People Be Given the Processes They Want?:
    7. Popular deliberation and group involvement in theory
    8. The realities of popular deliberation and group involvement
    9. Improving government and people's attitudes toward it.

  • Instructors have used or reviewed this title for the following courses

    • Political Participation
  • Authors

    John R. Hibbing, University of Nebraska, Lincoln

    Elizabeth Theiss-Morse, University of Nebraska, Lincoln

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