A preface to democratic theory.


"A Preface to Democratic Theory" explores some problems left unsolved by traditional democratic theory, Professor Dahl examines two influential "model" theories the Madisonian, representing the prevailing American doctrine, and its recurring challenger, the populistic theory and argues that they no longer explain how modern democracies operate. He then constructs a model more consistent with modern political science, and, in doing so, develops some unique views of popular sovereignty and the American constitutional system. ...

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A Preface to Democratic Theory
1963, University of Chicago Press

ISBN-13: 9780226134260

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Preface to Democratic Theory
1956, University of Chicago Press

ISBN-13: 9780226134253


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