The Meaning of American Democracy
ROBERT Y. SHAPIRO, EDITOR

July 25, 2005 · 257 pages
ISBN10: 1-884853-05-6

Paperback: $25.50 (APS Members: $20.40)

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The Meaning of American Democracy examines recent events that have raised questions about the meaning of democracy, including the elections of 2000 and 2004, the terrorist attacks on September 11, and the wars in Afghanistan and Iraq.


TABLE OF CONTENTS

PART I: INTRODUCTION

The Meaning of American Democracy
Robert Y. Shapiro

PART II: DEMOCRACY, INSTITUTIONS, AND RIGHTS

What Political Institutions Does Large-Scale Democracy Require?
Robert A. Dahl

Prescriptions for a New National Democracy
Michael Lind

Shoring Up the Right to Vote for President: A Modest Proposal
Alexander Keyssar

PART III: FROM SEPTEMBER 11 TO IRAQ

American Nationalism and U.S. Foreign Policy from September 11 to the Iraq War
Paul T. McCartney

Deciding on War Against Iraq: Institutional Failures
Louis Fisher

Misperceptions, the Media, and the Iraq War
Steven Kull, Clay Ramsay, and Evan Lewis

Do Detainees Have Constitutional Rights?: Excerpts from Hamdi v. Rumsfeld
Supreme Court of the United States

PART IV: VOTING, ELECTIONS, AND PARTISANSHIP

Polarized Politics and the 2004 Congressional and Presidential Election
Gary C. Jacobson

Why Bush Won the Presidential Election of 2004: Incumbency, Ideology, Terrorism, and Turnout
James E. Campbell

PART V: WHY ELECTIONS ARE NOT ENOUGH

Complications of American Democracy: Elections Are Not Enough
Demetrios Caraley

About PSQ's Editor

Demetrios James Caraley

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