Complications of American Democracy: Elections Are Not Enough
Demetrios James Caraley discusses the major features critical to the working of our democratic institutions: free elections, separation of powers with checks and balances, and government limited by constitutional guarantees. He looks at some evidence that suggests our democracy may be shifting to an “elective despotism” of the majority—something that Jefferson declared “was not the government we fought for.”
The late Demetrios James Caraley was a specialist on city government and on congressional policies toward cities. He also published books and articles in the fields of national security policy and democratic political theory. Caraley was the longstanding and esteemed Editor of Political Science Quarterly from 1973 to 2020 and concurrent President of the Academy from 1992 to 2018. Click here for more about Professor Caraley.
Lame-Duck Presidents and Supreme Court Appointees, Demetrios James Caraley
Ending Welfare As We Know It: A Reform Still in Progress, Demetrios James Caraley
Why Americans Deserve a Constitutional Right to Vote for Presidential Electors, Demetrios James Caraley
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