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Losing Balance : The De-Democratization of America :  The De-Democratization of America - William P. Kreml

Losing Balance : The De-Democratization of America

The De-Democratization of America

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Published: 1991
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It is increasingly evident that the American political system is not working well. Determining precisely where the problem lies--and what the solution is--remains the subject of intense speculation and debate. In this book, Professor William P. Kreml discusses the structural imbalances that he believes are undermining American government. Professor Kreml, who is a political activist as well as a scholar, argues that the fundamental preconstitutional balances--private/public, legal/political, majoritarian/antimajoritarian, and centrifugal/centripetal--that have functioned well throughout most of American history have in recent years been subverted. Professor Kreml analyzes this "de-democratization of America" and points the way to reform.

Foreword
Acknowledgments
Introduction
Jefferson and the Generationsp. 3
Private and Public Domainsp. 15
The Washington Beltwayp. 29
The Lawyer-Lobbyistp. 43
The Elections Industryp. 53
The Levels of Governmentp. 65
America's Political Partiesp. 75
Congressp. 89
The Chief Executivep. 103
A New Worldp. 115
The National Pressp. 123
The Academyp. 131
Remediesp. 139
Jefferson's and Lincoln's Lessonsp. 153
Indexp. 161
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ISBN: 9780873328463
ISBN-10: 0873328469
Audience: Professional
Format: Hardcover
Language: English
Number Of Pages: 186
Published: 1991
Country of Publication: US
Dimensions (cm): 23.39 x 15.6  x 1.27
Weight (kg): 0.44