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Models of Democracy (#2)

January 19, 2011

This is the second lecture on the American form of representative democracy.  Concepts explored are majoritarian and pluralistic democracy as models.  These models help explain theoretically how people of our nation are enabled to assert their voice and persuade our governmental leaders to follow our directives.  :).  Put another way theses models help explain how our leaders view the populous and how this impacts their decision-making.


Janda, Kenneth, Jeffrey Berry, and Jerry Goldman. 2009. The Challenge of Democracy.  Boston, MA: WadsworthCengage Learning.
Shea, Daniel, Joanne Green, and Christopher Smith.  2007.  Living Democracy.  Upper Saddle River, NJ: Pearson Prentice Hall.
Schmidt, Steffan, Mack Shelley, and Barabara Bardes.  2008.  American Government and Politics Today.  Belmont, CA: Thomson Wadsworth.

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