Republic at Risk

Republic at Risk : Self-interest in American Politics

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This book should be of interest to students taking courses in political science.show more

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  • Paperback | 288 pages
  • 165.1 x 236.22 x 15.24mm | 408.23g
  • Cengage Learning, Inc
  • BROOKS/COLE
  • CA, United States
  • English
  • 0534116108
  • 9780534116101

Table of contents

Part One: Self-interest as the problem and the solution. Big answers, bigger questions: Madison's theory of the republic. Part Two: The problem with the problem. Citizen participation in politics: an interest in self-interest? Who's in charge here? Voting choices in elections. Political parties: an alternative to the republic? Factions revisited: interest groups in American politics. Part Three: The problem with the solution. Getting elected and reelected to congress: self-interest run amok? Congressional representation: a response to self-interest? Presidential leadership: beyond self-interest? Part Four: Republic at risk. Conclusion: Appendix. (Most chapters end with a conclusion and key concepts.)show more

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