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American Democracy

Selected Essays on Theory, Practice, and Critique

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Part of the Political Philosophy and Public Purpose book series (POPHPUPU)

Table of contents

  1. Front Matter
    Pages i-vii
  2. American Democracy: Theory, Practice and Critique

    1. Front Matter
      Pages 1-1
    2. Philip Green
      Pages 3-9
    3. Philip Green
      Pages 31-60
    4. Philip Green
      Pages 89-96
  3. Really Existing Democracy

    1. Front Matter
      Pages 97-97
    2. Philip Green
      Pages 147-166
  4. It Would Be a Good Idea

    1. Front Matter
      Pages 167-167
    2. Philip Green
      Pages 199-204
  5. Back Matter
    Pages 205-222

About this book


The book examines the problems that plague contemporary American democracy. Written from the standpoint of democratic theory, and from a progressive point of view, the book explores different facets of American democratic culture and its various deficits – deficits that can lead to the crippling of democratic politics.


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About the authors

Philip Green was Sophia Smith Professor of Government at Smith College and Visiting Professor of Graduate Political Science at The New School. Green serves on the editorial board for The Nation magazine. His scholarly publications include Deadly Logic: The Theory of Nuclear Deterrence, The Pursuit of Inequality, Retrieving Democracy, Democracy and Equality, Cracks in the Pedestal, and Primetime Politics.

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