8-26-09_P200_Notes - Hyper pluralism American politics is...

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What do we mean by American democracy? Does American democracy work? What is the motivating logic or force of institutions? Self Interests? American Democracy Pluralist: On the whole, the institutions of our democracy, generally produces fair and democratic outcomes Stratificationism: Some believe American democracy serves the elite. -However elite interests differ. -Serves the powerful, who have control over the system.
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Unformatted text preview: Hyper pluralism: American politics is so clogged up, culture war, too much direct democracy, too many competing voices, too many powerful-American politics produces no real outcomes-Nothing really ever changes-Do not attach to any parties Reading: Chapter 1 Prisoner’s dilemma Free rider problem Cost of collective action...
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This note was uploaded on 04/22/2010 for the course PLSI 200 taught by Professor Schendan during the Fall '08 term at S.F. State.

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