An interest group is an organization that attempts to

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An interest group is an organization that attempts to persuade elected officials to  consider its aims Marxist View of Democracy Democracy (as practiced) is a tool of the upper classes Note: Marx’s “ideal” system is radically democratic The Power Elite (C. Wright Mills, 1956) Small networks of individuals hold concentrated power in modern societies Business elite, military elite, and political elite Elites tend to come from similar backgrounds Seyla Benhabib: The concept of “democracy” benefits from vagueness Vagueness allows democracy to respond to new challenges- democratic  iterations Civil Society: the sphere between the state and the market (ex: associations, the  media, etc) Civil society can support democracy Civil society can provide an alternative to participation in formal political systems
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A revolution is the overthrow of an existing political order by means of a mass  movement (often violent)
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