A Preface to Democratic Theory, Expanded Edition by Robert A. Dahl

By Robert A. Dahl

Robert Dahl’s Preface helped release democratic thought fifty years in the past as a brand new zone of analysis in political technology, and it is still the traditional creation to the sector. Exploring difficulties that were left unsolved via conventional notion on democracy, Dahl right here examines influential models—the Madisonian, which represents triumphing American doctrine, and its routine challenger, populist theory—arguing that they don't adequately painting how smooth democracies function. He then constructs a version extra in step with how modern democracies really functionality, and, in doing so, develops a few unique perspectives of renowned sovereignty and the yankee constitutional system. 

For this fiftieth-anniversary version, Dahl has written an intensive new afterword that reevaluates Madisonian thought in mild of modern learn. And in a brand new foreword, he displays again on his influential quantity and the methods his perspectives have developed due to the fact he wrote it. For any scholar or student of political technology, this new fabric is a vital replace on a most desirable within the evolving box of democratic theory. 

A Preface to Democratic Theory is definitely well worth the committed cognizance of someone who cares approximately democracy.”—Political technology Quarterly

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