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By Robert A. Dahl

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

For this fiftieth-anniversary variation, Dahl has written an in depth new afterword that reevaluates Madisonian concept in gentle of contemporary study. And in a brand new foreword, he displays again on his influential quantity and the methods his perspectives have advanced on the grounds that he wrote it. For any scholar or pupil of political technology, this new fabric is a necessary replace on a top-rated within the evolving box of democratic theory. 

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

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