If democracy was in crisis, it was a crisis of institutions and not the spirit of democracy or its participants. This contrarian argument in support of democracy has been overtaken by a new conventional wisdom. With the collapse of the Berlin Wall and the Soviet Empire, there arose an unbridled and uncritical enthusiasm for democratic politics.
Even those who proclaimed the limits of democracy a short decade ago now see a democratization wave transforming the globe. This reversal of the conventional wisdom gives one pause. One possible response is to gloat; but I am skeptical of fads, even those that reinforce my own views. My approach to academic trends follows Will Rogers's view of politics.
He said that politics was a little like keeping your balance on board a ship. When the ship leans left, you should lean right; when the ship leans right, you should lean left. Thus, in revising Citizen Politics I have highlighted the strengths of the democratic processes but also the problems we must confront if democracy is to meet the challenges identified in the last edition and the new challenges of today. The changing nature of citizen politics creates new opportunities to expand the democratic process, as well as new risks.
Citizen Politics does an outstanding job of surveying a vast literature dealing with political behavior. His research and teaching focuses on the changing nature of citizen politics in contemporary democracies.
He has also appeared in six feature-length Hollywood movies. Tables and Figures Preface 1. Introduction I. The Nature of Mass Beliefs 3. How We Participate 4. Who Participates? Values in Change 6. Elections and Political Parties 8.
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