American Public Opinion, Advocacy, and Policy in Congress by Paul Burstein

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By Paul Burstein

among one election and the subsequent, contributors of Congress introduce millions of accounts. What determines which turn into legislation? Is it the general public? can we have executive 'of the folk, by way of the folk, for the people?' Or is it those that have the assets to arrange and strain executive who get what they wish? within the first learn ever of a random pattern of coverage proposals, Paul Burstein unearths that the general public can get what it wishes - yet ordinarily at the few matters that allure its realization. Does this suggest prepared pursuits get what they wish? now not unavoidably - on so much matters there's so little political task that it rarely concerns. Politics will be much less of a conflict among the general public and arranged pursuits than a fight for recognition. American society is a lot more advanced than it was once whilst the structure was once written that we might have to re-evaluate what it potential, in reality, to be a democracy.

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