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The Resource American democracy : from Tocqueville to town halls to Twitter, Andrew J. Perrin

American democracy : from Tocqueville to town halls to Twitter, Andrew J. Perrin

Label
American democracy : from Tocqueville to town halls to Twitter
Title
American democracy
Title remainder
from Tocqueville to town halls to Twitter
Statement of responsibility
Andrew J. Perrin
Creator
Author
Subject
Language
eng
Summary
"In this groundbreaking book, sociologist Andrew Perrin shows that rules and institutions, while important, are not the core of democracy. Instead, as Alexis de Tocqueville showed in the early years of the American republic, democracy is first and foremost a matter of culture: the shared ideas, practices, and technologies that help individuals combine into publics and achieve representation. Reinterpreting democracy as culture reveals the ways the media, public opinion polling, and changing technologies shape democracy and citizenship. As Perrin shows, the founders of the United States produced a social, cultural, and legal environment fertile for democratic development and in the two centuries since, citizens and publics use that environment and shared culture to re-imagine and extend that democracy. American Democracy provides a fresh, innovative approach to democracy that will change the way readers understand their roles as citizens and participants. Never will you enter a voting booth or answer a poll again without realizing what a truly social act it is. This will be necessary reading for scholars, students, and the public seeking to understand the challenges and opportunities for democratic citizenship from Toqueville to town halls to Twitter."--
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Assigning source
Publisher's website
Cataloging source
UKMGB
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1971-
http://library.link/vocab/creatorName
Perrin, Andrew J.
Dewey number
306.20973
Illustrations
illustrations
Index
index present
LC call number
JK1726
LC item number
.P39 2014
Literary form
non fiction
Nature of contents
bibliography
Series statement
Political sociology series
http://library.link/vocab/subjectName
  • Democracy
  • Citizenship
  • Political culture
  • United States
Label
American democracy : from Tocqueville to town halls to Twitter, Andrew J. Perrin
Link
http://swbplus.bsz-bw.de/bsz400240343cov.htm
Instantiates
Publication
Bar code
31223107537129
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references (pages 191-218) and index
Carrier category
volume
Carrier category code
  • nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
  • txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Contents
Introduction -- History and theory of democracy -- Voting, civil society, and citizenship -- Deliberation, representation, and legislation -- Public opinion, policy responsiveness, and feedback -- Media, communications, and political knowledge -- Democratic culture and practice in postmodern America
Dimensions
21 cm.
Extent
ix, 228 pages
Isbn
9780745662336
Isbn Type
(paperback)
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
  • n
Other physical details
illustrations
System control number
  • 869792914
  • (OCoLC)869792914
Label
American democracy : from Tocqueville to town halls to Twitter, Andrew J. Perrin
Link
http://swbplus.bsz-bw.de/bsz400240343cov.htm
Publication
Bar code
31223107537129
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references (pages 191-218) and index
Carrier category
volume
Carrier category code
  • nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
  • txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Contents
Introduction -- History and theory of democracy -- Voting, civil society, and citizenship -- Deliberation, representation, and legislation -- Public opinion, policy responsiveness, and feedback -- Media, communications, and political knowledge -- Democratic culture and practice in postmodern America
Dimensions
21 cm.
Extent
ix, 228 pages
Isbn
9780745662336
Isbn Type
(paperback)
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
  • n
Other physical details
illustrations
System control number
  • 869792914
  • (OCoLC)869792914

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