DEMOCRACY FOR REALISTS Why Elections Do Not Produce Responsive Government

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DEMOCRACY FOR REALISTS Why Elections Do Not Produce Responsive Government

Author: CHRISTOPHER H. ACHEN LARRY M. BARTELS | Uploaded by: Ipyana Gwaselya | 11th June, 2017


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Th is book is the result of a long conversation. Th e authors first met in 1974, when Achen was a beginning assistant professor and Bartels was an even younger freshman in college. But the conversation did not begin in earnest until a quarter century later, aft er years of teaching and writing about public opinion, electoral politics, political representation, and public policy had left us similarly, but mostly separately, deeply uneasy about the significant tensions we saw between the findings of empirical social science and the familiar text-book portrait of democracy.