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

By Paul Burstein

among one election and the following, individuals of Congress introduce millions of debts. What determines which turn into legislations? Is it the general public? can we have executive 'of the folk, via the folks, for the people?' Or is it those that have the assets to prepare and strain govt who get what they wish? within the first research ever of a random pattern of coverage proposals, Paul Burstein reveals that the general public can get what it wishes - yet typically at the few concerns that allure its cognizance. Does this suggest equipped pursuits get what they wish? no longer unavoidably - on such a lot matters there's so little political task that it not often concerns. Politics should be much less of a conflict among the general public and arranged pursuits than a fight for awareness. American society is a lot more complicated than it was once while the structure was once written that we may have to reassess what it capacity, in truth, to be a democracy.

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