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Deliberation and the Restoration of America's Democratic Potential explains why and how deliberation is the foundation of our democratic way of life, and the impact it has on our political institutions. The book discusses the origins of the Constitution; the use of federalism to enliven our communities; the necessity mediating institutions to aggregate the voice of the people; and the processes of the three branches of government and their connection to American citizens. It concludes with a look into the future of politics and government, urging the reader toward a more active role for the citizen leader. Overall, this work offers a comprehensive view of the American governmental system, one that every citizen can use as a manual when reevaluating his or her role in the practice of politics.
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About the Author
Elkin Terry Jack taught American government and political science for thirty-four years at Gulf Coast Community College. Long a principal in the College's Citizen Leadership Institute, Professor Jack contributes a weekly political commentary on NPR station WKGC. Edward N. Wright taught political science and public administration at the U.S. Air Force Academy, the University of Colorado, Colorado State University, and Florida State University. Professor Wright retired as the Dean and CEO of Florida State University's regional campus in Panama City, Florida in 2005.