Can the United Statesa nation of growing cultural diversity, with increasingly divergent ideals, values, and principles of governancecontinue its collective pursuit of freedom, equality, and justice within the traditional framework of limited, representative government? Veteran public official and political scientist Glen Browder addresses this question in The Future of American Democracy. This book will speak to attentive citizens in the U.S. and abroad who are involved in analyzing, studying, and teaching American democracy and people who are involved as participants in the workings of American government and politics.
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About the Author
Glen Browder is a former Congressman who serves as Eminent Scholar in American Democracy, Jacksonville State University, and Distinguished Visiting Professor of National Security Affairs, U.S. Naval Postgraduate School.
Table of Contents
Chapter 1 Preface Chapter 2 Acknowledgements Chapter 3 Introduction: Browder's Thesis of American Democracy Chapter 4 Is America Dying?: Chapter 5 Is America Dying? Chapter 6 How Dare I Ask Such an Outrageous Question About America? Chapter 7 What do I mean by "America," "American Democracy," and "Dying?" Chapter 8 Why and How, Arguably, is America Dying?: Chapter 9 Proposition Number One: "The favorable systemic environment of American democracy has disappeared" Chapter 10 Proposition Number Two: "We have entrapped American democracy within a philosophical civil war." Chapter 11 Proposition Number Three: "American democracy no longer works the way it has in the past." Chapter 12 Proposition Number Four: "America seems to be tiring of its historic Great Experiment." Chapter 13 Is America Going to Die?: Chapter 14 How Serious is America's Democratic Distemper? Chapter 15 What Might America Look Like, if We Continue Our Current Course, in 2050? Chapter 16 Conclusion: The Future of American Democracy? Chapter 17 References Chapter 18 Index