The Resource (S)electing the president : the perils of democracy, Michael L. Mezey

(S)electing the president : the perils of democracy, Michael L. Mezey

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(S)electing the president : the perils of democracy
Title
(S)electing the president
Title remainder
the perils of democracy
Statement of responsibility
Michael L. Mezey
Creator
Author
Subject
Language
eng
Summary
Selecting political leaders by popular election is an unquestioned hallmark of representative democracies-the institutional manifestation of Lincoln's promise of a government of the people and by the people. But in 2016, Lincoln's promise seems to have given way to Hamilton's nightmare-with his worries that popular elections would produce demagogues who paid an "obsequious court to the people," appealing to their passions and prejudices rather than to their reason. This book examines the commitment to the widest level of participation among the largest number of citizens in the selection of the president. It looks at two salient characteristics of our current presidential election environment that bring the wisdom of this commitment into question: the declining influence of political parties and the communication revolution in the form of the internet, social media, and cable television. Ultimately, Mezey asks whether our now fully democratized presidential selection process has in fact diminished the quality of our presidential candidates and the campaigns they run, whether the turn to demagoguery that the founders feared has materialized, what the consequences of our presidential selection process have been for American government, and whether or not it would be valuable to rethink our wholehearted commitment to popular election of the president. His answers do not topple our commitment to popular elections but rather point the way toward improving the quality of both participation and democracy
Cataloging source
PUL
http://library.link/vocab/creatorName
Mezey, Michael L
Dewey number
324.973
Index
index present
LC call number
JK528
LC item number
.M44 2018
Literary form
non fiction
Nature of contents
bibliography
http://library.link/vocab/subjectName
  • Presidents
  • Political participation
  • Political culture
  • Communication in politics
  • Democracy
Label
(S)electing the president : the perils of democracy, Michael L. Mezey
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Publication
Copyright
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references (pages 174-178) 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
Candidate quality and the presidential election of 2016 -- Democracy, representation, and elections -- The founders and presidential selection -- Democratization and political parties -- The democratized nomination process -- The democratized media -- Charisma, demagoguery, populism, and celebrity -- Democratization and presidentialism -- The perils of democracy
Dimensions
23 cm
Extent
vii, 183 pages
Isbn
9781138212251
Lccn
2017008031
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
n
System control number
  • (OCoLC)975372404
  • (YBP)ybp13632502
Label
(S)electing the president : the perils of democracy, Michael L. Mezey
Publication
Copyright
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references (pages 174-178) 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
Candidate quality and the presidential election of 2016 -- Democracy, representation, and elections -- The founders and presidential selection -- Democratization and political parties -- The democratized nomination process -- The democratized media -- Charisma, demagoguery, populism, and celebrity -- Democratization and presidentialism -- The perils of democracy
Dimensions
23 cm
Extent
vii, 183 pages
Isbn
9781138212251
Lccn
2017008031
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
n
System control number
  • (OCoLC)975372404
  • (YBP)ybp13632502

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