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by Kevin O'Leary


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Kevin OLeary has written a wonderful book. Every so often the fundamentals of American democracy require n.

Kevin OLeary has written a wonderful book. Kevin O'Leary's Saving Democracy is a stimulating and original proposal to make political deliberation far more inclusive and representative than it is today. James Fallows The Atlantic Monthly). The great, ugly truth about American politics today is that, even as we champion democracy abroad, few Americans have any hope of influencing their government at home.

Saving Democracy book. Published August 11th 2006 by Stanford Law and Politics. Saving Democracy: A Plan for Real Representation in America (Stanford Law Books). 0804754985 (ISBN13: 9780804754989).

Kevin O'Leary's Saving Democracy is a stimulating and original proposal to make . Kevin OLeary has written a wonderful book. Joshua Cohen, Stanford University. A thought-provoking book that will find a home in academic political science collections.

Kevin O'Leary's Saving Democracy is a stimulating and original proposal to make political deliberation far more inclusive and representative than it is today. James Fallows, The Atlantic Monthly. America needs this book.

Stanford: Stanford University Press, 2006. Such is the daunting task Kevin O'Leary faces in Saving Democracy, a book written to save us from a peril few onlookers see the same way, if they see it at all. Do you want to read the rest of this article? Request full-text.

Saving Democracy presents a bold yet practical plan for reinventing American democracy for the twenty-first century. The book diagnoses contemporary political ills as symptoms of corruption in our large republic and develops a new understanding of representative democracy. It is difficult to solve a problem to everyone's satisfaction when so few agree about the nature of the problem, let alone whether one exists. Export citation Request permission.

O'Leary, K. (2006) Saving Democracy: A Plan for Real Representation in America, Stanford University . (2006) Saving Democracy: A Plan for Real Representation in America, Stanford University Press, Stanford. O'Leary outlines the problems with existent representational democracy in the USA before proposing a addition level of government, the Peoples Assembly, to address those problems. O'Leary sees most of US representation stemming directly from the founding fathers attempt to protect elite interests against the tyranny of the masses.

Saving Democracy: A Plan for Real Representation in America Stanford, CA: Stanford University Press. Similar books and articles. Democracy, Decline, Dichotomies: The Cunning of Unreason: Making Sense of Politics, by John Dunn. New York: Basic Books, 2000. Political Theory 37 (6):838-844 (2009).

O'Leary spells out a rational method to make our democracy reach out to all of us and give us a chance to speak our minds. O'Leary spells out a rational method to make our democracy reach out to all of us and give us a chance to speak our minds. His ideas are radical only in that they promote concepts of the Founding Fathers in a 21st century way. It would truly make us a republican democracy.

scientist Kevin O’Leary in his recently released book, Saving Democracy (Stanford University Press, 2006). Rauch addressed the causes and cures of government dysfunction, and whether more representation is the answer.

The Internet can connect individual Americans to political power and bridge the enormous gap that now exists between the political elite and the average voter, writes journalist and political scientist Kevin O’Leary in his recently released book, Saving Democracy (Stanford University Press, 2006). On Nov. 14, the Brookings Institution hosted a discussion with the author to address the potential of and challenges to increased citizen engagement. Brookings scholar . Dionne, J. moderated the panel, which included .

Saving Democracy presents a bold yet practical plan for reinventing American democracy for the twenty-first century. The book diagnoses contemporary political ills as symptoms of corruption in our large republic and develops a new understanding of representative democracy. Building on the ideas of James Madison and Thomas Jefferson, Saving Democracy shows how it is possible to combine the traditional town hall and the Internet to fashion a new theory of representative government that empowers citizens and bridges the enormous gap that now exists between the political elite and the average voter.Under the author's plan, in each of the nation's 435 congressional districts a local assembly of 100 citizens, selected by lot, would meet to discuss the major domestic and international issues. The role of this assembly would be deliberative and advisory and its views would constitute a second, more sophisticated and informed measure of public opinion than traditional public opinion polls. The next step would be the establishment of the People's House, which would hold actual legislative power.

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Xellerlu
If you are ready to get off your butt and do something instead of just feeling angry and powerless as you watch the deterioration of American Democracy, reading this book is a good place to start. It inspired me take a first step in a direction that might actually make a difference.

Realizing that it may take some time (if ever) for enough folks to organize to make an impact with O'Leary's ideas for an Assembly and People's House at a national or state level, I decided to investigate what might be possible at the local level here in Nashville, Tennessee. I bought several copies of Saving Democracy and handed them out to a few friends, heads of neighborhood associations, and the councilman who was just elected to serve my district in Metro Nashville Government. After reading the book, key people, including our Councilman, showed an interest in trying to develop at our local level.
a `mini-model' of what O'Leary is suggesting nationally.

Following O'Leary's ideas, our goal is to develop a well-informed, politically savvy `mini' Assembly, and `People's Council' devoted to political matters, ready to take action when local issues demand it. With the help of our council representative, and existing neighborhood associations (to whom we will report) we are now in the formative stages.

Read the book. It just might inspire you to take a first step toward reclaiming a democracy in this country.
FLIDER
A spectacular book that actually shows us how to have a voice in a representational government. When the United Sates was born, we had 3 million people. We now have 300 million - which translates to 1 Congressman for 650,000 people. O'Leary spells out a rational method to make our democracy reach out to all of us and give us a chance to speak our minds. His ideas are radical only in that they promote concepts of the Founding Fathers in a 21st century way. It would truly make us a republican democracy.
Saving Democracy: A Plan for Real Representation in America (Stanford Law Books) download epub
Social Sciences
Author: Kevin O'Leary
ISBN: 0804754977
Category: Other
Subcategory: Social Sciences
Language: English
Publisher: Stanford Law and Politics; 1 edition (August 11, 2006)
Pages: 304 pages