TITLE

THE HYPERPLURALISM TRAP

AUTHOR(S)
Rauch, Jonathan
PUB. DATE
June 1994
SOURCE
New Republic;6/6/94, Vol. 210 Issue 23, p22
SOURCE TYPE
Periodical
DOC. TYPE
Article
ABSTRACT
Discusses the dilemma posed by hyperpluralism to the U.S. society as of 1994. Growth of interest groups and associations in the country; Democratization of lobbying resulting from the proliferation of interest groups; Appeal of standard populism to citizens; Attitude of the left-populists toward the elite and the rich; Dominance of the upper class of the society in the area of lobbying; Solutions suggested to weaken the effect of hyperpluralism.
ACCESSION #
9406067516

 

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