|Series||Tracts for the times -- no. 13|
|The Physical Object|
|Number of Pages||20|
This book is an attempt to formulate a theory of political organization, a theory about the relation between organization and conflict, the relation between political organization and democracy, and the organizational alternatives open to the American people/5. A Sovereign People book. Read 10 reviews from the world's largest community for readers. Today the United States is the dominant power in world affairs, /5. The sovereign citizen movement is a loose grouping of American and Commonwealth litigants, commentators, tax protesters, and financial-scheme promoters. Self-described "sovereign citizens" see themselves as answerable only to their particular interpretation of the common law and as not subject to any government statutes or proceedings. In A Sovereign People, her brilliant new political history of the s, the acclaimed historian Carol Berkin argues that the young nation would not have survived absent the interventions of the Federalists, above all Washington, Alexander Hamilton, and John Adams. In power throughout the decade, they faced four successive crises of sovereignty.
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This is a rare, remarkable and brilliantly clear discussion of the essentials of contemporary American democracy- a subject that has needed just this kind of clarification. While the opening pages are a bit difficult, once past them the argument is succinctly and forcefully developed. The author deals with the most prevalent chronic complaints about conflict between theory and practice, and. From inside the book. What people are saying - Write a review. We haven't found any reviews in the usual places. Contents. The Contagiousness of Conflict. 1: The semisovereign people: a realist's view of democracy in America Elmer Eric Schattschneider Snippet view - The Semi-Sovereign People The Semi-Sovereign People Elmer E. Schattschneider makes an argument for a political system dominated by political parties. He further contends that this is the only way of achieving democracy in a modern America. Thesis. Summary of Semi Sovereign People Democracy was made for the people, not the people for democracy. Nobody knows enough to run the government. Public officials know only slightly more than the ordinary citizen, and one who becomes an expert fails the classical test of citizenship because “an expert is a person who chooses to be ignorant about many things so that he may know all about one”.