Political Scientists: Theories Of American Democracy

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Political scientists have developed several theories about American democracy, including majoritarian theory, elite theory, and theories of pluralism. The government ought to do what the majority of the people want, and elites decide what is good or bad for the people, and compromising decisions. (Textbook, pg.,15-17) So, our democracy is not just simple concept, but is complex. Among these theories, elitism seems outstanding issue to me because it can make all the rules, or laws only for their own interest or advantage. I wonder how we are able to trust those people only by the education they have received. They can do all the work only for their interest, not for the people. Even if they insist it is good for the public, or they have better

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