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David Chalmers (ANU, NYU)
Rafael De Clercq
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The participation of its citizens in the making of public policy is the defining feature of a democratic regime and represents popular sovereignity in action. There are a number of serious problems which threaten the quality or even the legitimacy of the democratic process. The focus of this entry is on four of the most important problems or flaws in democratic politics, particularly democratic politics in the U.S. These four are (1) political agenda formation, (2) the scope and bias of the interest group system, (3) the power of elites, and (4) the disporportionate power of for-profit corporations.
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