ANALYSIS/REACTION PAPER TO THE BOOK, "AMERICAN DEMOCRACY IN PERIL" Name of institution: Date: Abstract Democracy is a concept that is highly complicated. American society views democracy as a majority rule…
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That is why participatory democracy should be practiced. Introduction It is true that American Democracy prospers when its citizens are responsive and informed. As a matter of fact, it is significant for students to be taught how the government functions and why it operates in various ways. Hudson (2006) represents adequate supplement for individuals who wish to bring forth an extensive critical approach on how the United States of American political system functions. He highlights the eight principal challenges that are experienced by the American population as the office is taken by a new president. The challenges cuts across the power of the judiciary system to the trade-offs between personal privacy and national security system. This has posed a great challenge for students to provide solutions to these challenges. However, Hudson provides solutions to the above named challenges. The compounded outcome is for the political system to come up with an effective conceptual framework that will help in evaluating the political system of the American. As such, the political system should be able to engineer a discussion and thinking that is analytical through public participation. Critique Hudson idea of involving the public in giving their opinions is supported by Crenson and Benjamin (2002) who are political scientists. According to these authors, United States Democracy is paralleling the global capital rise and employee agency downsizing. They illustrate a distinctive acknowledgement of the unconstructive citizens’ power entailments in the United States. Ordinary citizens over two centuries have been perceived significant as political actors. In that case, millions of them have loyally served as taxpayers, voters, citizen soldiers, citizen administrators and juries. All these groups are disparaged as investment employers. Thereby, making them the western state back-borne providing the state with coercive, extractive and administrative capabilities that have made the western state to be a superpower. Rather than the Western State building a harmonious community based on triumphant construction from ethnic and socio-economic difference, Crenson and Ginsberg conceives modern US democratic government as exchanging its services for gains. The gains are achieved via drawing individuals into the political arena. On the contrary, business just like the US democracy, are increasingly devising ways to conduct business in ways that do not depend on ordinary citizens who are overtly unpredictable. In the United States, both the republicans and the Democrats are vulnerable to such shifts. For example, Republicans endorsed a National Performance Reviewing which Citizens were redefined as “customers”. These redefinition viewed citizens as individual buyers who seek to meet needs that are private in the market segment thus contributing to a significant shift in political behavior. As noted by the authors, neither Bush nor Gore was interested in the support that was popular after the 2000 elections aftermath. Commentators viewed the lack of political mass action as an evidence of US democratic maturity. Nevertheless, Crenson and Ginsberg argues that, lack of mass political action was a result of citizens view that the political struggle that was being witnessed did not engage them. The experienced democratic participation decline came in time when numerous programs were designed to enhance democratic rationalization, access and efficiency of an
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