The Comedy of Democracy

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Greenwood Publishing Group, 1996 - 203 lappuses


The notion of society and politics as drama has drawn much attention in recent years. Yet despite the heritage begun by Aristophanes, few students of politics and the social order have taken comedy and comic inquiry seriously. This book revives the Aristophanic notion of democracy as comedy. Herein the reader will find why and how different aspects of American democracy--public opinion, interest groups, the presidency, and so on--are comic. It is the author's contention that the comic perspective offers insight and understanding on the actual operation of democracy. And they invite all those who wish to understand why American democracy is so comic to join them in their inquiry.

 

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Wits End Taking Political Comedy Seriously
1
THE POLITICAL COMEDIES OF CITIZENSHIP
23
The Citizens Role in Democracy A Romantic Comedy
25
Candidates Campaigns and Voters Comedies of Farce and Humors in Electoral Politics
43
Voices of Public Opinion Comedies of Wit
63
Politics and the News Media A Comedy of Manners
83
THE POLITICAL COMEDIES OF POLICY MAKERS
105
Hell to the Chief Comedies of Character
107
Legislators Deliberate Political Comedies of the Situation
125
Political Bureaucracies Comedies of Errors and Intrigue
145
The Mystique of Courts and Judges Comedies of Ideas and Imagination
161
Exit Laughing
181
Selected Bibliography
195
Index
201
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Par autoru (1996)

JAMES E. COMBS is Adjunct Professor, Clinch Valley College, University of Virginia./e He was formerly Professor of Political Science at Valparaiso University and is the author or coauthor of 12 books, including The Political Pundits (Praeger, 1992).

DAN NIMMO is Visiting Scholar, Department of Political Science, Baylor University. He was formerly Professor of Communications at the University of Oklahoma and is the author or coauthor of 15 books, including The Political Pundits (Praeger, 1992).

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