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Achieving Democracy: The Future of Progressive Regulation

Sidney A. Shapiro and Joseph P. Tomain


In the last thirty years, as a result of a neoliberal ideology that extolled so-called free markets and demonized government, America has lost its grasp on its core principle – democracy. Democracy, the ability of all Americans to participate freely and equally in the political and economic affairs of the country, suffered demonstrable losses. Economically, over the period, the vast majority of Americans have been made worse off as a result of the largest redistribution of wealth from the bottom to the top in American history. Politically, partisan gridlock and sound-bite politics have hampe ... More

Keywords: democracy, regulation, philosophical pragmatism, progressivism, neoliberalism

Bibliographic Information

Print publication date: 2014 Print ISBN-13: 9780199965540
Published to Oxford Scholarship Online: April 2014 DOI:10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199965540.001.0001


Affiliations are at time of print publication.

Sidney A. Shapiro, author
Wake Forest University School of Law

Joseph P. Tomain, author
University of Cincinnati College of Law

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