Synopses & Reviews
Americans take for granted that ours is the very model of a democracy. At the core of this belief is the assumption that the right to vote is firmly established. But in fact, the United States is the only major democratic nation in which the less well-off, the young, and minorities are substantially underrepresented in the electorate.
Includes bibliographical references (p. 307-326) and index.
About the Author
Frances Fox Piven and Richard A. Cloward are coauthors of Regulating the Poor, The Politics of Turmoil, Poor People's Movements, and other books. Piven is professor of political science at the Graduate School and University Center of the City University of New York. Cloward is a professor of social work at Columbia University.