Politics in the Trenches: Citizens, Politicans, and the Fate of Democracy

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Ask most Americans what they think of politics and you'll likely get an earful. With suspicion and distrust of public servants running high, many citizens seem dispirited by the very process that has made the United States a showcase for democracy. Now ask Tom Volgy. This former mayor of a major western city, who is also a political scientist, contends that most elected officials are the very opposite of what the public thinks: honest, hardworking people whose real work goes unnoticed by most of their constituents and ...

Politics in the Trenches: Citizens, Politicans, and the Fate of Democracy 2001, University of Arizona Press

ISBN-13: 9780816520855

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