The Strengths and Weakness of Pluralism Theory
2 Pages Posted: 2 Aug 2013 Last revised: 3 Feb 2015
Date Written: November 25, 2014
Pluralism theory is well-known as a theoretical tradition used to analyse political actions in modern democratic states. This theory is mainly based upon a perspective that citizens are involved in political arenas through different interest groups, and that political power should be dispersed to secure its own legitimate interests and none of these groups will dominate the system (Miller, 1983: 735). This article will examine both the strengths and weakness of pluralism theory.
Keywords: pluralism theory, social policy, political sociology
JEL Classification: I31, J18, J71, J78
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