Decision Making in a Constitutional Democracy: Policy Formation in the Skokie Free Speech Controversy

  title={Decision Making in a Constitutional Democracy: Policy Formation in the Skokie Free Speech Controversy},
  author={David G. Barnum},
  journal={The Journal of Politics},
  pages={480 - 508}
In the United States, a complex set of relationships exist between levels of expressed support for democratic norms among the general public, levels of support for such norms among political elites, and the actual status of constitutional and political rights in American society. The present study endeavors to shed some light on these relationships by examining the request by American Nazis for permission to hold a demonstration in Skokie, Illinois, a predominantly Jewish community, and the two… Expand
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