This 1970 study examines the implications of empirical studies in the social sciences with reference to various strands of American and British democratic theory. In presenting his case Professor Thompson provides an original and critical synthesis with works of more than a dozen twentieth-century political theorists and several hundred empirical studies by political scientists, sociologists and social psychologists.


Thompson, Dennis F. The Democratic Citizen: Social Science and Democratic Theory in the Twentieth Century, paperback. Cambridge University Press, 2010.