This bundle is comprised of the following two books: The Irony of Democracy, 15e The question at the center of the 15th edition of THE IRONY OF DEMOCRACY is "How democratic is American society?" While most American government texts address politics from a pluralist perspective, this text approaches the subject by addressing the theme of elitism and contrasting it with democratic theory and modern pluralist theory. As a result, this text helps students understand why the U.S. government works as it does. GOVT 4e (with CourseMate and eBook Access Card) Created through a student-tested, faculty-approved review process with input from more than 200 students and faculty, GOVT4 is an engaging and accessible solution to accommodate the diverse lifestyles of today's learners. Focusing on the current and historical conflicts and controversies that define America as a nation, GOVT4 is a streamlined and extremely current text for the American Government course. Its motivating debate theme and appealing modern format speak directly to today's learners.