Paradigm Research-Democratic Thought
LINCOLN DOUGLAS POSITIONS
Essay-driven discussions of huge bodies of philosophy. As a review of the basics and as your study partner while reading the original works, you'll find them a perfect balance of rudiment and detail.
Democratic Thought (79 pages)
The Federalists, De Tocqueville, and pluralist democrats (e.g. Dahl) versus critics of pluralism (e.g. Schattschneider). Sample case: “that mandatory term limitations for US legislators are justified.”