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    Describe how pluralist theorists explain wealth, power, and influence in the United States.

    The development of environmental organizations was used as an example of disturbance theory. What is another example from U.S. history that can also be used as an example of disturbance theory?

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    According to the wikipedia
    "Pluralism is the affirmation and acceptance of diversity. Thus acceptance of diversity in the interests and beliefs of the citizenry is one of the most important features of modern democracy."

    Pluralist theory of democracy in America started developing in the 1920s and 1930s which had belief in heterogeneity as the people had to be different in their preferences.

    The most comprehensive modern statement of pluralist theory is The Governmental Process by David Truman. Truman's book is largely based on, and mimics the title of, Arthur Bentley's The Process of Government. Bentley and Truman start with the assumption that the group is the basic unit of political life. This means that politics cannot be explained by reference to feelings, attitudes, or ideas since these ...

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    The solution describes how pluralists describe and explain wealth and power and influence in the USA. The solution also discusses disturbance theory.

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