I write a lot about democracy, and I wish that sociology could be important for a well functioning democracy but I doubt that it can do very much. American democracy is in bad shape at the moment; we’ve got a corporate democracy, not a representative democracy and sociologists cannot fix that. It requires getting political power away from those with economic power and getting more of it to ordinary citizens – and I mean power of the kind that is not produced by knowledge.
Herbert Gans, ‘How to be a public intellectual’
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