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The planet is turning into an increasingly interconnected place and this trend is continuing. As a result, countries are confronting new issues which are requiring policy changes in several highly contentious fields. Of major concern are the immigration and citizenship policies of many western nations that are getting a vast majority of the immigrants. This is a highly salient issue because people are worried about the impact immigrant inhabitants will have on unemployment trends and the tasks which they may take from taxpayers. Rarely discussed, though of vital importance, is the huge impact that immigrants have on the economy, as they require low paying jobs which the typical citizen could scoff at. If these immigrants are willing to take such low paying positions and be disadvantaged in some of the worldвЂ™s largest economies, it calls to question what the grounds for excluding them from the political process are. I will argue that the elitist theories of Schumpeter and the early writings of Dahl have contributed to the marginalization of these groups and are not democratic at all. Only DahlвЂ™s later work, Democracy and Its Critics, presents a state that can be viewed as truly democratic and applicable in a real political system. DahlвЂ™s work is a synthesis of his learnings, an understand that his original ideas about democracy and the ideals of others left out some key democratic ideals that leave the consumer looking for more, certainly wondering what is democratic about the system proposed. This becomes very apparent in SchumpeterвЂ™s work Capitalism, Socialism and Democracy as he suggests that as long as there is competition in a system it may consider democratic. вЂњAnd we define: the democratic method is that institutional arrangement for arriving a.. .