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- MobileReference.com 2010; US$ 3.99
This is an electronic edition of the complete book complemented by author biography. This book features a table of contents linked to every chapter. The book was designed for optimal navigation on the Kindle, PDA, Smartphone, and other electronic readers. It is formatted to display on all electronic devices including the Kindle, Smartphones and other... more...
- Georgetown University Press 2004; US$ 21.95
Has our system of checks and balances between the three branches of our federal government undergone changes for good or ill over the years since the Constitution was set as the cornerstone of our nation? How stand our political traditions, our personal freedoms, our purported equality, our sense of governance of, by, and for the people? Are we the... more...
- Penguin Group US 2010; US$ 24.95
CNN anchor and TV news social media pioneer Rick Sanchez cuts through the bull to fearlessly share what Americans are really thinking. It's time for the conventional idiots to wake up?because Americans have had enough. People in social networks are smashing the walls of partisan politics and traditional journalism?and things will never be the... more...
- Temple University Press 2010; US$ 24.95
Democracy is, by its very nature, often rude. But there are limits to how uncivil we should be. In her timely and important book, Rude Democracy, Susan Herbst explores the ways we discuss public policy, how we treat each other as we do, and how we can create a more civil national culture. Herbst uses the examples of Sarah Palin and Barack... more...
- Princeton University Press 2010; US$ 24.95
In an America where the rich and fortunate have free rein to do as they please, can the ideal of liberty and justice for all be anything but an empty slogan? Many Americans are doubtful, and have withdrawn into apathy and cynicism. But thousands of others are not ready to give up on democracy just yet. Working outside the notice of the national media,... more...
- Princeton University Press 2010; US$ 37.50
Constitutional democracy is at once a flourishing idea filled with optimism and promise--and an enterprise fraught with limitations. Uncovering the reasons for this ambivalence, this book looks at the difficulties of constitutional democracy, and reexamines fundamental questions: What is constitutional democracy? When does it succeed or fail? Can... more...
- Palgrave Macmillan 2010; US$ 95.00
Does the increasing usage of online political forums lead to a more deliberative democracy? This book presents the evolution of the public spaces in a historical perspective, by defining and operationalizing the deliberative criteria of democracy, and by measuring and evaluating the impact of virtualization of the political debates. more...
- Basic Books 2009; US$ 14.95
Fifty percent of Americans can name four characters from ?The Simpsons,? but only two out of five can name all three branches of the federal government. No more than one in seven can find Iraq on a map. Just how stupid are we? Pretty stupid. In Just How Stupid Are We? , best-selling author Rick Shenkman takes aim at our great national piety: the... more...
- Infobase Publishing 2010; US$ 42.00
As the United States seeks to establish democratic reforms abroad, many U.S. citizens question whether democracy is safe at home. In recent years, there have been disturbing allegations of white police officers stopping African-American motorists on their way to the polls; immigrants, minorities, and the poor being denied the right to vote; and countless... more...