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- Taylor and Francis 2011; US$ 135.00
Francis Fukuyama claims that liberal democracy is the end of history. This book provides a theoretical re-examination of this claim through postmodernist ideas. The book argues that postmodern ideas provide a valuable critique to Fukuyama?s thesis, and poses the questions: can we talk about a universal and teleological history; a universal human... more...
- Threshold Editions 2012; US$ 16.00
The man of system . . . is apt to be very wise in his own conceit; and is often so enamoured with the supposed beauty of his own ideal plan of government, that he cannot suffer the smallest deviation from any part of it. He goes on to establish it completely and in all its parts, without any regard either to the great interests or to the strong prejudices... more...
- Palgrave Macmillan 2000; US$ 138.00
The first account of the secret police in Eastern Europe and after 1989, this book uses a wide range of sources, including archives, to identify what has and has not changed since the end of communism. After explaining the structure and workings of two of the area's most feared services, Czechoslovakia's StB and Romania's Securitate, the authors details... more...
- Taylor and Francis 2013; US$ 95.00
Dalit assertion has been a central feature of the states in the Hindi heartland since the mid-1980s, leading to the rise of political consciousness and identity-based lower-caste parties. The present study focuses on the different political response of the Congress party to identity assertion in Madhya Pradesh under the leadership of Digvijay Singh.... more...
- Verlag Bertelsmann Stiftung 2013; US$ 11.86
Hauptbeschreibung Democracy lives and thrives on the participation of its citizens. But what is more to the point, without the participation of its citizenry, democracy would not exist at all. Yet traditional avenues for political participation such as elections or becoming involved in party work are being pursued less and less. In recent years,... more...
- World Bank Publications 2009; US$ 29.99
Decentralization and Local Democracy in the World constitutes a global reference on decentralization by presenting the contemporary situation of local governments in all regions of the world. The report analyzes local authorities in each continent under three main themes: the evolution of territorial structures; responsibilities and power, management... more...
- Cambridge University Press 2009; US$ 26.00
Examines in depth three waves of democratic change that took place in eleven different former Communist nations. more...