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- Palgrave Macmillan 2013; US$ 45.00
This book examines the nature of representation in democracy, focusing specifically on the factors shaping constituent evaluations of the US House Representatives and the resulting implications for government. more...
- Lexington Books 2013; US$ 89.99
In Democracy and Leadership , Eric Thomas Weber draws from Plato?s virtues of the ideal city, updated with democratic values and insights from John Dewey, to present both a general and a democratic theory of leadership. Central to the project is the democratic turn away from thinking of leadership as persons to thinking of it as a process open... more...
- Andrews UK 2013; US$ 10.99
Liberal values are the hallmark of a civilised society. Yet they depend on an optimistic view of the human condition, Stripped of this essential ingredient, liberalism has become a hollowed-out abstraction. Tracing its effects through the media, politics and the public services, the author argues that hollowed-out liberalism has helped to produce our... 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...
- Berrett-Koehler Publishers 2009; US$ 16.95
In this impassioned critique of America's growing disengagement from civic life and ideals, Drum Major Institute Executive Director Andrea Batista Schlesinger dissects the forcible erosion of our youngest generation's capacity for inquiry and provides recommendations for restoring the social, educational and political infrastructures that are prerequisites... more...
- Princeton University Press 2010; US$ 35.00
Democratic Governance examines the changing nature of the modern state and reveals the dangers these changes pose to democracy. Mark Bevir shows how new ideas about governance have gradually displaced old-style notions of government in Britain and around the world. Policymakers cling to outdated concepts of representative government while at the... more...
- ReadHowYouWant 2009; US$ 4.99
. . . a wise prince should establish himself on that which is in his own control and not in that of others; he must endeavour only to avoid hatred, as is noted. Presenting a controversial yet realistic political theory, Machiavelli, through his "The Prince", has raised a political debate that remained volatile for centuries. In an era that... more...