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- Cambridge University Press 2003; US$ 39.00
This is the first comprehensive study in English of Bruno Bauer, a leading Hegelian philosopher of the 1840s. Inspired by the philosophy of Hegel, Bauer led an intellectual revolution that influenced Marx and shaped modern secular humanism. more...
- Oxford University Press 2002; US$ 9.99
This is a short history of the doctrine and practice of democracy, and of the usages and practices associated with it in the modern world. It argues that democracy is a necessary but not a sufficient condition for good government, and that ideas of the rule of law, and of human rights, should in some situations limit democratic claims. more...
- United Nations University Press 1998; US$ 30.00
This volume brings together preeminent scholars from around the world in a collection of essays that point to a changing and broadening agenda of democracy. Themes addressed include challenges to democracy in established democracies and in transitional societies, the media and communications, globalization, criteria of democracy, religion, culture,... more...
- Taylor and Francis 2005; US$ 170.00
Recent claims that civic republicanism can better address contemporary political problems than either liberalism or communitarianism are generating an intense debate. This is a sharp insight into this debate, confronting normative theory with historical and comparative analysis. It examines whether republican theory can address contemporary political... more...
- Taylor and Francis 2006; US$ 49.95
The Power of Sovereignty explores the religio-political and philosophical concepts of Sayyid Qutb, one of the most influential political thinkers for contemporary Islamists and who has greatly influenced the likes of Osama Bin Laden. Executed by the Egyptian state in 1966, his books continue to be read and his theory of jahiliyya ?ignorance? is... more...
- Cambridge University Press 2005; US$ 38.00
This authoritative new introductory text covers the key concepts, theories and issues involved in the study of comparative politics. Focusing on democratic government, it covers all important topics in the field. The book includes extensive supporting apparatus, including briefings, fact files, key terms, guides to further reading, and related websites. more...
- Palgrave Macmillan 2005; US$ 111.00
Leadership in Democracy develops and applies an innovative leadership theory of democracy and political evolution, based upon Schumpeter's famous theories of democracy and economic entrepreneurship. The new theory is applied to the US and British democracies in an assessment of how much entrepreneurial-style, pioneering leadership occurred from the... more...
- Palgrave Macmillan 2005; US$ 110.00
Territory, Democracy and Justice brings together experts from six countries to ask what territorial decentralization does and what it means for democracy, policymaking and the welfare state. Integrated and international in a fragmented field, the chapters identify the importance and consequences of territorial decentralization. The authors analyze... more...
- Oxford University Press 2006; US$ 34.99
The banner of deliberative democracy is attracting increasing numbers of supporters, in both the world's older and newer democracies. This effort to renew democratic politics is widely seen as a reaction to the dominance of liberal constitutionalism. But many questions surround this new project. What does deliberative democracy stand for? What difference... more...
- Oxford University Press 1998; US$ 49.99
Since the revolution of 1978-79, the Islamic regime has justified its rule on the basis of the doctrine of "righteous jurist". The author of this study shows this concept to have no parallel in Sunni Islam and seeks its origins in the Sunni/Shi'ite schism following the death of the Prophet. more...