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- Cambridge University Press 2005; US$ 20.00
This book is the first to use modern social science methodology systematically to explain why some countries are democracies while others are not. Why does democracy sometimes persist and consolidate while other times it collapses? The treatment shows that whether or not a society becomes democratic depends on several factors. more...
- The Floating Press 1913; US$ 7.95
In America, in 1770, a well-defined aristocracy held control. As an effect of the Industrial Revolution upon industry and commerce, the Revolutionary War occurred, the colonial aristocracy misjudged the environment, adhered to Great Britain, were exiled, lost their property, and perished. Immediately after the American Revolution and also as a part... more...
- CODESRIA 2007; US$ 33.95
"The 30th Anniversary of CODESRIA, held in Dakar in December 2003 under the theme ""Intellectuals, Nationalism and the Pan-African Ideal"", yielded an impressive crop of papers. This book brings together eight of the numerous papers presented on Regional Integration, Democracy and Pan-Africanism, amongst which are those by... more...
- Columbia University Press 2011; US$ 19.99
"Is it meaningful, as far as you are concerned, to call oneself a democrat? And if so, how do you interpret the word?" In responding to this question, eight iconoclastic thinkers prove the rich potential of democracy and its critical weaknesses. They also reconceive the practice to accommodate new political and cultural realities. Giorgio Agamben... more...
- Campus Verlag 2009; US$ 26.95
Hauptbeschreibung From a decidedly multidisciplinary perspective, the articles in Transnational Political Spaces address the notion that political space is no longer fully congruent with national borders. Instead there are areas called transnational political spaces-caused by factors such as migration and social transformation-where policy occurs... more...
- Diplomica Verlag 2010; US$ 6.47
Walter Benjamin ließ in seinen Werken, parallel zur Gesellschaftstheorie und der Literaturkritik, auch stets der Sprache einen großen Stellenwert zukommen. Nicht nur in seinen sprachtheoretischen Texten, sondern auch in jenen, welche sich der Literatur und der Kunst widmen, ist dies zu erkennen. So auch in "Das Kunstwerk im Zeitalter seiner technischen... more...
- The University of North Carolina Press 2003; US$ 69.95
Focusing on portrayals of Mussolini's Italy, Hitler's Germany, and Stalin's Russia in U.S. films, magazine and newspaper articles, books, plays, speeches, and other texts, Benjamin Alpers traces changing American understandings of dictatorship from the late 1920s through the early years of the Cold War. During the early 1930s, most Americans' conception... more...
- Palgrave Macmillan 2004; US$ 130.00
Globalization poses new challenges for the modern welfare state and democracies. One controversial issue is how struggles for economic equality are linked with struggles for recognition of difference according to gender, ethnicity and sexuality. The Politics of Inclusion and Empowerment examines the political and academic debates about the inclusion... more...