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- Continuum International Publishing 2011; US$ 120.00
Dictators and Dictatorships is a qualitative enquiry into the politics of authoritarian regimes. It argues that political outcomes in dictatorships are largely a product of leader-elite relations. Differences in the internal structure of dictatorships affect the dynamics of this relationship. This book shows how dictatorships differ from one another... more...
- New Press, The 2012; US$ 13.95
Twenty-one years ago, at a friend’s request, a Massachusetts professor sketched out a blueprint for nonviolent resistance to repressive regimes. It would go on to be translated, photocopied, and handed from one activist to another, traveling from country to country across the globe: from Iran to Venezuelawhere both countries consider... more...
- I.B.Tauris 2012; US$ 80.00
The Russian Revolutions of 1917 and the Iranian Revolution of 1979 are two examples of dramatic, sudden and extraordinary political upheaval that significantly altered the nature of the state and society in the modern age. Here, Ghoncheh Tazmini provides an unprecedented comparative study of these two major revolutions of the twentieth century, which... more...
- Wallstein Verlag 2012; US$ 25.87
Hauptbeschreibung Keine der im Deutschen Bundestag vertretenen Parteien steht so sehr im Banne der eigenen Geschichte wie die Partei DIE LINKE und ihre Vorgängerin PDS. Keine andere hat eine so wechselhafte Geschichte, wie diese aus der SED hervorgegangene Partei. Daraus ergibt sich die Frage, wie DIE LINKE dieses Erbe verwaltet und wie sie ihre... more...
- Manchester University Press 2005; US$ 95.00
Since the Enlightenment, liberal democratic governments in Europe and North America have been compelled to secure the legitimacy of their authority by constructing rational states whose rationality is based on modern forms of law. The first serious challenge to liberal democratic practices of legal legitimacy comes in Marx's early writings on Rousseau... more...
- Cambridge University Press 2000; US$ 34.00
Between 1979 and 1986 Iran, Nicaragua, and the Philippines underwent dramatic revolutions. This book examines the conditions and processes that gave rise to revolutions and their outcomes, through an in-depth analysis of economic and political developments in these countries, and the actions and ideologies of the social groups involved. more...
- Cambridge University Press 2002; US$ 39.00
In recent years instances of corruption, extremism, and public distrust have increasingly raised the question of political legitimacy. Jean-Marc Coicaud examines the issue and offers answers to questions ranging from the connections between morality and politics, and how rulers acquire or lose the right to govern. more...
- Taylor and Francis 2006; US$ 49.95
This new book takes a literary approach in its study of Sayyid Qutb, one of the most significant 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 still of prime importance for... more...
- Palgrave Macmillan 2005; US$ 100.00
This collection of essays examines how modern public spheres reflect and mask - often both simultaneously - discourses of order, contests for hegemony, and techniques of power in the Muslim world. It builds on scholarship that re-imagines theories and practices of the public in modern and contemporary societies. While examining disparate time periods... more...