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  • When the People Speakby James Fishkin

    Oxford University Press 2009; US$ 20.99

    All over the world democratic reforms have brought power to the people-but under conditions where the people have little opportunity to think about the power that they exercise. Do we want a democracy inspired by Madison or by Madison Avenue? A democracy animated by deliberation or by manipulation? This book examines each of the principal democratic... more...

  • Bottlenecksby Joseph Fishkin

    Oxford University Press, USA 2013; US$ 48.99

    Equal opportunity is a powerful idea, and one with extremely broad appeal in contemporary politics, political theory, and law. But what does it mean? On close examination, the most attractive existing conceptions of equal opportunity turn out to be impossible to achieve in practice, or even in theory. As long as families are free to raise their children... more...

  • A Historical Guide to Mark Twainby Shelley Fisher Fishkin

    Oxford University Press 2002; US$ 35.99

    When and why do groups target each other for extermination? How do seemingly normal people become participants in genocide? Why do some individuals come to the rescue of members of targeted groups, while others just passively observe their victimization? And how do perpetrators and bystanders later come to terms with the choices that they made? These... more...

  • Was Huck Black?by Shelley Fisher Fishkin

    Oxford University Press 1994; US$ 29.99

    In a piece of controversial research, the author of this treatise provides evidence that the voice of Mark Twain's most famous literary creation, Huckleberry Finn, was based on that of a black child whom he met in 1870. more...

  • Lighting Out for the Territoryby Shelley Fisher Fishkin

    Oxford University Press 1998; US$ 22.99

    In this work, Twain scholar Shelley Fisher Fishkin blends personal narrative with reflections on history, literature, and popular culture to provide a provocative look at who Mark Twain really was, how he got to be that way, and what we do with his legacy today. more...

  • Debating Deliberative Democracyby James S. Fishkin; Peter Laslett

    Wiley 2008; US$ 152.95

    Debating Deliberative Democracy explores the nature and value of deliberation, the feasibility and desirability of consensus on contentious issues, the implications of institutional complexity and cultural diversity for democratic decision making, and the significance of voting and majority rule in deliberative arrangements. Investigates... more...

  • Mark Twain?s Book of Animalsby Mark Twain; Shelley Fisher Fishkin

    University of California Press 2009; US$ 50.00

    Longtime admirers of Mark Twain are aware of how integral animals were to his work as a writer, from his first stories through his final years, including many pieces that were left unpublished at his death. This beautiful volume, illustrated with 30 new images by master engraver Barry Moser, gathers writings from the full span of Mark Twain?s career... more...

  • Is He Dead?by Mark Twain; Shelley Fisher Fishkin

    University of California Press 2003; US$ 30.00

    The University of California Press is delighted to announce the new publication of this three-act play by one of America's most important and well-loved writers. A highly entertaining comedy that has never appeared in print or on stage, Is He Dead? is finally available to the wide audience Mark Twain wished it to reach. Written in 1898 in Vienna... more...

  • Outward Evil Inward Battleby F. Ndi; Hart Fishkin

    Langaa RPCIG 2013; US$ 30.40

    This book is a timely humanistic touch to memory studies. It uses literature as a laboratory for the workings of the mind, and characters as the subjects of human experimentation and diagnostics. This book considers authors from different societies and historical periods. The book is a refreshing illumination on the functioning of human memory. It... more...

  • Silencesby Tillie Olsen; Shelley Fisher Fishkin

    The Feminist Press at CUNY 2014; US$ 16.95

    Special 25th anniversary edition of the landmark survey that revolutionized the view of literary history. more...