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  • Democracy at Riskby Stephen Macedo

    Brookings Institution Press 2005; US$ 19.95

    "Documents how recent trends in civic engagement have been shaped by political institutions and public policies and recommends ways to increase the amount, quality, and distribution of civic engagement, focusing on elections, the metropolis, and the nonprofit sector and philanthropy"--Provided by publisher. more...

  • Deliberative Politicsby Stephen Macedo

    Oxford University Press 2006; US$ 37.99

    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...

  • Just Marriedby Stephen Macedo

    Princeton University Press 2015; US$ 29.95

    The institution of marriage stands at a critical juncture. As gay marriage equality gains acceptance in law and public opinion, questions abound regarding marriage?s future. Will same-sex marriage lead to more radical marriage reform? Should it? Antonin Scalia and many others on the right warn of a slippery slope from same-sex marriage toward polygamy,... more...

  • Striking Firstby Michael W. Doyle; Stephen Macedo

    Princeton University Press 2011; US$ 17.95

    Does the United States have the right to defend itself by striking first, or must it wait until an attack is in progress? Is the Bush Doctrine of aggressive preventive action a justified and legal recourse against threats posed by terrorists and rogue states? Tackling one of the most controversial policy issues of the post-September 11 world, Michael... more...

  • The Limits of Constitutional Democracyby Jeffrey K. Tulis; Stephen Macedo

    Princeton University Press 2010; US$ 43.95

    Constitutional democracy is at once a flourishing idea filled with optimism and promise--and an enterprise fraught with limitations. Uncovering the reasons for this ambivalence, this book looks at the difficulties of constitutional democracy, and reexamines fundamental questions: What is constitutional democracy? When does it succeed or fail? Can... more...

  • Moral and Political Educationby Stephen Macedo; Yael Tamir

    NYU Press 2001; US$ 60.00

    What are the proper aims of education in a liberal democracy? Given the deep disagreement about moral and religious values in modern societies, what is the proper balance between public and private claimants to educational authority? Should parents be given greater control over their children's formal education? Are today's public schools promoting... more...

  • Designing Democratic Institutionsby Ian Shapiro; Stephen Macedo

    NYU Press 2000; US$ 50.00

    As the principles and practices of democracy continue to spread ever more widely, it is hard to imagine a corner of the globe into which they will not eventually penetrate. But the euphoria of democratic revolutions is typically short-lived, and usually followed by disgruntlement and even cynicism about the actual operation of democratic institutions.... more...

  • Child, Family and Stateby Stephen Macedo; Iris Marion Young

    NYU Press 2003; US$ 63.75

    The forty-fourth volume in the esteemed NOMOS series considers the philosophical, political, and legal dilemmas of the changing definition of "family" today. more...

  • Secession and Self-Determinationby Stephen Macedo; Allen Buchanan

    NYU Press 2003; US$ 60.00

    The many questions that surround movements for secession and self-determination are both practically urgent and theoretically perplexing. The United States settled its secession crisis in the 1860s. But the trauma and unfinished business of those events are still with us. Around the world secession and self-determination are the key issues that cause... more...

  • Primates and Philosophersby Frans de Waal; Stephen Macedo; Josiah Ober

    Princeton University Press 2009; US$ 17.95

    Can virtuous behavior be explained by nature, and not by human rational choice? "It's the animal in us," we often hear when we've been bad. But why not when we're good? Primates and Philosophers tackles this question by exploring the biological foundations of one of humanity's most valued traits: morality. In this provocative book, renowned... more...