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- Regnery Publishing 2014; US$ 27.95
Democracy may be one of the most admired ideas ever concocted, but what if it?s also one of the most harebrained? After many years of writing about democracy for a living, David Harsanyi has concluded that it?s the most overrated, overused, and misunderstood idea in political life. The less we have of it the better. “Democracy? is not synonymous... more...
- Taylor and Francis 2014; US$ 57.95
Fify-three years ago the first nuclear bombs were dropped on Hiroshima and Nagasaki. They killed some 250,000 poeple. A distinguished group of contributors examine the background and effects of the bombing and look at the lessons for a world which harbours 45,000 nuclear warheads. more...
- Taylor and Francis 2014; US$ 53.95
This volume examines the idea of civil society in its historical and contemporary dimensions. It provides a comprehensive and critical mapping of the idea, the burden of expectation that it has carried, and the intellectual and political dimensions that surround it. more...
- Taylor and Francis 2014; US$ 135.00
Providing an ethnographic account of the Islamic Party of Malaysia (PAS) and its Youth Wing (Dewan Pemuda PAS), this book analyses the genesis and role of Islamic movements in terms of their engagement in mainstream politics. It explores the party?s changing approach towards popular culture and critically investigates whether the narrative of a post-Islamist... more...
- Indiana University Press 2014; US$ 21.99
Reflecting on the processes of nation-building and citizenship formation in Africa, Edmond J. Keller believes that although some deep parochial identities have eroded, they have not disappeared and may be more assertive than previously thought, especially in instances of political conflict. Keller reconsiders how national identity has been understood... more...
- Taylor and Francis 2014; US$ 59.95
This book examines the fortunes of social democracy since 1989 in the former GDR, Poland, Hungary, the Czech Republic and Slovakia, setting the analysis in a broader European framework, and relating the current problems of social democracy in western Europe to developments in the east of the continent. more...
- Taylor and Francis 2014; US$ 61.95
This volume combines current academic research on British elections, parties and public opinion with a detailed reference section including a chronology of the major political events of 1993, opinion polls and by-election results for 1993, as well as an up-to-date digest of party and media addresses and contacts. more...
- Taylor and Francis 2014; US$ 59.95
Since 1989 Italian politics has witnessed changes that have placed it under an international spotlight. This analysis looks at this period of Italian politics through the prism of the changes of the early 1990s. more...
- Taylor and Francis 2014; US$ 375.00
This excellent reference source brings together hard-to-find information on the eighty-three constituent units of the Russian Federation. The introduction examines the Russian Federation as a whole, focusing on the evolution of the relationship between the central state and the regions, followed by a chronology, demographic and economic statistics,... more...
- Taylor and Francis 2014; US$ 44.95
This critical introduction to democracy promotion seeks to provide students with an understanding of some of the key dynamics and contentions revolving around this controversial policy agenda. Specifically, this textbook examines democracy promotion through seeking to answer, from the perspective of an approach informed by ?critical theory?,... more...