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- The Floating Press 2009; US$ 6.95
Alexis de Tocqueville's Democracy in America (De la démocratie en Amérique) is a classic text detailing the United States of the 1830s, showing a primarily favorable view by Tocqueville as he compares it to his native France. Considered to be an important account of the U.S. democratic system, it has become a classic work in the fields... more...
- The University Press of Kentucky 2014; US$ 50.00
Most Americans admire the determination and drive of artists, athletes, and CEOs, but they seem to despise similar ambition in their elected officials. The structure of political representation and the separation of powers detailed in the United States Constitution were intended to restrain self-interested ambition. Because not all citizens have a... more...
- Taylor and Francis 2014; US$ 54.95
In contemporary American political culture, claims of American exceptionalism and anxieties over its prospects have resurged as an overarching theme in national political discourse. Yet never very far from such debates lie animating fears associated with race. Fears about the loss of national unity and trust often draw attention to looming changes... more...
- Cambridge University Press 2010; US$ 24.00
Based on analysis of three types of communities and eight national surveys, this book examines how people's definition of community shapes their views on governmental redistributive policies. more...
- Rowman & Littlefield Publishers 2008; US$ 31.99
Through a series of carefully chosen vignettes, Stephen E. Frantzich portrays citizens from every walk of life-rich and poor, old and young, black and white, male and female, left and right, famous and obscure engaged in extraordinary civic activity. Their causes run the gamut from civil rights to flag burning, from the Internet to the environment-but... more...
- Potomac Books 2011; US$ 19.95
Record numbers of Americans fear that our political process is broken?for good reason. Our nation faces unprecedented challenges, yet our politicians spend most of their energy attacking one another. All the while, no one in public life has offered a practical way to neutralize the bitter partisanship that paralyzes Washington. The Cure for Our Broken... more...
- Wiley 2013; US$ 64.95
Social activism and dissent have become global phenomena for our times. Ordinary people across the world are fighting back. This newly potent political force has defeated governments in India and Spain, and has brought down the EU draft constitution. Disaffected by the triumph of markets, public goods, public interest and public spaces are regaining... more...
- Lexington Books 2009; US$ 37.99
Democracy Reconsidered provides an enlightening study of democracy in America's post-modern context. Elizabeth Kaufer Busch and Peter Augustine Lawler explore some of the foundational principles of democracy as they have been borne out in American society. The essays included in this volume examine the lessons that novelists, philosophers, and political... more...
- Taylor and Francis 2013; US$ 58.95
The contributions here consider a number of themes and issues which account for the successful democratization of the United States and Canada and offer an analysis of the reasons for the absence of democratization in Mexico. more...
- WBG - Wissenschaftliche Buchgesellschaft 2013; US$ 68.68
In diesem Buch werden die drei Grundtypen der Persönlichkeit und ihre Lebensstrategien vorgestellt. Im Unterschied zu anderen Charakterkunden geht Dietmar Friedmann prozessorientiert und nicht phänomenologisch vor. Das ?Innere? des Menschen wird betrachtet und nicht sein sichtbares Verhalten. Dafür erläutert der Autor, was er unter prozessorientierter... more...