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  • Civic Agency in Africaby Ebenezer Obadare; Wendy Willems

    Boydell & Brewer 2014; US$ 80.00

    Examines the variety of mostly unorganized and informal ways in which Africans exercise agency and resist state power in the 21st century, through citizen action and popular culture, and how the relationship between ruler and ruled is being reframed. more...

  • Civic Participation in Americaby Quentin Kidd

    Palgrave Macmillan 2011; US$ 32.00

    The founders of the American republic saw two motivations for individual civic participation: self-interest and civic duty. This book argues that the declining nature of traditional forms of civic participation over the last half century are the result of the evolution of larger institutional, social, and historical forces that have favored the self-interest... more...

  • Competitive Elections and Democracy in Americaby Heather K. Evans

    Taylor and Francis 2014; US$ 44.95

    Competition seems to be an inevitable part of present-day elections in the United States. However, recent publications have debated whether we should encourage or discourage competitive elections. In Competitive Elections and Democracy in America , Heather Evans closely examines the debate over competition in elections and questions whether or not... more...

  • Conceptions of and Corrections to Majoritarian Tyrannyby Donald L. Beahm

    Lexington Books 2002; US$ 30.99

    The fundamental tenet of democracy is that the majority rules. Yet as James Madison wrote, 'Wherever the real power in a Government lies, there is the danger of oppression.' In this focused new work, Don Beahm synthesizes some of the most powerful conceptualizations of, and corrections to, the majority tyranny as explicated by James Madison, Alexis... more...

  • Congress and the Nation XIIby CQ Press

    CQ Press, a Division of SAGE 2010; US$ 396.75

    The signature resource for perspective and analysis on the U.S. Congress more...

  • Congressional Primary Electionsby Robert G. Boatright

    Taylor and Francis 2014; US$ 44.95

    Congressional primaries are increasingly being blamed for polarization and gridlock in Congress. Most American states adopted congressional primaries during the first decades of the 20 th century as a means of breaking the hold of political "bosses" on the nomination of candidates. Yet now, many contend that primaries have become a means by which... more...

  • Convenience Voting and Technologyby Claire M. Smith

    Palgrave Macmillan 2014; US$ 105.00

    One of modern democracy's biggest challenges is the overseas voter.This book is the first of its kind to explore the issues of military and overseas voting, an often neglected voting bloc, by investigating the successfulness of overseas voting initiatives, technologies, and policy efforts. more...

  • Crisis at the Polls: An Electoral Reform Handbookby Robert Hardaway

    ABC-CLIO 2008; US$ 55.00

    If free and fair elections are the heart of our prized democratic system of government, the integrity of our electoral system must be beyond question. Yet all too often, flaws in the administration of our elections have undermined public confidence in the results. This volume is virtually unique in focusing closely on the procedural problems of our... more...

  • Cultural Dilemmas of Progressive Politicsby Stephen M. Hart

    University of Chicago Press 2010; US$ 32.00

    Why have conservatives fared so much better than progressives in recent decades, even though polls show no significant move to the right in public opinion? Cultural Dilemmas of Progressive Politics highlights one reason: that progressives often adopt impoverished modes of discourse, ceding the moral high ground to their conservative rivals. Stephen... more...

  • Dark Money, Super PACs, and the 2012 Electionby Melissa M. Smith; Larry Powell

    Lexington Books 2014; US$ 37.99

    This book helps identify and explain how the new federal campaign finance rules changed the way campaigns were run and paid for in 2012, along with shifting the balance of power from political parties to third-party interest groups. more...