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- MobileReference.com 2010; US$ 3.99
De la democratie en Amerique (published in two volumes, the first in 1835 and the second in 1840) is a classic French text by Alexis de Tocqueville on the United States in the 1830s and its strengths and weaknesses. A literal translation of its title is On Democracy in America, but the usual translation of the title is simply Democracy in America.... more...
- MobileReference.com 2010; US$ 3.99
This is an electronic edition of the complete book complemented by author biography. This book features a table of contents linked to every chapter. The book was designed for optimal navigation on the Kindle, PDA, Smartphone, and other electronic readers. It is formatted to display on all electronic devices including the Kindle, Smartphones and other... more...
- Georgetown University Press 2004; US$ 21.95 US$ 17.56
Has our system of checks and balances between the three branches of our federal government undergone changes for good or ill over the years since the Constitution was set as the cornerstone of our nation? How stand our political traditions, our personal freedoms, our purported equality, our sense of governance of, by, and for the people? Are we the... more...
- Temple University Press 2010; US$ 25.95
Democracy is, by its very nature, often rude. But there are limits to how uncivil we should be. In her timely and important book, Rude Democracy, Susan Herbst explores the ways we discuss public policy, how we treat each other as we do, and how we can create a more civil national culture. Herbst uses the examples of Sarah Palin and Barack Obama... more...
- Princeton University Press 2010; US$ 24.95 US$ 19.96
In an America where the rich and fortunate have free rein to do as they please, can the ideal of liberty and justice for all be anything but an empty slogan? Many Americans are doubtful, and have withdrawn into apathy and cynicism. But thousands of others are not ready to give up on democracy just yet. Working outside the notice of the national media,... more...
- Princeton University Press 2010; US$ 43.95 US$ 35.16
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...
- Palgrave Macmillan 2010; US$ 105.00
Does the increasing usage of online political forums lead to a more deliberative democracy? This book presents the evolution of the public spaces in a historical perspective, by defining and operationalizing the deliberative criteria of democracy, and by measuring and evaluating the impact of virtualization of the political debates. more...
- Infobase Publishing 2010; US$ 42.00
As the United States seeks to establish democratic reforms abroad, many U.S. citizens question whether democracy is safe at home. In recent years, there have been disturbing allegations of white police officers stopping African-American motorists on their way to the polls; immigrants, minorities, and the poor being denied the right to vote; and countless... more...