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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...
- 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...
- University of Alabama Press 2014; US$ 34.95
This Bright Light of Ours offers a tightly focused insider’s view of the community-based activism that was the heart of the civil rights movement. A celebration of grassroots heroes, this book details through first-person accounts the contributions of ordinary people who formed the nonviolent army that won the fight for voting rights.... more...
- Taylor and Francis 2014; US$ 35.95
In The Good Citizen, some of the most eminent contemporary thinkers take up the question of the future of American democracy in an age of globalization, growing civic apathy, corporate unaccountability, and purported fragmentation of the American common identity by identity politics. more...
- Taylor and Francis 2014; US$ 130.00
Through the analyses in Competitive Elections and Democracy in America , Evans demonstrates that competitive elections have lasting effects on voters that go beyond just the length of a campaign. Her research reinforces the vital role that political competition plays in modern democracies, and offers a careful evaluation of how and why competitive... more...
- Taylor and Francis 2013; US$ 55.95
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...
- BenBella Books, Inc. 2013; US$ 24.95
Fifty years after John F. Kennedy's death, we find ourselves enmeshed in an era of political division and cynicism, where politicians talk past one another and the spirit of ?Ask not what your country can do for you?ask what you can do for your country? is less visible than it should be. We seem to have forgotten that we?re all on the same team. Fortunately,... more...
- Stanford University Press 2013; US$ 27.95
One of the biggest problems with modern democracy is that most of the public is usually ignorant of politics and government. Often, many people understand that their votes are unlikely to change the outcome of an election and don't see the point in learning much about politics. This may be rational, but it creates a nation of people with little political... more...