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- Ashgate Publishing Ltd 2014; US$ 119.95
Starting from the premise that citizens can only uphold the institutions of liberal democracy when they understand and identify with the principles enshrined in them, the author applies normative public sphere theory to the analysis of political discourse and everyday discussion in Serbia and Bulgaria. Moving beyond the narrow focus on institutions... more...
- Columbia University Press 2014; US$ 24.99
Slavoj ?i?ek and Srecko Horvat combine their critical clout to emphasize the dangers of ignoring Europe?s growing wealth gap and the parallel rise in right-wing nationalism, which is directly tied to the fallout from the ongoing financial crisis and its prescription of imposed austerity. To general observers, the European Union?s economic woes appear... more...
- Luath Press Ltd 2014; US$ 18.95
Caledonian Dreaming examines the state of contemporary Scotland, the independence referendum, and its wider consequences.In this accessible book, Hassan challenges the myths that define modern Scotland and its place in the United Kingdom. He forensically examines the shortcomings of Scottish society - from the 'missing Scotland' of voters disconnected... more...
- Luath Press Ltd 2014; US$ 10.95
Why Scotland should be independent, what policies might be pursued by an independent Scotland, and so on. But as an academic might say, there is a gap in the literature: what about the case for Scotland remaining part of the UK?A New Union: Scotland in a Federal UK argues for a whole scale transformation of the famously uncodified British constitution.... more...
- Luath Press Ltd 2014; US$ 14.95
Small northern European states have been a major point of reference in the Scottish independence debate. For nationalists, they have been an 'arc of prosperity' while in the aftermath of the financial crash, unionists lampooned the 'arc of insolvency'.Both characterisations are equally misleading. Small states can do well in the global... more...
- Luath Press Ltd 2014; US$ 10.95
If a majority of us decide to vote YES on 18 September 2014, then that divorce from the rest of the UK is easy to do. No expensive lawyers. No cost except the travel to the polling station... No need to lift a finger. Just a cross on a ballot paper. But before you say, thats great, think on... This is a decision we will live with for the rest... more...
- Lexington Books 2014; US$ 99.99
This book provides a post-crisis perspective on European politics by studying interactions within and among related domestic and EU political spheres. The contributors focus on political dynamics associated with the policy decisions and outcomes of crisis response in all three domains: EU institutions, public policy, and democratic politics. more...
- Taylor and Francis 2014; US$ 125.00
The provision of state funded and democratically accountable care services represents one of the most potentially transformative advances in gendered social relations and equality for women by ?defamilizing? care and providing paid work. But the cost of providing these services, which women have access to them and how they should be provided are always... more...
- De Gruyter 2014; US$ 630.00
This book presents a systematic analysis of political systems using a comparative model to structure its essays. In addition to including formal and informal institutions, the work?s special appeal is its process orientation, which incorporates systemic change.All relevant players and cultural frameworks are considered. The knowledge obtained... more...