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  • Democracy and Violenceby John Schwarzmantel; Hendrik Jan Kraetzschmar

    Taylor and Francis 2013; US$ 48.95

    Illustrated most dramatically by the events of 9/11 and the subsequent ?war on terror?, violence represents a challenge to democratic politics and to the establishment of liberal-democratic regimes. Liberal-democracies have themselves not hesitated to use violence and restrict civil liberties as a response to such challenges. These issues are at the... more...

  • Nigeria at Fiftyby Ebenezer Obadare; Wale Adebanwi

    Taylor and Francis 2013; US$ 54.95

    Nigeria, Africa?s most populous and biggest democracy, celebrates her fiftieth year as an independent nation in October 2010. As the cliché states, ?As Nigeria goes, so goes Africa?. This book frames the socio-historical and political trajectory of Nigeria while examining the many dimensions of the critical choices that she has made as an independent... more...

  • Domestic and International Perspectives on Kyrgyzstan?s ?Tulip Revolution?by Sally Cummings

    Taylor and Francis 2013; US$ 48.95

    In early 2005 regional protests in Kyrgyzstan soon became national ones as protesters seized control of the country?s capital, Bishkek. The country?s president for fifteen years, Askar Akaev, fled the country and after a night of extensive looting, a new president, Kurmanbek Bakiev, came to power. The events quickly earned the epithet ?Tulip Revolution?... more...

  • Democracy, Equality, and Justiceby Matt Matravers; Lukas H. Meyer

    Taylor and Francis 2015; US$ 49.95

    In addressing democracy, equality, and justice together, the book stimulates discussions that go beyond the sometimes increasingly technical and increasingly discrete literatures that now dominate the study of each concept. The chapters fall into four categories: on justice and democracy; justice and equality; justice and community; and justice and... more...

  • Elections and Democratization in the Middle Eastby Mahmoud Hamad; Khalil al-Anani

    Palgrave Macmillan 2014; US$ 105.00

    Top scholars of the Middle East set out the history and future of elections in eight Middle East countries. Examining issues associated with elections, the transition of governance, and the ways in which technology shapes popular participation in politics and elections, they discuss the future of governance and democratic transition in the region.... more...

  • The Morality of Gay Rightsby Carlos Ball

    Taylor and Francis 2014; US$ 53.95

    In The Morality of Gay Rights , Ball presents a comprehensive exploration of the connection between gay rights and political philosophy. He discusses the writing of contemporary political and legal philosophers-including Rawls, Walzer, Nussbaum, Sandel, Rorty and Dworkin-to evaluate how their theoretical frameworks fit the specific gay rights controversies,... more...

  • Blackballedby Darryl Pinckney

    New York Review Books 2014; US$ 18.95

    Blackballed is Darryl Pinckney?s meditation on a century and a half of participation by blacks in US electoral politics. In this combination of memoir, historical narrative, and contemporary political and social analysis, he investigates the struggle for black voting rights from Reconstruction through the civil rights movement to Barack Obama?s... more...

  • The Many Faces of Toleranceby Ewa A. Golebiowska

    Taylor and Francis 2014; US$ 42.95

    This book presents a systematic account on Poles? attitudes toward ethnic, religious, political, and sexual minorities. It investigates Poland?s reputation as an intolerant, anti-Semitic, and homophobic country. Counter to a simplistic image of Poland as a hotbed of intolerance, the book shows that Polish intolerance has many faces. For one thing,... more...

  • BEVby Andrea Williams; Matty Rich

    Gallery Books/Karen Hunter Publishing 2016; US$ 16.00

    Based on the real life story of a little-known figure in the Civil Rights Movement: a white social worker who left the comforts of her life in New York City to travel to the segregated South, comes BEV , a fictionalized account of the strength, compassion, and dangers people faced in their fight to help African Americans achieve equality. After watching... more...

  • Obama Powerby Jeffrey C. Alexander; Bernadette N. Jaworsky

    Wiley 2014; US$ 12.95 US$ 9.06

    What is the source of Obama’s power? How is it that, after suffering a humiliating defeat in the 2010 mid-term elections, Obama was able to turn the situation around, deftly outmaneuvering his opponent and achieving a decisive victory in the November 2012 presidential election? In this short and brilliant book, Jeffrey Alexander and Bernadette... more...