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Democracy

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  • Democracy in Americaby Alexis De Tocqueville; Henry Reeve

    The Floating Press 2009; US$ 6.95

    Alexis de Tocqueville's Democracy in America (De la démocratie en Amérique) is a classic text detailing the United States of the 1830s, showing a primarily favorable view by Tocqueville as he compares it to his native France. Considered to be an important account of the U.S. democratic system, it has become a classic work in the fields... more...

  • On the People's Termsby Philip Pettit

    Cambridge University Press 2012; US$ 22.00

    A novel, republican theory of the point of democracy, providing a model of the institutions that republican democracy would require. more...

  • Direct Democracy Worldwideby David Altman

    Cambridge University Press 2010; US$ 36.00

    This book demonstrates how practices of direct and representative democracy interact under different institutional settings. more...

  • The New Dealby Kiran Klaus Patel

    Princeton University Press 2016; US$ 35.00

    The New Deal: A Global History provides a radically new interpretation of a pivotal period in US history. The first comprehensive study of the New Deal in a global context, the book compares American responses to the international crisis of capitalism and democracy during the 1930s to responses by other countries around the globe?not just in Europe... more...

  • Challenging Authorityby Frances Fax Piven

    Rowman & Littlefield Publishers 2008; US$ 18.99

    Argues that ordinary people exercise extraordinary political courage and power in American politics when, frustrated by politics as usual, they rise up in anger and hope, and defy the authorities and the status quo rules that ordinarily govern their daily lives. By doing so, they disrupt the workings of important institutions and become a force in... more...

  • Making Our Democracy Workby Stephen Breyer

    Knopf Doubleday Publishing Group 2010; US$ 16.00

    The Supreme Court is one of the most extraordinary institutions in our system of government. Charged with the responsibility of interpreting the Constitution, the nine unelected justices of the Court have the awesome power to strike down laws enacted by our elected representatives. Why does the public accept the Court?s decisions as legitimate and... more...

  • Congress in Contextby John Haskell; Sara Grove; Marian Currinder

    Westview Press 2013; US$ 8.99

    A clear and student-friendly introduction to Congress that uses Congress as board of directors? to explain Congress?s roles. more...

  • Democracy in Africaby Nic Cheeseman

    Cambridge University Press 2015; US$ 23.00

    This book provides the first comprehensive overview of Africa's history of democracy, grappling with important questions facing Africa today. more...

  • Real Enemiesby Kathryn S. Olmsted

    Oxford University Press, USA 2009; US$ 17.99

    Many Americans believe that their own government is guilty of shocking crimes. Government agents shot the president. They faked the moon landing. They stood by and allowed the murders of 2,400 servicemen in Hawaii--or 3,000 civilians in New York. In their zeal to cover up their crimes, they killed witnesses, faked evidence, and stole into secure offices... more...

  • Democratization and Social Movements in South Koreaby Sun-Chul Kim

    Taylor and Francis 2016; US$ 54.95

    South Korea provides an intellectual challenge in the fields of social movements and democracy in that intense mobilization and the strong influence of social movements have accompanied steady democratization for more than two decades, despite major theories having predicted otherwise. This book examines how social movements in previously authoritarian... more...