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  • The Open-Source Everything Manifestoby Robert David Steele; Howard Bloom

    North Atlantic Books 2012; US$ 10.95

    What the world lacks right now?especially the United States, where every form of organization from government to banks to labor unions has betrayed the public trust?is integrity. Also lacking is public intelligence in the sense of decision-support: knowing what one needs to know in order to make honest decisions for the good of all, rather than corrupt... more...

  • Securities against Misruleby Jon Elster

    Cambridge University Press 2013; US$ 24.00

    This book proposes a normative theory of collective decision making, inspired by Jeremy Bentham but not including his utilitarian philosophy. more...

  • No One's Worldby Charles A. Kupchan

    Oxford University Press, USA 2012; US$ 19.99

    The world is on the cusp of a global turn. Between 1500 and 1800, the West sprinted ahead of other centers of power in Asia and the Middle East. Europe and the United States have dominated the world since. But today the West's preeminence is slipping away as China, India, Brazil and other emerging powers rise. Although most strategists recognize... more...

  • Presidents, Parties, and Prime Ministersby David J. Samuels; Matthew S. Shugart

    Cambridge University Press 2010; US$ 24.00

    David J. Samuels and Matthew S. Shugart provide the first systematic analysis of how democratic constitutional design shapes party politics. more...

  • The Battle for Egyptby Yasmine El Rashidi; Timothy Garton Ash

    New York Review Books 2011; US$ 4.99

    In a series of riveting dispatches, Cairo native Yasmine El Rashidi provides an eyewitness account of the entire 2011 Egyptian Revolution as it unfolded, from its origins in the days leading up to the first January 25 protest in Tahrir Square through the violent confrontations with the regime and the fall of Egyptian President Hosni Mubarak, to the... more...

  • Tragedy in the Commonsby Alison Loat; Michael Macmillan

    Random House of Canada 2014; US$ 29.95

    In Tragedy in the Commons , Alison Loat and Michael MacMillan, founders of the non-partisan think tank Samara, draw on an astonishing eighty exit interviews with former Members of Parliament from across the political spectrum to unearth surprising observations about the practice of politics in Canada.   Though Canada is at the top of international... more...

  • The Making of a Protest Movement in Turkeyby Umut Ozkirimli

    Palgrave Macmillan 2014; US$ 45.00

    The aim of this collection of essays, the first academic book on the topic in English, is to offer a preliminary analysis of Gezi protests and address the following questions: 'How can we account for the protests?' and 'Who were the protesters?' more...

  • Democratic Participation in Armed Conflictby Patrick A. Mello

    Palgrave Macmillan 2014; US$ 105.00

    Under which conditions do democracies participate in war, and when do they abstain? Providing a unique theoretical framework, Mello identifies pathways of war involvement and abstention across thirty democracies, investigating the wars in Kosovo, Afghanistan and Iraq. more...

  • Political Liberalismby John Rawls

    Columbia University Press 2011; US$ 25.99

    This book continues and revises the ideas of justice as fairness that John Rawls presented in A Theory of Justice but changes its philosophical interpretation in a fundamental way. That previous work assumed what Rawls calls a "well-ordered society," one that is stable and relatively homogenous in its basic moral beliefs and in which there is broad... more...

  • A People's History of the United Statesby Howard Zinn

    HarperCollins 2010; US$ 15.99

    Spartacus and The Immigrants ?[It] should be required reading.? ?Eric Foner, New York Times Book Review Library Journal calls Howard Zinn?s iconic A People's History of the United States ?a brilliant and moving history of the American people from the point of view of those?whose plight has been largely omitted from most histories.? Packed with... more...