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Democracy

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  • Political Foundations of Judicial Supremacyby Keith E. Whittington

    Princeton University Press 2009; US$ 35.00 US$ 31.85

    Should the Supreme Court have the last word when it comes to interpreting the Constitution? The justices on the Supreme Court certainly seem to think so--and their critics say that this position threatens democracy. But Keith Whittington argues that the Court's justices have not simply seized power and circumvented politics. The justices have had... more...

  • Democracy In America: Volume I & IIby Alexis de Tocqueville

    HarperCollins Canada 2014; US$ 2.99

    Over the course of nine months in 1831 Alexis de Tocqueville, a French political thinker, accompanied by Gustave de Beaumont, travelled the United States under the pretext of studying the American prison system. Over the course of his travels, Tocqueville also studied American society, religion, politics, and economics, undertaking what would become... more...

  • The Gardens of Democracyby Eric Liu; Nick Hanauer

    Sasquatch Books 2011; US$ 14.95

    American democracy is informed by the 18th century’s most cutting edge thinking on society, economics, and government. We’ve learned some things in the intervening 230 years about self interest, social behaviors, and how the world works. Now, authors Eric Liu and Nick Hanauer argue that some fundamental assumptions about citizenship, society, economics,... more...

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

    HarperCollins 2015; US$ 14.99

    "Historians may well view it as a step to a coherent new version of American history." —Eric Foner, New York Times Book Review With an introduction by Anthony Arnove, this updated edition of the classic national bestseller reviews the book’s thirty-five-year history and demonstrates once again why it is a significant contribution to a complete... more...

  • Freedom of Speechby David K. Shipler

    Knopf Doubleday Publishing Group 2015; US$ 18.00

    A provocative, timely assessment of the state of free speech in America With his best seller The Working Poor, Pulitzer Prize winner and former New York Times veteran David K. Shipler cemented his place among our most trenchant social commentators. Now he turns his incisive reporting to a critical American ideal: freedom of speech. Anchored... more...

  • America's Crisisby Daniel B. Jeffs

    Hard Shell Word Factory 2002; US$ 7.00

    America is steeped in uncertainty. We have been subjected to political terrorism, social aggression, legal anarchy, and media-driven chaos. We've lost our voice in government, education, and almost everything else in society - even as we have entered the age of communications and information technology. It is a good time to discover democracy. more...

  • Is Democracy Exportable?by Zoltan Barany; Robert G. Moser

    Cambridge University Press 2009; US$ 28.00

    This books explains the normative and empirical issues behind the concept known as 'democracy promotion'. more...

  • Decentralization and Local Democracy in the Worldby United Cities and Local Governments

    World Bank Publications 2009; US$ 29.99

    Decentralization and Local Democracy in the World constitutes a global reference on decentralization by presenting the contemporary situation of local governments in all regions of the world. The report analyzes local authorities in each continent under three main themes: the evolution of territorial structures; responsibilities and power, management... more...

  • The Death of "Why?"by Andrea Batista Schlesinger

    Berrett-Koehler Publishers 2009; US$ 16.95

    In this impassioned critique of America's growing disengagement from civic life and ideals, Drum Major Institute Executive Director Andrea Batista Schlesinger dissects the forcible erosion of our youngest generation's capacity for inquiry and provides recommendations for restoring the social, educational and political infrastructures that are prerequisites... more...

  • The Quality of Democracy in Eastern Europeby Andrew Roberts

    Cambridge University Press 2009; US$ 37.00

    This book presents a positive assessment of democratic quality as it has developed in ten postcommunist countries. more...