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  • America's Deadliest Exportby William Blum

    Zed Books 2013; US$ 14.95

    Since World War II we have been conditioned to believe that America’s motives in ‘exporting’ democracy are honorable, even noble. In this startling and provocative book, William Blum, a leading dissident chronicler of US foreign policy and the author of controversial bestseller Rogue State, argues that nothing could be further from the... more...

  • Political Philosophy: A Very Short Introductionby David Miller

    OUP Oxford 2003; US$ 7.99 US$ 6.87

    This book introduces readers to the concepts of political philosophy - authority, democracy, freedom and its limits, justice, feminism, multiculturalism, and nationality. Accessibly written and assuming no previous knowledge of the subject, it encourages the reader to think clearly and critically about the leading political questions of our time. more...

  • Democracy: A Very Short Introductionby Bernard Crick

    OUP Oxford 2002; US$ 7.99 US$ 6.87

    No political concept is more used, and misused, than that of democracy. Nearly every regime today claims to be democratic, but not all 'democracies' allow free politics, and free politics existed long before democratic franchises.This book is a short account of the history of the doctrine and practice of democracy, and of the usages and practices associated... more...

  • Give Me Libertyby Naomi Wolf

    Simon & Schuster 2008; US$ 24.99

    As the practice of democracy becomes a lost art, Americans are increasingly desperate for a restored nation. Many have a general sense that the "system" is in disorder -- if not on the road to functional collapse. But though it is easy to identify our political problems, the solutions are not always as clear. In Give Me Liberty: A Handbook for American... more...

  • World Orderby Henry Kissinger

    Penguin Books Ltd 2014; US$ 14.09

    As Henry Kissinger observes in this magisterial book, there has never been a true world order. For most of history, civilizations have defined their own concepts of order, each one envisioning its distinct principles as universally relevant. Now, as international affairs take place on a global basis, these historic concepts of world order are meeting.... more...

  • Barriers to Democracyby Amaney A. Jamal

    Princeton University Press 2009; US$ 29.95 US$ 23.96

    Democracy-building efforts from the early 1990s on have funneled billions of dollars into nongovernmental organizations across the developing world, with the U.S. administration of George W. Bush leading the charge since 2001. But are many such "civil society" initiatives fatally flawed? Focusing on the Palestinian West Bank and the Arab world, Barriers... 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 US$ 22.96

    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

    Obsessed with answers, we have lost sight of the power and value of questions. Debates over globalization, climate change, health care, and poverty will not be ?solved? with simple answers, but that's what Americans are being trained to expect. Andrea Batista Schlesinger argues that we're besieged by cultural forces that urge us to avoid critical... more...