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Democracy

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  • Democracy for Realistsby Christopher H. Achen; Larry M. Bartels

    Princeton University Press 2016; US$ 29.95 US$ 23.96

    Democracy for Realists assails the romantic folk-theory at the heart of contemporary thinking about democratic politics and government, and offers a provocative alternative view grounded in the actual human nature of democratic citizens. Christopher Achen and Larry Bartels deploy a wealth of social-scientific evidence, including ingenious original... more...

  • The True Patriotby Eric Liu; Nick Hanauer

    Sasquatch Books 2012; US$ 10.95

    Over the course of a generation, patriotism in America has been hijacked by the right and abandoned by the left. But the principles and values of true patriotism – country above self, contribution above consumption, stewardship over exploitation, freedom with responsibility, purpose through sacrifice and service, pragmatism, a fair shot for all... more...

  • It's Even Worse Than It Looksby Thomas E. Mann; Norman J. Ornstein

    Basic Books 2016; US$ 16.99

    Hyperpartisanship is as old as American democracy. But now, acrimony is not confined to a moment; it?s a permanent state of affairs and has seeped into every part of the political process. Identifying the overriding problems that have led Congressand the United Statesto the brink of institutional collapse, It?s Even Worse Than It Looks profoundly... more...

  • Uninformedby Arthur Lupia

    Oxford University Press 2015; US$ 19.99 US$ 17.19

    Voter ignorance is notorious and well-documented, but merely throwing more facts at voters is not enough. In this capstone work, eminent political scientist Arthur Lupia synthesizes years of work with scientists and educators in all arenas to figure out how to increase issue competence among voters. more...

  • The Invention of the Modern Republicby Biancamaria Fontana

    Cambridge University Press 1994; US$ 48.00 US$ 39.36

    An investigation of the origins of republican government, by some of the world's leading historians of ideas. more...

  • Justice and Democracyby Keith Dowding; Robert E. Goodin; Carole Pateman

    Cambridge University Press 2004; US$ 36.00 US$ 29.52

    In this volume, leading authors consider the relationship between democracy and justice. 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...