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Democracy

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  • The Conception of Citizen Knowledge in Democratic Theoryby Lauri Rapeli

    Palgrave Macmillan 2013; US$ 46.66

    What according to democratic theorists should the ordinary citizen know about politics? What does several decades of empirical research about citizens' political knowledge tell us? And why should we care? This book offers a comprehensive outline of the vast literature on political knowledge and by providing an analytical framework for its studying... more...

  • The Diversity of Democracyby C. Crouch; W. Streeck

    Edward Elgar Publishing 2006; US$ 40.00

    Focusing on the classical literature on neo-corporatism, this book illustrates the enormous influence of the 'neo-corporatist debate' on modern political science, political sociology, and political economy. It is aimed at academics, students and researchers with an interest in political science, democratic theory and European integration. more...

  • Crude Democracyby Thad Dunning

    Cambridge University Press 2008; US$ 28.00

    This book challenges the conventional wisdom that natural resource wealth promotes autocracy. more...

  • Accelerating Democracyby John O. McGinnis

    Princeton University Press 2012; US$ 19.95

    Successful democracies throughout history--from ancient Athens to Britain on the cusp of the industrial age--have used the technology of their time to gather information for better governance. Our challenge is no different today, but it is more urgent because the accelerating pace of technological change creates potentially enormous dangers as well... 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...

  • Practicing Democracyby Daniel Peart; Adam I. P. Smith

    University of Virginia Press 2015; US$ 49.50

    In Practicing Democracy, eleven historians challenge conventional narratives of democratization in the early United States, offering new perspectives on the period between the ratification of the Constitution and the outbreak of the Civil War. The essays in this collection address critical themes such as the origins, evolution, and disintegration... more...

  • Elite Recruitment and Coherence of the Inner Core of Power in Finlandby Ilkka Ruostetsaari

    Lexington Books 2015; US$ 89.99

    The book analyzes the extent to which the recruitment into and the coherence of different elites have changed in Finland throughout the period of 1991-2011. This change has been characterized by important societal upheavals, such as two deep economic recessions and a phase of rapid economic growth. more...

  • Defending Rortyby William Curtis

    Cambridge University Press 2015; US$ 80.00

    Mixing American pragmatism and romanticism, Richard Rorty defends liberal democracy as an antiauthoritarian political regime based on liberal civic virtues. 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...