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- Princeton University Press 2010; US$ 45.00 US$ 40.95
Democratic Governance examines the changing nature of the modern state and reveals the dangers these changes pose to democracy. Mark Bevir shows how new ideas about governance have gradually displaced old-style notions of government in Britain and around the world. Policymakers cling to outdated concepts of representative government while at the... more...
- ReadHowYouWant 2009; US$ 4.99
. . . a wise prince should establish himself on that which is in his own control and not in that of others; he must endeavour only to avoid hatred, as is noted. Presenting a controversial yet realistic political theory, Machiavelli, through his "The Prince", has raised a political debate that remained volatile for centuries. In an era that... more...
- I.B.Tauris 2006; US$ 14.95
The experience of democracy in Turkey since its introduction in 1950 has been bloody, chequered but persistent. The complex cultural and economic stratification of Turkish society, together with its unique geopolitical status, straddling Eastern and Western zones of influence, in part accounts for the turbulence of Turkey?s democratic experience. But... more...
- Palgrave Macmillan 2011; US$ 105.00
Will China become a multiparty democracy? The author posits that the more that Chinese elite thinking on China's development and change reconciles the tension between Chinese nationalism and collectivist, family-like ethics on the one hand, and the western democratic ideals based on self-seeking individual subjectivity on the other hand, the greater... more...
- Princeton University Press 2011; US$ 45.00 US$ 40.95
It's a commonplace that citizens in Western democracies are disaffected with their political leaders and traditional democratic institutions. But in Democratic Legitimacy , Pierre Rosanvallon, one of today's leading political thinkers, argues that this crisis of confidence is partly a crisis of understanding. He makes the case that the sources of... more...
- Taylor and Francis 2012; US$ 54.95
This book brings together the conceptual and theoretical writings of Joseph Schumpeter, Robert A. Dahl, Guillermo O?Donnell, and T. H. Marshall. It demonstrates that most of the different conceptions of democracy in the democratization literature can be ordered in one systematic regime typology that distinguishes between ?thinner? and ?thicker? definitions... more...
- Palgrave Macmillan 2000; US$ 163.00
This book of critical essays explores new thinking and new evidence on the role of locally-elected representatives in Western democracies. The book is topical in the light of the intense political and popular interest in the problems of making local government representative and responsive. The contributors, drawn from the UK, US, France, Denmark and... more...