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Democracy

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  • Democracy in Practiceby Shirin M. Rai; Rachel Johnson

    Palgrave Macmillan 2014; US$ 105.00

    This collection makes a compelling case for the importance of studying ceremony and ritual in deepening our understanding of modern democratic parliaments. It reveals through rich case studies that modes of behaviour, the negotiation of political and physical spaces and the creation of specific institutional cultures, underpin democracy in practice... more...

  • The History of Compulsory Voting in Europe: Democracy's Duty?by Anthoula Malkopoulou

    Taylor and Francis 2014; US$ 140.00

    Are elections out of fashion? Does it matter if voters don?t show up at the polls? If yes, is legal enforcement of voting compatible with democracy? These are just a few of the questions linked to the thorny problem of electoral abstention. This book addresses the hot question whether there is a duty to vote and if this is enforceable in the form... more...

  • Sustainable Strategic Managementby W Edward Stead

    Taylor and Francis 2014; US$ 59.95

    Sustainable strategic management (SSM) involves analysing, formulating, and implementing business strategies that are economically competitive, socially responsible, and in balance with the cycles of nature. SSM has emerged from the coevolutionary interactions of business organisations with the society they serve and the planet they call home. SSM... 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$ 23.00

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

  • Democratic Governanceby Mark Bevir

    Princeton University Press 2010; US$ 37.50

    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...

  • The Princeby Nicolo Machiavelli

    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...

  • Democracy's Victory and Crisisby Axel Hadenius

    Cambridge University Press 1997; US$ 50.00

    Leading scholars from a range of disciplines address questions central to the development and survival of democratic rule. more...