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Democracy

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  • Democracy in Americaby Alexis De Tocqueville; Joseph Epstein

    Random House Publishing Group 2004; US$ 7.99

    From America's call for a free press to its embrace of the capitalist system, Democracy in America --first published in 1835--enlightens, entertains, and endures as a brilliant study of our national government and character. Philosopher John Stuart Mill called it "among the most remarkable productions of our time." Woodrow Wilson wrote that de Tocqueville's... more...

  • Losing the Newsby Alex Jones

    Oxford University Press, USA 2009; US$ 10.99

    What is wrong with the news? To answer this dismaying question, Pulitzer Prize-winning journalist Alex S. Jones explores how the epochal changes sweeping the media have eroded the core news that has been the essential food supply of our democracy. At a time of dazzling technological innovation, Jones says that what stands to be lost is the fact-based... more...

  • Kill the Messengersby Mark Bourrie

    HarperCollins Canada 2015; US$ 25.99

    Ottawa has become a place where the nation?s business is done in secret, and access to information--the lifeblood of democracy in Canada--is under attack. It?s being lost to an army of lobbyists and public-relations flacks who help set the political agenda and decide what you get to know. It?s losing its struggle against a prime minister and a... 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...

  • Pluralism, Socialism, and Political Legitimacyby F. M. Barnard

    Cambridge University Press 1992; US$ 28.00

    The processes of transition from communist rule in Eastern Europe invite reflection on the role of pluralism in rendering a political system legitimate and democratic. more...