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Democracy

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

    Cambridge University Press 1992; US$ 36.00 US$ 29.52

    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...

  • Democracy's Edgesby Ian Shapiro; Casiano Hacker-Cordón

    Cambridge University Press 1999; US$ 40.00 US$ 32.80

    Democracy's Edges analyzes one of democracy's most enduring problems: how to establish the boundaries of democratic polities. more...

  • Democracy's Victory and Crisisby Axel Hadenius

    Cambridge University Press 1997; US$ 44.00 US$ 36.08

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

  • Turkish Democracy Todayby Ersin Kalaycioglu

    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...

  • Chinese Democracy and Elite Thinkingby Rey-Ching Lu

    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...

  • Democratic Legitimacyby Pierre Rosanvallon; Arthur Goldhammer

    Princeton University Press 2011; US$ 41.95 US$ 33.56

    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...

  • Requisites of Democracyby Jørgen Møller; Svend-Erik Skaaning

    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...

  • Representation and Community in Western Democraciesby Nirmala Rao

    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...

  • Divide and Dealby Ian Shapiro; Peter A. Swenson; Daniela Donno Panayides

    NYU Press 2008; US$ 22.95

    Why are democracies so unequal? Despite the widespread expectation that democracy, via expansion of the franchise, would lead to redistribution in favor of the masses, in reality majorities regularly lose out in democracies. Taking a broad view of inequality as encompassing the distribution of wealth, risk, status, and well-being, this volume explores... 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...