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Democracy

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  • Turkish Democracy Todayby Ersin Kalaycioglu

    I.B.Tauris 2006; US$ 29.00

    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$ 100.00

    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 Arthur Goldhammer; Pierre Rosanvallon

    Princeton University Press 2011; US$ 35.00

    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$ 145.00

    This book examines theoretical and empirical approaches to measuring, defining and understanding democracy, and brings together the conceptual and theoretical writings of Joseph Schumpeter, Robert A. Dahl, Guillermo O?Donnell, and T. H. Marshal. more...

  • South African Economic Policy under Democracyby Janine Aron; Brian Kahn; Geeta Kingdon

    Oxford University Press 2009; US$ 109.99

    South Africa experienced a momentous change of government from the Apartheid regime to its first democratic government in 1994. This book provides an up-to-date and comprehensive assessment of South Africa's economic policies and performance under democracy. The book includes a stand-alone introduction and economic overview, as well as chapters... more...

  • Representation and Community in Western Democraciesby Nirmala Rao

    Palgrave Macmillan 2000; US$ 155.00

    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...

  • Sneaking Into the Flying Circusby Alexandra Pelosi

    Free Press 2005; Not Available

    Alexandra Pelosi, creator of the Emmy award-winning film Journeys with George and of Diary of a Political Tourist , makes her literary debut with an intimate look at the frenzied and grueling underbelly of presidential campaigning and the puppet role of the media. Pelosi went along on the campaign trail in order to, as she puts it, "document the... more...

  • Sneaking Into the Flying Circusby Alexandra Pelosi

    Free Press 2005; Not Available

    Alexandra Pelosi, creator of the Emmy award-winning film Journeys with George and of Diary of a Political Tourist , makes her literary debut with an intimate look at the frenzied and grueling underbelly of presidential campaigning and the puppet role of the media. Pelosi went along on the campaign trail in order to, as she puts it, "document the... more...

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

    NYU Press 2008; US$ 89.00

    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...