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- Athabasca University Press 2015; US$ 37.95
Prior to May 2015, the oil-rich jurisdiction of Alberta had, for over four decades, been a one-party state. During that time, the rule of the Progressive Conservatives essentially went unchallenged, with critiques of government policy falling on deaf ears and Alberta ranking behind other provinces in voter turnout. Given the province?s economic reliance... more...
- Lexington Books 2010; US$ 39.99
In 1835, Alexis de Tocqueville famously called for 'a new political science' that could address the problems and possibilities of a 'world itself quite new.' For Tocqueville, the democratic world needed not just a new political science, but also new arts of statesmanship and leadership. In this volume, editors Brian Danoff and L. Joseph Hebert,... more...
- Hard Shell Word Factory 2002; US$ 7.00
America is steeped in uncertainty. We have been subjected to political terrorism, social aggression, legal anarchy, and media-driven chaos. We've lost our voice in government, education, and almost everything else in society - even as we have entered the age of communications and information technology. It is a good time to discover democracy. more...
- Lexington Books 2015; US$ 64.99
This book is a comprehensive collection of historic political thought. From the political philosophies of classical and renaissance thinkers to the speeches of American Presidents, it introduces the American Founders? theories of democracy by connecting and analyzing the words of their philosophical forerunners and Presidential successors. more...
- The University of North Carolina Press 2007; US$ 24.99
Americans live in a liberal democracy. Yet, although democracy is widely touted today, liberalism is scorned by both the right and the left. The United States stands poised between its liberal democratic tradition and the illiberal alternatives of liberalism's critics. John McGowan argues that Americans should think twice before jettisoning the liberalism... more...
- Cambridge University Press 2014; US$ 23.00
This book is the first to examine what influences Congress across the hundreds of issues it deals with, and produces some surprising conclusions. more...
- Andrews UK 2015; US$ 10.49
Before New Labour came to power and when even the prospect of reform of Britain's House of Lords was regarded with scepticism, Anthony Barnett and Peter Carty developed the idea of selecting part of a new upper house by lot: creating a jury or juries, that are representative of the population as a whole while being selected at random, to assess... more...
- St. Martin's Press 2015; US$ 22.99
Does the people's need to believe in the president trump their duty to understand, to think critically, and demand truth? Have Americans been conditioned to ignore political frauds and believe the lies perpetuated by campaign ads? James Bovard diagnoses a national malady called "Attention Deficit Democracy," characterized by a citizenry that seems... more...
- The New Press 2016; US$ 24.95
Imagine if you felt out of step with every other member of the parent association at your kid?s school, your quilting circle, or even your workout group. What if casual conversations revolved around Fox News and the decline of American values? How would you feel if you were afraid to put a political bumper sticker on your car or had to think twice... more...