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Democracy

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  • 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$ 72.00

    This 2009 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 Policymakers cling to outdated concepts of representative government while at the...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...

  • 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...

  • 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$ 37.50

    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...