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Democracy

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  • 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 Policymakers cling to outdated concepts of representative government while at the...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 Edgesby Ian Shapiro; Casiano Hacker-Cordón

    Cambridge University Press 1999; US$ 38.00

    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$ 50.00

    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$ 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$ 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...

  • 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...