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  • 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...

  • Grading the 44th Presidentby Luigi Esposito; Laura Finley

    ABC-CLIO 2012; US$ 53.00

    ? Provides a balanced and wide-ranging critique of Barack Obama's performance as a "progressive president" ? Presents a detailed, critical, and historical account of the Obama presidency from 2008?2012 more...

  • Occupying Languageby Marina Sitrin; Dario Azzellini

    Zuccotti Park Press 2012; US$ 7.99

    An exploration of how key terms and words from other movements can help shift consciousness and connect communities of struggle more...

  • Alexis de Tocqueville and the Art of Democratic Statesmanshipby Hebert; Danoff

    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...

  • Democracy in Motionby Tina Nabatchi; John Gastil; G. Michael Weiksner

    Oxford University Press, USA 2012; US$ 28.99

    Although the field of deliberative civic engagement is growing rapidly around the world, our knowledge and understanding of its practice and impacts remain highly fragmented. Democracy in Motion represents the first comprehensive attempt to assess the practice and impact of deliberative civic engagement. Organized in a series of chapters that address... more...

  • The Political Power of Protestby Daniel Q. Gillion

    Cambridge University Press 2013; US$ 24.00

    Gillion demonstrates the direct influence that political protest behavior has on Congress, the presidency and the Supreme Court. more...

  • They Can't Represent Us!by Marina Sitrin; Dario Azzellini; David Harvey

    Verso Books 2014; US$ 16.95

    Mass protest movements in disparate places such as Greece, Argentina, and the United States ultimately share an agenda?to raise the question of what democracy should mean. These horizontalist movements, including Occupy, exercise and claim participatory democracy as the ground of revolutionary social change today. Written by two international activist... more...

  • Securities against Misruleby Jon Elster

    Cambridge University Press 2013; US$ 26.00

    This book proposes a normative theory of collective decision making, inspired by Jeremy Bentham but not including his utilitarian philosophy. more...

  • Democracy: All That Mattersby Steven Beller

    Hodder & Stoughton 2013; Not Available

    Democracy is in crisis. This is a crisis of growth on the one hand, with the Arab Spring and possible change in Burma and elsewhere, but also a crisis of alienation and stagnation in the more established democracies, in the United States and in Europe, where apathy and the uncontrolled power exerted by financial markets and the wealthy are threatening... more...