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Democracy

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  • The American Congressby Steven S. Smith; Jason M. Roberts; Ryan J. Vander Wielen

    Cambridge University Press 2013; US$ 56.00

    Up-to-date and now more student-friendly. Features the 2012 elections, health care reform, and an early take on the 113th Congress. more...

  • Democracy Promotion and the 'Colour Revolutions'by Susan Stewart

    Taylor and Francis 2013; US$ 160.00

    This book reviews the interplay between domestic contexts and democracy promotion efforts in selected countries of the former Soviet Union and the Western Balkans. The idea behind the six case studies is twofold. In the three cases where ?colour revolutions? occurred (Serbia, Georgia, Ukraine), the authors explore the extent to which external democracy... more...

  • Democracy in Theory and Practiceby Stephen Elstub

    Taylor and Francis 2013; US$ 160.00

    Democracy is an issue of major importance in theory and practice in politics throughout the world. However, democracy?s study and advancement has been significantly compromised by a dichotomy between theorising about democracy, and empirical studies of democracy in practice. In addition to highlighting the need for this gap to be overcome, this book... more...

  • Democracy Promotion in the EU?s Neighbourhoodby Sandra Lavenex; Frank Schimmelfennig

    Taylor and Francis 2013; US$ 160.00

    EU external democracy promotion has traditionally been based on ?linkage?, i.e. bottom-up support for democratic forces in third countries, and ?leverage?, i.e. the top-down inducement of political elites towards democratic reforms through political conditionality. The advent of the European Neighbourhood Policy and new forms of association have introduced... more...

  • Democratic Revolution in Ukraineby Taras Kuzio

    Taylor and Francis 2013; US$ 54.95

    In 2000 a beheaded journalist was found in a remote forest near Kyiv. The corpse led to a scandal when it was revealed that it was that of a journalist critical of the authorities. The President was heard on tapes, made covertly in his office, ordering violence to be undertaken against the journalist. The scandal led to the creation of a wide protest... more...

  • War and Democratizationby Wolfgang Merkel; Sonja Grimm

    Taylor and Francis 2013; US$ 54.95

    Promotion of democracy in post-war and post-conflict societies became a topic during the 1990s. The book deals with the legality, legitimacy and effectiveness of military interventions where the international community of states not only felt impelled to engage in military humanitarian or peace-building missions but also in long-term state- and democracy-building.... more...

  • American Public Opinion, Advocacy, and Policy in Congressby Paul Burstein

    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...

  • The Case against Democracyby Steven Michels

    ABC-CLIO 2013; US$ 58.00

    Are the politics of the United States to blame for its current unsteady footing in the 21st century? This book aims to answer this uncomfortable but relevant question by examining the strengths and weaknesses of democracy, addressing complex topics such as the history of liberalism, the relationship between democracy and capitalism, the nature of... more...

  • Democracy Building and Democracy Erosionby Eberhard Kienle

    Saqi 2013; US$ 28.99

    The promotion of political reform, participation, human rights and democracy on the southern and eastern shores of the Mediterranean was a key objective for the European Union as it prepared the Barcelona conference in 1995. Today it is clear that these policies have failed to prompt an end to authoritarian rule. The authors of Democracy Building and... more...

  • Democracy for Breakfastby Tatah Mentan

    Langaa RPCIG 2013; US$ 36.95

    Democracy is the faith that the process of experience is more important than any special result attained, so that special results achieved are of ultimate value only as they are used to enrich and order the ongoing process. Africans must therefore be allowed to apply their cultural and historical experiences and talents in working out a pattern of... more...