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Democracy

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  • Sneaking Into the Flying Circusby Alexandra Pelosi

    Free Press 2005; Not Available

    Alexandra Pelosi, creator of the Emmy award-winning film Journeys with George and of Diary of a Political Tourist , makes her literary debut with an intimate look at the frenzied and grueling underbelly of presidential campaigning and the puppet role of the media. Pelosi went along on the campaign trail in order to, as she puts it, "document the... more...

  • Sneaking Into the Flying Circusby Alexandra Pelosi

    Free Press 2005; Not Available

    Alexandra Pelosi, creator of the Emmy award-winning film Journeys with George and of Diary of a Political Tourist , makes her literary debut with an intimate look at the frenzied and grueling underbelly of presidential campaigning and the puppet role of the media. Pelosi went along on the campaign trail in order to, as she puts it, "document the... more...

  • Divide and Dealby Ian Shapiro; Peter A. Swenson; Daniela Donno Panayides

    NYU Press 2008; US$ 89.00

    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 President: A report card on Barack Obama's First Term as a Progressive Leaderby Luigi Esposito; Laura Finley

    ABC-CLIO 2012; US$ 48.00

    How has Barack Obama done in his first term as a "progressive president," especially in relation to his campaign assertions? This book analyzes the performance of Obama and his administration in promoting progressive causes in a wide range of policy areas, including the economy, education, immigration, healthcare reform, criminal justice, and foreign... 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...

  • Of Empires and Citizensby Amaney A. Jamal

    Princeton University Press 2012; US$ 27.95

    In the post-Cold War era, why has democratization been slow to arrive in the Arab world? This book argues that to understand support for the authoritarian status quo in parts of this region--and the willingness of its citizens to compromise on core democratic principles--one must factor in how a strong U.S. presence and popular anti-Americanism weakens... more...

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

    Oxford University Press, USA 2012; US$ 24.99

    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$ 22.00

    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...