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Democracy

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  • Democratic Legitimacyby Pierre Rosanvallon; Arthur Goldhammer

    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 brings together the conceptual and theoretical writings of Joseph Schumpeter, Robert A. Dahl, Guillermo O?Donnell, and T. H. Marshall.  It demonstrates that most of the different conceptions of democracy in the democratization literature can be ordered in one systematic regime typology that distinguishes between ?thinner? and ?thicker? definitions... 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...

  • Representation and Community in Western Democraciesby Nirmala Rao

    Palgrave Macmillan 2000; US$ 163.00

    This book of critical essays explores new thinking and new evidence on the role of locally-elected representatives in Western democracies. The book is topical in the light of the intense political and popular interest in the problems of making local government representative and responsive. The contributors, drawn from the UK, US, France, Denmark and... 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...

  • 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...

  • 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...