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Democracy

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  • Decolonizing Democracy from Western Cognitive Imperialismby Tatah Mentan

    Langaa RPCIG 2015; US$ 28.00

    There seems to be a sort of prevalent attitude in the Western world that its brand of democracy is something of a catch all solution for all the world?s political problems. Hence, Western imperialism has always been sold under the pretext of spreading freedom and democracy. Democracy is beautiful. But it is no proof against imperialism. Whether democracy... more...

  • Defining Democracy in a Digital Ageby Barend Lutz; Pierre du Toit

    Palgrave Macmillan 2014; US$ 45.00

    The internet has created a new social base where governments are ever more critically examined and measuring public sentiment expressed on social media is crucial to gauging ongoing support for democracy. This book illustrates a methodology for doing so, and considers the impact of this new public sphere on the future of democracy. more...

  • Deliberative Democracyby Stephen Elstub; Peter McLaverty

    Edinburgh University Press Ltd 2014; Not Available

    Deliberative democracy is the darling of democratic theory and political theory more generally, and generates international interest. In this book, a number of leading democratic theorists address the key issues that surround the theory and practice of deliberative democracy. They outline the problems faced by deliberative democracy in the context... 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 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 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...

  • Democracy and Political Violenceby John Schwarzmantel

    Edinburgh University Press Ltd 2011; Not Available

    An analysis of the phenomenon of political violence and its implications for democratic politics.This book applies democratic theory to the problem of creating a liberal democracy in a situation of conflict, violence and social division. It adopts a distinct perspective: that both community and conflict are at the heart of all but the smallest of democratic... more...

  • Democracy by Decreeby Adis Merdzanovic

    Columbia University Press 2015; US$ 32.99

    The introduction of consociational power sharing as a post-war political system has become one of the international community's preferred post-conflict devices. In situations where warring polities are internally divided by ethnic, religious, linguistic, or national identity, consociationalism guarantees the inclusion of all groups in the political... 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...

  • 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...