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  • Democracy in World Politicsby Lester B. Pearson

    Princeton University Press 2015; US$ 29.95

    Mr. Pearson?s approach to world politics might be characterized as a combination of moral firmness with patience and toleration, and a determination to explore every possible avenue toward an honorable peace. He has barbed words for those who expect easy solutions to international problems, as well as for those who succumb to despair or take refuge... more...

  • Democracy's Edgesby Ian Shapiro; Casiano Hacker-Cordón

    Cambridge University Press 1999; US$ 40.00

    Democracy's Edges analyzes one of democracy's most enduring problems: how to establish the boundaries of democratic polities. more...

  • Democracy's Victory and Crisisby Axel Hadenius

    Cambridge University Press 1997; US$ 44.00

    Leading scholars from a range of disciplines address questions central to the development and survival of democratic rule. more...

  • Democratic Governanceby Mark Bevir

    Princeton University Press 2010; US$ 41.95

    Democratic Governance examines the changing nature of the modern state and reveals the dangers these changes pose to democracy. Mark Bevir shows how new ideas about governance have gradually displaced old-style notions of government in Britain and around the world. Policymakers cling to outdated concepts of representative government... more...

  • Democratic Institutions and Authoritarian Rule in Southeast Europeby Danijela Dolenec

    European Consortium for Political Research 2013; US$ 31.75

    This book questions why democratisation in Southeast European societies disappointed initial expectations, and argues that it was caused by the nondemocratic practices of dominant authoritarian parties, which continue to subvert the rule of law today. more...

  • Democratic Legitimacyby Pierre Rosanvallon; Arthur Goldhammer

    Princeton University Press 2011; US$ 41.95

    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...

  • 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...

  • 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...

  • Earl Warren and the Struggle for Justiceby Paul Moke

    Lexington Books 2015; US$ 109.99

    This thoughtful and readable biography offers an updated and balanced appraisal of Warren?s leading social justice decisions and a liberal critique of his failings that provides new insights into Warren, the man, the jurist, and the leader. more...

  • Ending Terrorism in Italyby Anna Cento Bull; Philip Cooke

    Taylor and Francis 2013; US$ 54.95

    Ending Terrorism in Italy analyses processes of disengagement from terrorism, as well as the connected issues of reconciliation, truth and justice. It examines in a critical and original way how terrorism came to an end in Italy (Part I), and the legacy it has left behind (Part II). The book interrogates a wide array of published memoirs and a considerable... more...