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  • Alberta Oil and the Decline of Democracy in Canadaby Meenal Shrivastava; Lorna Stefanick; Ricardo Acuna; Bob Barnetson; Sara Dorow; Josh Evans; Jason Foster; Joy Fraser; Trevor Harrison; Paul Kellogg; Manijeh Mannani; Gabrielle Slowey; Peter (Jay) Smith; Karen Wall

    Athabasca University Press 2015; US$ 37.95

    Prior to May 2015, the oil-rich jurisdiction of Alberta had, for over four decades, been a one-party state. During that time, the rule of the Progressive Conservatives essentially went unchallenged, with critiques of government policy falling on deaf ears and Alberta ranking behind other provinces in voter turnout. Given the province?s economic reliance... more...

  • Hungry for Powerby Aydogan Vatandas

    Blue Dome Press 2015; US$ 9.99

    This collection of articles shed light on Erdo?an's transition from Muslimdemocrat to authoritarian leader, analyzing events as they happened. Theypresent a variety of perspectives on Turkey's unique position in the MiddleEast, its relationship with the USA, Erdo?an's extreme reactions to any form ofopposition, and his escalating authoritarianism... more...

  • Hope is a Promiseby Carlos Delclós

    Zed Books 2015; US$ 2.99

    A timely, first-hand account of Spain's rapidly growing anti-austerity movement, and what the rise of Podemos means for the future of Europe. more...

  • Blue in a Red Stateby Justin Krebs

    The New Press 2016; US$ 24.99

    Imagine if you felt out of step with every other member of the parent association at your kid?s school, your quilting circle, or even your workout group. What if casual conversations revolved around Fox News and the decline of American values? How would you feel if you were afraid to put a political bumper sticker on your car or had to think twice... more...

  • The Athenian Optionby Anthony Barnett; Peter Carty

    Andrews UK 2015; US$ 10.49

    Before New Labour came to power and when even the prospect of reform of Britain's House of Lords was regarded with scepticism, Anthony Barnett and Peter Carty developed the idea of selecting part of a new upper house by lot: creating a jury or juries, that are representative of the population as a whole while being selected at random, to assess... 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...

  • Performing Citizenshipby Inbal Ofer; Tamar Groves

    Taylor and Francis 2015; US$ 54.95

    In this book, Tamar Groves and Inbal Ofer explore the effects of social movements' activism on the changing practices and conceptions of citizenship. Presenting empirically rich case studies from Latin America, Asia and Europe, leading experts analyze the ways in which the shifting balance of power between nation-state, economy and civil society over... more...

  • The State of Accessby Jorrit de Jong; Gowher Rizvi

    Brookings Institution Press 2009; US$ 29.99

    A Brookings Institution Press and Ash Center for Democratic Governance and Innovation publication This book documents a worrisome gap between principles and practice in democratic governance. The State of Access is a comparative, cross-disciplinary exploration of the ways in which democratic institutions fail or succeed to create the equal opportunities... more...

  • China's Changing Political Landscapeby Cheng Li

    Brookings Institution Press 2009; US$ 32.99

    While China's economic rise is being watched closely around the world, the country's changing political landscape is intriguing, as well. Forces unleashed by market reforms are profoundly recasting state-society relations. Will the Middle Kingdom transition rapidly, slowly, or not at all to political democracy? In China's Changing Political Landscape,... more...

  • Comparing autocracies in the early Twenty-first Centuryby Aurel Croissant; Steffen Kailitz; Patrick Koellner; Stefan Wurster

    Taylor and Francis 2015; US$ 160.00

    Despite the so-called Third Wave of Democratization, many autocracies have been resilient in the face of political change. Moreover, many of the transition processes that could be included in the Third Wave have reached a standstill, or, at the very least, have taken a turn for the worse, leading sometimes to new forms of non-democratic regimes. As... more...