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Democracy

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  • After Tocquevilleby Chilton Williamson

    Intercollegiate Studies Institute 2014; US$ 14.99

    The End of Democracy?  The fall of the Berlin Wall. The collapse of the Iron Curtain. The Orange Revolution. The Arab Spring. The rush of events in recent decades seems to confirm that Alexis de Tocqueville was right: the future belongs to democracy. But take a closer look. The history of democracy since the 1830s, when Tocqueville wrote  Democracy... more...

  • Vergangenheitsbewältigung in Ruanda, Kambodscha und Guatemalaby Kira Auer

    Nomos Verlagsgesellschaft 2014; US$ 73.22

    Eine von Krieg, Gewalt und Genozid betroffene Gesellschaft muss die schwierige Aufgabe bewältigen, ein friedensförderndes Mittelmaß zwischen vergeltenden und restorativen Ansätzen der Vergangenheitsbewältigung zu finden. Die Arbeit diskutiert anhand der Fallbeispiele Ruanda, Kambodscha und Guatemala das Zusammenspiel der verschiedenen Handlungsfelder... more...

  • Occupyby Noam Chomsky

    Zuccotti Park Press 2013; US$ 10.95

    Another vital contribution from Chomsky to the literature of defiance and protest, a tribute to Howard Zinn and democracy's power 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...

  • Do-It-Yourself Democracy: The Rise of the Public Engagement Industryby Caroline W. Lee

    Oxford University Press 2014; US$ 19.99

    Citizen participation has undergone a radical shift since anxieties about "bowling alone" seized the nation in the 1990s. Many pundits and observers have cheered America's twenty-first century civic renaissance-an explosion of participatory innovations in public life. Invitations to "have your say!" and "join the discussion!"... more...

  • Democracy: Problems and Perspectivesby Roland Axtmann

    Edinburgh University Press 2007; US$ 174.99

    Democracy: Problems and Perspectives provides a critical review of the scholarly and political debates about democratic thought and of arguments about democratic practice. On the basis of an interpretation of Immanuel Kant's political philosophy, the book presents democracy as a regime type in which citizens, who are united to give law, rule themselves... more...

  • Deliberative Democracy: Issues and Casesby Stephen Elstub; Peter McLaverty

    Edinburgh University Press 2014; US$ 38.99

    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...

  • Attention Deficit Democracyby James Bovard

    St. Martin's Press 2015; US$ 15.99

    Does the people's need to believe in the president trump their duty to understand, to think critically, and demand truth? Have Americans been conditioned to ignore political frauds and believe the lies perpetuated by campaign ads? James Bovard diagnoses a national malady called "Attention Deficit Democracy," characterized by a citizenry that seems... more...

  • Democratic Piety: Complexity, Conflict and Violenceby Adrian Little

    Edinburgh University Press 2008; US$ 34.99

    This book presents an innovative analysis of the nature of democratic theory, focusing on the prevalence of pious discourses of democracy in contemporary politics. Democracy is now promoted in religious terms to such an extent that it has become sacrosanct in Western political theory. This book argues that such piety relies on unsophisticated political... more...

  • The Roles and Function of Parliamentary Questionsby Shane Martin; Olivier Rozenberg

    Taylor and Francis 2014; US$ 37.95

    Parliamentary questions are a feature of almost all national legislatures. Despite this, we know very little about how questions are used by MPs and what impact questions have on controlling the government. This volume advances our theoretical and empirical knowledge of the use of questioning in a number of different parliamentary settings. The propensity... more...