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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...

  • The New Class in Post-Industrial Societyby John McAdams

    Palgrave Macmillan 2015; US$ 110.00

    The traditional class analysis of politics in industrial societies described a conflict that pitted the well-off business class against the working class in a "democratic class struggle." This book holds that economic development has produced a New Class which rivals the business class in the politics of post-industrial societies. more...

  • Paths toward Democracyby Ruth Berins Collier

    Cambridge University Press 1999; US$ 24.00 US$ 19.68

    Examining the experiences of Western Europe and South America, Professor Collier delineates a complex and varied set of patterns of democratization. more...

  • Democracyby Paul Ginsborg

    Profile Books 2011; US$ 14.65

    Political parties have lost swathes of members and effective power is ever more concentrated in the hands of their leaders. Behind these trends lie changing relationships between economics, the media and politics. Electoral spending has spiralled out of all control, with powerful economic interests exercising undue influence. The 'level playing... more...

  • Democracy in World Politicsby Lester B. Pearson

    Princeton University Press 2015; US$ 29.95 US$ 23.96

    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...

  • Twenty Years of Studying Democratizationby Aurel Croissant; Jeffrey Haynes

    Taylor and Francis 2015; US$ 47.95

    Democratization emerged at a time of epochal change in global politics: the twin impacts of the end of the Soviet Union and the speeding up and deepening of globalisation in the early 1990s meant a whole new ball game in terms of global political developments. The journal?s first issue appeared in early 1994. Over time, the editorial position has... 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...

  • 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...

  • 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...