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Democracy

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  • 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...

  • The Republic of Conscienceby Gary Hart

    Penguin Publishing Group 2015; US$ 25.95

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  • Attention Deficit Democracyby James Bovard

    St. Martin's Press 2015; US$ 8.99

    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...

  • 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...

  • 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...

  • Public Opinionby Walter Lippmann

    Dover Publications 2012; US$ 14.95

    A penetrative study of democratic theory and the role of citizens in a democracy, this classic by a two-time Pulitzer Prize-winner offers a prescient view of the media's function in shaping public perceptions. It changed the nature of political science as a scholarly discipline and introduced concepts that continue to influence political theory.... more...

  • Interest Group Politics in Americaby Ronald J. Hrebenar; Ruth K. Scott

    Taylor and Francis 2015; US$ 49.95

    Interest-group lobbying is a controversial activity in American politics and this book provides a study of group power. This edition includes expanded coverage of the changing dynamics of power politics in America; new media venues and grassroots organizing; and the perennial issue of reform. more...

  • Parteien und Demokratieby Ursula Münch; Uwe Kranenpohl; Henrik Gast

    Nomos Verlagsgesellschaft 2014; US$ 41.93

    Parteien stehen im 21. Jahrhundert vor erheblichen Herausforderungen: Sinkende Mitgliederzahlen und schwindendes öffentliches Vertrauen verweisen auf die gesellschaftlichen Legitimationsprobleme westlicher Parteien. Dies wirft die Frage auf, mit welchen innerparteilichen Reformen Parteien hierauf reagieren können. Der Tagungsband vereint Beiträge,... more...

  • Inequality, Marketization and the Majority Classby Steffen Mau

    Palgrave Macmillan 2015; US$ 45.00

    This book addresses the question of why the European middle classes were ready to accept some of the key features of neo-liberalism. more...