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  • 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...

  • 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$ 69.52

    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...

  • Nations and Democracyby Amanda Machin

    Taylor and Francis 2014; US$ 130.00

    A figure of enduring ingenuity, the nation has for centuries played a part on the socio-political stage. Whether centre stage or background scenery, it has featured in violent tragedies, revolutionary drama and nostalgic fable. Today, the nation is cast simultaneously in the roles of villain and hero. While it is renounced by those advocating trans-national,... 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...

  • Rosa Luxemburg in Actionby Rosemary H. T. O'Kane

    Taylor and Francis 2014; US$ 130.00

    Neither a work concerned only with her Marxist writings nor a personal biography concerned with her private life, this book examines Rosa Luxemburg?s ideas on revolution and democracy and how the two are bound together by her views on the importance of political action. Stretching, historically, from 1863 to the present, this book covers in great... more...

  • The Republic of Conscienceby Gary Hart

    Penguin Publishing Group 2015; US$ 25.95

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  • The Revolt Against the Massesby Fred Siegel

    Encounter Books 2015; US$ 15.99

    This short book rewrites the history of modern American liberalism. It shows that what we think of as liberalism—the top-and-bottom coalition we associate with President Obama—began not with Progressivism or the New Deal but rather in the wake of WWI, in disillusionment with American society. In the 1920s, the first thinkers to call themselves liberals... more...

  • Andrew Jackson and the Rise of the Democratsby Mark Cheathem

    ABC-CLIO 2015; US$ 58.00

    ? Provides biographical sketches of prominent Democratic figures ? Includes comprehensive coverage of political parties between the Revolution and the Civil War ? Features an essay from a Jacksonian-era political expert ? Incorporates the most recent scholarship to help explain the Democrats' rise to power more...