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Democracy

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  • Democracy: All That Mattersby Steven Beller

    Hodder & Stoughton 2013; US$ 6.99

    Democracy is in crisis. This is a crisis of growth on the one hand, with the Arab Spring and possible change in Burma and elsewhere, but also a crisis of alienation and stagnation in the more established democracies, in the United States and in Europe, where apathy and the uncontrolled power exerted by financial markets and the wealthy are threatening... more...

  • Next Generation Democracyby Jared Duval

    Bloomsbury Publishing 2010; US$ 11.99

    The problems of the 21st century are of unprecedented scale. Climate change, financial instability, the housing crisis, the need for health care: all of these are political issues that could be managed with ease on a much smaller scale. But with an enormous global population, that kind of change is no longer an option. As a result, some of the... more...

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

    Taylor and Francis 2014; US$ 140.00

    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...

  • Democracy's Dangers & Discontentsby Bruce S. Thornton

    Hoover Institution Press 2014; US$ 14.99

    By democracy we usually mean a government comprising popular rule, individual human rights and freedom, and a free-market economy. Yet the flaws in traditional Athenian democracy can instruct us on the weaknesses of that first element of modern democracies shared with Athens: rule by all citizens equally. In Democracy?s Dangers & Discontents , Bruce... more...

  • Alexis de Tocqueville and the Art of Democratic Statesmanshipby Hebert; Danoff

    Lexington Books 2010; US$ 39.99

    In 1835, Alexis de Tocqueville famously called for 'a new political science' that could address the problems and possibilities of a 'world itself quite new.' For Tocqueville, the democratic world needed not just a new political science, but also new arts of statesmanship and leadership. In this volume, editors Brian Danoff and L. Joseph Hebert,... more...

  • Sacred Markets, Sacred Canopiesby William Sims Bainbridge; Steve Bruce; Roger Finke; Anthony J. Gill; Eva M. Hamberg; Ted G. Jelen; Daniel V. A. Olson; Thorleif Pettersson; Rodney Stark; R Stephen Warner

    Rowman & Littlefield Publishers 2003; US$ 36.99

    In Sacred Markets, Sacred Canopies, Ted. G. Jelen brings together the leading scholars in the sociology of religion to debate market theories of religion. As the contributors examine whether or not religious choices can be understood as responding to the same laws of supply and demand as other forms of consumer behavior, they bring out many of the... more...

  • Irresponsible Governmentby Brent Rathgeber

    Dundurn 2014; US$ 9.99

    Irresponsible Government examines the failure of modern elected representatives to hold the government to account, and the erosion of parliamentary principles, which has led to the power imbalances plaguing modern government, all with a view on restoring accountability to Canadian politics. more...

  • The Death of "Why?"by Andrea Batista Schlesinger

    Berrett-Koehler Publishers 2009; US$ 16.95

    In this impassioned critique of America's growing disengagement from civic life and ideals, Drum Major Institute Executive Director Andrea Batista Schlesinger dissects the forcible erosion of our youngest generation's capacity for inquiry and provides recommendations for restoring the social, educational and political infrastructures that are prerequisites... more...

  • Democratic Deliberation in Deeply Divided Societies:by Juan Ugarriza; Didier Caluwaerts

    Palgrave Macmillan 2014; US$ 105.00

    Through case-analysis and cross-sectional assessment of eleven countries this collection explores the most deeply divided societies in the world in order to highlight what deliberative democracy looks like in a deeply divided society and to understand the conditions that deliberative democracies could realistically emerge in difficult circumstances more...

  • The South Korean Development Experienceby Eun Mee Kim; Pil Ho Kim

    Palgrave Macmillan 2014; US$ 95.00

    This volume explores South Korea's successful transition from an underdeveloped, authoritarian country to a modern industrialized democracy. South Korea's experience of foreign aid gives a unique perspective on how to use foreign aid for economic development as well as how to build a strong partnership between developed and developing countries. more...