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  • China's Changing Political Landscapeby Cheng Li

    Brookings Institution Press 2009; US$ 32.99

    While China's economic rise is being watched closely around the world, the country's changing political landscape is intriguing, as well. Forces unleashed by market reforms are profoundly recasting state-society relations. Will the Middle Kingdom transition rapidly, slowly, or not at all to political democracy? In China's Changing Political Landscape,... more...

  • Comparing autocracies in the early Twenty-first Centuryby Aurel Croissant; Steffen Kailitz; Patrick Koellner; Stefan Wurster

    Taylor and Francis 2015; US$ 160.00

    Despite the so-called Third Wave of Democratization, many autocracies have been resilient in the face of political change. Moreover, many of the transition processes that could be included in the Third Wave have reached a standstill, or, at the very least, have taken a turn for the worse, leading sometimes to new forms of non-democratic regimes. As... more...

  • Constrained Elitism and Contemporary Democratic Theoryby Timothy Kersey

    Taylor and Francis 2016; US$ 54.95

    Today, examples of the public?s engagement with political issues through commercial and communicative mechanisms have become increasingly common. In February 2012, the Susan G. Komen Foundation reversed a decision to cease funding of cancer screening programs through Planned Parenthood amidst massive public disapproval. The same year, restaurant chain... more...

  • Twenty Years of Studying Democratizationby Aurel Croissant; Jeffrey Haynes

    Taylor and Francis 2016; US$ 160.00

    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...

  • Securing Democracyby Geoffrey Pridham

    Taylor and Francis 2016; US$ 155.00

    When this book first published in 1990, several ?new? democracies were emerging in Southern Europe. Italy, Portugal, Spain and Greece were generally seen as conforming to the western European model of liberal democracy. But the process of democratization is a gradual one, and each national democracy is moulded by its own political, social, and economic... more...

  • Making the World Safe for Democracyby Amos Perlmutter

    The University of North Carolina Press 2000; US$ 29.99

    In this interpretive study, Amos Perlmutter offers a comparative analysis of the twentieth century's three most significant world orders: Wilsonianism, Soviet Communism, and Nazism. Anchored in three hegemonical states--the United States, the Soviet Union, and Nazi Germany--these systems, he argues, shared certain characteristics that distinguished... more...

  • Democratization and Social Movements in South Koreaby Sun-Chul Kim

    Taylor and Francis 2016; US$ 54.95

    South Korea provides an intellectual challenge in the fields of social movements and democracy in that intense mobilization and the strong influence of social movements have accompanied steady democratization for more than two decades, despite major theories having predicted otherwise. This book examines how social movements in previously authoritarian... more...

  • The New Mediterranean Democraciesby Geoffrey Pridham

    Taylor and Francis 2016; US$ 155.00

    This volume, first published in 1984, discusses the viability of applying the ?Mediterranean model? to three countries that were transitioning to democracy, ? Spain, Greece and Portugal ? combining both comparative and national case-study approaches. In particular, Spain, Greece and Portugal offer comparable examples of the problems of establishing... more...

  • American Liberalismby John McGowan

    The University of North Carolina Press 2007; US$ 24.99

    Americans live in a liberal democracy. Yet, although democracy is widely touted today, liberalism is scorned by both the right and the left. The United States stands poised between its liberal democratic tradition and the illiberal alternatives of liberalism's critics. John McGowan argues that Americans should think twice before jettisoning the liberalism... more...

  • Creating Freedomby Raoul Martinez

    Canongate Books 2016; US$ 22.46

    The idea of freedom is at the heart of our political and economic systems. It is foundational to our democracy, our way of life - our very conception of what it is to be human. But are we free in the way that we think we are?In Creating Freedom, Raoul Martinez compellingly dismantles the sacred myth of freedom, showing that our belief that our institutions... more...