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  • On War and Democracyby Christopher Kutz

    Princeton University Press 2016; US$ 39.95

    On War and Democracy provides a richly nuanced examination of the moral justifications democracies often invoke to wage war. In this compelling and provocative book, Christopher Kutz argues that democratic principles can be both fertile and toxic ground for the project of limiting war?s violence. Only by learning to view war as limited by our democratic... more...

  • Parliament and Parliamentarismby Pasi Ihalainen; Cornelia Ilie; Kari Palonen

    Berghahn Books 2016; US$ 110.00

    Parliamentary theory, practices, discourses, and institutions constitute a distinctively European contribution to modern politics. Taking a broad historical perspective, this cross-disciplinary, innovative, and rigorous collection locates the essence of parliamentarism in four key aspects-deliberation, representation, responsibility, and sovereignty-and... more...

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

    Nomos Verlagsgesellschaft 2014; US$ 41.61

    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...

  • Paths toward Democracyby Ruth Berins Collier

    Cambridge University Press 1999; US$ 24.00

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

  • Performing Citizenshipby Inbal Ofer; Tamar Groves

    Taylor and Francis 2015; US$ 54.95

    In this book, Tamar Groves and Inbal Ofer explore the effects of social movements' activism on the changing practices and conceptions of citizenship. Presenting empirically rich case studies from Latin America, Asia and Europe, leading experts analyze the ways in which the shifting balance of power between nation-state, economy and civil society over... more...

  • Pluralism, Socialism, and Political Legitimacyby F. M. Barnard

    Cambridge University Press 1992; US$ 36.00

    The processes of transition from communist rule in Eastern Europe invite reflection on the role of pluralism in rendering a political system legitimate and democratic. more...

  • The Political Power of Protestby Daniel Q. Gillion

    Cambridge University Press 2013; US$ 24.00

    Gillion demonstrates the direct influence that political protest behavior has on Congress, the presidency and the Supreme Court. more...

  • The Princeby Nicolo Machiavelli

    ReadHowYouWant 2009; US$ 4.99

    . . . a wise prince should establish himself on that which is in his own control and not in that of others; he must endeavour only to avoid hatred, as is noted. Presenting a controversial yet realistic political theory, Machiavelli, through his "The Prince", has raised a political debate that remained volatile for centuries. In an era that... 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...

  • The Quality of Democracy in Eastern Europeby Andrew Roberts

    Cambridge University Press 2009; US$ 36.00

    This book presents a positive assessment of democratic quality as it has developed in ten postcommunist countries. more...