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Democracy

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  • 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...

  • Exploring an African Civil Societyby Clive Gabay

    Lexington Books 2015; US$ 74.99

    This book adopts a critical approach to the emergence and function of civil society organizations in Africa, with a particular focus on Malawi. Foucauldian and critical international political economy frameworks are used to interpret data gathered from ethnographic research in Malawi. more...

  • The State of Accessby Jorrit de Jong; Gowher Rizvi

    Brookings Institution Press 2009; US$ 29.99

    A Brookings Institution Press and Ash Center for Democratic Governance and Innovation publication This book documents a worrisome gap between principles and practice in democratic governance. The State of Access is a comparative, cross-disciplinary exploration of the ways in which democratic institutions fail or succeed to create the equal opportunities... more...

  • 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...

  • The Crisis of Social Democracy in Europeby Michael Keating; David McCrone

    Edinburgh University Press Ltd 2015; Not Available

    Is social democracy in a terminal condition in Europe? It's in office almost nowhere and appears bereft of ideas in the face of the economic crisis that might have given it a historic opportunity. While accepting the truth of this, the contributors to this volume take a stand again those who claim that social democracy is dead. By arguing that... more...

  • Deliberative Democracyby Stephen Elstub; Peter McLaverty

    Edinburgh University Press Ltd 2014; Not Available

    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...

  • Democracy and Political Violenceby John Schwarzmantel

    Edinburgh University Press Ltd 2011; Not Available

    An analysis of the phenomenon of political violence and its implications for democratic politics.This book applies democratic theory to the problem of creating a liberal democracy in a situation of conflict, violence and social division. It adopts a distinct perspective: that both community and conflict are at the heart of all but the smallest of democratic... 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...