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  • The Republic of Conscienceby Gary Hart

    Penguin Publishing Group 2015; US$ 25.95

    Former Senator Gary Hart?s  The Republic of Conscience  is a meditation on the growing gap between the founding principles of the United States Constitution and our current political landscape. Going back as early as 400 BC, the idea of a true republic has been threatened by narrow, special interests taking precedence over the commonwealth. The... more...

  • Attention Deficit Democracyby James Bovard

    St. Martin's Press 2015; US$ 22.99

    Does the people's need to believe in the president trump their duty to understand, to think critically, and demand truth? Have Americans been conditioned to ignore political frauds and believe the lies perpetuated by campaign ads? James Bovard diagnoses a national malady called "Attention Deficit Democracy," characterized by a citizenry that seems... more...

  • Democracy: Problems and Perspectivesby Roland Axtmann

    Edinburgh University Press 2007; US$ 174.99

    Democracy: Problems and Perspectives provides a critical review of the scholarly and political debates about democratic thought and of arguments about democratic practice. On the basis of an interpretation of Immanuel Kant's political philosophy, the book presents democracy as a regime type in which citizens, who are united to give law, rule themselves... more...

  • Deliberative Democracy: Issues and Casesby Stephen Elstub; Peter McLaverty

    Edinburgh University Press 2014; US$ 38.99

    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...

  • Democratic Piety: Complexity, Conflict and Violenceby Adrian Little

    Edinburgh University Press 2008; US$ 34.99

    This book presents an innovative analysis of the nature of democratic theory, focusing on the prevalence of pious discourses of democracy in contemporary politics. Democracy is now promoted in religious terms to such an extent that it has become sacrosanct in Western political theory. This book argues that such piety relies on unsophisticated political... 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...

  • Interest Group Politics in Americaby Ronald J. Hrebenar; Ruth K. Scott

    Taylor and Francis 2015; US$ 49.95

    Interest-group lobbying is a controversial activity in American politics and this book provides a study of group power. This edition includes expanded coverage of the changing dynamics of power politics in America; new media venues and grassroots organizing; and the perennial issue of reform. more...

  • Democracy in a Russian Mirrorby Adam Przeworski

    Cambridge University Press 2015; US$ 88.00

    This book examines the current state of Russia and the prospects for democracy. 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...

  • Children of Paradiseby Laura Secor

    Penguin Publishing Group 2016; US$ 27.95

    The drama that shaped today?s Iran, from the Revolution to the present day.   In 1979, seemingly overnight?moving at a clip some thirty years faster than the rest of the world?Iran became the first revolutionary theocracy in modern times. Since then, the country has been largely a black box to the West, a sinister presence looming over the horizon.... more...