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Democracy

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  • Democracy Building and Democracy Erosionby Eberhard Kienle

    Saqi 2013; US$ 29.17

    The promotion of political reform, participation, human rights and democracy on the southern and eastern shores of the Mediterranean was a key objective for the European Union as it prepared the Barcelona conference in 1995. Today it is clear that these policies have failed to prompt an end to authoritarian rule. The authors of Democracy Building... more...

  • Democracy, Development and Decentralisation in Indiaby Chandan Sengupta; Stuart Corbridge

    Taylor and Francis 2013; US$ 125.00

    Offering new insights into the political economy of contemporary India, this book considers how and why unequal patterns of economic growth have taken shape within the context of a democratic and decentralising political system, and how this has impacted upon the processes of economic development. more...

  • Democracy for Breakfastby Tatah Mentan

    Langaa RPCIG 2013; US$ 36.95

    Democracy is the faith that the process of experience is more important than any special result attained, so that special results achieved are of ultimate value only as they are used to enrich and order the ongoing process. Africans must therefore be allowed to apply their cultural and historical experiences and talents in working out a pattern of... more...

  • On Democracy's Doorstepby J. Douglas Smith

    Farrar, Straus and Giroux 2014; US$ 35.99

    The inside story of the Supreme Court decisions that brought true democracy to the United States As chief justice of the U.S. Supreme Court, Earl Warren is most often remembered for landmark rulings in favor of desegregation and the rights of the accused. But Warren himself identified a lesser known group of cases?Baker v. Carr, Reynolds v. Sims,... more...

  • 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...

  • Irresponsible Governmentby Brent Rathgeber

    Dundurn 2014; US$ 11.99

    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...

  • 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...

  • Democratic Theorists in Conversationby Jean-Paul Gagnon

    Palgrave Macmillan 2014; US$ 95.00

    Democracy has changed considerably in recent years to the extent that our contemporary understanding differs greatly from long-held democratic values. In this collection, renowned democratic theorists from Noam Chomsky to Francis Fukuyama give their thoughts on 'new democratic theory' and its implications for the study and practice of democracy. more...

  • The Lost Waveby Molly Tambor

    Oxford University Press, USA 2014; US$ 54.99

    As Italy emerged from World War II, the first women entered the national government. The 45 women who became parliamentarians when Italian women were first entitled to vote in 1946 represented a "lost wave" of feminist action, argues Molly Tambor. In this work, Tambor reconstructs the role that these female politicians played in Italy's... more...

  • Of Empires and Citizensby Amaney A. Jamal

    Princeton University Press 2012; US$ 27.95

    In the post-Cold War era, why has democratization been slow to arrive in the Arab world? This book argues that to understand support for the authoritarian status quo in parts of this region--and the willingness of its citizens to compromise on core democratic principles--one must factor in how a strong U.S. presence and popular anti-Americanism weakens... more...