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  • Alexis de Tocqueville and the Art of Democratic Statesmanshipby Hebert; Danoff

    Lexington Books 2010; US$ 39.99

    In 1835, Alexis de Tocqueville famously called for 'a new political science' that could address the problems and possibilities of a 'world itself quite new.' For Tocqueville, the democratic world needed not just a new political science, but also new arts of statesmanship and leadership. In this volume, editors Brian Danoff and L. Joseph Hebert,... more...

  • Sacred Markets, Sacred Canopiesby William Sims Bainbridge; Steve Bruce; Roger Finke; Anthony J. Gill; Eva M. Hamberg; Ted G. Jelen; Daniel V. A. Olson; Thorleif Pettersson; Rodney Stark; R Stephen Warner

    Rowman & Littlefield Publishers 2003; US$ 36.99

    In Sacred Markets, Sacred Canopies, Ted. G. Jelen brings together the leading scholars in the sociology of religion to debate market theories of religion. As the contributors examine whether or not religious choices can be understood as responding to the same laws of supply and demand as other forms of consumer behavior, they bring out many of the... more...

  • Irresponsible Governmentby Brent Rathgeber

    Dundurn 2014; US$ 9.99

    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...

  • Democratic Deliberation in Deeply Divided Societies:by Juan Ugarriza; Didier Caluwaerts

    Palgrave Macmillan 2014; US$ 105.00

    Through case-analysis and cross-sectional assessment of eleven countries this collection explores the most deeply divided societies in the world in order to highlight what deliberative democracy looks like in a deeply divided society and to understand the conditions that deliberative democracies could realistically emerge in difficult circumstances more...

  • The South Korean Development Experienceby Eun Mee Kim; Pil Ho Kim

    Palgrave Macmillan 2014; US$ 95.00

    This volume explores South Korea's successful transition from an underdeveloped, authoritarian country to a modern industrialized democracy. South Korea's experience of foreign aid gives a unique perspective on how to use foreign aid for economic development as well as how to build a strong partnership between developed and developing countries. more...

  • Populism and Crisis Politics in Greeceby Takis S. Pappas

    Palgrave Macmillan 2014; US$ 45.00

    Exploring the negative effects of populism, this study presents an original explanation of Greece's current political and economic failures. It argues that the sovereign debt crisis only exacerbated the malfunctioning of a democracy long ago contaminated by populist politics while also offering a more general insight into the impact of populism 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 Promotion in the EU?s Neighbourhoodby Sandra Lavenex; Frank Schimmelfennig

    Taylor and Francis 2013; US$ 145.00

    EU external democracy promotion has traditionally been based on ?linkage?, i.e. bottom-up support for democratic forces in third countries, and ?leverage?, i.e. the top-down inducement of political elites towards democratic reforms through political conditionality. The advent of the European Neighbourhood Policy and new forms of association have introduced... more...

  • After Tocquevilleby Chilton Williamson

    Intercollegiate Studies Institute 2014; US$ 14.99

    The End of Democracy?  The fall of the Berlin Wall. The collapse of the Iron Curtain. The Orange Revolution. The Arab Spring. The rush of events in recent decades seems to confirm that Alexis de Tocqueville was right: the future belongs to democracy. But take a closer look. The history of democracy since the 1830s, when Tocqueville wrote  Democracy... more...

  • Nations in Transit 2004by Freedom House

    Rowman & Littlefield Publishers 2004; US$ 49.99

    Nations in Transit is Freedom House's incisive and authoritative assessment of post-Communist reform in 27 countries of Central and Eastern Europe and the former Soviet Union. In this annual research effort, leading regional and country specialists review key indicators of democratization and the rule of law and present their findings through in-depth... more...