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Democracy

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  • American Liberalismby John McGowan

    The University of North Carolina Press 2007; US$ 24.99

    Americans live in a liberal democracy. Yet, although democracy is widely touted today, liberalism is scorned by both the right and the left. The United States stands poised between its liberal democratic tradition and the illiberal alternatives of liberalism's critics. John McGowan argues that Americans should think twice before jettisoning the liberalism... more...

  • Democratization and Social Movements in South Koreaby Sun-Chul Kim

    Taylor and Francis 2016; US$ 54.95

    South Korea provides an intellectual challenge in the fields of social movements and democracy in that intense mobilization and the strong influence of social movements have accompanied steady democratization for more than two decades, despite major theories having predicted otherwise. This book examines how social movements in previously authoritarian... more...

  • The New Mediterranean Democraciesby Geoffrey Pridham

    Taylor and Francis 2016; US$ 155.00

    This volume, first published in 1984, discusses the viability of applying the ?Mediterranean model? to three countries that were transitioning to democracy, ? Spain, Greece and Portugal ? combining both comparative and national case-study approaches. In particular, Spain, Greece and Portugal offer comparable examples of the problems of establishing... more...

  • Securing Democracyby Geoffrey Pridham

    Taylor and Francis 2016; US$ 155.00

    When this book first published in 1990, several ?new? democracies were emerging in Southern Europe. Italy, Portugal, Spain and Greece were generally seen as conforming to the western European model of liberal democracy. But the process of democratization is a gradual one, and each national democracy is moulded by its own political, social, and economic... more...

  • Creating Freedomby Raoul Martinez

    Canongate Books 2016; US$ 22.46

    The idea of freedom is at the heart of our political and economic systems. It is foundational to our democracy, our way of life - our very conception of what it is to be human. But are we free in the way that we think we are?In Creating Freedom, Raoul Martinez compellingly dismantles the sacred myth of freedom, showing that our belief that our institutions... more...

  • The Politics of Uncertaintyby Andreas Schedler

    OUP Oxford 2013; US$ 39.99 US$ 34.39

    This volume offers a major new theory of authoritarian politics. It studies regime struggles between government and opposition under electoral authoritarianism and argues that autocracies suffer from institutional uncertainties. more...

  • The Politics of Accountability in Southeast Asiaby Garry Rodan; Caroline Hughes

    OUP Oxford 2014; US$ 97.99 US$ 84.27

    This book examines different ideologies and related political coalitions forming the bases of movements for accountability reform in Southeast Asia. more...

  • The European Unionby Simona Piattoni

    OUP Oxford 2015; US$ 94.99 US$ 81.69

    This volume seeks to answer the question 'Which institutional architecture for which kind of democracy for the EU?' and discusses a series of institutional architectures in light of the democratic quality of the processes and decisions generated by them. more...

  • Against Electionsby David Van Reybrouck

    Random House 2016; US$ 14.09

    Democracy is in bad health. Against Elections offers a new diagnosis ? and an ancient remedy . Fear-mongering populists, distrust in the establishment, personality contests instead of reasoned debate: these are the results of the latest elections. In fact, as this ingenious book shows, the original purpose of elections was to exclude the... more...

  • The Struggle for Democracyby Christopher Meckstroth

    Oxford University Press 2015; US$ 64.99 US$ 55.89

    In The Struggle for Democracy , Christopher Meckstroth looks at history and context in the development of democratic theory to provide a principled way of sorting out deep conflicts over who has the right to speak for the democratic people. He tests this theory by applying it to contemporary debates over same-sex marriage, military intervention, and... more...