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  • 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...

  • Government Bulliesby Rand Paul; Ron Paul

    Center Street 2012; US$ 20.05

    Government regulations are out of control. They dictate how much water goes into your commode, and how much water comes out of your showerhead. They determine how hot the water needs to be in your washing machine, and how many miles to the gallon your car must achieve. Since the Patriot Act, your banking records, your gun registration, and your phone... more...

  • Government Bulliesby Rand Paul; Ron Paul

    Center Street 2012; Not Available

    Government regulations are out of control. They dictate how much water goes into your commode, and how much water comes out of your showerhead. They determine how hot the water needs to be in your washing machine, and how many miles to the gallon your car must achieve. Since the Patriot Act, your banking records, your gun registration, and your phone... 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...

  • The Third Way and its Criticsby Anthony Giddens

    Wiley 2013; US$ 69.95

    The idea of finding a 'third way' in politics has become a focus of discussion across the world. Political leaders, in the US, Europe, Asia and Latin America claim to be following its principles. Yet the notion has also attracted much criticism. Some say it is an empty concept without any real content. Critics from the more traditional left argue that... more...

  • 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...

  • Populist Parties in Europeby Stijn van Kessel

    Palgrave Macmillan 2015; US$ 105.00

    Populism is often considered a malign or even dangerous phenomenon in European politics yet it remains unclear what populism is and who its exponents are. This study identifies populist parties across 31 European countries and explains their electoral performance, arguing that they should be treated seriously but not seen as a threat to democracy.... more...

  • Participatory Democracy and Civil Society in the EUby Luis Bouza Garcia

    Palgrave Macmillan 2015; US$ 95.00

    This book is about both the symbolic and the real struggles for the control of the EU's agenda on participatory democracy in the last fifteen years. The book analyzes how civil society organizations contributed to an agenda which has implications for the regulation of interest groups to the institutions and for the democratic legitimacy of the EU.... more...

  • Parteien und Demokratieby Ursula Münch; Uwe Kranenpohl; Henrik Gast

    Nomos Verlagsgesellschaft 2014; US$ 39.65

    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...

  • Die Antipolitischenby Jacques de Saint Victor; Michael Halfbrodt; Raymond Geuss

    Hamburger Edition HIS 2015; US$ 7.27

    Politikverdrossenheit und Misstrauen gegenüber Politikern hat in den westlichen Demokratien ein beachtliches Ausmaß angenommen. Gewählt werden häufig Personen und Bewegungen, die sich als »antipolitisch« verstehen, wie der italienische Ex-Komiker Beppe Grillo mit seiner Anti-Partei »Fünf-Sterne-Bewegung«. In seinem Blog plädiert Grillo für totale Transparenz... more...