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  • The European Unionby Simona Piattoni

    OUP Oxford 2015; US$ 94.99 US$ 85.49

    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 Politics of Uncertaintyby Andreas Schedler

    OUP Oxford 2013; US$ 39.99 US$ 35.99

    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 Struggle for Democracyby Christopher Meckstroth

    Oxford University Press 2015; US$ 64.99 US$ 58.49

    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...

  • How Europeans View and Evaluate Democracyby Mónica Ferrín; Hanspeter Kriesi

    OUP Oxford 2016; US$ 104.99 US$ 94.49

    This book answers two fundamental questions for European advanced democracies: how Europeans view democracy (or how democracy should be) and how Europeans evaluate democracy (or how European democracies work in practice). more...

  • In Defense of Pluralismby Éric Montpetit

    Cambridge University Press 2016; US$ 36.00

    Providing an empirically grounded perspective on policy disagreements, Éric Montpetit highlights significant distortions in the media coverage of policy-making. more...

  • Legal Pluralism and Shari?a Lawby Adam Possamai; James T. Richardson; Bryan S Turner

    Taylor and Francis 2016; US$ 160.00

    Legal pluralism has often been associated with post-colonial legal developments especially where common law survived alongside tribal and customary laws. Focusing on Shar??a , this book examines the legal policies and experiences of various societies with different traditions of citizenship, secularism and common law. Where large diasporic communities... more...

  • Das demokratische Experimentby Yves Sintomer

    Springer Fachmedien Wiesbaden 2016; US$ 26.85

    Das Losverfahren blickt zurück auf eine lange politische Geschichte. Es lenkt den Blick auf eine oft vergessene politischen Dimension: Die Herschaft durch das Volk. Yes Sintomer zeigt mit dem vorliegenden Buch, dass ein neues politisches Terrain sichtbar wird - eine Form partizipativer Demokratie, in der die Bürger entscheidenden Einfluss auf die... more...

  • Catalonia: A New Independent State in Europe?by Xavier Cuadras Morató

    Taylor and Francis 2016; US$ 54.95

    Catalonia: A New Independent State in Europe examines the main issues of the political process which is taking place in Catalonia today. The political confrontation between the Spanish and Catalan institutions has now reached the international arena, especially the debates concerning international recognition of a new Catalan state and its membership... more...

  • Design, Meaning and Choice in Direct Democracyby Shauna Reilly

    Taylor and Francis 2016; US$ 149.95

    Design, Meaning and Choice in Direct Democracy examines the link between political knowledge and participation in direct democracy in the United States. Presenting insights on the different behaviours of the petitioner, the ballot and the voter and using quantitative, qualitative and experimental methodological approaches, Shauna Reilly evaluates... more...