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Democracy

  • Liberal Peacebuilding and the Locus of Legitimacyby David Roberts

    Taylor and Francis 2016; US$ 160.00

    Liberal peacebuilding too often builds neither peace nor Liberalism. In a growing number of cases, people aren?t rejecting and relegating democracy because it?s bad; they?re challenging it because it isn?t relevant to their priorities and needs. The peacebuilding ?moment? ? when consent for intervention is present and the opportunity to build a sustainable... more...

  • Five Rising Democraciesby Ted Piccone

    Brookings Institution Press 2016; US$ 26.00

    Shifting power balances in the world are shaking the foundations of the liberal international order and revealing new fault lines at the intersection of human rights and international security. Will these new global trends help or hinder the world?s long struggle for human rights and democracy? The answer depends on the role of five rising democraciesIndia,... 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...

  • Cultural Policy and Democracyby Geir Vestheim

    Taylor and Francis 2016; US$ 160.00

    This book discusses how public cultural policies can relate to the principle political issue of democracy. Here, democratic cultural policies include ideas and ideologies, institutional structures, agents and interests, power, access and participation and distribution of economic resources. Contributors focus on analysing the relationship between... more...

  • A Question of Balanceby Brenda J. Norton

    Lexington Books 2016; US$ 79.99

    This book offers a cross-national analysis of judicial decisions and legislative action in three religiously pluralistic Western democracies?the United States, France, and the Netherlands?that shows how each balances individual rights with communal bonds and adheres to or retreats from human rights norms for women and religious practices. more...

  • The Egyptiansby Jack Shenker

    Penguin Books Ltd 2016; US$ 25.58

    From award-winning journalist Jack Shenker, The Egyptians is the essential book about Egypt and radical politics In early 2011, Cairo's Tahrir Square briefly commanded the attention of the world. Half a decade later, the international media has largely moved on from Egypt's explosive cycles of revolution and counter-revolution - but the Arab... more...

  • On War and Democracyby Christopher Kutz

    Princeton University Press 2016; US$ 39.95

    On War and Democracy provides a richly nuanced examination of the moral justifications democracies often invoke to wage war. In this compelling and provocative book, Christopher Kutz argues that democratic principles can be both fertile and toxic ground for the project of limiting war?s violence. Only by learning to view war as limited by our democratic... more...

  • Parliament and Parliamentarismby Pasi Ihalainen; Cornelia Ilie; Kari Palonen

    Berghahn Books 2016; US$ 110.00

    Parliamentary theory, practices, discourses, and institutions constitute a distinctively European contribution to modern politics. Taking a broad historical perspective, this cross-disciplinary, innovative, and rigorous collection locates the essence of parliamentarism in four key aspects-deliberation, representation, responsibility, and sovereignty-and... more...