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Democracy

  • The China Modelby Daniel A. Bell

    Princeton University Press 2015; US$ 29.95

    Westerners tend to divide the political world into "good" democracies and "bad" authoritarian regimes. But the Chinese political model does not fit neatly in either category. Over the past three decades, China has evolved a political system that can best be described as "political meritocracy." The China Model seeks to understand the ideals and... more...

  • The Authoritarian Interludeby Dr Peter Marden

    Ashgate Publishing Ltd 2015; US$ 119.95

    What do we value as a political virtue? What are the core values of democracy in the modern era? What is a democratic culture and can it coexist with a predatory capitalist corporatism? Is democracy just about human rights? What is the nature of public dissent? These are some of the questions posed in this book as Peter Marden extends debates on... more...

  • Building Blocsby Cedric de Leon; Manali Desai; Cihan Tugal

    Stanford University Press 2015; US$ 24.95

    Do political parties merely represent divisions in society? Until now, scholars and other observers have generally agreed that they do. But Building Blocs argues the reverse: that some political parties in fact shape divisions as they struggle to remake the social order. Drawing on the contributors' expertise in Indonesia, India, the United States,... more...

  • Taking a Standby Rand Paul

    Center Street 2015; US$ 30.31

    Senator Rand Paul, leading national politician and 2016 Presidential candidate, presents his vision for America. From his electrifying thirteen-hour filibuster against administration-orchestrated drone strikes against U.S. citizens, to leading the discourse on criminal justice, Senator Rand Paul has taken Washington by storm. His outreach to... more...

  • Taking a Standby Rand Paul

    Center Street 2015; Not Available

    Senator Rand Paul, leading national politician and 2016 Presidential candidate, presents his vision for America. From his electrifying thirteen-hour filibuster against administration-orchestrated drone strikes against U.S. citizens, to leading the discourse on criminal justice, Senator Rand Paul has taken Washington by storm. His outreach to... more...

  • Taking a Standby Rand Paul

    Center Street 2015; Not Available

    Senator Rand Paul, leading national politician and 2016 Presidential candidate, presents his vision for America. From his electrifying thirteen-hour filibuster against administration-orchestrated drone strikes against U.S. citizens, to leading the discourse on criminal justice, Senator Rand Paul has taken Washington by storm. His outreach to... more...

  • Ideas of Liberty in Early Modern Europeby Hilary Gatti

    Princeton University Press 2015; US$ 45.00

    Europe?s long sixteenth century?a period spanning the years roughly from the voyages of Columbus in the 1490s to the English Civil War in the 1640s?was an era of power struggles between avaricious and unscrupulous princes, inquisitions and torture chambers, and religious differences of ever more violent fervor. Ideas of Liberty in Early Modern Europe... more...

  • The Politicos Guide to the New House of Commons 2015by Tim Carr; Iain Dale

    Biteback Publishing 2015; US$ 24.78

    In the wake of the most unprecedented election result in recent memory, the question on everyone?s lips (apart from: how did that happen?) is: so what?s next? And who are all these new faces on the Commons benches? In The Politicos Guide to the New House of Commons 2015, public affairs consultant Tim Carr teams up with the editor of the bestselling... more...

  • 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...

  • Europe?s Legitimacy Crisisby Michael Longo; Philomena B. Murray

    Palgrave Macmillan 2015; US$ 45.00

    Sharp in focus and succinct in analysis, this Pivot examines the latest developments and scholarly debates surrounding the sources of the European Union's crisis of legitimacy and possible solutions. It examines not only the financial and economic dimensions of the current crisis, but also those crises at the heart of the EU integration project. more...