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Democracy

  • Comparing Mass Media in Established Democraciesby Lisa Müller

    Palgrave Macmillan 2014; US$ 105.00

    This book examines the contribution of mass media to modern democracies, in comparative perspective. Part I deals with the conceptualization and implementation of a systematic framework to assess democratic media performance, both in terms of media systems and content. Part II studies media effects on the quality of democracy. more...

  • Irresponsible Governmentby Brent Rathgeber; Andrew Coyne

    Dundurn 2014; US$ 9.99

    Irresponsible Government examines the failure of modern elected representatives to hold the government to account, and the erosion of parliamentary principles, which has led to the power imbalances plaguing modern government, all with a view on restoring accountability to Canadian politics. more...

  • World Orderby Henry Kissinger

    Penguin Books Ltd 2014; Not Available

    As Henry Kissinger observes in this magisterial book, there has never been a true world order. For most of history, civilizations have defined their own concepts of order, each one envisioning its distinct principles as universally relevant. Now, as international affairs take place on a global basis, these historic concepts of world order are meeting.... more...

  • Corporation Nationby Charles Derber

    St. Martin's Press 2014; US$ 23.99

    Foreword by Ralph Nader. In Corporation Nation Derber addresses the unchecked power of today?s corporations to shape the way we work, earn, buy, sell, and think?the very way we live. Huge, far-reaching mergers are now commonplace, downsizing is rampant, and our lines of communication, news and entertainment media, jobs, and savings are increasingly... more...

  • The Gambleby John Sides; Lynn Vavreck

    Princeton University Press 2014; US$ 19.95

    ?Game changer.? We heard it so many times during the 2012 U.S. presidential election. But what actually made a difference in the contest?and what was just hype? In this groundbreaking book, John Sides and Lynn Vavreck tell the dramatic story of the election?with a big difference. Using an unusual ?moneyball? approach and drawing on extensive quantitative... more...

  • The Courage of Our Convictionsby Gary Hart

    Henry Holt and Co. 2014; US$ 18.99

    An impassioned call to arms for Democrats to embrace the principles that made the party and the country great--a true moral vision for leadership at home and abroad In this powerful and provocative manifesto, a cri de coeur for Democrats who have grown increasingly frustrated with their party's leaders, former senator Gary Hart takes the Democrats... more...

  • Europarties After Enlargementby Edoardo Bressanelli

    Palgrave Macmillan 2014; US$ 95.00

    By comparing the importance of representative democracy to the EU as enshrined in the Lisbon Treaty with the political systems in the EU's newest member states, this study explores whether representative democracy can really exist in an enlarged EU and explores the constraints and opportunities for political parties operating the in the EU. more...

  • European Union and United States Democracy Promotionby Nelli Babayan

    Taylor and Francis 2014; US$ 135.00

    Although "democracy promotion" has become a popular term for policy makers and scholars, democratization is rarely a smooth or linear transition. While some countries quickly democratize, others lag behind despite a long period of democracy promotion activities. Furthermore, while democracy promotion itself has been widely studied, there is a paucity... more...

  • Australia as US Client Stateby Erik Paul

    Palgrave Macmillan 2014; US$ 45.00

    This book explores Australia's role as a US client state and the subsequent consequences for Australian democracy. Examining whether neoliberal and neoconservative interests have hijacked democracy in Australia, Paul questions whether further de-democratisation will advance US economic and military interests. more...

  • Deprovincializing Habermas: Global Perspectivesby Tom Bailey

    Taylor and Francis 2014; US$ 105.00

    This volume engages with Jürgen Habermas?s political theory from critical perspectives beyond its Western European origins. In particular, it explores the challenges of democratizing, decolonizing and desecularizing his theory for global contexts, and proposes ?deprovincializing? reformulations for contemporary political and social issues. more...