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Democracy

  • Grassroots Elections in Chinaby Kevin J. O'Brien; Suisheng Zhao

    Taylor and Francis 2014; US$ 44.95

    Twenty years after the launch of village elections, the time is ripe to assess the progress and impact of China?s most notable political reform. Where have elections been conducted well and where have they been conducted poorly? How have procedures changed over the years and have elections truly transformed how power is exercised in the countryside?... more...

  • Globalization and Democracyby Stephen J. Rosow; Jim George

    Rowman & Littlefield Publishers 2014; US$ 25.99

    Combining theory with compelling case studies, this book examines the globalizing world of democracy. Noted critical scholars Stephen J. Rosow and Jim George argue that democracy must be understood not as a unified concept but as a diversity of political responses to specific conditions and political struggles. Doing so reveals how democracy is taking... more...

  • The Violence of Organized Forgettingby Henry A. Giroux

    City Lights Publishers 2014; US$ 15.95

    A sweeping criticism of neoliberalism, public amnesia, inequality, and the rise of an authoritarian surveillance state. more...

  • Populism and Crisis Politics in Greeceby Takis S. Pappas

    Palgrave Macmillan 2014; US$ 45.00

    Exploring the negative effects of populism, this study presents an original explanation of Greece's current political and economic failures. It argues that the sovereign debt crisis only exacerbated the malfunctioning of a democracy long ago contaminated by populist politics while also offering a more general insight into the impact of populism more...

  • The Democratic Imagination in Americaby Russell L. Hanson

    Princeton University Press 2014; US$ 63.95

    Russell Hanson discovers in the history of democratic rhetoric in the United States a series of essential contests" over the meaning of democracy that have occurred in periods of political and socio-economic change. Originally published in 1985. The Princeton Legacy Library uses the latest print-on-demand technology to again make available previously... more...

  • The New Regulatory Spaceby F. Vibert

    Edward Elgar Publishing 2014; US$ 40.00

    As different forms of authority becomes increasingly both distributed and inter-dependent, Frank Vibert’s book offers a systemic analysis of regulation. It presents an ambitious and far-reaching study using and developing the concept of regulatory space. It studies systems as a whole and relates regulation to other systems of authority. It offers... more...

  • The Hillary Effectby Taylor Marsh

    Open Road Media 2014; US$ 5.99

    Spanning nearly two decades of American politics,  The Hillary Effect  is the provocative and insightful story of the first viable female presidential candidate in history to win a primary and do so in spite of her campaign team?s mistakes. It addresses the galvanizing impact that her loss represented for both women and men, in and out of Washington. And... more...

  • Democracy's Dangers & Discontentsby Bruce S. Thornton

    Hoover Institution Press 2014; US$ 14.99

    By democracy we usually mean a government comprising popular rule, individual human rights and freedom, and a free-market economy. Yet the flaws in traditional Athenian democracy can instruct us on the weaknesses of that first element of modern democracies shared with Athens: rule by all citizens equally. In Democracy?s Dangers & Discontents , Bruce... more...

  • The Muslim Struggle for Civil Rights in Spainby Aitana Guia

    Sussex Academic Press 2014; US$ 29.99

    This book looks at how Muslims in Spain have changed legislation linked to religious pluralism and immigration and have fortified Spain?s frail history and practice of democracy since 1975. Spanish Muslims have achieved this through active civil engagement and a persistent struggle for rights and for status as immigrants and as citizens on par with... more...

  • Democratic Deliberation in Deeply Divided Societies:by Juan Ugarriza; Didier Caluwaerts

    Palgrave Macmillan 2014; US$ 105.00

    Through case-analysis and cross-sectional assessment of eleven countries this collection explores the most deeply divided societies in the world in order to highlight what deliberative democracy looks like in a deeply divided society and to understand the conditions that deliberative democracies could realistically emerge in difficult circumstances more...