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Democracy

  • Liberty's First Crisisby Charles Slack

    Grove/Atlantic, Inc. 2015; US$ 26.00

    When the United States government passed the Bill of Rights in 1791, its uncompromising protection of speech and of the press were unlike anything the world had ever seen before. But by 1798, the once-dazzling young republic of the United States was on the verge of collapse: partisanship gripped the weak federal government, British seizures threatened... more...

  • In Search of the Movementby Benjamin Hedin

    City Lights Publishers 2015; US$ 15.95

    Published on the 50th anniversary of the Selma-to-Montgomery Alabama marches, Ben Hedin analyzes the legacy of the civil rights movement. more...

  • Paths Out of Dixie: The Democratization of Authoritarian Enclaves in America's Deep South, 1944-1972by Robert Mickey

    Princeton University Press 2015; US$ 35.00

    The transformation of the American South--from authoritarian to democratic rule--is the most important political development since World War II. It has re-sorted voters into parties, remapped presidential elections, and helped polarize Congress. Most important, it is the final step in America's democratization. Paths Out of Dixie illuminates this... more...

  • Gerechtigkeitby Otfried Höffe

    C.H. Beck 2015; US$ 7.52

    Diese kulturen- und epochenübergreifende Einführung in Begriff und Geschichte der Gerechtigkeit reicht von der Frühzeit des Menschen bis in das heutige Zeitalter der Globalisierung. Höffes historisch und systematisch kompetente Darlegung behandelt einen zentralen Grundsatz des menschlichen Zusammenlebens. Biographische InformationenOtfried Höffe lehrte... more...

  • Voices of the Arab Springby Asaad al-Saleh

    Columbia University Press 2015; US$ 21.99

    Narrated by dozens of activists and everyday individuals involved in the Arab Spring, this book documents the unprecedented events that led to the collapse of dictatorial regimes in Tunisia, Egypt, Libya, and Yemen. Arab citizens were called to join the revolt during the second half of 2011, while the revolutionary moment was still unfolding. Their... more...

  • Democratizing Inequalitiesby Caroline W. Lee; Michael McQuarrie; Edward T. Walker; Craig Calhoun

    NYU Press 2015; US$ 26.00

    Opportunities to ?have your say,? ?get involved,? and ?join the conversation? are everywhere in public life. From crowdsourcing and town hall meetings to government experiments with social media, participatory politics increasingly seem like a revolutionary antidote to the decline of civic engagement and the thinning of the contemporary public sphere.... more...

  • Kill the Messengersby Mark Bourrie

    HarperCollins Canada 2015; US$ 25.99

    Ottawa has become a place where the nation?s business is done in secret, and access to information--the lifeblood of democracy in Canada--is under attack. It?s being lost to an army of lobbyists and public-relations flacks who help set the political agenda and decide what you get to know. It?s losing its struggle against a prime minister and a... more...

  • Reconstructing Democracyby Justin Behrend

    University of Georgia Press 2015; US$ 59.95

    Former slaves, with no prior experience in electoral politics and with few economic resources or little significant social standing, created a sweeping political movement that transformed the South after the Civil War. Within a few short years after emancipation, not only were black men voting but they had elected thousands of ex-slaves to political... more...

  • The Ministry of Public Inputby Jennifer Lees-Marshment

    Palgrave Macmillan 2015; US$ 105.00

    As political leaders acknowledge the limits of their power they increasingly integrate constructive input from inside and outside government into their decision-making. A Ministry or Commission of Public Input is necessary to collect, process and communicate input more effectively and politicians need to work with the public to identify solutions.... more...

  • Representation in State Legislaturesby Malcolm E. Jewell

    The University Press of Kentucky 2015; US$ 35.00

    Every two years American voters turn out to elect several thousand representatives to state legislatures. Only now in Representation in State Legislatures do we have a detailed examination of how these officials perceive their jobs and how they attempt to do them. To provide answers to these questions, Malcolm E. Jewell conducted intensive interviews... more...