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Democracy

  • The Best Democracy Money Can Buyby Greg Palast; Ted Rall; Robert F. Jr. Kennedy

    Seven Stories Press 2016; US$ 12.99

    A close presidential election in November could well come down to contested states or even districts--an election decided by vote theft? It could happen this year. Based on Greg Palast and Robert F. Kennedy Jr.'s investigative reporting for Rolling Stone and BBC television plus new reporting by Palast for the new edition?a portion of which will be... more...

  • Disorienting Democracyby Clare Woodford

    Taylor and Francis 2016; US$ 54.95

    Drawing on recent developments in continental political thought ?Disorienting Democracy? rethinks democracy as a practice that can be used to counter the increasing poverty, inequality and insecurity that mark our contemporary era. In answer to concerns that the contemporary left is not strong enough for these so-called times of crisis this book argues... more...

  • Creating Freedomby Raoul Martinez

    Canongate Books 2016; US$ 22.46

    The idea of freedom is at the heart of our political and economic systems. It is foundational to our democracy, our way of life - our very conception of what it is to be human. But are we free in the way that we think we are?In Creating Freedom, Raoul Martinez compellingly dismantles the sacred myth of freedom, showing that our belief that our institutions... more...

  • The Wartime Origins of Democratizationby Reyko Huang

    Cambridge University Press 2016; US$ 80.00 US$ 65.60

    Why do some countries democratize after civil war? Huang argues that war can foment popular demand for radical political change. more...

  • Make or Breakby Richard Calland

    Penguin Random House South Africa 2016; US$ 11.00

    The next three years will determine whether South Africa succeeds or fails in the long term.? Jacob Zuma?s term as president is due to end in 2019, though he could go earlier. Who will succeed him and what will be the impact on policy? ? The ANC?s dominance has been significantly dented after opposition parties gained ground in the 2016 local government... more...

  • Political Leadership and Charismaby Michael Brecher

    Springer International Publishing 2016; US$ 116.14

    This book is unique in illuminating and comparing the charismatic role of two political leaders, Jawaharlal Nehru and David Ben-Gurion, along with assessments of many other 20th century political leaders. Its aim is to enrich our knowledge of an important dimension of global politics: charismatic leadership. The central role of political leaders in... more...

  • Beyond Ethnic Politics in Africaby Dominika Koter

    Cambridge University Press 2016; US$ 80.00 US$ 65.60

    Focussing on Sub-Saharan Africa, Dominika Koter analyses why ethnic politics emerge in some ethnically diverse societies, but not in others. more...

  • Unequal Democracyby Larry M. Bartels

    Princeton University Press 2016; US$ 29.95 US$ 23.96

    The first edition of Unequal Democracy was an instant classic, shattering illusions about American democracy and spurring scholarly and popular interest in the political causes and consequences of escalating economic inequality. This revised and expanded edition includes two new chapters on the political economy of the Obama era. One presents the... more...

  • Rousseau?s Rejuvenation of Political Philosophyby Nelson Lund

    Springer International Publishing 2016; US$ 112.31

    This book reads Jean-Jacques Rousseau with a view toward deepening our understanding of many political issues alive today, including the place of women in society, the viability of traditional family structures, the role of religion and religious freedom in nations that are becoming ever more secular, and the proper conduct of American constitutional... more...

  • Democratization in Russia: The Development of Legislative Institutionsby Jeffrey W. Hahn

    Taylor and Francis 2016; US$ 47.95

    The development of Russian democracy has been a gradual process of maturation punctuated by dramatic events. This text examines events such as the first free elections, the Russian parliament's resistance to the 1991 coup, and the bloody confrontation with the military in 1993. more...