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Democracy

  • Models of Democracy in Nordic and Baltic Europeby Nicholas Aylott

    Ashgate Publishing Ltd 2014; US$ 124.95

    This book explores the ways in which representative democracy works in two neighbouring collections of European states: the Nordic (Denmark, Finland, Iceland, Norway and Sweden) and the Baltic (Estonia, Latvia and Lithuania). The central, guiding questions are: how does political representation work in countries that have a lot in common, but also... more...

  • Democracy: A World Historyby Temma Kaplan

    Oxford University Press 2014; US$ 17.99

    At a moment when the term "Democracy" is evoked to express inchoate aspirations for peace and social change or particular governmental systems that may or may not benefit more than a select minority of the population, this book examines attempts from ancient Mesopotemia to the democratic movements of the early twenty-first century to sustain... more...

  • Politics and Democracy in Microstatesby Wouter Veenendaal

    Taylor and Francis 2014; US$ 145.00

    Why are small states statistically more likely to have a democratic political system? By addressing this question from a qualitative and comparative methodological angle, this book analyses the effects of a small population size on political competition and participation. By comparing the four microstates of San Marino (Europe), St. Kitts and Nevis... more...

  • The American Political Party Systemby John S. Jackson

    Brookings Institution Press 2014; US$ 36.00

    From party polarization, elections, and internal party politics, to the evolution of the U.S. presidency, John S. Jackson's new book has something for everyone interested in American politics. Beginning with a discussion of the creation of the U.S. government to the formation of today's political powerhouses, Jackson provides a narrative sweep of... more...

  • A Kingdom in Crisisby Andrew MacGregor Marshall

    Zed Books 2014; US$ 24.95

    A fascinating, engaged account of a country on the brink of change. more...

  • Incomplete Democracies in the Asia-Pacificby Giovanna Maria Dora Dore; Jae H. Ku; Karl Jackson

    Palgrave Macmillan 2014; US$ 100.00

    This collection presents a varied picture of the state of democracy in Asia, revealing unique findings from a project entitled the 'Asia Democracy Initiative' which explored the role of ordinary people in democratization through the rise of expressive social values in Indonesia, South Korea, the Philippines and Thailand. more...

  • Confucian Culture and Democracyby John Fuh-sheng Hsieh

    World Scientific Publishing Company 2014; US$ 114.00

    The debate over the compatibility of Confucian culture with democracy is an ongoing one. Yet, few books in the existing literature have dealt specifically with the relationship between Confucian culture (as opposed to Confucianism or general cultural factors) and democracy. Prior to the end of the Second World War, no Confucian society was democratic,... more...

  • Politics and the Street in Democratic Athensby Alex Gottesman

    Cambridge University Press 2014; US$ 76.00

    Examines 'informal' politics, like gossip and political theatrics, and how they related to more 'formal' politics of assembly and courts. more...

  • The Democratic Party: Documents Decodedby Douglas Harris; Lonce Bailey

    ABC-CLIO 2014; US$ 79.00

    Through an examination of key historical documents, this book chronicles the Democratic Party's complete transformation from the small-government, Jeffersonian party to a party of activist government and social progressivism during the presidencies of Franklin D. Roosevelt, Lyndon Johnson, Bill Clinton, and Barack Obama. more...

  • Moroccan Women, Activists, and Gender Politicsby Eve Sandberg; Kenza Aqertit

    Lexington Books 2014; US$ 79.99

    This book explores, through a feminist and institutionalist approach, how Moroccan women activists altered their national gender institution to improve the lives of all Moroccan women. The authors offer a template for studying change in national gender institutions that can be adopted by practitioners and scholars in other settings. more...