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Democracy

  • What Does Europe Want?by Slavoj ?i?ek; Srecko Horvat

    Columbia University Press 2014; US$ 24.99

    Slavoj ?i?ek and Srecko Horvat combine their critical clout to emphasize the dangers of ignoring Europe?s growing wealth gap and the parallel rise in right-wing nationalism, which is directly tied to the fallout from the ongoing financial crisis and its prescription of imposed austerity. To general observers, the European Union?s economic woes appear... more...

  • The Internet and Democracy Building in Lusophone African Countriesby Susana Salgado

    Ashgate Publishing Ltd 2014; US$ 109.95

    This timely book fills an important gap in the literature on the influence of the Internet and new media in Portuguese speaking African countries. Based on extensive field work throughout the region, the author examines the influence of the Internet in the transition to democracy in Africa, and asks whether there are new possibilities for popular activism... more...

  • The Compassionate Communityby Jonathan Miller; Al Gore

    St. Martin's Press 2014; US$ 15.99

    Jonathan Miller, a rising star of the Democratic party, uses the Bible to show what unites Americans more...

  • The Impression of Influenceby Justin Grimmer; Sean J. Westwood; Solomon Messing

    Princeton University Press 2014; US$ 29.95

    Constituents often fail to hold their representatives accountable for federal spending decisions?even though those very choices have a pervasive influence on American life. Why does this happen? Breaking new ground in the study of representation, The Impression of Influence demonstrates how legislators skillfully inform constituents with strategic... more...

  • Do-It-Yourself Democracy: The Rise of the Public Engagement Industryby Caroline W. Lee

    Oxford University Press 2014; US$ 19.99

    Citizen participation has undergone a radical shift since anxieties about "bowling alone" seized the nation in the 1990s. Many pundits and observers have cheered America's twenty-first century civic renaissance-an explosion of participatory innovations in public life. Invitations to "have your say!" and "join the discussion!"... more...

  • The Triple Crisis of Western Capitalismby Tillmann C. Lauk

    Palgrave Macmillan 2014; US$ 115.00

    Tillmann C. Lauk discusses law-making at the European level and argues that problems with EU legislation, banking regulation and currency debasement are due to a lack of democratic control. He insists on the need for radical reform both of banking and of international money and makes an important contribution to the debate on the future of finance.... more...

  • Rosa Luxemburg in Actionby Rosemary H. T. O'Kane

    Taylor and Francis 2014; US$ 130.00

    Neither a work concerned only with her Marxist writings nor a personal biography concerned with her private life, this book examines Rosa Luxemburg?s ideas on revolution and democracy and how the two are bound together by her views on the importance of political action. Stretching, historically, from 1863 to the present, this book covers in great... more...

  • Democracy in America: Volume IIby Alexis de Tocqueville

    HarperCollins Canada 2014; Not Available

    Over the course of nine months in 1831 Alexis de Tocqueville, a French political thinker, and accompanied by Gustave de Beaumont, travelled the United States under the pretext of studying the American prison system. Over the course of his travels, Tocqueville also studied American society, religion, politics, and economics, undertaking what would... more...

  • Democracy in America: Volume IIby Alexis de Tocqueville

    HarperCollins Canada 2014; US$ 1.99

    Over the course of nine months in 1831 Alexis de Tocqueville, a French political thinker, and accompanied by Gustave de Beaumont, travelled the United States under the pretext of studying the American prison system. Over the course of his travels, Tocqueville also studied American society, religion, politics, and economics, undertaking what would... more...

  • Democracy in America: Volume Iby Alexis de Tocqueville

    HarperCollins Canada 2014; US$ 1.99

    Over the course of nine months in 1831 Alexis de Tocqueville, a French political thinker, and accompanied by Gustave de Beaumont, travelled the United States under the pretext of studying the American prison system. Over the course of his travels, Tocqueville also studied American society, religion, politics, and economics, undertaking what would... more...