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Democracy

  • The Revolt Against the Massesby Fred Siegel

    Encounter Books 2015; US$ 15.99

    This short book rewrites the history of modern American liberalism. It shows that what we think of as liberalism—the top-and-bottom coalition we associate with President Obama—began not with Progressivism or the New Deal but rather in the wake of WWI, in disillusionment with American society. In the 1920s, the first thinkers to call themselves liberals... more...

  • Protest Dialecticsby Paul Chang

    Stanford University Press 2015; US$ 45.00

    1970s South Korea is characterized by many as the "dark age for democracy." Most scholarship on South Korea's democracy movement and civil society has focused on the "student revolution" in 1960 and the large protest cycles in the 1980s which were followed by Korea's transition to democracy in 1987. But in his groundbreaking work of political and... more...

  • Andrew Jackson and the Rise of the Democrats: A Reference Guideby Mark Cheathem

    ABC-CLIO 2015; US$ 58.00

    This illuminating overview explains political parties in the early 19th century, comparing and contrasting that era with the modern-day political climate. more...

  • Controlling the Messageby Victoria A. Farrar-Myers; Justin S. Vaughn

    NYU Press 2015; US$ 26.00

      Contents  Part 1: Elite Utilization  1. Strategic Communication in a Networked Age 13  Daniel Kreiss and Creighton Welch  2. Congressional Campaigns? Motivations for Social Media Adoption 32  Girish J. Gulati and Christine B. Williams  3. Surrogates or Competitors? Social Media Use by Independent Political Actors 53 ... more...

  • Attention Deficit Democracyby James Bovard

    St. Martin's Press 2015; US$ 15.99

    Ignorance and the Mirage of Informed Consent * Fearmongering and the Battered Citizen Syndrome * Messianic Democracy * Lying and Legitimacy * Torture and Absolute Power in Contemporary Government * Trusting Government at Any Cost * Elections as Reverse Slave Auctions * Democratic Delusions on Peace and Inevitability * Big Picture Myopia * Democracy... more...

  • The Bush Betrayalby James Bovard

    St. Martin's Press 2015; US$ 19.99

    Introduction * 9/11: Canonization and Coverup * A War on Dissent? * Hollow Steel: Bush vs. Free Trade * Ed Fraud 101 * AmeriCorps and Moral Reformation * Bush's Farm Fiasco * Spending as Caring * The Political Profits of Pointless Punishment * Government by Stealth * The New Iron Curtain * Airport Antics: The TSA Attitude Police * John Ashcroft, King... more...

  • Watchdogs on the Hillby Linda L. Fowler

    Princeton University Press 2015; US$ 29.95

    An essential responsibility of the U.S. Congress is holding the president accountable for the conduct of foreign policy. In this in-depth look at formal oversight hearings by the Senate Armed Services and Foreign Relations committees, Linda Fowler evaluates how the legislature?s most visible and important watchdogs performed from the mid-twentieth... more...

  • The Confidence Trapby David Runciman

    Princeton University Press 2015; US$ 14.95

    Why do democracies keep lurching from success to failure? The current financial crisis is just the latest example of how things continue to go wrong, just when it looked like they were going right. In this wide-ranging, original, and compelling book, David Runciman tells the story of modern democracy through the history of moments of crisis, from... more...

  • Running from Officeby Jennifer L. Lawless; Richard L. Fox

    Oxford University Press 2015; US$ 18.99

    The past two decades of politics in Washington have seen increased partisanship, prolonged stalemates, and numerous scandals. For today's teenagers and young adults, years of ineffective and inefficient political leadership have completely eroded any sense that politicians or government have the ability to do good or effect positive change. Worse,... 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...