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  • Defending Rortyby William Curtis

    Cambridge University Press 2015; US$ 80.00

    Mixing American pragmatism and romanticism, Richard Rorty defends liberal democracy as an antiauthoritarian political regime based on liberal civic virtues. more...

  • Samuel Adamsby Mark Puls

    St. Martin's Press 2015; US$ 18.99

    Winner of the 2007 Fraunces Tavern Museum Book Award! Samuel Adams is perhaps the most unheralded and overshadowed of the founding fathers, yet without him there would have been no American Revolution. A genius at devising civil protests and political maneuvers that became a trademark of American politics, Adams astutely forced Britain into coercive... more...

  • David's Slingby Victoria C.G. Coates

    Encounter Books 2015; US$ 27.99

    Throughout western history, the societies that have made the greatest contributions to the spread of freedom have created iconic works of art to celebrate their achievements. Yet despite the enduring appeal of works from the Parthenon to Michelangelo?s David to Picasso?s Guernica, histories of both art and democracy have ignored this phenomenon.... more...

  • Capitalism and Human Valuesby Tony Wilkinson

    Andrews UK 2015; US$ 16.99

    Capitalism is not enough. It has brought us prosperity and no other economic system can match its energy and innovation, but it has a dark side of exploitation and instability.Capitalism needs to be bounded by values. But which values? What indeed are values anyway and how do we locate and share values strong enough to balance the power of capitalism... more...

  • Practicing Democracyby Daniel Peart; Adam I. P. Smith

    University of Virginia Press 2015; US$ 49.50

    In Practicing Democracy, eleven historians challenge conventional narratives of democratization in the early United States, offering new perspectives on the period between the ratification of the Constitution and the outbreak of the Civil War. The essays in this collection address critical themes such as the origins, evolution, and disintegration... more...

  • Elite Recruitment and Coherence of the Inner Core of Power in Finlandby Ilkka Ruostetsaari

    Lexington Books 2015; US$ 89.99

    The book analyzes the extent to which the recruitment into and the coherence of different elites have changed in Finland throughout the period of 1991-2011. This change has been characterized by important societal upheavals, such as two deep economic recessions and a phase of rapid economic growth. more...

  • Legitimitätby Maria Dammayr; Doris Graß; Barbara Rothmüller

    transcript 2015; US$ 27.27

    Ob Finanz-, Pflege- oder Bildungskrise - aktuelle Krisen bergen das Potenzial, die Legitimität von Herrschaft zu verändern. Die Stabilität von Legitimationsmustern ist gesellschaftlich, politisch und wissenschaftlich umkämpft und historisch jeweils neu zu reflektieren: Werden Formen der Legitimation etwa von Demokratie, Leistung, sozialen Ungleichheiten... more...

  • Divided Citiesby Annika Björkdahl; Lisa Strömbom

    Nordic Academic Press 2015; US$ 20.99

    Combining peace and conflict studies with public administration research, Divided Cities critically investigates the roles of public administration and civil servants in resolving issues that are potentially conflictual in divided societies. Zooming in on nine cities with very different legacies and democratic development?Copenhagen, Malmö, Toronto,... more...

  • The Republic of Conscienceby Gary Hart

    Penguin Publishing Group 2015; US$ 25.95

    Former Senator Gary Hart?s  The Republic of Conscience  is a meditation on the growing gap between the founding principles of the United States Constitution and our current political landscape. Going back as early as 400 BC, the idea of a true republic has been threatened by narrow, special interests taking precedence over the commonwealth. The... more...

  • Common Senseby Thomas Paine; Richard Beeman

    Penguin Publishing Group 2015; US$ 12.00

    Throughout history, some books have changed the world. They have transformed the way we see ourselves?and each other. They have inspired debate, dissent, war and revolution. They have enlightened, outraged, provoked and comforted. They have enriched lives?and destroyed them. Now, Penguin brings you the works of the great thinkers, pioneers, radicals... more...