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Democracy

  • The European Union: A Citizen's Guideby Chris Bickerton

    Penguin Books Ltd 2016; US$ 14.38

    The essential Pelican introduction to the European Union - its history, its politics, and its role today For most of us today, 'Europe' refers to the European Union. At the centre of a seemingly never-ending crisis, the EU remains a black box, closed to public understanding. Is it a state? An empire? Is Europe ruled by Germany or by European... more...

  • Demands on Democracyby José María Maravall

    OUP Oxford 2016; US$ 84.99

    A thorough examination of the past and present experience of representative democracies and how it relates to the normative claims of democratic theory. more...

  • José 'Pepe' Mujicaby Stephen Gregory

    Sussex Academic Press 2016; US$ 24.99

    Toward the end of his administration (2010?2015), then Uruguayan President José ?Pepe? Mujica made headlines across the world with a couple of unusual speeches at United Nations assemblies in Rio de Janeiro and New York that were heatedly anti-capitalist, anti-consumerist, anti-globalization and anti-climate change ? all fuelled by a libertarian socialist... more...

  • Campaigning for President in America, 1788?2016by Scott Hammond; Robert Roberts; Valerie Sulfaro

    ABC-CLIO 2016; US$ 68.00

    The race for the presidency encapsulates the broader changes in American democratic culture. This book provides insight into the major issues and events surrounding American presidential elections across more than two centuries, from the earliest years of the Republic through the campaigns of the 21st century. Readers will be able to see and understand... more...

  • Claus Offe and the Critical Theory of the Capitalist Stateby Jens Borchert; Stephan Lessenich

    Taylor and Francis 2016; US$ 54.95

    Back in 1972, German political sociologist Claus Offe published a book on the Structural Problems of Late Capitalism which, for almost two decades, inspired and stimulated an international and transdisciplinary debate on the role of the state in contemporary capitalism. An academic debate which, paradoxically, began to wane as the issues about which... more...

  • Racial Realignmentby Eric Schickler

    Princeton University Press 2016; US$ 35.00

    Few transformations in American politics have been as important as the integration of African Americans into the Democratic Party and the Republican embrace of racial policy conservatism. The story of this partisan realignment on race is often told as one in which political elites?such as Lyndon Johnson and Barry Goldwater?set in motion a dramatic... more...

  • Design, Meaning and Choice in Direct Democracyby Shauna Reilly

    Taylor and Francis 2016; US$ 149.95

    Design, Meaning and Choice in Direct Democracy examines the link between political knowledge and participation in direct democracy in the United States. Presenting insights on the different behaviours of the petitioner, the ballot and the voter and using quantitative, qualitative and experimental methodological approaches, Shauna Reilly evaluates... more...

  • Parliaments and Citizensby Cristina Leston-Bandeira

    Taylor and Francis 2016; US$ 54.95

    The relationship between parliaments and citizens is one of the least studied subjects in legislative studies, yet this is a crucial dimension to understand parliaments and the role they play in our political systems. Furthermore, this relationship has gained considerable visibility over the last decade thanks in part to the development of new media,... more...

  • Public Reason Confucianismby Sungmoon Kim

    Cambridge University Press 2016; US$ 80.00

    Public reason Confucianism is a particular style of Confucian democratic perfectionism in which comprehensive Confucianism is connected with perfectionism. more...

  • Catalonia: A New Independent State in Europe?by Xavier Cuadras Morató

    Taylor and Francis 2016; US$ 54.95

    Catalonia: A New Independent State in Europe examines the main issues of the political process which is taking place in Catalonia today. The political confrontation between the Spanish and Catalan institutions has now reached the international arena, especially the debates concerning international recognition of a new Catalan state and its membership... more...