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Democracy

  • Partisanship and Political Liberalism in Diverse Societiesby Matteo Bonotti

    OUP Oxford 2017; US$ 69.99

    This book examines the role of political parties in liberal democracies and their function, within the context of one of the most influential contemporary political theories, John Rawls's political liberalism. more...

  • The Bleak Political Implications of Socratic Religionby Shadia B. Drury

    Springer International Publishing 2017; US$ 140.09

    This book poses a radical challenge to the legend of Socrates bequeathed by Plato and echoed by scholars through the ages: that Socrates was an innocent sage convicted and sentenced to death by the democratic mob, for merely questioning the political and religious ideas of his time. This legend conceals an enigma: How could a sage who was pious and... more...

  • British Foreign Policy After Brexitby David Owen; David Ludlow

    Biteback Publishing 2017; US$ 13.99

    British Foreign Policy after Brexit by David Owen and David Ludlow is, perhaps surprisingly, a book written by two people from different generations who voted on opposite sides in the 2016 referendum. One a politician, the other a former diplomat, they both have significant business experience in world markets. The authors demonstrate how Britain's... more...

  • Reclaiming Representationby Monica Brito Vieira

    Taylor and Francis 2017; US$ 54.95

    Representation is integral to the functioning and legitimacy of modern government. Yet political theorists have often been reluctant to engage directly with questions of representation, and empirical political scientists have closed down such questions by making representation synonymous with congruence. Conceptually unproblematic and normatively... more...

  • Legitimacy Gapby Vincent Depaigne

    OUP Oxford 2017; US$ 74.99

    This book addresses the 'legitimacy gap' created by the removal of religion as a source of legitimacy for the foundation of secular states, when many of the world's states are still profoundly religious but require procedural, rather than substantive, grounds for constitutional arrangements. more...

  • This Is Not Americaby Alan Friedman

    Biteback Publishing 2017; US$ 12.49

    What has happened to America, and what's become of the American dream? Behind the self-confident image of world's most influential country, we now see a nation tearing itself apart. The United States may be arguably the world's only superpower, but its internal tensions are a symptom of suffering and division, a condition only exacerbated by the... more...

  • Handbuch der deutschen Parteienby Frank Decker; Viola Neu

    Springer Fachmedien Wiesbaden 2017; US$ 29.42

    Das Handbuch der deutschen Parteien schließt eine Lücke in der Parteienliteratur. Erstmals wieder werden alle wichtigen Parteien in der jüngeren Geschichte und Gegenwart der Bundesrepublik, insgesamt 95, umfassend und systematisch in einem Band behandelt. Neben die Porträts der einzelnen Parteien treten Beiträge, die die Einzeldarstellungen in einen... more...

  • Civic Education and Liberal Democracyby Peter Strandbrink

    Springer International Publishing 2017; US$ 93.39

    This book explores the inherent tension in civic education. There is a surging belief in contemporary European society that liberal democracy should work harder to reproduce the civic and normative setups of national populations through public education. The cardinal notion is that education remains the best means to accomplish this end, and educational... more...

  • Democracy, Constitutionalism, and Politics in Africaby Eunice N. Sahle

    Palgrave Macmillan US 2017; US$ 120.72

    This volume explores contemporary political developments in various parts of Africa in the age of democracy, constitutionalism, the securitization of development, and global terrorism. The contributions by leading observers of constitutionalism and African politics in the context of a global political and economic system provide a nuanced understanding... more...

  • Presidential Elections in Mexicoby Reynaldo Yunuen Ortega Ortiz

    Springer International Publishing 2017; US$ 116.74

    This book analyzes the transformation of the Mexican political system during the last four decades, focusing on its presidential elections. As the country has shifted away from an authoritarian political system, ruled by a hegemonic party, it has become a more moderate, pluralistic society, marked by electoral competition between contestant parties.... more...