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Democracy

  • Collective Choice and Social Welfareby Amartya Sen

    Penguin Books Ltd 2017; US$ 18.32

    Nobel Prize winner Amartya Sen's first great book, now reissued in a fully revised and expanded second edition 'Can the values which individual members of society attach to different alternatives be aggregated into values for society as a whole, in a way that is both fair and theoretically sound? Is the majority principle a workable rule for... more...

  • Manifeste des écologistes atterrésby Lucile Schmid; Édouard Gaudot; Benjamin Joyeux

    Primento Digital Publishing 2017; US$ 5.99

    Jamais on n'aura autant parlé d'écologie en France, en 2015? et jamais le parti politique censé porter ce combat, Europe Écologie ? Les verts, n'aura été aussi inaudible ! C'est le constat sans concessions que font trois cadres d'EE-LV. Mais leur Manifeste va beaucoup plus loin. Il analyse les raisons du désamour entre la France et l'écologie politique,... more...

  • Rechtspopulismusby Tanja Wolf

    Springer Fachmedien Wiesbaden 2017; US$ 4.50

    Ziel dieses essential ist, das Phänomen des Rechtspopulismus mittels konkreter Begriffsdefinition, zentraler Merkmale und ausgewählter Fallbeispiele präzise und leicht verständlich zu erklären. Die Diskussion um die Findung einer einheitlichen Definition sowie die frühesten populistischen Bewegungen, wie etwa die People?s Party, werden beschrieben... more...

  • The Art of Being Freeby James Poulos

    St. Martin's Press 2017; US$ 18.89

    Most of us probably don?t learn about Alexis de Tocqueville in school anymore, but his masterpiece, Democracy in America , is still surprisingly resonant. When he came to America in 1831 to study our great political experiment, he puzzled over our strange struggles with religion and politics, work and money, sex and gender, and love and death. Clearly... more...

  • The Rights of Manby Thomas Paine

    Dancing Unicorn Books 2017; US$ 1.99

    In The Rights of Man, Thomas Paine defends the representational form of government. He posits that all men are born with God-given rights that cannot be taken from them by any government. Paine's position on inalienable rights played a major role in the Bill of Rights being included in the Constitution. This seminal work is as pertinent today as when... more...

  • Negativity and Democracyby Vasilis Grollios

    Taylor and Francis 2017; US$ 54.95

    The current political climate of uncompromising neoliberalism means that the need to study the logic of our culture?that is, the logic of the capitalist system?is compelling. Providing a rich philosophical analysis of democracy from a negative, non-identity, dialectical perspective, Vasilis Grollios encourages the reader not to think of democracy... more...

  • Debates, Rhetoric and Political Actionby Claudia Wiesner; Taru Haapala; Kari Palonen

    Palgrave Macmillan UK 2017; US$ 140.17

    This book explicates how debates and documents can be understood, interpreted and analysed as political action. It offers the reader both a theoretical introduction and practical guidance. The authors deploy the perspective that debates are to be understood as political activity, and documents can be regarded as frozen debates. The first chapter discusses... more...

  • Die Legitimität direkter Demokratieby Wolfgang Merkel; Claudia Ritzi

    Springer Fachmedien Wiesbaden 2017; US$ 31.61

    Das sinkende Vertrauen der Bürger in ihre politischen Repräsentanten und die Entfremdung von den etablierten Parteien haben in den letzten Jahren zu einer Intensivierung der wissenschaftlichen Debatte um mehr direkte Demokratie geführt. Dieser Band fasst zentrale Argumente dieses Diskurses zusammen und untersucht anhand von theoretischen Reflexionen... more...

  • Losing Political Officeby Jane Roberts

    Springer International Publishing 2017; US$ 111.17

    Based on in-depth interviews conducted with British politicians, this book analyses the different impacts of leaving political office. Representative democracy depends on politicians exiting office, and yet while there is considerable interest in who stands for and gains office, there is curiously little discussed about this process. Jane... more...