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Democracy

  • The Courage of Our Convictionsby Gary Hart

    Henry Holt and Co. 2014; US$ 18.99

    An impassioned call to arms for Democrats to embrace the principles that made the party and the country great--a true moral vision for leadership at home and abroad In this powerful and provocative manifesto, a cri de coeur for Democrats who have grown increasingly frustrated with their party's leaders, former senator Gary Hart takes the Democrats... more...

  • Democratic Transformation and Obstructionby Nelli Babayan

    Taylor and Francis 2014; US$ 135.00

    Although "democracy promotion" has become a popular term for policy makers and scholars, democratization is rarely a smooth or linear transition. While some countries quickly democratize, others lag behind despite a long period of democracy promotion activities. Furthermore, while democracy promotion itself has been widely studied, there is a paucity... more...

  • Australia as US Client Stateby Erik Paul

    Palgrave Macmillan 2014; US$ 45.00

    This book explores Australia's role as a US client state and the subsequent consequences for Australian democracy. Examining whether neoliberal and neoconservative interests have hijacked democracy in Australia, Paul questions whether further de-democratisation will advance US economic and military interests. more...

  • Democracy, Participation and Contestationby Emmanuelle Avril; Johann N Neem

    Taylor and Francis 2014; US$ 145.00

    The establishment of democracy on both sides of the Atlantic has not been a smooth evolution towards an idealized presumed endpoint. Far from it, democratization has been marked by setbacks and victories, a process often referred to as ?contested democracy?. In view of recent mobilizations such as the Arab Spring and the Occupy movement, in which... more...

  • Deprovincializing Habermasby Tom Bailey

    Taylor and Francis 2014; US$ 95.00

    This volume engages with Jürgen Habermas?s political theory from critical perspectives beyond its Western European origins. In particular, it explores the challenges of democratizing, decolonizing and desecularizing his theory for global contexts, and proposes ?deprovincializing? reformulations for contemporary political and social issues. more...

  • Rhetoric in British Politics and Societyby Judi Atkins; Alan Finlayson; James Martin; Nick Turnbull

    Palgrave Macmillan 2014; US$ 95.00

    Although the art of rhetoric is central to the practice of politics it also plays an important role in civic and private life. Using Aristotelian notions of ethos, pathos and logos, this collection offers engaging discussions on everything from Prime Minister's Questions and Welsh devolution to political satire and the rhetoric of cultural racism. more...

  • East Central European Foreign Policy Identity in Perspectiveby Elsa Tulmets

    Palgrave Macmillan 2014; US$ 105.00

    How have countries in the EU that were previously under Communist rule influenced the creation of a European policy towards other Post-Soviet nations? This study explores countries including the Czech Republic and Poland and shows how they have helped develop a coherent policy based reconciling political and historical foreign policy identities. more...

  • Post-Yugoslaviaby Dino Abazovic; Mitja Velikonja

    Palgrave Macmillan 2014; US$ 105.00

    This interdisciplinary examination of present-day identities and histories of the former Yugoslavia explores relationships with the social, political, cultural and historical 'facts and fictions' that have marked the different parts of the region. It shows that while nationalism remains important other social dynamics also exert a strong influence.... more...

  • Grassroots Elections in Chinaby Kevin J. O'Brien; Suisheng Zhao

    Taylor and Francis 2014; US$ 44.95

    Twenty years after the launch of village elections, the time is ripe to assess the progress and impact of China?s most notable political reform. Where have elections been conducted well and where have they been conducted poorly? How have procedures changed over the years and have elections truly transformed how power is exercised in the countryside?... more...

  • Globalization and Democracyby Stephen J. Rosow; Jim George

    Rowman & Littlefield Publishers 2014; US$ 25.99

    Combining theory with compelling case studies, this book examines the globalizing world of democracy. Noted critical scholars Stephen J. Rosow and Jim George argue that democracy must be understood not as a unified concept but as a diversity of political responses to specific conditions and political struggles. Doing so reveals how democracy is taking... more...