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Democracy

  • 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 ... 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...

  • Democracy in Central Asiaby Mariya Y. Omelicheva

    The University Press of Kentucky 2015; US$ 60.00

    Promoting democracy has long been a priority of Western foreign policy. In practice, however, international attempts to expand representative forms of government have been inconsistent and are often perceived in the West to have been failures. The states of Central Asia, in particular, seem to be "democracy resistant," and their governments have continued... more...

  • The Influence Machineby Alyssa Katz

    Random House Publishing Group 2015; US$ 28.00

    An illuminating history and groundbreaking investigation tracing how a single trade organization turned itself into the most dangerous political weapon in America   When Americans hear the words ?Chamber of Commerce,? many still think of the local business associations that spruce up Main Streets and sponsor Little League teams around the country.... more...

  • Disposable Futuresby Henry A. Giroux; Brad Evans

    City Lights Publishers 2015; US$ 17.95

    A sweeping exploration of how neoliberalism normalizes violence and spectacle, and the counterforce radical imagination plays in advancing nonviolent alternatives more...

  • Conflict Transformation and Reconciliationby Sarah Maddison

    Taylor and Francis 2015; US$ 135.00

    This book examines approaches to reconciliation and peacebuilding in settler colonial, post-conflict, and divided societies. In contrast to current literature, this book provides a broader assessment of reconciliation and conflict transformation by applying a distinctive ?multi-level? approach. The analysis provides a unique intervention in the... more...

  • Democratic Humilityby Christopher Beem

    Lexington Books 2015; US$ 79.99

    Reinhold Niebuhr helps us to understand why our politics is broken and research on the brain confirms his analysis: we are all vain and self-righteous, and far too quick to reject anyone who thinks otherwise. To restore a democracy that works, we need to understand ourselves better and develop the humility such knowledge should engender. ... more...

  • Political Decision-Making in Switzerlandby Pascal Sciarini; Manuel Fischer; Denise Traber

    Palgrave Macmillan 2015; US$ 105.00

    This in-depth study of the decision-making processes of the early 2000s shows that the Swiss consensus democracy has changed considerably. Power relations have transformed, conflict has increased, coalitions have become more unstable and outputs less predictable. Yet these challenges to consensus politics provide opportunities for innovation. more...

  • La Magna Carta, son importance pour le Canadaby Carolyn Harris

    Dundurn 2015; US$ 11.99

    La Magna Carta a modelé la démocratie autour du monde, et l?année 2015 marque l?anniversaire de huit cent années de la Magna Carta. more...