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  • Communism and its Collapseby Stephen White

    Taylor and Francis 2002; US$ 33.95

    Ranging from the Russian revolution of 1917 to the collapse of Eastern Europe in the 1980s this study examines Communist rule. By focusing primarily on the USSR and Eastern Europe Stephen White covers the major topics and issues affecting these countries, including: * communism as a doctrine * the evolution of Communist rule * the challenges to Soviet... more...

  • Hayek and Afterby Jeremy Shearmur

    Taylor and Francis 2002; US$ 54.95

    This book offers a distinctive treatment of Hayek's ideas, as a "research programme". It presents a detailed account of aspects of Hayek's intellectual development and of problems that arise within his work, and then offers some broad suggestions as to ways in which the programme initiated in his work might be developed further. more...

  • Prospects of Democracyby Tatu Vanhanen

    Taylor and Francis 2002; US$ 67.95

    This book provides the most extensive comparative survey of the state and conditions of democracy ever made. It focuses on 172 contemporary states, with historical data on the measures of democracy and on explanatory variables extending back to the 1850s. It presents a comprehensive exploration of democratization, its successes and failures, making... more...

  • Political Theory In Transitionby Noel O'Sullivan

    Taylor and Francis 2013; US$ 60.95

    During the past two decades there has been increasing dissatisfaction with established political categories, on the grounds that they no longer fit many of the facts of contemporary life, or adequately express many contemporary political ideals. Political Theory in Transition explores the principal reasons for this dissatisfaction and outlines some... more...

  • The American Science of Politicsby Prof. Bernard Crick; Bernard Crick

    Taylor and Francis 2006; US$ 270.00

    Originally published between 1943 and 1969, the volumes in the International Library of Sociology Political Sociology set were written against a backdrop of rapid and radical political change. Covering topics as wide-ranging as European federalism, democracy and dictatorship and voting, these titles are as relevant today as when they were first published. more...

  • Politics or Markets?by Mats Lundahl

    Taylor and Francis 2002; US$ 200.00

    First published in 1992. Routledge is an imprint of Taylor & Francis, an informa company. more...

  • Gramsci and Contemporary Politicsby Anne Showstack Sassoon

    Taylor and Francis 2002; US$ 54.95

    Can politics now be both radical and realistic? Gramsci and Contemporary Politics is a collection of Anne Showstack Sassoon's writing which spans the major transitions from Thatcher and Reagan to Clinton and Blair; the collapse of communism to the regeneration of social democracy. Applying original interpretations of Antonio Gramsci's ideas on the... more...

  • The Italian Risorgimentoby Lucy Riall

    Taylor and Francis 2002; US$ 32.95

    The Risorgimento was a turbulent and decisive period in the history of Italy. Lucy Riall's engaging account is the first book of its kind on the upheavals of the years between 1815 and 1860, when a series of crises destabilised the states of Restoration Italy and led to the creation of a troubled nation state in 1860. Comprehensive, yet original, this... more...

  • Postsocialismby C.M. Hann

    Taylor and Francis 2003; US$ 50.95

    Social scientists did not predict the collapse of the socialist system in 1989-91 and their attempts to explain postsocialism have not been comprehensive. Economic disintegration and political instability have been documented, but the deeper causes have often gone unnoticed. Consequently the solutions proffered, such as the promotion of non-governmental... more...

  • Great Political Witby Robert Dole

    Knopf Doubleday Publishing Group 1999; US$ 15.00

    Famous for his delectably dry humor, Senator Bob Dole brings us the ultimate bipartisan book: some of his favorite witticisms, hilarious remarks, and wry observations of the great political figures of this century. Bob Dole's political career may not have taken him to the White House, but he did pick up some great stories along the way. In this delightful... more...