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  • Beyond Power and Resistanceby Peter Bloom

    Rowman & Littlefield International 2016; US$ 38.99

    This book challenges the conceptual and practical effectiveness of resistance to achieve social and political change, and considers an alternative framework that goes beyond a desire to resist sovereign power, but offers political movements that expand individual and collective capabilities. more...

  • A Defense of Ruleby Stuart Gray

    Oxford University Press 2017; US$ 72.99

    While political theorists tend to regard rule as a necessary evil, this book aims to explain how rule need not be understood as anathema to political life. By looking at some of the earliest traditions of political thought, Stuart Gray establishes a new analytic approach to understanding fundamental political ideas of other cultures and time periods,... more...

  • Collective Decisions and Votingby Nicolaus Tideman

    Taylor and Francis 2017; US$ 54.95

    When one thinks about how collective decisions are made, voting is the method that comes naturally to mind. But other methods such as random process and consensus are also used. This book explores just what a collective decision is, classifies the methods of making collective decisions, and identifies the advantages and disadvantages of each method.... more...

  • Sharing Powerby Manon Tremblay; Yvonne Galligan

    Taylor and Francis 2017; US$ 54.95

    The representation of women in parliament is a subject of extensive research and a focus for political action in the last decade. The wide variation in women's parliamentary presence contradicts the expectation that established or consolidated democracies are more supportive of the presence of women in political life than emerging democracies. This... more...

  • Hating Americaby John Gibson

    HarperCollins 2009; US$ 11.21

    John Gibson is one of the Fox News Channel's most outspoken personalities. Now, as the aftershocks of the war in Iraq reverberate around the world, Gibson exposes the outrageous tenor of anti-American sentiment filling newsprint and airwaves beyond our borders and how disagreements over policy have mushroomed into poisonous hatred. "I loathe America... more...

  • Straight Talk from the Heartlandby Ed Schultz

    HarperCollins 2009; US$ 17.99

    Ed Schultz is here to slay the "right-wing radio dragon" and revitalize the charge against Bush-era "conservative cruelty" with his own bold, irreverent truth-talk. When the self-described "gun-toting, meat-eating, drug-free liberal" from America's heartland came out swinging with his syndicated radio program, The Ed Schultz Show , listeners realized... more...

  • Being Americaby Jedediah Purdy

    Knopf Doubleday Publishing Group 2007; US$ 14.00

    Having risen to national attention with his first book, For Common Things , Jedediah Purdy now cements his claim to being one of the most arresting public intellectuals of his generation. In Being America , Purdy turns his erudition and unique perspective to America?s relationship with a world that both admires and hates it. Purdy has absorbed... more...

  • Democratic Innovationsby Graham Smith

    Cambridge University Press 2009; US$ 28.00

    This book examines democratic innovations from around the world, drawing lessons for the future development of both democratic theory and practice. more...

  • The Europeanization of Cyprusby Dr Angelos Sepos

    Palgrave Macmillan 2008; US$ 105.00

    Drawing from rationalist and constructivist approaches, the book examines the impact of the EU on the polity, policies and politics of Cyprus. This book considers the impact at home and abroad. more...

  • Representative Democracyby Michael L. Mezey

    Rowman & Littlefield Publishers 2008; US$ 97.99

    Although we tend to use the terms 'representative democracy' and 'democracy' as synonyms, they are not. Democracy means that the people govern; representative democracy means that the people elect others to govern for them. This raises the question of the extent to which representative government approximates democracy, a question that turns on the... more...