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  • The International Dimensions of Democratizationby Laurence Whitehead

    Oxford University Press 2001; US$ 84.99

    In recent years, and especially following the end of the cold war, democratization has become one of the most crucial issues on the international political scene. A great many states are undergoing an extraordinary and difficult transition to democracy. And that transition is deeply influenced by the new international context.A range of highly respected... more...

  • Considerations on Representative Governmentby John Stuart Mill

    The Floating Press 2009; US$ 4.99

    The classic liberal philosopher of nineteenth century England, John Stuart Mill, used Considerations on Representative Government to call for reforms to Parliament and voting, calling for proportional representation, the Single Transferable Vote, and the extension of suffrage. Mill was a renowned political theorist and economist, a Member of Parliament,... more...

  • Ernesto Laclauby David Howarth

    Taylor and Francis 2014; US$ 44.95

    Ernesto Laclau has blazed a unique trail in political theory and philosophy since the early 1970s. In so doing, he has articulated a range of philosophical and theoretical currents into a coherent alternative to mainstream models and practices of conducting social and political science. The editors have focused on work in three key areas: Post-Marxist... more...

  • The Many Faces of Populismby Barbara Wejnert; Dwayne Woods

    Emerald Group Publishing Limited 2014; US$ 114.95

    The objective of this edited volume is to provide an answer by examining "the many faces of populism." The unifying element across the different explorations of the phenomenon of populism is that there is a shared genus that allows for a typology of the different faces of populism and a demarcation of what is not a form of populism. more...

  • Politics and Democracy in Microstatesby Wouter Veenendaal

    Taylor and Francis 2014; US$ 145.00

    Why are small states statistically more likely to have a democratic political system? By addressing this question from a qualitative and comparative methodological angle, this book analyses the effects of a small population size on political competition and participation. By comparing the four microstates of San Marino (Europe), St. Kitts and Nevis... more...

  • In the King's Shadowby Philip Manow

    Wiley 2014; US$ 64.95

    It is commonly assumed that the rise of modern democracies put an end to the spectacular and ceremonial aspects of political rule that were so characteristic of monarchies and other earlier regimes. The medieval idea that the king had two bodies - a mortal physical body and an eternal political body - strikes us today as alien and remote from our understanding... more...

  • Dictatorshipby Carl Schmitt

    Wiley 2014; US$ 69.95

    Now available in English for the first time, Dictatorship is Carl Schmitt’s most scholarly book and arguably a paradigm for his entire work. Written shortly after the Russian Revolution and the First World War, Schmitt analyses the problem of the state of emergency and the power of the Reichspräsident in declaring it. Dictatorship, Schmitt... more...

  • The Theory of Social Revolutionsby Brooks Adams

    The Floating Press 1913; US$ 7.95

    In America, in 1770, a well-defined aristocracy held control. As an effect of the Industrial Revolution upon industry and commerce, the Revolutionary War occurred, the colonial aristocracy misjudged the environment, adhered to Great Britain, were exiled, lost their property, and perished. Immediately after the American Revolution and also as a part... more...

  • Nation Building or Democracy by Other Meansby Hamid Karimianpour

    Algora Publishing 2011; US$ 23.95

    Despotism, fundamentalism, and the rise of terrorism have created a puzzling moral question in the twenty-first century: how far should America go to help press ahead political and cultural change in the world? The reader will discover that "while international pressure has often played a pivotal role in encouraging change," peaceful... more...

  • Der demokratische Verfassungsstaatby Birgit Enzmann

    Springer Fachmedien 2009; US$ 59.99

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