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- OUP Oxford 2002; US$ 7.99 US$ 6.87
No political concept is more used, and misused, than that of democracy. Nearly every regime today claims to be democratic, but not all 'democracies' allow free politics, and free politics existed long before democratic franchises.This book is a short account of the history of the doctrine and practice of democracy, and of the usages and practices associated... more...
- 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...
- Taylor and Francis 2003; US$ 54.95
Drawing on case studies from Denmark, The Netherlands and the UK, this book discusses new Information and Communication Technologies (ICTs). Contributors argue that ICTs play an important role in the process of restructuring and redefining basic relations within the political systems of Western democracies. more...
- Oxford University Press 2002; US$ 9.99 US$ 8.59
Kevin Passmore opens his book with a series of "scenes from fascist life". He shows how fascism used and uses propaganda and popular culture to propagate itself and how it exported its ideas outside Europe, through Nazi and Spanish post-war escape routes to Latin America, for instance. more...
- BRILL 2002; US$ 192.00
The essays in this collection reflect on the promises, hopes and fears dominant in the narratives on and realities of doing away with authoritarian regimes. They combine first-hand insider accounts with interdisciplinary scholarly analysis. more...
- Taylor and Francis 2006; US$ 51.95
A new examination of contemporary federalism and federation, which delivers a detailed theoretical study underpinned by fresh case studies. It is grounded in a clear distinction between 'federations', particular kinds of states, and 'federalism', the thinking that drives and promotes them. It also details the origins, formation, evolution and operations... more...
- Taylor and Francis 2007; US$ 54.95
This book deals with the theoretical and empirical questions of federalism in the context of five case studies: Austria, Belgium, Canada, Germany and Switzerland. The central argument is that in the long run the political institutions of federalism adapt to achieve congruence with the underlying social structure. This change could be in the centralist... more...
- University of Minnesota Press 1978; US$ 72.00
Nothing is filed under the heading imperialism in the archives of any nation-state that owned an empire. Foreign affairs, or external relations, are catalogued there, and a place is found for imperial administration and colonial trade; but imperialism more...