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    Cambridge University Press 2008; US$ 29.00

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    Cambridge University Press 2008; US$ 24.00

    The Robust Federation offers the first holistic and comprehensive approach to the study of federalism. more...

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    Amsterdam University Press 2006; US$ 46.20

    Democratie door interventie gaat over een van de meest actuele en controversi vraagstukken van de buitenlandse politiek: internationale democratiebevordering. Hebben wij het recht en de mogelijkheid om ons in naam van ons idee van democratie te bemoeien met de politieke aangelegenheden van andere staten? De voortdurende problemen in Kosovo, Bosni Afghanistan... more...

  • Considerations on Representative Governmentby John Stuart Mill

    The Floating Press 2009; US$ 4.99 US$ 4.34

    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...

  • Democratic Faithby Patrick Deneen

    Princeton University Press 2009; US$ 30.95 US$ 28.16

    The American political reformer Herbert Croly wrote, "For better or worse, democracy cannot be disentangled from an aspiration toward human perfectibility." Democratic Faith is at once a trenchant analysis and a powerful critique of this underlying assumption that informs democratic theory. Patrick Deneen argues that among democracy's most ardent... more...

  • The Case for Multinational Federalismby Alain-G. Gagnon

    Taylor and Francis 2009; US$ 48.95

    Throughout the world, liberal-democracies are grappling with increasing claims made in the name of minority national, socio-cultural and ethno-cultural identities that seek greater recognition in the institutions of the nation-state. This work inserts itself into debates centred on diversity through a normative and empirical analytical assessment... more...

  • New Directions in Federalism Studiesby Jan Erk; Wilfried Swenden

    Taylor and Francis 2010; US$ 47.95

    Federalism has experienced a remarkable renaissance in recent decades – as an alternative way to accommodate ethnic differences; as a tool to combat remote, undemocratic and ineffective central governments; and lastly, as a means to promote economic performance in the developing world through decentralisation. This book seeks to bring different... more...

  • What Democracy Is Forby Stein Ringen

    Princeton University Press 2009; US$ 38.95 US$ 35.44

    In this provocative book, Stein Ringen argues that the world's democracies are failing to live up to their ideals--the United States and Great Britain most especially. The core value of democracy, he contends, is freedom, the freedom to live a good life according to one's own choosing. Yet he shows that democracy's freedom is on the decline. Citizens... more...

  • The Democracy Perspective in the Americasby Odeen Ishmael

    UPA 2009; US$ 44.99

    This book presents the author's views on the evolution of democracy in the American hemisphere and the challenges confronting this form of governance. It comprises a collection of his statements and published commentaries made while serving as an ambassador from Guyana. more...

  • Federal Democraciesby Michael Burgess; Alain-G. Gagnon

    Taylor and Francis 2010; US$ 47.95

    Federal Democracies examines the evolution of the relationship between federalism and democracy. Taking the late 18th century US Federal Experience as its starting-point, the book uses the contributions of Calhoun, Bryce and Proudhon as 19th century conceptual prisms through which we can witness the challenges and changes made to the meaning of... more...