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  • Democratic Transitionsby Sujian Guo; Gary A Stradiotto

    Taylor and Francis 2014; US$ 49.95

    Democratic transitions have occurred in many countries in various regions across the globe, such as Southern Europe, Latin America, Africa, East and Southeast Asia, Eastern Europe and the Middle East, and these nations have undergone simuntaneously political, economic and social transformations. Yet, the patterns and characteristics of transitions... more...

  • Reasoning With Who We Areby Mark Redhead

    Rowman & Littlefield Publishers 2014; US$ 101.00

    In this ambitious study, Mark Redhead explores versions of public reasoning in the works of six of the most important voices in contemporary political theory; Alasdair MacIntyre, Charles Taylor, Hannah Arendt, Seyla Benhabib, Michel Foucault, and William E. Connolly. He identifies an important but as of yet unappreciated version of public reasoning--,... more...

  • Exploring Federalismby Daniel J. Elazar

    University of Alabama Press 2014; US$ 34.95

    The release of this book in 1987 prompted a flurry of excellent and complimentary reviews furthering Elazar’s already considerable reputation as the leading contemporary scholar of federalism. more...

  • Comparative Federalism and Intergovernmental Agreementsby Jeffrey Parker

    Taylor and Francis 2014; US$ 49.95

    Intergovernmental agreements are an important instrument in federal systems, establishing new social programs, regulating agricultural practices, and even changing constitutions. Despite their importance, there have only been limited attempts to understand agreements in a comparative context or to provide a theoretical framework for their study. ... more...

  • Nations in Transit 2014by Freedom House

    Rowman & Littlefield Publishers 2014; US$ 95.00

    Since 1995, Freedom House’s Nations in Transit series has monitored the status of democratic change from Central Europe to Eurasia, pinpointing the region’s greatest reform opportunities and challenges for the benefit of policymakers, researchers, journalists, and democracy advocates alike. more...

  • In the King's Shadowby Philip Manow

    Wiley 2014; US$ 22.95 US$ 20.66

    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...

  • Deliberative Kritik - Kritik der Deliberationby Oliver Flügel-Martinsen; Daniel Gaus; Tanja Hitzel-Cassagnes; Franziska Martinsen

    Springer Fachmedien Wiesbaden 2014; US$ 14.71

    ​Kaum ein Konzept in der jüngeren politischen Theoriegeschichte kann auf eine solch steile und, wie sich mittlerweile gezeigt hat, auch langanhaltende Karriere zurückblicken wie das der Deliberation. Die in diesem Sammelband vereinigten Überlegungen stehen unter der zweiteiligen übergreifenden Überschrift "Deliberative Kritik – Kritik der Deliberation",... more...

  • Streitbare Demokratie in Deutschland und den Vereinigten Staatenby Gereon Flümann

    Springer Fachmedien Wiesbaden 2014; US$ 46.11

    ​Wie verfahren demokratische Verfassungsstaaten mit politischen Extremisten, die offen oder verdeckt eine diktatorische Ordnung anstreben, sich dabei jedoch zunächst keiner physischen Gewalt bedienen? Gereon Flümann unternimmt einen Vergleich der Vereinigten Staaten und der Bundesrepublik Deutschland und fragt danach, wie sich in beiden Staaten unterschiedliche... more...

  • Ordnungsbildung und Entgrenzungby Renate Martinsen

    Springer Fachmedien Wiesbaden 2014; US$ 29.42

    Im Buchvorhaben geht es darum, das Verständnis der theoretisch gehaltvollen Begriffe Entgrenzung und Ordnungsbildung aus gesellschaftstheoretischer Warte zu vertiefen und zugleich anhand des Themenschwerpunkts Demokratiewandel zu beleuchten. Die Thematisierung von Bestandsvoraussetzungen und Entwicklungschancen der Demokratie ist für das politikwissenschaftliche... more...

  • Democracy: A Short, Analytical Historyby Roland N. Stromberg

    Taylor and Francis 2015; US$ 52.95

    This text sums up the democratic experience in modern Western civilisation. It defines the term and notes the confusions in it, and its changing meanings over the past two centuries or so. It records criticisms, and is especially concerned with the conditions that are neccessary for it to exist. This encompasses a comprehensive literature which the... more...