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  • The Diversity of Democracyby C. Crouch; W. Streeck

    Edward Elgar Publishing 2006; US$ 40.00

    Focusing on the classical literature on neo-corporatism, this book illustrates the enormous influence of the 'neo-corporatist debate' on modern political science, political sociology, and political economy. It is aimed at academics, students and researchers with an interest in political science, democratic theory and European integration. more...

  • Legitimizing the Orderby Hakan T. Karateke; Maurus Reinkowski

    BRILL 2005; US$ 117.00

    The various strategies as to how the Ottoman sultans and the ruling elite tried to inculcate their understanding of authority and legitimacy into the Ottoman population are the focus of the articles in this collected volume. more...

  • Political Mistrust and the Discrediting of Politiciansby Mattei Dogan

    BRILL 2005; US$ 64.00

    The analysis focuses on the low esteem for politicians, their vulnerability, the concept of associated-rivals, the nexus-judges-journalists and the civil death of politicians under judicial investigations. more...

  • Constitutional Democracyby Dennis C. Mueller

    Oxford University Press 1996; US$ 64.99

    This volume systematically examines how the basic constitutional structure of governments affects what they can accomplish. At a time when Americans are more and more disillusioned about government's fundamental ability to reach solutions for domestic problems, and when countries in the former Soviet block and around the world are rewriting their constitutions,... more...

  • Democracy and leadershipby Olof Johansen

    Emerald Publishing Limited 2004; US$ 199.00

    The rationale behind the theme is that in most countries, there are mission statements in different laws and policy documents that describe the purpose of schools. Most of those statements contain two goals; passing on knowledge from one generation to the next and the upbringing of good and harmonious citizens who shall be able to take over and continue... more...

  • Communism and the Emergence of Democracyby Harald Wydra

    Cambridge University Press 2007; US$ 37.00

    This book connects the study of democratisation to the emergence and crisis of communism. more...

  • Public Choice and the Challenges of Democracyby J. Casas Pardo; P. Schwartz

    Edward Elgar Publishing 2007; US$ 40.00

    This timely and important volume addresses the serious challenges faced by democracy in contemporary society. With contributions from some of the world's most prestigious scholars of public choice and political science, this comprehensive collection presents a complete overview of the threats democracy must confront, by both contesting accepted ideas... more...

  • The Dynamics of Federalism in National and Supranational Political Systemsby Professor Michael A. Pagano; Robert Leonardi

    Palgrave Macmillan 2007; US$ 135.00

    This collection of essays is designed to help scholars and practitioners understand the fluid and dynamic nature of federalism, with particular emphasis on the federal system in the United States. The book is written to aid our understanding of the contemporary question 'which federalism?' more...

  • Democratizationby Jean Grugel

    Palgrave Macmillan Ltd. 2001; US$ 99.95

    Based on the experience of a wide range of ''democratizing'' states and synthesizing a wide range of theoretical and empirical material, this book aims to provide an interdisciplinary introduction to, and assessment of, democratization in the contemporary world. more...

  • Concepts and Theories of Modern Democracyby Anthony H. Birch

    Taylor and Francis 2007; US$ 47.95

    This highly acclaimed and popular academic text is now available in a new edition, having been revised and updated to cover the analyses of the use, abuse and ambiguity of many essential concepts used in political discourse and political studies. These include basic concepts such as liberty, democracy, rights, representation, authority and political... more...