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  • The Changing Nature of Democracyby Takashi Inoguchi; Edward Newman; John Keane

    United Nations University Press 1998; US$ 30.00

    This volume brings together preeminent scholars from around the world in a collection of essays that point to a changing and broadening agenda of democracy. Themes addressed include challenges to democracy in established democracies and in transitional societies, the media and communications, globalization, criteria of democracy, religion, culture,... more...

  • The Just Ruler in Shi'ite Islamby Abdulaziz Abdulhussein Sachedina

    Oxford University Press 1998; US$ 59.99 US$ 51.59

    The Islamic regime that came to power after the 1978-79 Iranian revolution justified the rule of the Ayatollah Khomeni, and the Shi'ite imams in general, on the basis of the doctrine that the Islamic jurist is best suited to rule with justice in an Islamic country. Arguing that this concept has no apparent parallel in Sunni Islam, this study explores... 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 US$ 55.89

    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...

  • Imperialism and Resistanceby John Rees

    Taylor and Francis 2006; US$ 46.95

    A unique critique of the new economic and military imperialism of the United States and its allies in the twenty-first century. Inspired by the anti-globalization and anti-war movements, in which the author himself has played a crucial role, this is also an accessible introduction to the huge changes in global politics since the dominance of the... more...

  • 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...

  • 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...

  • Democracy and leadershipby Olof Johansen

    Emerald Group 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...

  • 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...