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  • 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...

  • 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...

  • 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...

  • Challenging Authorityby Michael P. Hanagan; Leslie Page Moch; Wayne te Brake

    University of Minnesota Press 1998; US$ 78.00

    As long as there have been formal governments, there has been political contention. Where political studies tend to focus on either those who rule or those who are ruled, the essays in this volume call our attention to the interaction between these forces at the very heart of contentious politics. more...

  • Beyond Gated Politicsby Romand Coles

    University of Minnesota Press 2005; US$ 75.00

    Beyond Gated Politics argues that the survival of democracy depends on recognizing the failings of disengaged liberal democracy and experimenting with more radical modes of democratic theory and action. Romand Coles moves beyond the paradigms of political liberalism, deliberative democracy, and communitarian republicanism, cultivating modes of public... more...

  • Comparative Democratization and Peaceful Change in Single-Party-Dominant Countriby Marco Rimanelli

    Palgrave Macmillan 2000; US$ 145.00

    One of the more positive international trends as of late has been the transformation of several countries from authoritarian-based dictatorships and single party systems into multi-party democracies characterized by peaceful political transitions. In this volume, a group of experts are gathered to analyse this progression on a comparative level. The... more...

  • The Failure of Democratic Nation Buildingby Albert Somit; Steven A. Peterson

    Palgrave Macmillan 2005; US$ 38.00

    Throughout history authoritarian governments have outnumbered democratic ones to an overwhelming degree. Even today, true democracies are an exception. In this book, Somit and Peterson argue that the main reason for this pattern is that humans are social primates with an innate tendency for hierarchical and authoritarian social and political structures.... 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...

  • Thinking about Democracyby Arend Lijphart

    Taylor and Francis 2007; US$ 50.95

    Arend Lijphart is one of the world's leading and most influential political scientists whose work has had a profound impact on the study of democracy and comparative politics. Thinking about Democracy draws on a lifetime's experience of research and publication in this area and collects together for the first time his most significant and influential... more...