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  • 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...

  • 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...

  • 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...

  • 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...

  • Comparing Democracies 2by Mr Lawrence LeDuc; Professor Richard G Niemi; Dr Pippa Norris

    SAGE Publications 2002; US$ 61.95

    The first edition of Comparing Democracies was a landmark text, providing students with a thematic introduction to the global study of elections and voting. In this major new edition the world's leading international scholars have again produced an indispensable guide and up-to-date review of the whole field. Each of the chapters (the majority of... more...

  • Understanding Democratic Politicsby Roland Axtmann

    SAGE Publications 2003; US$ 51.00

    This textbook is designed for first-time students of politics. It provides an ideal introduction and survey to the key themes and issues central to the study of democratic politics today. The text is structured around three major parts: concepts, institutions and political behaviour; and ideologies and movements. Within each section a series of... more...

  • Revisiting the Welfare Stateby Robert Page

    McGraw-Hill Education 2007; US$ 46.00

    What was the impact of the Second World War on the development of the welfare state? Did Attlee's pioneering post-war Labour governments create the welfare state and a socialist society? This title provides an account of the British welfare state after 1940. It re-examines commonly held assumptions about the post-war welfare state. more...