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  • Zur Funktion der Sprache bei Walter Benjaminby Martin Alberts

    Diplomica Verlag 2010; US$ 6.53

    Walter Benjamin ließ in seinen Werken, parallel zur Gesellschaftstheorie und der Literaturkritik, auch stets der Sprache einen großen Stellenwert zukommen. Nicht nur in seinen sprachtheoretischen Texten, sondern auch in jenen, welche sich der Literatur und der Kunst widmen, ist dies zu erkennen. So auch in "Das Kunstwerk im Zeitalter seiner technischen... more...

  • Innenpolitik im Kaiserreich 1871-1914by Winfrid Halder; Uwe Puschner

    WBG - Wissenschaftliche Buchgesellschaft 2012; US$ 16.18

    Der vorliegende Band bietet eine konzentrierte Gesamtschau der wesentlichen innenpolitischen Entwicklungslinien des Kaiserreichs von seiner Gründung 1870/71 bis zum Ausbruch des ersten Weltkrieges 1914. Die Voraussetzungen der Gründung werden ebenso reflektiert wie die Bestimmungen der Reichsverfassung in ihrer Bedeutung als Handlungsgrundlage für... more...

  • The Comparative International Politics of Democracy Promotionby Jonas Wolff; Hans-Joachim Spanger; Hans-Jürgen Puhle

    Taylor and Francis 2013; US$ 140.00

    Though scholarly attention to democracy promotion is increasing, there is still little comparative and theoretically-based work on the protagonists of democracy promotion. This book investigates the motives that drive democracy promotion in a comparative and theoretically oriented manner, exploring how democracy promoters deal with conflicting objectives... more...

  • "Geistige Gefahr" und "Immunisierung der Gesellschaft"by Dierk Hoffmann; Stefan Creuzberger

    De Gruyter Oldenbourg 2014; US$ 84.00

    Up to the early 1960s, anticommunism was an important source of identity formation in the Bonn Republic. It aimed at consolidating the still-nascent West German democracy. Renowned historians discuss different governmental and social forms of anticommunism in the pan-German context. more...

  • Das polnische Fensterby Daniel Logemann

    De Gruyter Oldenbourg 2012; US$ 70.00

    ?Polnisches? übte im sozialistischen Alltag einen großen Reiz auf die Leipziger und Leipzigerinnen aus: Der mal ferne, mal nahe Nachbar (je nach Situation an den deutsch-polnischen Grenzen) war ein Stück Westen im Osten, das von offizieller Seite stetig misstrauisch beäugt wurde. Gerade Einkaufstourismus und Schleichhandel wurden zu einem deutsch-polnischen... more...

  • Democracy Assistanceby Peter Burnell

    Taylor and Francis 2013; US$ 59.95

    This examination of how Western governments support democracy worldwide considers how countries use this aid. Attention is paid to post-conflict situations and semi-authoritarian regimes where democratization has stalled, and international support of democratic decentralization is assessed. more...

  • Democracy and its Critics (Routledge Revivals)by Jon Roper

    Taylor and Francis 2013; US$ 54.95

    Originally published in 1989, a guide for students coming for the first time to the study of democracy, who often find it difficult to trace the developement of the idea and to place it in historical context. In this accesible and informative text, Jon Roper introduces the reader to arguments for and against criticisms of the concept of democracy.... more...

  • Explaining Federalismby Jan Erk

    Taylor and Francis 2007; US$ 54.95

    This book deals with the theoretical and empirical questions of federalism in the context of five case studies: Austria, Belgium, Canada, Germany and Switzerland. The central argument is that in the long run the political institutions of federalism adapt to achieve congruence with the underlying social structure. This change could be in the centralist... more...

  • Democratic Governance and New Technologyby Jens Hoff; Ivan Horrocks; Pieter Tops

    Taylor and Francis 2003; US$ 150.00

    Drawing on case studies from Denmark, The Netherlands and the UK, this book discusses new Information and Communication Technologies (ICTs). Contributors argue that ICTs play an important role in the process of restructuring and redefining basic relations within the political systems of Western democracies. more...

  • Comparative Federalismby Michael Burgess

    Taylor and Francis 2006; US$ 51.95

    A new examination of contemporary federalism and federation, which delivers a detailed theoretical study underpinned by fresh case studies. It is grounded in a clear distinction between 'federations', particular kinds of states, and 'federalism', the thinking that drives and promotes them. It also details the origins, formation, evolution and operations... more...