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  • Scripting Revolutionby Keith Baker; Dan Edelstein

    Stanford University Press 2015; US$ 29.95 US$ 27.50

    The "Arab Spring" was heralded and publicly embraced by foreign leaders of many countries that define themselves by their own historic revolutions. The contributors to this volume examine the legitimacy of these comparisons by exploring whether or not all modern revolutions follow a pattern or script. Traditionally, historians have studied revolutions... more...

  • Monarchism and Absolutism in Early Modern Europeby Cesare Cuttica; Glenn Burgess

    Taylor and Francis 2015; US$ 52.95

    The 14 essays in this volume look at both the theory and practice of monarchical governments from the Thirty Years War up until the time of the French Revolution. Contributors aim to unravel the constructs of ?absolutism? and ?monarchism?, examining how the power and authority of monarchs was defined through contemporary politics and philosophy. more...

  • Demokratieby Peter Rinderle

    De Gruyter 2015; US$ 26.38

    Ziel des Buchs ist eine Beschreibung und Bewertung der Idee der Demokratie. Zu diesem Zweck klärt Rinderle ihre historischen Ursprünge, ihre normativen Grundlagen und politischen Mechanismen und präsentiert aktuelle Herausforderungen und mögliche Anwendungskontexte. Durch eine klare Begrifflichkeit und konkrete Beispiele soll ein breiter... more...

  • Asia Struggles with Democracyby Giovanna Maria Dora Dore

    Taylor and Francis 2015; US$ 54.95

    Since 1974, when the current wave of democratisation began, the movement towards democracy in Asia has remained limited. Many countries in Asia, in fact, are not making a decisive move towards democracy, and find themselves struggling with the challenges of democratic consolidation and governance. Focusing on Indonesia, Thailand and Korea, this book... more...

  • Democracy, Peace, and Securityby Heinz Gärtner; Jan Willem Honig; Hakan Akbulut

    Lexington Books 2015; US$ 79.99

    This book explores the question of the extent to which Democratic Peace can provide a solution for conflict and constitute a guide to peaceful co-existence and dispute settlement in today?s world and whether a concert of powers or security communities pose alternatives. The significance of international organizations and gender equality are also... more...

  • The Inner Enemies of Democracyby Tzvetan Todorov

    Wiley 2015; US$ 25.00 US$ 21.99

    The political history of the twentieth century can be viewed as the history of democracy’s struggle against its external enemies: fascism and communism. This struggle ended with the fall of the Berlin Wall and the collapse of the Soviet regime. Some people think that democracy now faces new enemies: Islamic fundamentalism, religious extremism... more...

  • Drugs as Weapons Against Usby John L. Potash

    Trine Day 2015; US$ 14.99

    Drugs as Weapons Against Us meticulously details how a group of opium-trafficking families came to form an American oligarchy and eventually achieved global dominance. This oligarchy helped fund the Nazi regime and then saved thousands of Nazis to work with the Central Intelligence Agency. CIA operations such as MK-Ultra pushed LSD and other drugs... more...

  • Global Democratic Theoryby Daniel Bray; Steven Slaughter

    Wiley 2015; US$ 24.95 US$ 21.62

    Global Democratic Theory is the first comprehensive introduction to the changing contours of democracy in today’s hyperconnected world.  Accessibly written for readers new to the topic, it considers the impact of globalization and global forms of governance and activism on democratic politics and examines how democratic theory has responded... more...

  • Barock und Aufklärungby Heinz Duchhardt; Matthias Schnettger

    De Gruyter 2015; US$ 26.38

    Das Standardwerk liegt in überarbeiteter Form vor: Matthias Schnettger und Heinz Duchhardt bringen das hochgelobte Lehrbuch zu Aufklärung und Barock auf den neuesten Stand. Der Forschungsüberblick erfasst aktuelle Strömungen und Tendenzen und die Bibliographie ist um die zentrale Literatur ergänzt, die seit der letzten Auflage erschienen... more...

  • How I Got Into Art School (and out of prison)by William McLellan

    Old Street Publishing 2015; US$ 9.99

    THE TRUE STORY OF HOW ONE MAN OVERCAME HIS DEMONS AND UNLEASHED HIS CREATIVITY -- IN A FASCIST JAIL It's 1972. William is a creative boy in a dead-end job, his dream of becoming an artist fading fast. So when his best friend hatches a plan to fund a year's painting in Morocco, William leaps at the chance. The only problem is, first he has to get through... more...