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  • 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...

  • 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...

  • The Authoritarian Interludeby Dr Peter Marden

    Ashgate Publishing Ltd 2015; US$ 119.95

    What do we value as a political virtue? What are the core values of democracy in the modern era? What is a democratic culture and can it coexist with a predatory capitalist corporatism? Is democracy just about human rights? What is the nature of public dissent? These are some of the questions posed in this book as Peter Marden extends debates on... more...

  • Global Democratic Theoryby Daniel Bray; Steven Slaughter

    Wiley 2015; US$ 24.95

    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 to address... more...

  • Barock und Aufklärungby Heinz Duchhardt; Matthias Schnettger

    De Gruyter 2015; US$ 35.00

    A standard work in a revised edition: Matthias Schnettger and Heinz Duckhardt have fully updated this highly praised textbook on the Enlightenment and the Baroque period. Their overview considers the latest perspectives in research, and the bibliography has been supplemented with key works published since the last edition. The volume is... more...

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

    Old Street Publishing 2015; US$ 8.74

    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...

  • Democracy in New Zealandby Raymond Miller

    Auckland University Press 2015; US$ 29.15

    An up-to-date and concise introduction to New Zealand politics and how it works. New Zealand is one of the world?s oldest democracies for men and women, Maori and Pakeha, with one of the highest political participation rates. But – from MMP to leadership primaries, spin doctors to ‘dirty politics? – the country?s political system is undergoing rapid... more...

  • Participation and Democracy East and West: Comparisons and Interpretationsby Dietrich Rueschemeyer

    Taylor and Francis 2015; US$ 44.95

    Since Alexis de Tocqueville first made the linkage in his writings on America, a healthy democracy has been associated with the flourishing of civil society, as measured by popular participation in voluntary and civic activities and the vitality of organizations that mediate between the individual and the state. This volume takes a fresh look at this... more...

  • Decolonizing Democracyby Ferit Güven

    Lexington Books 2015; US$ 74.99

    This book analyzes the concept of democracy and its practical application in the twenty-first century from a philosophical and postcolonial perspective. more...

  • Madam Ambassadorby Eleni Kounalakis

    The New Press 2015; US$ 26.95

    A helicopter ride to visit troops in the Afghanistan war zone, a tense meeting with the newly elected Prime Minister, and?a wild boar hunt! Eleni Kounalakis was forty-three and a land developer in Sacramento, California, when she was tapped by President Barack Obama to serve as the U.S. ambassador to Hungary under Secretary of State Hillary Clinton.... more...