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  • Sacral Kingship Between Disenchantment and Re-enchantmentby Ronald G. Asch

    Berghahn Books 2014; US$ 95.00

    France and England are often seen as monarchies standing at opposite ends of the spectrum of seventeenth-century European political culture. On the one hand the Bourbon monarchy took the high road to absolutism, while on the other the Stuarts never quite recovered from the diminution of their royal authority following the regicide of Charles I in... more...

  • Politics and Remembranceby Bruce James Smith

    Princeton University Press 2014; US$ 39.00

    This inquiry into the nature of political action concerns what the author describes as the most precarious and uncertain of human endeavors." Focusing on specific themes in Machiavelli, Burke, and Tocqueville, Bruce Smith identifies political action as a distinct mode of human activity. Originally published in 1985. The Princeton Legacy Library... more...

  • Theories of Imperialism (Routledge Revivals)by Norman Etherington

    Taylor and Francis 2014; US$ 44.95

    First published in 1984, this study examines closely the shifting attitudes towards, and theories concerning, imperialism, from the colonial wars of the late nineteenth century to America?s involvement in Vietnam. This lucid investigation encompasses the World Wars, the disintegration of the Colonies and the Cold War. It also gives fascinating insight... more...

  • Democracy's Dangers & Discontentsby Bruce S. Thornton

    Hoover Institution Press 2014; US$ 14.99

    By democracy we usually mean a government comprising popular rule, individual human rights and freedom, and a free-market economy. Yet the flaws in traditional Athenian democracy can instruct us on the weaknesses of that first element of modern democracies shared with Athens: rule by all citizens equally. In Democracy?s Dangers & Discontents , Bruce... more...

  • Political Pluralismby Kung Chuan Hsiao

    Taylor and Francis 2014; US$ 49.95

    First published in 2000. Routledge is an imprint of Taylor & Francis, an informa company. more...

  • Islam and Politicsby Peter Mandaville

    Taylor and Francis 2014; US$ 39.95

    This book is an accessible and comprehensive account of political Islam in the twenty-first century. Drawing on insights from comparative politics and Islamic studies, it explains the complex interaction between Islam, society, the state, and processes of globalization. The book demonstrates that political Islam, far from being a monolithic phenomenon,... more...

  • Entwicklung zur Demokratie in Österreichby Hanno Rebhan

    Tectum Verlag 2014; US$ 31.74

    Österreich, 1867: Die Habsburgermonarchie steckt in einer tiefen außen- und innenpolitischen Krise. Zur Rettung der Monarchie werden die Staatsgrundgesetze in Kraft gesetzt, die zwar demokratische Elemente wie liberale Grundrechte und Schutz vor staatlicher Willkür vorsehen, jedoch nach wie vor fast die gesamte politische Macht beim Kaiser konzentrieren.... more...

  • Die Sanktionierung arbeitsunwilliger "1-Euro-Jobber" und ihre verfassungsrechtliche Zulässigkeitby Georg Faude

    Tectum Verlag 2014; US$ 36.27

    Die Hartz-Reformen erregen seit ihrer Ankündigung und Umsetzung die Gemüter in Politik und Wirtschaft wie kaum ein zweites Thema. Obwohl sie als Grundstein für eine positive wirtschaftliche Entwicklung in Deutschland gelten, werden Teile der Reform immer noch scharf kritisiert. Insbesondere die Notwendigkeit der Sanktionstatbestände des SGB II ist... more...

  • Power and Architectureby Michael Minkenberg

    Berghahn Books 2014; US$ 95.00

    Capital cities have been the seat of political power and central stage for their state?s political conflicts and rituals throughout the ages. In the modern era, they provide symbols for and confer meaning to the state, thereby contributing to the ?invention? of the nation. Capitals capture the imagination of natives, visitors and outsiders alike,... more...

  • Totalitarian Democracy and Afterby Yehoshua Arieli; Nathan Rotenstreich

    Taylor and Francis 2014; US$ 67.95

    This volume, first published in 1984, contains the principal papers from a distinguished colloquium held in 1982. Its avowed purpose is to investigate further the notion of "totalitarian democracy" and to look at its repercussions in the contemporary world. more...