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  • Ernesto Laclauby David Howarth

    Taylor and Francis 2014; US$ 44.95

    Ernesto Laclau has blazed a unique trail in political theory and philosophy since the early 1970s. In so doing, he has articulated a range of philosophical and theoretical currents into a coherent alternative to mainstream models and practices of conducting social and political science. The editors have focused on work in three key areas: Post-Marxist... more...

  • Discourse and Democracyby Michael Farrelly

    Taylor and Francis 2014; US$ 125.00

    In this new study, Farrelly gives a critical examination of democracy as it is conceived and practiced in contemporary advanced liberal nations.  The received wisdom on democracy is probelmatized through a close analysis of discourse in combination with critical theories of democracy and of the State. The central theme of the book is the paradox of... more...

  • Comparative Federalism and Intergovernmental Agreements: Analysing Australia, Canada, Germany, South Africa, Switzerland and the United Statesby Jeffrey Parker

    Taylor and Francis 2014; US$ 145.00

    Intergovernmental agreements are an important instrument in federal systems, establishing new social programs, regulating agricultural practices, and even changing constitutions. Despite their importance, there have only been limited attempts to understand agreements in a comparative context or to provide a theoretical framework for their study. ... more...

  • Skizzen über den Totalitarismusby Aleksander Hertz; Katarzyna Stoklosa; Torsten Lorenz

    Vandenhoeck & Ruprecht 2014; US$ 58.79

    Das vorliegende Buch versammelt vier Schlüsselaufsätze des polnisch-jüdischen Soziologen Aleksander Hertz (1895-1983) aus den 1930er Jahren über die neuen Diktaturen im zeitgenössischen Europa. Zwei der Aufsätze erscheinen erstmalig in deutscher Übersetzung, drei werden erstmals einem breiteren Leserkreis zugänglich gemacht. Den Aufsätzen ist eine... more...

  • Arbeitsbeziehungen und Demokratie im Wandelby Jörg Bogumil

    Nomos Verlagsgesellschaft 2014; US$ 88.52

    Bei dem Band handelt es sich um eine Festschrift für den Soziologen Leo Kißler, in dem wesentliche Entwicklungen zu den Themenbereichen ?Arbeitsbeziehungen im Wandel? und ?Demokratie im Wandel? der letzten 20 Jahre thematisiert werden. Mit Beiträgen von: Heinz Abels, Dirk Berg-Schlosser, Jörg Bogumil, Thorsten Bonacker, Maria Funder,... more...

  • Zwischen Verdrängung und Verklärungby Norman Bock

    Nomos Verlagsgesellschaft 2014; US$ 67.03

    Dieser Band zeigt, wie sich die ?junge Welt?, eine Tageszeitung aus dem linksextremistischen Spektrum, mit der Geschichte des europäischen Kommunismus auseinandersetzt. Der Machtverlust der SED-Funktionäre führte nach der deutschen Einheit nicht zum Verschwinden ihrer politischen und ideologischen Vorstellungen. Viele der orthodoxen Positionen leben... more...

  • 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: War, Conquest and Capitalby Norman Etherington

    Taylor and Francis 2014; US$ 130.00

    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...