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  • Scripting Revolutionby Keith Baker; Dan Edelstein

    Stanford University Press 2015; US$ 29.95

    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...

  • Understanding Federalism and Federationby Dr Sean Mueller; Dr Soeren Keil; Professor Alain-G Gagnon; Professor Søren Dosenrode

    Ashgate Publishing Ltd 2015; US$ 124.95

    Based on a variety of contemporary debates on federal theory Understanding Federalism and Federation honours Michael Burgess? contribution to the study of these topics through a selection of approaches, theories, debates and interpretations. Gathering contributors from diverse subfields to synthesize current debates it offers a snapshot of the immense... more...

  • Nationale Identität in ethnisch heterogenen Staatenby Alexandra Vogel

    Tectum Verlag 2015; Not Available

    Nationale Identität ist ein zentraler Faktor für die Stabilität und Funktionsfähigkeit moderner Nationalstaaten. Ohne ein Zusammengehörigkeitsgefühl zwischen seinen Bürgern kann kein Staat längerfristig existieren. Ethnisch heterogene Gesellschaften stehen allerdings häufig vor dem Problem, dass sich die Bevölkerung aufgrund starker ethnischer Bindungen... more...

  • Demokratieby Peter Rinderle

    De Gruyter 2015; US$ 35.00

    This book aims to describe and evaluate the idea of democracy. Rinderle examines the historical origins of democracy, its normative foundations and political mechanisms, and presents contemporary challenges and possible contexts of application. Through clear terminology and specific examples, the author seeks to allow a broad range of readers to reach... 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

    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...

  • 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...