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  • The Confidence Trapby David Runciman

    Princeton University Press 2015; US$ 14.95

    Why do democracies keep lurching from success to failure? The current financial crisis is just the latest example of how things continue to go wrong, just when it looked like they were going right. In this wide-ranging, original, and compelling book, David Runciman tells the story of modern democracy through the history of moments of crisis, from... more...

  • Democracy: A Short, Analytical Historyby Roland N. Stromberg

    Taylor and Francis 2015; US$ 49.95

    This text sums up the democratic experience in modern Western civilisation. It defines the term and notes the confusions in it, and its changing meanings over the past two centuries or so. It records criticisms, and is especially concerned with the conditions that are neccessary for it to exist. This encompasses a comprehensive literature which the... more...

  • Militant Democracyby Svetlana Tyulkina

    Taylor and Francis 2015; US$ 145.00

    The term ?militant democracy? was coined by Karl Loewenstein in the 1930s. He argued that attempts to establish democracy in the Weimar Republic failed due to the lack of militancy against subversive movements. The concept of militant democracy was introduced to legal scholarship and constitutional practice so as to provide democracy with legal means... more...

  • Democracy, Economics, and the Public Goodby John M. Budd

    Palgrave Macmillan 2015; US$ 100.00

    Examining essential aspects of American life, John Budd investigates how informational sources (print and broadcast media and other resources) fall short when it comes to informing citizens, failing our democracy and damaging the public good. more...

  • Dictatorshipby Carl Schmitt

    Wiley 2015; US$ 24.95

    Now available in English for the first time, Dictatorship is Carl Schmitt’s most scholarly book and arguably a paradigm for his entire work. Written shortly after the Russian Revolution and the First World War, Schmitt analyses the problem of the state of emergency and the power of the Reichspräsident in declaring it. Dictatorship,... more...

  • Yanihara Tadao and Japanese Colonial Policyby Susan C Townsend

    Taylor and Francis 2015; US$ 195.00

    The first comprehensive analysis of the colonial writings of Yanaihara Tadao whose extensive commentary on Japanese and European colonial policy is remarkable not only for its scholarly integrity but also for its sheer breadth. more...

  • Local Politics in Communist Countriesby Daniel N. Nelson

    The University Press of Kentucky 2015; US$ 35.00

    There are many reasons why it is important to study local politics -- political culture, government, political process -- in Communist party states. As in all politics, local politics in Communist party states are the political articulation of the local community. This is the political arena where policies concerning local issues are formulated by... more...

  • Rebalancing Societyby Henry Mintzberg

    Berrett-Koehler Publishers 2015; US$ 15.95

    Our world is out of balance, says Henry Mintzberg, and the consequences are proving fateful: the degradation of our environment, the demise of our democracies, and the denigration of ourselves, with greed having been raised to some sort of high calling. But we can set things right. Mintzberg argues that a healthy society is built on three balanced... more...

  • Rebalancing Societyby Henry Mintzberg

    Berrett-Koehler Publishers 2015; US$ 15.95

    Enough of the imbalance that is causing the degradation of our environment, the demise of our democracies, and the denigration of ourselves. Enough of the pendulum politics of left and right and paralysis in the political center. We require an unprecedented form of radical renewal. In this book Henry Mintzberg offers a new understanding of the root... more...

  • The Promise and Perils of Populismby Carlos de la Torre

    The University Press of Kentucky 2014; US$ 30.00

    From the protesters in Cairo's Tahrir Square to the Tea Party in the United States to the campaign to elect indigenous leader Evo Morales in Bolivia, modern populist movements command international attention and compel political and social change. When citizens demand "power to the people," they evoke corrupt politicians, imperialists, or oligarchies... more...