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  • Politics and Democracy in Microstatesby Wouter Veenendaal

    Taylor and Francis 2014; US$ 145.00

    Why are small states statistically more likely to have a democratic political system? By addressing this question from a qualitative and comparative methodological angle, this book analyses the effects of a small population size on political competition and participation. By comparing the four microstates of San Marino (Europe), St. Kitts and Nevis... more...

  • The Geopolitics of Domination (Routledge Library Editions: Political Geography)by Geoffrey Parker

    Taylor and Francis 2014; US$ 100.00

    Using the examples of the Ottoman Empire, Spain, Austria, France and Germany, this book describes the principal geopolitical features of the expansionist state. It then presents a model of the operation of the expansionist process over space and time. It goes on to apply the geopolitical characteristics of the model to the period after 1945 in order... more...

  • 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...

  • The Many Faces of Populismby Barbara Wejnert; Dwayne Woods

    Emerald Group Publishing Limited 2014; US$ 114.95

    The objective of this edited volume is to provide an answer by examining "the many faces of populism." The unifying element across the different explorations of the phenomenon of populism is that there is a shared genus that allows for a typology of the different faces of populism and a demarcation of what is not a form of populism. 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 Katarzyna Stoklosa; Aleksander Hertz; Torsten Lorenz

    Vandenhoeck & Ruprecht 2014; US$ 57.88

    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...

  • Demokratie in einer globalen Weltby Heinz Kruse

    Springer 2014; US$ 39.99

    Steckt unsere Demokratie in einer Krise Fuhlt sich die Politik nicht mehr an das allgemeine Wohl als ihr oberstes Ziel gebunden Die wechselseitige Entfremdung zwischen Burgerschaft und politischen Akteuren sollte in einer funktionierenden Demokratie ausgeschlossen sein. Dennoch hat sich scheinbar eine solche Entfremdung eingeschlichen ? demokratische... more...

  • Arbeitsbeziehungen und Demokratie im Wandelby Jörg Bogumil

    Nomos Verlagsgesellschaft 2014; US$ 87.14

    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$ 65.99

    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...