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  • The Theory of Social Revolutionsby Brooks Adams

    The Floating Press 1913; US$ 7.95

    In America, in 1770, a well-defined aristocracy held control. As an effect of the Industrial Revolution upon industry and commerce, the Revolutionary War occurred, the colonial aristocracy misjudged the environment, adhered to Great Britain, were exiled, lost their property, and perished. Immediately after the American Revolution and also as a part... more...

  • Helpless Imperialistsby Maurus Reinkowski; Gregor Thum

    Vandenhoeck & Ruprecht 2012; US$ 44.75

    Das Zeitalter des Hochimperialismus (1850?1950) wurde bisher als Zeitraum unangefochtener ökonomischer, technologischer und militärischer Überlegenheit der europäischen Kolonialmächte gesehen. »Helpless Imperialists« beleuchtet den bisher in der Forschung kaum beachteten Aspekt imperialer Frustration und geht dem Zusammenhang zwischen dem Scheitern... more...

  • Diktaturen im Vergleichby Detlef Schmiechen-Ackermann; Arnd Bauerkämper; Peter Steinbach; Edgar Wolfrum

    WBG - Wissenschaftliche Buchgesellschaft 2012; US$ 17.27

    Keine andere Entwicklung hat die politische Geschichte des 20. Jahrhunderts tiefgreifender geprägt als die Krise des Liberalismus und der damit korrespondierende Aufstieg von Diktaturen in der ersten Jahrhunderthälfte. Der vergleichenden Diktaturforschung kommt somit zentrale Bedeutung zur Analyse dieser Prozesse in der Geschichts- und Politikwissenschaft... more...

  • The Just Ruler in Shi'ite Islamby Abdulaziz Abdulhussein Sachedina

    Oxford University Press 1998; US$ 49.99

    Since the revolution of 1978-79, the Islamic regime has justified its rule on the basis of the doctrine of "righteous jurist". The author of this study shows this concept to have no parallel in Sunni Islam and seeks its origins in the Sunni/Shi'ite schism following the death of the Prophet. more...

  • Challenging Authorityby Michael P. Hanagan; Leslie Page Moch; Wayne te Brake

    University of Minnesota Press 1998; US$ 78.00

    As long as there have been formal governments, there has been political contention. Where political studies tend to focus on either those who rule or those who are ruled, the essays in this volume call our attention to the interaction between these forces at the very heart of contentious politics. more...

  • Political Institutions under Dictatorshipby Jennifer Gandhi

    Cambridge University Press 2008; US$ 24.00

    Gandhi's cross-national study examines the political uses of nominally democratic institutions by non-democratic states. more...

  • Beyond hegemonyby Darrow Schecter

    Manchester University Press 2005; US$ 95.00

    Since the Enlightenment, liberal democratic governments in Europe and North America have been compelled to secure the legitimacy of their authority by constructing rational states whose rationality is based on modern forms of law. The first serious challenge to liberal democratic practices of legal legitimacy comes in Marx's early writings on Rousseau... more...

  • Militärdiktaturen im 20. Jahrhundertby Alexander Straßner

    Springer 2013; US$ 49.99

    Vor dem Hintergrund des rasanten ökonomischen Aufstiegs Chinas wird in der Politikwissenschaft die Fähigkeit autoritärer Regime zur Modernisierung eines Landes gerade intensiv diskutiert.  Der vorliegende Band greift deshalb die Untersuchung des ökonomischen, sozialen und politischen Modernisierungspotentials von... more...

  • Blood of Revolutionby Erik Durschmied

    Arcade Publishing 2013; US$ 16.95

    In this fascinating book, the author of The Hinge Factor and The Weather Factor surveys revolutions across the centuries, vividly portraying the people and events that brought wrenching, often enduring?and always bloody?change to countries and societies almost overnight. Durschmied begins with the French Revolution and goes on to examine the... more...