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  • Transnational Muslim Politicsby Peter G. Mandaville

    Taylor and Francis 2003; US$ 58.95

    This book analyzes Islam as a form of 'travelling theory' in the context of contemporary global transformations such as diasporic communities, transnational social movements, global cities and information technologies. Peter Mandaville examines how 'globalization' is manifested as lived experience through a discussion of debates over the meaning of... more...

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

    Oxford University Press 1998; US$ 59.99 US$ 51.59

    The Islamic regime that came to power after the 1978-79 Iranian revolution justified the rule of the Ayatollah Khomeni, and the Shi'ite imams in general, on the basis of the doctrine that the Islamic jurist is best suited to rule with justice in an Islamic country. Arguing that this concept has no apparent parallel in Sunni Islam, this study explores... more...

  • Legitimizing the Orderby Hakan T. Karateke; Maurus Reinkowski

    BRILL 2005; US$ 117.00

    The various strategies as to how the Ottoman sultans and the ruling elite tried to inculcate their understanding of authority and legitimacy into the Ottoman population are the focus of the articles in this collected volume. more...

  • Political Mistrust and the Discrediting of Politiciansby Mattei Dogan

    BRILL 2005; US$ 64.00

    The analysis focuses on the low esteem for politicians, their vulnerability, the concept of associated-rivals, the nexus-judges-journalists and the civil death of politicians under judicial investigations. 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$ 36.00 US$ 29.52

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

  • From Dictatorship to Democracyby Gene Sharp

    Profile Books 2011; US$ 7.98

    From Dictatorship to Democracy was a pamphlet, printed and distributed by Dr Gene Sharp and based on his study, over a period of forty years, on non-violent methods of demonstration. Now in its fourth edition, it was originally handed out by the Albert Einstein Institution, and although never actively promoted, to date it has been translated... 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 Fachmedien Wiesbaden 2013; US$ 44.99

    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 Militärdiktaturen neu auf. Dabei steht... more...

  • Blood of Revolutionby Erik Durschmied

    Arcade Publishing 2013; US$ 16.99

    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 enduringand always bloodychange to countries and societies almost overnight. Durschmied begins with the French Revolution and goes on to examine the revolutions... more...