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  • The End of Authorityby Douglas E. Schoen

    Rowman & Littlefield Publishers 2013; US$ 25.99

    Around the world, citizens have lost faith in their political and economic institutionsâ??leading to unprecedented levels of political instability and economic volatility. From Moscow to Brussels, from Washington to Cairo, the failure of democracies and autocracies to manage the fiscal and political crises facing us has led to a profound disquiet,... more...

  • Dictatorshipby Carl Schmitt

    Wiley 2015; US$ 24.95 US$ 21.62

    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...

  • Legitimacy and Politicsby Jean-Marc Coicaud; David Ames Curtis

    Cambridge University Press 2002; US$ 29.00

    Recently corruption, extremism and public distrust have raised questions over political legitimacy. In this book, Coicaud examines these issues. more...

  • States, Ideologies, and Social Revolutionsby Misagh Parsa

    Cambridge University Press 2000; US$ 29.00

    An analysis of the causes and processes of revolution, drawing on the stories of Iran, Nicaragua, and the Philippines. more...

  • The Power of Sovereigntyby Sayed Khatab

    Taylor and Francis 2006; US$ 54.95

    The Power of Sovereignty explores the religio-political and philosophical concepts of Sayyid Qutb, one of the most influential political thinkers for contemporary Islamists and who has greatly influenced the likes of Osama Bin Laden. Executed by the Egyptian state in 1966, his books continue to be read and his theory of jahiliyya ?ignorance? is... more...

  • The Political Thought of Sayyid Qutbby Sayed Khatab

    Taylor and Francis 2006; US$ 54.95

    This new book takes a literary approach in its study of Sayyid Qutb, one of the most significant political thinkers for contemporary Islamists and who has greatly influenced the likes of Osama Bin Laden. Executed by the Egyptian state in 1966, his books continue to be read and his theory of jahiliyya ?ignorance? is still of prime importance for... more...

  • Religion, Social Practice, and Contested Hegemoniesby Armando Salvatore; Mark LeVine

    Palgrave Macmillan 2005; US$ 110.00

    This collection of essays examines how modern public spheres reflect and mask - often both simultaneously - discourses of order, contests for hegemony, and techniques of power in the Muslim world. It builds on scholarship that re-imagines theories and practices of the public in modern and contemporary societies. While examining disparate time periods... more...

  • Political Legitimization without Morality?by Jörg Kühnelt

    Springer Netherlands 2008; US$ 127.87

    The authors in the present volume argue that, in generating a state?s constitution, unconstrained reference to morality is hardly suitable. They propose new arguments within the spectrum marked by typical political and rational accounts of legitimacy. more...

  • 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...

  • The Legitimacy Puzzle in Latin Americaby John A. Booth; Mitchell A. Seligson

    Cambridge University Press 2009; US$ 24.00

    This book examines citizens' attitudes toward the legitimacy of their political systems and the relationship between political legitimacy and democratic stability. more...