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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...

  • From Dictatorship to Democracyby Gene Sharp

    New Press, The 2012; US$ 13.95

    Twenty-one years ago, at a friend?s request, a Massachusetts professor sketched out a blueprint for nonviolent resistance to repressive regimes. It would go on to be translated, photocopied, and handed from one activist to another, traveling from country to country across the globe: from Iran to Venezuela—where both countries consider Gene Sharp... more...

  • Islamic Democratic Discourseby M. A. Muqtedar Khan

    Lexington Books 2006; US$ 37.99

    This wide-ranging set of essays explores the multi-faceted relationship between Islam and democracy. Each essayist's unique viewpoint on contemporary Islam provides insight into Islamic political thought and its connection to Western democracy. 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...

  • 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 into... more...

  • "Vorwärts und nicht vergessen"?by Christian Lannert

    Wallstein Verlag 2012; US$ 27.07

    Hauptbeschreibung Keine der im Deutschen Bundestag vertretenen Parteien steht so sehr im Banne der eigenen Geschichte wie die Partei DIE LINKE und ihre Vorgängerin PDS. Keine andere hat eine so wechselhafte Geschichte, wie diese aus der SED hervorgegangene Partei. Daraus ergibt sich die Frage, wie DIE LINKE dieses Erbe verwaltet und wie sie ihre... more...

  • 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...

  • Die großen Polit-Skandaleby Thomas Ramge

    Campus Verlag 2003; US$ 10.64

    Hauptbeschreibung In zwölf spannenden Kapiteln werden die Polit-Skandale zum Spiegel deutscher Geschichte. Aus dem Inhalt: - Bonn bei Rhöndorf - Adenauer und die Hauptstadtfrage - Der verlorene John - der Verfassungsschutzpräsident zu Diensten der DDR-Propaganda - Bedingt abwehrbereit - die Spiegel-Affäre des Franz Josef Strauß - Die Stasi im Kanzleramt... 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...