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  • 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...

  • 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...

  • 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

    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...

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

    Oxford University Press 1998; US$ 59.99

    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...

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

    Cambridge University Press 2002; US$ 36.00

    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$ 36.00

    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...