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  • 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...

  • Die großen Polit-Skandaleby Thomas Ramge

    Campus Verlag 2003; US$ 9.55

    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...

  • 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...

  • "Vorwärts und nicht vergessen"?by Christian Lannert

    Wallstein Verlag 2012; US$ 22.95

    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...

  • 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...

  • How to Stage a Military Coupby Ken Connor; David Hebditch

    Skyhorse Publishing 2009; US$ 12.95

    Fed up with taxes? Angered and disappointed by corrupt leaders? How to Stage a Military Coup lays down practical strategies that have proven themselves around the globe. David Hebditch and Ken Connor examine, with a critical eye, successful as well as failed coup attempts throughout the twentieth century with the aim of showing their readers... 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...