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  • 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...

  • 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 Just Ruler in Shi'ite Islamby Abdulaziz Abdulhussein Sachedina

    Oxford University Press 1998; US$ 59.99

    Since the revolution of 1978-79, the Islamic regime has justified its rule on the basis of the doctrine of "righteous jurist". The author of this study shows this concept to have no parallel in Sunni Islam and seeks its origins in the Sunni/Shi'ite schism following the death of the Prophet. 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...

  • Militärdiktaturen im 20. Jahrhundertby Alexander Straßner

    Springer Fachmedien Wiesbaden 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 Militärdiktaturen neu auf. Dabei steht... more...

  • Political Institutions under Dictatorshipby Jennifer Gandhi

    Cambridge University Press 2008; US$ 36.00

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

  • 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...

  • Hegemony and Sovereign Equalityby M. J. Balogun

    Springer New York 2011; US$ 199.00

    The ?interest contiguity theory,? which is the book?s centerpiece, holds that rather than a smooth, one-way cruise through history, humankind?s journey from the inception to the present has brought him/her face to face with broadly three types of interests. The first is the individual interest, which, strange as it may sound, tends to be internally... more...

  • Islam and Politicsby Peter Mandaville

    Taylor and Francis 2014; US$ 48.95

    This book is an accessible and comprehensive account of political Islam in the twenty-first century. Drawing on insights from comparative politics and Islamic studies, it explains the complex interaction between Islam, society, the state, and processes of globalization. The book demonstrates that political Islam, far from being a monolithic phenomenon,... more...