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  • 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...

  • 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...

  • Legitimacy in International Societyby Ian Clark

    Oxford University Press 2005; US$ 47.99

    The word 'legitimacy' is seldom far from the lips of practitioners of international affairs. The legitimacy of recent events - such as the wars in Kosovo and Iraq, the post-September 11 war on terror, and instances of humanitarian intervention - have been endlessly debated by publics around the globe. And yet the academic discipline of IR has... more...

  • Living Translocalityby Julia Verne

    Franz Steiner Verlag 2012; US$ 34.35

    <P>Mobility not only challenges the everyday lives of millions of people, it also challenges scientific understandings of society, culture and space. Based on long-term mobile ethnographic research connecting Zanzibar, the Tanzanian mainland, Mombasa, Dubai and London, this volume takes up this challenge by exploring the translocal space emerging... more...

  • Political Legitimization without Morality?by Jörg Kühnelt

    Springer Netherlands 2008; US$ 169.00

    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...

  • Political Revolutions of the 18th, 19th, and 20th Centuriesby Tim McNeese

    Infobase Publishing 2005; US$ 84.00

    An encyclopaedic survey of political revolutions, covering three centuries; In addition to substantial essay-length entries, Political Revolutions features sidebars and timelines, a chronology, bibliography, primary documents source, and appendices McNeese and Crompton examine the origins and nature of selected political revolutions in the past three... more...

  • Political Science: An Islamic Perspectiveby Abdul Rashid Moten

    Palgrave Macmillan 1995; US$ 176.00

    This book investigates, both theoretically and in considerable empirical detail, the teachings of Islam vis-a-vis politics. It defines the essence of Islamic civilization and highlights aspects of the colonial encounter as a background for understanding contemporary dynamics of the Muslim world. It shows, through textual, intellectual, and historical... 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...

  • 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...

  • 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...