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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 institutions‚??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

    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...

  • States, Ideologies, and Social Revolutionsby Misagh Parsa

    Cambridge University Press 2000; US$ 40.00

    Analysis of the causes and processes of revolution, drawing on the stories of Iran, Nicaragua, and the Philippines. more...

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

    Cambridge University Press 2002; US$ 44.00

    Recently corruption, extremism, etc. have raised questions over political legitimacy. Coicaud examines these issues. 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...

  • 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...

  • 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...

  • 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...

  • 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...

  • Revolution, Rebellion, Resistanceby Eric Selbin

    Zed Books 2010; US$ 29.95

    In this ground-breaking book, Eric Selbin argues that we need to look beyond the economic, political, and social structural conditions to the thoughts and feelings of the people who make revolutions. In particular, he argues, we need to understand the stories people relay and rework of past injustices as they struggle in the present toward a better... more...