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- Stanford University Press 2015; US$ 29.95
The "Arab Spring" was heralded and publicly embraced by foreign leaders of many countries that define themselves by their own historic revolutions. The contributors to this volume examine the legitimacy of these comparisons by exploring whether or not all modern revolutions follow a pattern or script. Traditionally, historians have studied revolutions... more...
- 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...
- 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...
- T.M.C. Asser Press 2013; US$ 129.00
This book examines democratic 'transitions' in light of the advent of international criminal justice, and in relation to previous postwar and more recent purges in Latin America, Eastern Europe, and South Africa. Covers legal and political frameworks and more. more...
- 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...
- Rowman & Littlefield Publishers 2013; US$ 82.99
This thoughtful and engaging book offers the first extended analysis of coups, a central factor shaping world history and politics. Ivan Perkins introduces a new theory to explain why a military coup or revolution is such an unthinkable prospect in advanced democracies. Focusing especially on the first three coup-free states?the Venetian Republic,... more...
- Fairleigh Dickinson University Press 2013; US$ 44.99
This book provides a transatlantic and interdisciplinary perspective of dictatorships in the Hispanic World, focusing on the common strategies used to represent and/or protest these regimes in narrative, film, poetry, essays, theater, and visual arts. more...
- 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...
- 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...