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  • Borrowed Lightby Timothy Brennan

    Stanford University Press 2014; US$ 24.95

    A critical revaluation of the humanist tradition, Borrowed Light makes the case that the 20th century is the "anticolonial century." The sparks of concerted resistance to colonial oppression were ignited in the gathering of intellectual malcontents from all over the world in interwar Europe. Many of this era's principal figures were formed by the... more...

  • Speaking with the People's Voiceby Jeffrey P. Mehltretter Drury

    Texas A&M University Press 2014; US$ 33.00

    The role of public opinion in American democracy has been a central concern of scholars who frequently examine how public opinion influences policy makers and how politicians, especially presidents, try to shape public opinion. But in Speaking with the People?s Voice: How Presidents Invoke Public Opinion , Jeffrey P. Mehltretter Drury asks a different... more...

  • Electoral Systems and Governanceby Salomon Orellana

    Taylor and Francis 2014; US$ 145.00

    Diversity and dissent have been shown to improve decision-making in small groups. This understanding can be extended to the political arena and in turn it can enlighten ideas about policy-making. This book focuses on the relationship between electoral institutions and policy outcomes in order to effectively explore the impact of diversity and dissent... more...

  • The Politics of Haunting and Memory in International Relationsby Jessica Auchter

    Taylor and Francis 2014; US$ 130.00

    International Relations has traditionally focused on conflict and war, but the effects of violence including dead bodies and memorialization practices have largely been considered beyond the purview of the field. Drawing on Jacques Derrida?s notion of hauntology to consider the politics of life and death, Auchter traces the story of how life and death... more...

  • The Handbook of Global Security Policyby Mary Kaldor; Iavor Rangelov

    Wiley 2014; US$ 195.00

    This Handbook brings together 30 state-of-the-art essays covering the essential aspects of global security research and practice for the 21st century. Embraces a broad definition of security that extends beyond the threat of foreign military attack to cover new risks for violence Offers comprehensive coverage framed around key security concepts,... more...

  • Religion, Identity and Human Securityby Giorgio Shani

    Taylor and Francis 2014; US$ 130.00

    Religion, Identity and Human Security seeks to demonstrate that a major source of human insecurity comes from the failure of states around the world to recognize the increasing cultural diversity of their populations which has resulted from globalization. Shani begins by setting out the theoretical foundations, dealing with the transformative effects... more...

  • International Intervention in a Secular Ageby Audra Mitchell

    Taylor and Francis 2014; US$ 140.00

    International intervention is not just about ?saving? human lives: it is also an attempt to secure humanity?s place in the universe. This book explores the Western secular beliefs that underpin contemporary practices of intervention?most importantly, beliefs about life, death and the dominance of humanity. These beliefs shape a wide range of practices:... more...

  • Challenges to Democratic Participationby Andre Santos Campos; José Gomes André; Elena Alessiato; Walter Baber; Robert Bartlett; Christian Blum; Jonardon Ganeri; Volkan Gül; Vincent Jungkunz; Bruno Serra; Kristof Vanhoutte

    Lexington Books 2014; US$ 79.99

    Challenges to Democratic Participation focuses on three major trends of contemporary theoretical challenges to participatory democracy: antipolitics, deliberative democracy, and pluralism. It is accessible and useful to a wide variety of audiences, from scholars and practitioners working in political science to activists and citizens interested... more...

  • Civil Societies and Social Movementsby Derrick Purdue

    Taylor and Francis 2014; US$ 49.95

    This volume examines and contributes to debates surrounding social capital, social movements and the role of civil society in emerging forms of governance. The authors adopt a broad range of research approaches, from testing hypotheses drawn from rationale choice theory against available statistics on associations, to ethnographic study of emerging... more...

  • The Politics of Aristotleby Aristotle; William Ellis

    The Floating Press 1912; US$ 4.99

    The Politics of Aristotle is the second part of a treatise of which the Ethics is the first part. It looks back to the Ethics as the Ethics looks forward to the Politics. For Aristotle did not separate, as we are inclined to do, the spheres of the statesman and the moralist. In the Ethics he has described the character necessary for the good life,... more...