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  • The Politics of Moral Capitalby John Kane

    Cambridge University Press 2001; US$ 42.00

    Mandela, Aung San Suu Kyi and Clinton are among those whose 'moral capital' is considered. more...

  • Rousseau and Weberby J.G. Merguior

    Taylor and Francis 2013; US$ 44.87

    Jean-Jacques Rousseau and Max Weber, central thinkers to the discussion of political legitimacy, represent two very different stages and forms of social theory: early modern political philosophy and classical sociology. In these studies, Dr Merquior describes and assesses their individual contributions to the understanding of the concept of political... more...

  • Rational Legitimacyby Ronald Rogowski

    Princeton University Press 2015; Not Available

    This book confronts one of the central questions of political science: how people choose to accept or not to accept particular governments. In contrast to the prevailing view that citizens' decisions about the legitimacy of their governments are strongly conditioned by political culture and socialization and are hence largely non-rational, Ronald... more...

  • Challenges of Constructing Legitimacy in Peacebuildingby Daisaku Higashi

    Taylor and Francis 2015; US$ 43.59

    Peacebuilding is a critical issue in world politics. Surprisingly, however, there has not been a full examination of concrete policies and implementation strategies to generate legitimacy in "host states" by either international relations (IR) theorists or practitioners. The objective of this book is to develop an understanding of the mechanisms... more...

  • New Common Groundby Amitai Etzioni

    Potomac Books 2011; US$ 29.95

    Race, age, political affiliation, country of origin, native language—too often Americans define themselves, and are defined, by the differences that separate them. But if the 2008 presidential campaign has taught us anything, it is that we as a people want to look beyond these divisions to the values and interests that unite us. New Common Ground... more...

  • The Pluralist Theory of the Stateby Paul Q. Hirst

    Taylor and Francis 2005; US$ 48.72

    First published in 1993. Routledge is an imprint of Taylor & Francis, an informa company. more...

  • Culture, Structure, or Choice?by Paul V. Warwick

    Algora Publishing 2007; US$ 36.00

    The study of politics has been profoundly influenced in the post-war era by the introduction of concepts and explanations that highlight the role of culturally determined norms and values in shaping the political process.This study examines three main perspectives from which the social sciences are discussed, and compares the divergent theories by... more...

  • Taylored Citizenship: State Institutions and Subjectivityby Char Miller

    ABC-CLIO 2001; US$ 84.00

    Miller shows how government institutions changed the meaning of American citizenship during the World War II era. He considers the state's role in creating concepts of citizenship and subjectivity by analyzing the application within military and educational institutions of systems of discipline associated with Frederick W. Taylor and scientific management.... more...

  • Pluralism and the Personality of the Stateby David Runciman

    Cambridge University Press 1997; US$ 26.00

    Pluralism and the Personality of the State tells the history of English political thought from 1900–1933. more...

  • Political Legitimacy in Asiaby John Kane; Hui-Chieh Loy; Haig Patapan

    Palgrave Macmillan 2011; US$ 105.00

    This book explores the challenges and obstacles faced by dissident leaders in Asia seeking to introduce reforms into regimes that are either imperfectly democratic or frankly hostile to democratic practices and institutions. more...