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  • Beyond Power and Resistanceby Peter Bloom

    Rowman & Littlefield International 2016; US$ 38.99

    This book challenges the conceptual and practical effectiveness of resistance to achieve social and political change, and considers an alternative framework that goes beyond a desire to resist sovereign power, but offers political movements that expand individual and collective capabilities. more...

  • A Defense of Ruleby Stuart Gray

    Oxford University Press 2017; US$ 77.99

    While political theorists tend to regard rule as a necessary evil, this book aims to explain how rule need not be understood as anathema to political life. By looking at some of the earliest traditions of political thought, Stuart Gray establishes a new analytic approach to understanding fundamental political ideas of other cultures and time periods,... more...

  • Collective Decisions and Votingby Nicolaus Tideman

    Taylor and Francis 2017; US$ 54.95

    When one thinks about how collective decisions are made, voting is the method that comes naturally to mind. But other methods such as random process and consensus are also used. This book explores just what a collective decision is, classifies the methods of making collective decisions, and identifies the advantages and disadvantages of each method.... more...

  • Sharing Powerby Manon Tremblay; Yvonne Galligan

    Taylor and Francis 2017; US$ 54.95

    The representation of women in parliament is a subject of extensive research and a focus for political action in the last decade. The wide variation in women's parliamentary presence contradicts the expectation that established or consolidated democracies are more supportive of the presence of women in political life than emerging democracies. This... more...

  • Uncontrolledby Jim Manzi

    Basic Books 2012; US$ 40.00

    How do we know which social and economic policies work, which should be continued, and which should be changed? Jim Manzi argues that throughout history, various methods have been attemptedexcept for controlled experimentation. Experiments provide the feedback loop that allows us, in certain limited ways, to identify error in our beliefs as a first... more...

  • Public Opinionby Carroll J. Glynn; Susan Herbst; Mark Lindeman; Garrett J. O'Keefe; Robert Y. Shapiro

    Avalon Publishing 2015; US$ 68.00

    Public Opinion is a comprehensive and multidisciplinary examination of public opinion in the United States. Drawing on scholarship in political science, psychology, sociology, and communications, the authors explore the nature of political and social attitudes in the United States and how these attitudes are shaped by various institutions, with... more...

  • Kabuki Democracyby Eric Alterman

    PublicAffairs 2011; US$ 20.00

    In this “agenda-setting” polemic, journalist and historian Eric Alterman explains what is really happening with the Obama presidency. While Obama’s many compromises have disappointed liberals, Alterman argues that these concessions are largely due to a political system that is rigged against progressive change. These structural impediments to democracy... more...

  • Power and Feminist Agency in Capitalismby Claudia Leeb

    Oxford University Press 2017; US$ 77.99

    Power and Feminist Agency in Capitalism develops the idea of the political subject-in-outline to find solutions to the dilemmas inherent in the idea of the political subject, and provide answers to the when, who, how and what of socio-political change. more...

  • State Buildingby Francis Fukuyama

    Profile Books 2017; US$ 9.31

    Weak or failed states - where no government is in control - are the source of many of the world's most serious problems, from poverty, AIDS and drugs to terrorism. What can be done to help? The problem of weak states and the need for state-building has existed for many years, but it has been urgent since September 11 and Afghanistan and Iraq. The... more...

  • Political Alienation and Political Behaviorby David C. Schwartz

    Taylor and Francis 2017; US$ 44.95

    Why do people adopt attitudes of political alienation--attitudes of estrangement from, or lack of identification with, the political system? Why do some politically alienated people react to their alienation by engaging in revolutionary behavior, while others similarly alienated--become reformers or ritualists, and still others simply drop out of political... more...