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  • Politische Führung in westlichen Regierungssystemenby Martin Sebaldt; Henrik Gast

    VS Verlag für Sozialwissenschaften 2009; US$ 47.14

    Explorative Studien weisen seit langem darauf hin, dass die Führungsstile von Regierungschefs im internationalen Vergleich deutlich variieren. Dieser Sammelband geht diesem Sachverhalt genauer auf den Grund und zeigt Gemeinsamkeiten und Unterschiede politischer Führungsmuster in komparativer Perspektive auf. In elf Fallstudien werden die Führungsstile... more...

  • Civil Society Activism under Authoritarian Ruleby Francesco Cavatorta

    Taylor and Francis 2012; US$ 54.95

    This book examines how civil society actors operate under authoritarian constraints, and examines how this is linked to regime change. This book moves beyond traditional notions of civil society and explains the complexity of state-society relations in authoritarian contexts outside the framework of democratization. Rejecting a wholly normative... more...

  • Der lange Schatten des Contrat socialby Oliver Hidalgo

    Springer Fachmedien Wiesbaden 2013; US$ 23.06

    Das Hauptwerk von Rousseau zum Gesellschaftsvertrag ist nun 250 Jahre alt. Dieser Band überprüft noch einmal dezidiert und umfassend die Relevanz von Rousseaus Ideen der Volkssouveränität und der direkten Demokratie für die politische Gegenwart. more...

  • Civil Disobedience and Deliberative Democracyby William Smith

    Taylor and Francis 2013; US$ 54.95

    Civil disobedience is a public, nonviolent, conscientious yet political act, contrary to law, carried out to communicate opposition to law and policy of government. This book presents a theory of civil disobedience that draws on ideas associated with deliberative democracy. This book explores the ethics of civil disobedience in democratic societies.... more...

  • Civil Societyby Robert Fine; Shirin Rai

    Taylor and Francis 2014; US$ 53.95

    This volume examines the idea of civil society in its historical and contemporary dimensions. It provides a comprehensive and critical mapping of the idea, the burden of expectation that it has carried, and the intellectual and political dimensions that surround it. more...

  • A Politics of the Ordinaryby Thomas L. Dumm

    NYU Press 1999; US$ 26.00

    In A Politics of the Ordinary , Thomas Dumm dramatizes how everyday life in the United States intersects with and is influenced by the power of events, on the one hand, and forces of conformity and normalcy on the other. Combining poststructuralist analysis with a sympathetic reading of a strain of American thought that begins with Emerson and culminates... more...

  • Politics in Deeply Divided Societiesby Adrian Guelke

    Wiley 2013; US$ 24.95 US$ 22.46

    The establishment of durable, democratic institutions constitutes one of the major challenges of our age. As countless contemporary examples have shown, it requires far more than simply the holding of free elections. The consolidation of a legitimate constitutional order is difficult to achieve in any society, but it is especially problematic in societies... more...

  • Civil Societyby John Keane

    Wiley 2013; US$ 24.95 US$ 22.46

    It is only a decade ago that the eighteenth-century distinction between civil society and the state seemed old-fashioned, an object of cynicism, even of outright hostility. In this important new book, John Keane shows how, in a wholly unexpected reversal of fortunes, this antiquated distinction has since become voguish among politicians, academics,... more...

  • Civil Societyby John R. Hall

    Wiley 2013; US$ 34.95 US$ 31.46

    This volume of especially commissioned essays explains what is meant by "civil society", paying particular attention to the relationships between civil society and other social forces such as nationalism and populism. more...

  • Political Theory and the Modern Stateby David Held

    Wiley 2013; US$ 28.95 US$ 26.06

    This volume offers an incisive overview of central issues and controversies in political thought and analysis. It includes major discussions of the idea of the modern state, contemporary theories of the state, problems of power and legitimation, new forms of democratic ideal, citizenship and social movements, the direction of public policy and the... more...