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  • Considerations on Representative Governmentby John Stuart Mill

    The Floating Press 2009; US$ 4.99 US$ 4.34

    The classic liberal philosopher of nineteenth century England, John Stuart Mill, used Considerations on Representative Government to call for reforms to Parliament and voting, calling for proportional representation, the Single Transferable Vote, and the extension of suffrage. Mill was a renowned political theorist and economist, a Member of Parliament,... more...

  • Democratic Faithby Patrick Deneen

    Princeton University Press 2009; US$ 30.95 US$ 28.16

    The American political reformer Herbert Croly wrote, "For better or worse, democracy cannot be disentangled from an aspiration toward human perfectibility." Democratic Faith is at once a trenchant analysis and a powerful critique of this underlying assumption that informs democratic theory. Patrick Deneen argues that among democracy's most ardent... more...

  • The Case for Multinational Federalismby Alain-G. Gagnon

    Taylor and Francis 2009; US$ 48.95

    Throughout the world, liberal-democracies are grappling with increasing claims made in the name of minority national, socio-cultural and ethno-cultural identities that seek greater recognition in the institutions of the nation-state. This work inserts itself into debates centred on diversity through a normative and empirical analytical assessment... more...

  • New Directions in Federalism Studiesby Jan Erk; Wilfried Swenden

    Taylor and Francis 2010; US$ 47.95

    Federalism has experienced a remarkable renaissance in recent decades – as an alternative way to accommodate ethnic differences; as a tool to combat remote, undemocratic and ineffective central governments; and lastly, as a means to promote economic performance in the developing world through decentralisation. This book seeks to bring different... more...

  • What Democracy Is Forby Stein Ringen

    Princeton University Press 2009; US$ 38.95 US$ 35.44

    In this provocative book, Stein Ringen argues that the world's democracies are failing to live up to their ideals--the United States and Great Britain most especially. The core value of democracy, he contends, is freedom, the freedom to live a good life according to one's own choosing. Yet he shows that democracy's freedom is on the decline. Citizens... more...

  • The Democracy Perspective in the Americasby Odeen Ishmael

    UPA 2009; US$ 45.50

    This book presents the author's views on the evolution of democracy in the American hemisphere and the challenges confronting this form of governance. It comprises a collection of his statements and published commentaries made while serving as an ambassador from Guyana. more...

  • Federal Democraciesby Michael Burgess; Alain-G. Gagnon

    Taylor and Francis 2010; US$ 47.95

    Federal Democracies examines the evolution of the relationship between federalism and democracy. Taking the late 18th century US Federal Experience as its starting-point, the book uses the contributions of Calhoun, Bryce and Proudhon as 19th century conceptual prisms through which we can witness the challenges and changes made to the meaning of... more...

  • Democracy and Excellence: Concord or Conflict?by Joseph Romance; Neal Riemer

    ABC-CLIO 2005; US$ 64.00

    Does democracy promote excellence? Searching history, literature, and works of political theory, the contributors conclude that American democracy does indeed promote excellence despite thousands of years of political theory arguing the contrary. However, the promotion of such excellence requires one to think differently about what excellence means... more...

  • Democracy and the Limits of Self-Governmentby Adam Przeworski

    Cambridge University Press 2010; US$ 24.00

    The book analyzes the sources of widespread dissatisfaction with democracies around the world and identifies directions for feasible reforms. more...

  • Democratic Paths and Trendsby Barbara Wejnert

    Emerald Group Publishing Limited 2010; US$ 138.99

    Presents the issues of democratic trends. This title addresses worldwide changes and developments of democratization from historical and contemporary perspectives. It also presents discourses on the diffusion of democracy, paths of democratic transitions, worldwide trends towards democratization, as well as discussion about democracy in retreat. more...