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Purpose, functions, and relations of the state

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  • Civic Liberalismby Jr. Thomas A. Spragens

    Rowman & Littlefield Publishers 1999; US$ 37.00

    In Civic Liberalism, prominent political theorist Thomas A. Spragens, Jr. asserts that most versions of democratic ideals—libertarianism, liberal egalitarianism, difference liberalism, and the liberalism of fear—lead our polity significantly astray. Spragens offers another alternative. He argues that we should recover the multiple and complex aspirations... more...

  • Deliberation, Democracy, and the Mediaby Simone Chambers; Anne Costain

    Rowman & Littlefield Publishers 2000; US$ 39.00

    Is deliberative democracy the ideal goal of free speech? How do social movement organizations, activists, and political candidates use the media to frame their discourse? What responsibilities does the media have in maintaining or promoting democracy? In this broadly interdisciplinary volume, top scholars in communication, political science, sociology,... more...

  • The Collapse of Liberalismby Charles Noble

    Rowman & Littlefield Publishers 2004; US$ 27.50

    In The Collapse of Liberalism, noted political scientist Charles Noble takes liberalism to task for not being radical enough—for what he sees as a long history of how liberalism has accommodated the very economic institutions and corporate actors it has wanted to challenge. As a result, Noble argues, liberals have been unable or unwilling to confront... more...

  • Thinking History, Fighting Evilby David B. MacDonald

    Lexington Books 2009; US$ 40.50

    This accessible study critiques the rise of a new exceptionalism: a victim-centered nationalism promoted by American conservatives since the 1980s, borrowing imagery and vocabulary from the civil rights era and political correctness movements of the left.Thinking History, Fighting Evil explores the instrumentalization of anti-Americanism and anti-Semitism... more...

  • India's Human Securityby Jason Miklian; Ashild Kolas

    Taylor and Francis 2013; US$ 54.95

    India's explosive economic growth and emerging power status make it a key country of interest for policymakers, researchers and scholars within South Asia and around the world. But while many of India's threats and conflicts are strategized and discussed extensively within the confines of security studies, strategic studies and conventional international... more...

  • The Dictionary of Conservative Quotationsby Iain Dale

    Biteback Publishing 2013; US$ 20.99

    You'll need this thoughtful and entertaining assembly of conservative quotations if you're at all keen on politics. With more than 2,000 key quotes, this authoritative collection contains all the best conservatives and their sayings, whether they were standing up for what's right or standing up to the left, showing off their wit or showing that their... more...

  • Authority and Democracy (Routledge Library Editions: Political Science Volume 5)by April Carter

    Taylor and Francis 2013; US$ 48.95

    This book debates the nature and functions of authority: it examines how far our inherited images of authority derive from an aristocratic and traditional order and considers which models of authority are still relevant in a democratic and rationalist society. It discusses the characteristics of the authority relationship, whether political authority... more...

  • Which Equalities Matter?by Anne Phillips

    Wiley 2013; US$ 24.95 US$ 22.46

    Democracy and democratization are now high on the political agenda, but there is growing indifference to the gap between rich and poor. Political equalities matter more than ever, while economic inequality is accepted almost as a fact of life. It is the separation between economic and political that lies at the heart of this book. more...

  • Debating Human Rights in Chinaby Marina Svensson

    Rowman & Littlefield Publishers 2002; US$ 48.00

    Tracing the concept of human rights in Chinese political discourse since the late Qing dynasty, this comprehensive history convincingly demonstrates that_contrary to conventional wisdom_there has been a vibrant debate on human rights throughout the twentieth century. Drawing on little-known sources, Marina Svensson shows how these largely forgotten... more...

  • Demokratisierung in Ostdeutschlandby Astrid Lorenz

    Springer Fachmedien Wiesbaden 2013; US$ 39.70

    Das Buch analysiert, nach welchem Muster eine Demokratisierung durch Parlamente abläuft. Es zeigt, dass die Kompromissbereitschaft der Parteien systematisch nach Themen und Mehrheitsverhältnissen in den Gründungslegislativen variierte. Trotz ähnlicher Rahmenbedingungen der Demokratisierung kam es daher zu unterschiedlichen Verfahren der Entscheidungsfindung... more...