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Democracy

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  • Representation and Community in Western Democraciesby Nirmala Rao

    Palgrave Macmillan 2000; US$ 163.00

    This book of critical essays explores new thinking and new evidence on the role of locally-elected representatives in Western democracies. The book is topical in the light of the intense political and popular interest in the problems of making local government representative and responsive. The contributors, drawn from the UK, US, France, Denmark and... more...

  • Divide and Dealby Ian Shapiro; Peter A. Swenson; Daniela Donno Panayides

    NYU Press 2008; US$ 27.00

    Why are democracies so unequal? Despite the widespread expectation that democracy, via expansion of the franchise, would lead to redistribution in favor of the masses, in reality majorities regularly lose out in democracies. Taking a broad view of inequality as encompassing the distribution of wealth, risk, status, and well-being, this volume explores... more...

  • The True Patriotby Eric Liu; Nick Hanauer

    Sasquatch Books 2012; US$ 10.95

    Over the course of a generation, patriotism in America has been hijacked by the right and abandoned by the left. But the principles and values of true patriotism – country above self, contribution above consumption, stewardship over exploitation, freedom with responsibility, purpose through sacrifice and service, pragmatism, a fair shot for all... more...

  • Grading the 44th President: A report card on Barack Obama's First Term as a Progressive Leaderby Luigi Esposito; Laura Finley

    ABC-CLIO 2012; US$ 53.00

    Grading the 44th President: A Report Card on Barack Obama's First Term as a Progressive Leader is written in clear language that is free of jargon and from a leftist perspective, offering a comprehensive analysis and critique of Obama's performance as a progressive president during his first term. The authors provide in-depth analyses with respect... more...

  • Occupying Languageby Marina Sitrin; Dario Azzellini

    Zuccotti Park Press 2012; US$ 7.99

    An exploration of how key terms and words from other movements can help shift consciousness and connect communities of struggle more...

  • Democracy in Motionby Tina Nabatchi; John Gastil; G. Michael Weiksner; Matt Leighninger

    Oxford University Press 2012; US$ 30.99

    Democracy in Motion uses theory, research, and practice to comprehensively explore what we know, how we know it, and what remains to be understood about deliberative civic engagement. The book is useful to scholars, practitioners, public officials, activists, and citizens who seek to utilize deliberative civic engagement in their communities. more...

  • The Political Power of Protestby Daniel Q. Gillion

    Cambridge University Press 2013; US$ 24.00

    Gillion demonstrates the direct influence that political protest behavior has on Congress, the presidency and the Supreme Court. more...

  • Securities against Misruleby Jon Elster

    Cambridge University Press 2013; US$ 26.00

    This book proposes a normative theory of collective decision making, inspired by Jeremy Bentham but not including his utilitarian philosophy. more...

  • Democracy: All That Mattersby Steven Beller

    Hodder & Stoughton 2013; US$ 7.99

    Democracy is in crisis. This is a crisis of growth on the one hand, with the Arab Spring and possible change in Burma and elsewhere, but also a crisis of alienation and stagnation in the more established democracies, in the United States and in Europe, where apathy and the uncontrolled power exerted by financial markets and the wealthy are threatening... more...

  • Ending Terrorism in Italyby Anna Cento Bull; Philip Cooke

    Taylor and Francis 2013; US$ 54.95

    Ending Terrorism in Italy analyses processes of disengagement from terrorism, as well as the connected issues of reconciliation, truth and justice. It examines in a critical and original way how terrorism came to an end in Italy (Part I), and the legacy it has left behind (Part II). The book interrogates a wide array of published memoirs and a considerable... more...