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Democracy

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  • The Athenian Optionby Anthony Barnett; Peter Carty

    Andrews UK 2015; US$ 9.49

    Before New Labour came to power and when even the prospect of reform of Britain's House of Lords was regarded with scepticism, Anthony Barnett and Peter Carty developed the idea of selecting part of a new upper house by lot: creating a jury or juries, that are representative of the population as a whole while being selected at random, to assess... more...

  • Performing Citizenshipby Inbal Ofer; Tamar Groves

    Taylor and Francis 2015; US$ 54.95

    In this book, Tamar Groves and Inbal Ofer explore the effects of social movements' activism on the changing practices and conceptions of citizenship. Presenting empirically rich case studies from Latin America, Asia and Europe, leading experts analyze the ways in which the shifting balance of power between nation-state, economy and civil society over... more...

  • Comparing autocracies in the early Twenty-first Centuryby Aurel Croissant; Steffen Kailitz; Patrick Koellner; Stefan Wurster

    Taylor and Francis 2015; US$ 160.00

    Despite the so-called Third Wave of Democratization, many autocracies have been resilient in the face of political change. Moreover, many of the transition processes that could be included in the Third Wave have reached a standstill, or, at the very least, have taken a turn for the worse, leading sometimes to new forms of non-democratic regimes. As... more...

  • Exploring an African Civil Societyby Clive Gabay

    Lexington Books 2015; US$ 75.00

    This book adopts a critical approach to the emergence and function of civil society organizations in Africa, with a particular focus on Malawi. Foucauldian and critical international political economy frameworks are used to interpret data gathered from ethnographic research in Malawi. more...

  • The State of Accessby Jorrit de Jong; Gowher Rizvi

    Brookings Institution Press 2009; US$ 29.99

    A Brookings Institution Press and Ash Center for Democratic Governance and Innovation publication This book documents a worrisome gap between principles and practice in democratic governance. The State of Access is a comparative, cross-disciplinary exploration of the ways in which democratic institutions fail or succeed to create the equal opportunities... more...

  • China's Changing Political Landscapeby Cheng Li

    Brookings Institution Press 2009; US$ 32.99

    While China's economic rise is being watched closely around the world, the country's changing political landscape is intriguing, as well. Forces unleashed by market reforms are profoundly recasting state-society relations. Will the Middle Kingdom transition rapidly, slowly, or not at all to political democracy? In China's Changing Political Landscape,... more...

  • Constrained Elitism and Contemporary Democratic Theoryby Timothy Kersey

    Taylor and Francis 2016; US$ 54.95

    Today, examples of the public’s engagement with political issues through commercial and communicative mechanisms have become increasingly common. In February 2012, the Susan G. Komen Foundation reversed a decision to cease funding of cancer screening programs through Planned Parenthood amidst massive public disapproval. The same year, restaurant chain... more...

  • Twenty Years of Studying Democratizationby Aurel Croissant; Jeffrey Haynes

    Taylor and Francis 2016; US$ 160.00

    Democratization emerged at a time of epochal change in global politics: the twin impacts of the end of the Soviet Union and the speeding up and deepening of globalisation in the early 1990s meant a whole new ball game in terms of global political developments. The journal’s first issue appeared in early 1994. Over time, the editorial position has... more...

  • Making the World Safe for Democracyby Amos Perlmutter

    The University of North Carolina Press 2000; US$ 29.99

    In this interpretive study, Amos Perlmutter offers a comparative analysis of the twentieth century's three most significant world orders: Wilsonianism, Soviet Communism, and Nazism. Anchored in three hegemonical states--the United States, the Soviet Union, and Nazi Germany--these systems, he argues, shared certain characteristics that distinguished... more...

  • American Liberalismby John McGowan

    The University of North Carolina Press 2007; US$ 24.99

    Americans live in a liberal democracy. Yet, although democracy is widely touted today, liberalism is scorned by both the right and the left. The United States stands poised between its liberal democratic tradition and the illiberal alternatives of liberalism's critics. John McGowan argues that Americans should think twice before jettisoning the liberalism... more...