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Remapping 'Crisis': A Guide to Athens

by Myrto Tsilimpounidi & Aylwyn Walsh

A taste of austerity, the limits of democracy and the overlooked, untold stories of a country in 'crisis'.


Democracy Promotion: A Critical Introduction

by Jeff Bridoux & Milja Kurki

This critical introduction to democracy promotion seeks to provide students with an understanding of some of the key dynamics and contentions revolving around this controversial policy agenda.

Specifically,...


Finding Ourselves at the Movies: Philosophy for a New Generation

by Paul W. Kahn

Academic philosophy may have lost its audience, but the traditional subjects of philosophy—love, death, justice, knowledge, and faith—remain as compelling as ever. To reach a new generation, Paul W. Kahn argues...


The Power of Citizenship: Why John F. Kennedy Matters to a New Generation

by Scott D. Reich

Fifty years after John F. Kennedy's death, we find ourselves enmeshed in an era of political division and cynicism, where politicians talk past one another and the spirit of “Ask not what your country can...


Philosophical Perspectives on Social Cohesion: New Directions for Educational Policy

by Mary Healy

What would the civic relationship between citizens in a socially cohesive society look like? What models might we use to educate young people to support developing these bonds? Do these different models have...


Front Porch Politics

by Michael Stewart Foley

An on-the-ground history of ordinary Americans who took to the streets when political issues became personal

The 1960s are widely seen as the high tide of political activism in the United States. According to...


A Brief History of the Modern American Conservative Movement

by Lee Edwards & Matthew Spalding

In 1950, literary critic Lionel Trilling wrote that the conservative impulse was at best made up of "irritable mental gestures which seem to resemble ideas." How times have changed.Some 50 years later, conservatism...


Citizen Participation in Global Environmental Governance

by Richard Worthington, Mikko Rask & Lammi Minna

First Published in 2011. Routledge is an imprint of Taylor & Francis, an informa company.


Creating Multicultural Citizens: A Portrayal of Contemporary Indonesian Education: A Portrayal of Contemporary Indonesian Education

by Raihani

Despite the largest-scale decentralisation of education since 1999, which broadly led to the marketisation of education, it is not clear how school education responds to the multicultural realities of Indonesian...


The Government of Chronic Poverty: From the Politics of Exclusion to the Politics of Citizenship?

by Sam Hickey

What are the underlying causes of chronic poverty? Can 'development beyond neoliberalism' offer the strategies required to challenge such persistent forms of poverty, particularly through efforts to promote...


Democracy, Equality, and Justice

by Matt Matravers & Lukas H. Meyer

In addressing democracy, equality, and justice together, the book stimulates discussions that go beyond the sometimes increasingly technical and increasingly discrete literatures that now dominate the study...


Revolution and Rebellion in Mexican Film

by Niamh Thornton

A study of the representation of political conflict in Mexican film.


The Illusion of Public Opinion: Fact and Artifact in American Public Opinion Polls

by George F. Bishop

In a rigorous critique of public opinion polling in the U.S., George F. Bishop makes the case that a lot of what passes as 'public opinion' in mass media today is an illusion, an artifact of measurement created...


Continuity, Change and Crisis in Contemporary Ireland

by Brian Girvin & Gary Murphy

The focus of this book is to analyse from a number of perspectives the politics of change in Ireland north and south since 1969. The emergence of the troubles in Northern Ireland, the final push to gain entry...


Archaeology as a Tool of Civic Engagement

by Barbara J. Little & Paul A. Shackel

Little and Shackel use case studies from different regions across the world to challenge archaeologists to create an ethical public archaeology that is concerned not just with the management of cultural resources,...


Young Citizens and New Media: Learning for Democratic Participation

by Peter Dahlgren

This book integrates four distinct topics: young people, citizenship, new media, and learning processes. When taken together, these four topics merge to define an arena of social and research attention that...


Pan-Africanism, and the Politics of African Citizenship and Identity

by Toyin Falola & Kwame Essien

There is no recent literature that underscores the transition from Pan-Africanism to Diaspora discourse. This book examines the gradual shift and four major transformations in the study of Pan-Africanism. It...


The Founders on Citizenship and Immigration: Principles and Challenges in America

by Edward J. Erler, John Marini & Thomas G. West

Working with the underlying premise that America's founding principles continue to be vital in the modern era, Erler, Marini, and West take a conservative look at immigration, one of today's most pressing political...


Shakespeare and the Body Politic

by Dustin A. Gish, Bernard J. Dobski & Joseph Alulis

The chapters in Shakespeare and the Body Politic examine the tensions between the passion and ambition of individuals and the limits of the political communities that encompass and inform them. Shakespeare provides...


Democracy as a Way of Life in America: A History

by Richard Schneirov & Gaston A. Fernandez

The United States is a nation whose identity is defined by the idea of democracy. Yet democracy in the U.S. is often taken for granted, narrowly understood, and rarely critically examined. In Democracy as a...