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How Democracies Die

by Steven Levitsky & Daniel Ziblatt

A bracing, revelatory look at the demise of liberal democracies around the world—and a road map for rescuing our own

 

Donald Trump’s presidency has raised a question that many of us never thought we’d...


Presidential Leadership

by George C. Edwards III, Kenneth R. Mayer & Stephen J. Wayne

With a focus on presidential leadership, the authors address the capacity of chief executives to fulfill their tasks, exercise their powers, and utilize their organizational structures to affect the output of...


Piety and Public Opinion

by Thomas B. Pepinsky, R. William Liddle & Saiful Mujani

Across the Muslim world, religion plays an increasingly prominent role in both the private and public lives of over a billion people. Observers of these changes struggle to understand the consequences of an...


Democracy and Displacement in Colombia's Civil War

by Abbey Steele

" Democracy and Displacement in Colombia’s Civil War offers novel and important research on how and why violence is deployed during civil wars."—Winifred Tate, author of Drugs, Thugs and Diplomats

" Democracy...


Los Indignados: Tides of Social Insertion in Spain

by Richard R. Weiner & Ivan Lopez

The emergent Indignados movement in Spain is transforming Spanish politics and society, heralding an end to the Transition since Franco, and responding to multiple legitimation crises in Spain and in Europe....


Iran: Where Mass Murderers Rule

by NCRI- U.S. Representative Office

Iran: Where Mass Murderers Rule is an expose of the current rulers of Iran and their track record in human rights violations. The book details how 30,000 political prisoners fell victim to politicide during...


Searching for Marx in the Occupy Movement

by John Leveille

Searching for Marx in the Occupy Movement is a critical, participant observation study of the Philadelphia branch of the Occupy Wall Street movement. John Leveille spent over nine months with Occupy Philadelphia...


Conventional Wisdom, Parties, and Broken Barriers in the 2016 Election

by Tauna Starbuck Sisco, Christopher J. Galdieri, Jennifer C. Lucas & Kyle Mattes et al.

The 2016 presidential election was unconventional in many ways. The election of President Donald Trump caught many by surprise, with a true outsider — a candidate with no previous governmental experience and...


Imagining a Great Republic

by Thomas E. Cronin

In the first comprehensive reading of dozens of American literary and social culture classics, Tom Cronin, one of America’s most astute students of the American political tradition, tells the story of the...


My Life, Our Times

by Gordon Brown

THE SUNDAY TIMES BESTSELLER

As former Prime Minister and our longest-serving Chancellor, Gordon Brown has been a guiding force for Britain and the world over three decades. This is his candid, poignant and deeply...


What Unites Us: Reflections on Patriotism

by Dan Rather & Elliot Kirschner

AN INSTANT NEW YORK TIMES BESTSELLER

“I find myself thinking deeply about what it means to love America, as I surely do.” —Dan Rather

At a moment of crisis over our national identity, venerated journalist...


American Exceptionalism in a New Era: Rebuilding the Foundation of Freedom and Prosperity

by Thomas W. Gilligan

In American Exceptionalism in a New Era, editor Thomas W. Gilligan, director of the Hoover Institution, has compiled thirteen essays by Hoover fellows that discuss the unique factors that have historically set...


Protest Movements and Parties of the Left

by David J. Bailey

How successful are social movements and left parties at achieving social and political change? How, if at all, can movements and parties work together to challenge existing hierarchies? Is the political left...


State and Revolution in Cuba

by Robert Whitney

Between 1920 and 1940, Cuba underwent a remarkable transition, moving from oligarchic rule to a nominal constitutional democracy. The events of this period are crucial to a full understanding of the nation's...


The Struggle for Democratic Politics in the Dominican Republic

by Jonathan Hartlyn

Over the past several decades, the Dominican Republic has

experienced striking political stagnation in spite of dramatic

socioeconomic transformations. In this work, Jonathan Hartlyn

offers a new explanation for...


Democracy and the Welfare State

by Alice Kessler-Harris & Maurizio Vaudagna

After World War II, states on both sides of the Atlantic enacted comprehensive social benefits to protect working people and constrain capitalism. A widely shared consensus specifically linked social welfare...


The Confidence Trap

by David Runciman

Why do democracies keep lurching from success to failure? The current financial crisis is just the latest example of how things continue to go wrong, just when it looked like they were going right. In this wide-ranging,...


Sovereignty Reimagined

by Stewart M. Patrick

Protecting sovereignty while advancing American interests in the global age

Americans have long been protective of the country's sovereignty—beginning when George Washington retired as president with the admonition...


Spiritual Interview with Liu Xiaobo

by Ryuho Okawa

On July 21, 2017, 8 days after his death, the spirit of Liu Xiaobo was resurrected to deliver his messages to those who are calling for a democratization of China, where suppression of human rights, Information...


In America

by Caitríona Perry

As RTÉ’s Washington correspondent, Caitríona Perry has earned a reputation as a reliable source of truth as the world tries to make sense of the maelstrom of shocking headlines emanating from Donald Trump’s...