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As Democracy Goes, So Does Journalism

by Seong Jae Min

As Democracy Goes, So Does Journalism: Evolution of Journalism in Liberal, Deliberative, and Participatory Democracy explores the symbiotic relationship between democracy and journalism in an engaging historical...

Democracy When the People Are Thinking

by James S. Fishkin

Democracy requires a connection to the 'will of the people'. What does that mean in a world of 'fake news', relentless advocacy, dialogue mostly among the like-minded, and massive spending to manipulate public...

Dynasties and Democracy

by Daniel M. Smith

Although democracy is, in principle, the antithesis of dynastic rule, families with multiple members in elective office continue to be common around the world. In most democracies, the proportion of such "democratic...

American Nightmare

by Henry A. Giroux & George Yancy

In this searing critique of the Trump presidency and the rise of authoritarianism in the United States, Henry Giroux asks: “How have we arrived here, and what can be done?” In a discussion of events that...

Unequal and Unrepresented

by Kay Lehman Schlozman, Henry E. Brady & Sidney Verba

How American political participation is increasingly being shaped by citizens who wield more resources

The Declaration of Independence proclaims equality as a foundational American value. However, Unequal and...

Why Democracy is Failing

by Kim Wingerei

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Notes on the State of Virginia

by Thomas Jefferson

"Notes on the State of Virginia" is the only full-length book which Jefferson published during his lifetime. Widely considered the most important American book published before 1800, this book is both a compilation...

Donald Trump and the Prospect for American Democracy

by Arthur Paulson

This book goes beyond examining Donald Trump as a unique and controversial President to place his election in a historical and systematic perspective. It offers an analysis of the 2016 presidential nominations...


by Franklin L. Kury

In the spring of 2018 the U.S. Supreme Court will render a decision in the Wisconsin gerrymandering case that could have a revolutionary impact on American politics and how legislative representation is chosen....

How Bernie Won

by Jeff Weaver

The brilliant manager of Bernie Sanders’s 2016 presidential campaign shows how Bernie took on the entire establishment and changed modern American politics for good.

When Jeff Weaver hopped in a car with Bernie...

Citizens of Nowhere

by Niccolò Milanese, Lorenzo Marsili, Tania Bruguera & Yanis Varoufakis

  • Authors are co-founders of European Alternatives and Marsil is also a co-ordinator for DiEM25 (co-founded by Yanis Varoufakis), which together have approximately 80,000 people signed up.

  • A radical political blueprint...

Who Will Rule in 2019?

by Jan-Jan Joubert

THE ANC RECEIVED a bloody nose in the 2016 local elections, when it lost three major metros to the opposition. Will the fractured ruling party be able to reunite under Cyril Ramaphosa and gain a majority at...

An Epistemic Theory of Democracy

by Robert E. Goodin & Kai Spiekermann

Democracy has many attractive features. Among them is its tendency to track the truth, at least under certain idealized assumptions. That basic result has been known since 1785, when Condorcet published his...

Is American Democracy in Crisis?

by E.J. Jr. Dionne, Andrew Sullivan, Newt Gingrich & Kimberley Strassel

“Our country is now as close to crossing the line from democracy to autocracy as it has been in our lifetimes.” — E. J. Dionne, Jr.

It is the public debate of the moment: is Donald Trump precipitating...

America's Empty Throne And President Trumps' Revolution

by Michael Reagan

As an American citizen, the biggest question you must ask yourself isn't what political party or side of an issue you favor. It is does the majority of American citizens rule or does the representative government...

Violence in African Elections

by Mimmi Söderberg Kovacs & Jesper Bjarnesen

  • Features in-depth case study material from a variety of high-profile African countries, including Kenya, Nigeria and Uganda, among others.

  • Electoral violence in Africa is a topic of intense and growing interest...

Patriotic Ayatollahs

by Caroleen Marji Sayej

Patriotic Ayatollahs explores the contributions of senior clerics in state and nation-building after the 2003 Iraq war. Caroleen Sayej suggests that the four so-called Grand Ayatollahs, the highest-ranking...

A World Parliament

by Jo Leinen & Andreas Bummel

More than at any time in history, all the people in the world are linked together in a shared civilization, encompassing the entire planet. Their multiple interconnections generate mutual dependencies and affinities....


by Margaret E. Roberts

A groundbreaking and surprising look at contemporary censorship in China

As authoritarian governments around the world develop sophisticated technologies for controlling information, many observers have predicted...

American Immanence

by Michael S. Hogue

The Anthropocene marks the age of significant human impact on the Earth’s ecosystems, dramatically underscoring the reality that human life is not separate from nature but an integral part of it. Culturally,...