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A Different Democracy: American Government in a 31-Country Perspective

by Steven L. Taylor, Matthew Soberg Shugart & Arend Lijphart

Four distinguished scholars in political science analyze American democracy from a comparative point of view, exploring how the U.S. political system differs from that of thirty other democracies and what those...


A Voice Still Heard: Selected Essays of Irving Howe

by Irving Howe, Nina Howe & Morris Dickstein

Man of letters, political critic, public intellectual, Irving Howe was one of America's most exemplary and embattled writers. Since his death in 1993 at age 72, Howe's work and his personal example of commitment...


Capitalism, Socialism, and Democracy (Second Edition Text) (Rediscovered Books): With Linked Table of Contents

by Joseph A. Schumpeter

Schumpeter's Capitalism, Socialism, and Democracy is perhaps the most important and influential book on the subject ever written. This volume is the result of an effort to weld into a readable form the bulk...


An Introduction to Politics (Works of Harold J. Laski)

by Harold J. Laski

This volume distils the themes expounded in A Grammar of Politics for the non-specialist reader. It is the best outline of Laski's views in his transitional period.


Democracy in Crisis (Works of Harold J. Laski)

by Harold J. Laski

This volume is an expanded version of the Weil lectures given at the University of North Carolina in 1931 and is one of the two texts of Laski's quasi Marxist period.


The Rise of European Liberalism (Works of Harold J. Laski): An Essay in Interpretation

by Harold J. Laski

A valuable piece of intellectual history, readable in its own terms, this volume, beginning with the Renaissance and the Reformation, traces the growth of Liberal doctrine until the advent of the French Revolution....


Parliamentary Government in England (Works of Harold J. Laski): A Commentary

by Harold J. Laski

This volume, originally published in 1938 can be read by anyone with an interest in the evolution of the institution of government in England and how the workings of some parts of it particularly relate to the...


The Danger of Being a Gentleman (Works of Harold J. Laski): And Other Essays

by Harold J. Laski

An excellent and entertaining essayist, Laski's volume deals with the issues of politics and law in Europe and American during the 1920s and 30s. It is unified by the concpetion of democracy as a society of...


Programme for Victory (Works of Harold J. Laski)

by Harold J. Laski, Harold Nicolson & Herbert Read

Written two years after the commencement of the Second World War, the chapters in this book succinctly put forward the case for reorganizing the foundations of the social order, by rejecting capitalism and historical...


The Strategy of Freedom (Works of Harold J. Laski): An Open Letter to Students, especially American

by Harold J. Laski

In this tract, Laski discusses the British case for the destruction of Hitler from the angle of the university student, especially from America, who had doubts about the complexities of the situation. He illustrates...


Communist Manifesto (Works of Harold J. Laski): Socialist Landmark

by Harold J. Laski

To mark the centenary of its first publication in 1848, the Labour Party issued this important special edition of the Communist Manifesto. In his (then) new historical introduction, Harold Laski discussed the...


The American Democracy (Works of Harold J. Laski): A Commentary and an Interpretation

by Harold J. Laski

This is Laski's most important book after A Grammar of Politics. It discusses, on a grand scale, every aspect of American public life. Laski surveys American traditions and the American spirit, political institutions,...


Reflections on the Revolution of our Time (Works of Harold J. Laski)

by Harold J. Laski

This is Laski's most important book after A Grammar of Politics. It discusses, on a grand scale, every aspect of American public life. Laski surveys American traditions and the American spirit, political institutions,...


Authority in the Modern State (Works of Harold J. Laski)

by Harold J. Laski

As a sequel to Studies in the Problem of Sovereignty, this volume, originally published in 1919, expands Laski's pluralist doctrine of the state, (using France as its reference) but covers rather broader ground,...


The Foundations of Sovereignty (Works of Harold J. Laski): And Other Essays

by Harold J. Laski

This influential study, originally published in 1921, develops aspects of Laski's theory of the state, ideas he introduced in his first important publication, Authority in the Modern State (1919). According...


A Grammar of Politics (Works of Harold J. Laski)

by Harold J. Laski

Laski's magnum opus, this volume outlines the history and functions of state institutions which (in the author's view) are desirable for the effective functioning of a democracy. Topics discussed include: The...


Communism (Works of Harold J. Laski)

by Harold J. Laski

This volume bases a clear and unbiased account of Communist philosophy on the Marxian Materialist Concept of History and Marxian Theory of Value. The spear-head of Marxism is its doctrine of class-struggle and...


Sex, Lies and the Ballot Box: 50 Things You Need To Know About British Elections

by Philip Cowley, Robert Ford & Daniel Finkelstein

HAVE YOU EVER WONDERED… … what emotions really influence where your cross goes on the ballot paper? … whether people are claiming to vote when they haven’t? … which party’s supporters are the kinkiest...


Politics and Democracy in Microstates

by Wouter Veenendaal

Why are small states statistically more likely to have a democratic political system? By addressing this question from a qualitative and comparative methodological angle, this book analyses the effects of a...


The Challenges to Democracy: Consensus and Extremism in American Politics

by Murray Clark Havens

Threats to American unity are not unique to modern times. In the 1960s, the assassination of President Kennedy, the tension of racial strife, the political extremes of the Radical Right with its John Birchers...