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Democracy for Realists: Why Elections Do Not Produce Responsive Government

by Christopher H. Achen & Larry M. Bartels

Democracy for Realists assails the romantic folk-theory at the heart of contemporary thinking about democratic politics and government, and offers a provocative alternative view grounded in the actual human...

José 'Pepe' Mujica: Warrior, Philosopher, President

by Stephen Gregory

Toward the end of his administration (2010–2015), then Uruguayan President José ‘Pepe’ Mujica made headlines across the world with a couple of unusual speeches at United Nations assemblies in Rio de Janeiro...

Divorce vs. Democracy

by G. K. Chesterton

This early work by G. K. Chesterton was originally published in 1916. Gilbert Keith Chesterton was born in London in 1874. He studied at the Slade School of Art, and upon graduating began to work as a freelance...

The Little Book of Revolution:  A Distributive Strategy for Democracy

by David Akadjian, Maiez Mehdi & Mollie Brumm

The direction of change in the United States over the past 40-50 years has been decidedly in favor of wealthy individuals and corporate special-interest groups such as the U.S. Chamber of Commerce. These groups...

Participatory Democracy in Brazil: Socioeconomic and Political Origins

by J. Ricardo Tranjan

The largely successful trajectory of participatory democracy in post-1988 Brazil is well documented, but much less is known about its origins in the 1970s and early 1980s. In Participatory Democracy in Brazil:...

The Mystical as Political

by Aristotle Papanikolaou

Theosis, or the principle of divine-human communion, sparks the theological imagination of Orthodox Christians and has been historically important to questions of political theology. In The Mystical as Political:...

Democracy in Latin America: Between Hope and Despair

by Ignacio Walker, Krystin Krause & Holly Bird

In 2009, Ignacio Walker-scholar, politician, and one of Latin America's leading public intellectuals-published La Democracia en America Latina. Now available in English, with a new prologue, and significantly...

The Myth of Mob Rule

How Europeans View and Evaluate Democracy

In the Name of Social Democracy: The Great Transformation, 1945 to the Present

by Gerassimos Moschonas

Following the locust years of the neo-liberal revolution, social democracy was the great victor at the fin-de-siècle elections. Today, parties descended from the Second International hold office throughout...

Catalonia: A New Independent State in Europe?: A Debate on Secession within the European Union

by Xavier Cuadras Morató

Catalonia: A New Independent State in Europe examines the main issues of the political process which is taking place in Catalonia today. The political confrontation between the Spanish and Catalan institutions...

Democracy (Made in Taiwan): The 'Success' State as a Political Theory

by Chih-Yu Shih

While political scientists generally see Taiwan as a success state because of its economic modernization and political democratization, this book reinterprets Taiwan's success from the Confucian and postcolonial...

Religion, Secularism, and Constitutional Democracy

by Jean L. Cohen & Cécile Laborde

Polarization between political religionists and militant secularists on both sides of the Atlantic is on the rise. Critically engaging with traditional secularism and religious accommodationism, this collection...

The Incomplete, True, Authentic, and Wonderful History of May Day

by Peter Linebaugh

An essential compendium of reflections on the reviled, glorious, and voltaic occasion of May 1st, the international May Day holiday


May 1st is a day that once made the rich and powerful cower in fear and...

On Extremism and Democracy in Europe

by Cas Mudde

On Extremism and Democracy in Europe is a collection of short and accessible essays on the far right, populism, Euroscepticism, and liberal democracy by one of the leading academic and public voices today. It...

Plutocrats United: Campaign Money, the Supreme Court, and the Distortion of American Elections

by Richard L. Hasen

Campaign financing is one of today's most divisive political issues. The left asserts that the electoral process is rife with corruption. The right protests that the real aim of campaign limits is to suppress...

On War and Democracy

by Christopher Kutz

On War and Democracy provides a richly nuanced examination of the moral justifications democracies often invoke to wage war. In this compelling and provocative book, Christopher Kutz argues that democratic principles...

David's Sling: A History of Democracy in Ten Works of Art

by Victoria C. Gardner Coates

Throughout Western history, the societies that have made the greatest contributions to the spread of freedom have created iconic works of art to celebrate their achievements. Yet despite the enduring appeal...


by Dennis Hall

Australia is a free and independent nation. This book is about a free country, Australia. That wants to stay a free country and most importantly about the model of DEMOCRACY that sustains us as a free country...

The Internet and Democracy Building in Lusophone African Countries

by Susana Salgado

This timely book fills an important gap in the literature on the influence of the Internet and new media in Portuguese speaking African countries. Based on extensive field work throughout the region the author...