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The Administrative Threat

by Philip Hamburger

Government agencies regulate Americans in the full range of their lives, including their political participation, their economic endeavors, and their personal conduct. Administrative power has thus become pervasively...

Democracy to Come

by Fred Dallmayr

In this book Fred Dallmayr lays the groundwork for a new understanding of democracy. He argues that democracy is not a stable system anchored in a manifest authority (like monarchy), but is sustained by the...

Warlord Democrats in Africa

by Anders Themnér

Post-war democratization has been identified as a crucial mechanism to build peace in war-ridden societies, supposedly allowing belligerents to compete through ballots rather than bullets. A byproduct of this...

Centripetal Democracy

by Joseph Lacey

Centripetal democracy is the idea that legitimate democratic institutions set in motion forms of citizen practice and representative behaviour that serve as powerful drivers of political identity formation....


by Seva Gunitsky

Over the past century, democracy spread around the world in turbulent bursts of change, sweeping across national borders in dramatic cascades of revolution and reform. Aftershocks is the first book to offer...

Democracy Rising

by Bill Freeman & Adam Vaughan

What are the limits of Canadian democracy and how are they being expanded by a revolution in participatory democracy?

Canada is one of the oldest continuous democracies in the world. There has never been a civil...

Is Congress Broken?

by William F. Connelly, Jr., John Pitney Jr. & Gary J. Schmitt

Making Congress Work, Again, Within the Constitutional System

Congress for many years has ranked low in public esteem—joining journalists, bankers, and union leaders at the bottom of polls. And in recent years...

Exit Left

by Robert S. Taylor

How can citizens best protect themselves from the arbitrary power of abusive spouses, tyrannical bosses, and corrupt politicians? Exit Left makes the case that in each of these three spheres the answer is the...


by Cass R. Sunstein

As the Internet grows more sophisticated, it is creating new threats to democracy. Social media companies such as Facebook can sort us ever more efficiently into groups of the like-minded, creating echo chambers...

The Unbroken Machine

by Dale Smith

  • Written in an easily accessible style for the lay reader
  • Author is a freelance journalist in the Canadian Parliamentary Press Gallery, and is one of three or four reporters who attends Question Period in the...

La France est morte, vive la France

by Karim Mahmoud-Vintam

Depuis près de 40 ans, la France s’enfonce dans une crise multiforme, aujourd’hui approfondie par le terrorisme et la montée du radicalisme politique et religieux. Comment en est-on arrivé là et surtout...


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Keen to learn but short on time? Get to grips with the life of Mikhail Gorbachev in next to no time with this concise guide.

Arriving at a pivotal moment for national and international politics, Gorbachev was...

Participation and Non-Participation in Student Activism

by Alexander Hensby

There is a strong need to understand the changing dynamics of contemporary youth participation: how they engage, what repertoires are considered efficacious, and their motivations to get involved.

This book uses...

The Marshall Plan and the Shaping of American Strategy

by Bruce D. Jones, Will Moreland & Strobe Talbott

How the United States helped restore a Europe battered by World War II and created the foundation for the postwar international order

Seventy years ago, in the wake of World War II, the United States did something...

The English Constitution

by Walter Bagehot

In one of Walter Bagehot's most prominent works, the English constitution is described, not from law books and as a lawyer would describe it, but from the actual working, as Bagehot himself had witnessed it,...

South Korea's Changing Foreign Policy: The Impact of Democratization and Globalization

by Wonjae Hwang

This book theoretically and empirically explores recent internal and external challenges to South Korea’s foreign policy. It analyzes how democratization and economic globalization have changed domestic politics...

The Rights of Man: Being an Answer to Mr. Burke's Attack on the French Revolution

by Thomas Paine

In The Rights of Man, Thomas Paine defends the representational form of government. He posits that all men are born with God-given rights that cannot be taken from them by any government. Paine's position on...

The American Political Pattern: Stability and Change, 1932-2016

by Byron E. Shafer

Politicians are polarized. Public opinion is volatile. Government is gridlocked. Or so journalists and pundits constantly report. But where are we, really, in modern American politics, and how did we get there?...

Why Wilson Matters: The Origin of American Liberal Internationalism and Its Crisis Today

by Tony Smith

The liberal internationalist tradition is credited with America’s greatest triumphs as a world power—and also its biggest failures. Beginning in the 1940s, imbued with the spirit of Woodrow Wilson’s efforts...

Sunningdale, the Ulster Workers' Council strike and the struggle for democracy in Northern Ireland

by David McCann & Cillian McGrattan

The 'Sunningdale experiment' of 1973-4 witnessed the first attempt to establish peace in Northern Ireland through power-sharing. However, its provisions, particularly the cross-border 'Council of Ireland', proved...