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We're Still Right, They're Still Wrong: The Democrats' Case for 2016

by James Carville

Every politico and pundit has tried to explain the 2016 presidential race, but James Carville – the multiple best-selling Ragin’ Cajun and grand strategist of Bill Clinton’s rise to the White House –...

Dictators and Democrats: Masses, Elites, and Regime Change

by Stephan Haggard & Robert R. Kaufman

From the 1980s through the first decade of the twenty-first century, the spread of democracy across the developing and post-Communist worlds transformed the global political landscape. What drove these changes...

Asymmetric Politics

The China Model: Political Meritocracy and the Limits of Democracy

by Daniel A. Bell

Westerners tend to divide the political world into “good” democracies and “bad” authoritarian regimes. But the Chinese political model does not fit neatly in either category. Over the past three decades,...

Capitalism, Socialism, and Democracy: Second Edition Text

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...

The Great Suppression: Voting Rights, Corporate Cash, and the Conservative Assault on Democracy

by Zachary Roth

A deeply reported look inside the new conservative movement working to undermine American democracy.


Control of the country is up for grabs—and Republicans have been rigging the game in their favor. Twenty-two...

The Next Democracy?: The Possibility of Popular Control

by Tony Milligan

Responding to widespread disenchantment with electoral politics, this book gives a practical examination of the possibilities offered by a generalized system of direct democracy.

An Enquiry Concerning the Intellectual and Moral Faculties and Literature of Negroes

by Henri Gregoire & Graham Hodges

Amongst other things, this book is a devastating critique of Thomas Jefferson's Notes on the State of Virginia, in which he mused about black inferiority. Its publication in 1810, after Jefferson's opposition...

African Political Economy: Contemporary Issues in Development: Contemporary Issues in Development

by Kempe Ronald Hope, Sr.

This is a multidisciplinary book that analyses the problems and issues of development in Africa along with the attempts at, and outcomes of, policy reform measures that have been implemented to surmount those...

Churchill to Major: The British Prime Ministership since 1945: The British Prime Ministership since 1945

by R.L. Borthwick, Martin Burch & Philip Giddings

This text summarizes the research on, and experiences of, democratic legislatures around the world. It focuses on what legislatures are and what they do - as both consequence of and contributor to democratic...

The Bridge Builder's Story: A Novel: A Novel

by Howard Fast

Comparativists evaluate democratization by looking at regimes in the transition and consolidation phases of democracy without considering the essence of democracy. This book argues the need to consider democracy...

Democratization in Russia: The Development of Legislative Institutions: The Development of Legislative Institutions

by Jeffrey W. Hahn

The development of Russian democracy has been a gradual process of maturation punctuated by dramatic events. This text examines events such as the first free elections, the Russian parliament's resistance to...

Environment, Development, Agriculture: Integrated Policy through Human Ecology: Integrated Policy through Human Ecology

by Bernhard Glaeser

Summarising the democratic experience in modern Western civilisation, this text defines the term and looks at its changing meanings over the past two centuries or so. It records criticisms, and is especially...

When Economic Crises Endure

by Jacques Mazier, Maurice Baslé & Jean-François Vidal

This work represents the French Regulation School approach to the study of economics. Regulationists focus on the long-term evolution of capitalist economies with a strong emphasis on cross-country comparisons....

Existential Runner: On Democracy in America: On Democracy in America

by W. Peters

A study of the United States and its political culture. The author contends that democracy exists at the level of political institutions and processes in the US as well as in its private sector.

Russia's Missing Middle Class: The Professions in Russian History: The Professions in Russian History

by Harley D. Balzer

This work describes the emergence of the professions in late tsarist Russia and their struggle for autonomy from the aristocratic state. It also examines the ways in which the Russian professions both resembled...

Against Elections: The Case for Democracy

by David van Reybrouck

Democracy is in bad health. Against Elections offers a new diagnosis - and an ancient remedy.

Fear-mongering populists, distrust in the establishment, personality contests instead of reasoned debate: these are...

Hungary's Crisis of Democracy: The Road to Serfdom

by Peter Wilkin

This book examines the crisis of democracy in Hungary since the election of the Fidesz government in 2010. It argues that Fidesz seeks to challenge the capitalist and democratic transformation that shaped Hungary...

Mad Men: The Death and Redemption of American Democracy

by Andrew Moore, Sara MacDonald & T. D. Anderson

Mad Men, investigating topics including freedom, equality, consumerism and justice.

Green Shoots of Democracy within the Philadelphia Democratic Party

by Karen Bojar

Based on interviews with longtime and newly elected committee people and ward leaders speaking candidly about their experiences in the ward system, Green Shoots of Democracy within the Philadelphia Democratic...