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The Apple Family: Scenes from Life in the Country

by Richard Nelson

A Chekhovian quartet of plays examining the contemporary American experience.


Failed Statebuilding: Intervention, the State, and the Dynamics of Peace Formation

by Oliver Richmond

Western struggles-and failures-to create functioning states in countries such as Iraq or Afghanistan have inspired questions about whether statebuilding projects are at all viable, or whether they make the lives...


Confucian Culture and Democracy

by John Fuh-sheng Hsieh

The debate over the compatibility of Confucian culture with democracy is an ongoing one. Yet, few books in the existing literature have dealt specifically with the relationship between Confucian culture (as...


Ethics in Public Management

by H George Frederickson & Richard K Ghere

The first edition of this work, published in 1993, refuted the notion that administrative ethics could not be studied empirically. In this second edition, Frederickson (public administration, University of Kansas)...


Sustainable Strategic Management

by W Edward Stead

Sustainable strategic management (SSM) involves analysing, formulating, and implementing business strategies that are economically competitive, socially responsible, and in balance with the cycles of nature....


Social Movements and Democracy in Africa: The Impact of Women's Struggles for Equal Rights in Botswana

by Agnes Ngoma Leslie

This book examines social movements in Africa, analyzing how they emerge and how they may impact public policy, the legal and political situation, and the society by focusing on the following question: How do...


Journalism and Eyewitness Images: Digital Media, Participation, and Conflict

by Mette Mortensen

Building on the vast research conducted on war and media since the 1970s, scholars are now studying the digital transformation of the production of news. Little scholarly attention has been paid, however, to...


Routledge Handbook of the Arab Spring: Rethinking Democratization

by Larbi Sadiki

The self-immolation of Mohammed Bouazizi in Tunisia in December 2010 heralded the arrival of the 'Arab Spring,' a startling, yet not unprecedented, era of profound social and political upheaval.

The meme of...


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...


The History of Compulsory Voting in Europe: Democracy's Duty?: Democracy's Duty?

by Anthoula Malkopoulou

Are elections out of fashion? Does it matter if voters don't show up at the polls? If yes, is legal enforcement of voting compatible with democracy? These are just a few of the questions linked to the thorny...


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...