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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...


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...


If You Can Keep It: The Forgotten Promise of American Liberty

by Eric Metaxas

#1 New York Times bestselling author Eric Metaxas delivers an extraordinary book that is part history and part rousing call to arms, steeped in a critical analysis of our founding fathers' original intentions...


Adorno and Democracy: The American Years

by Shannon L. Mariotti

German philosopher and social critic Theodor Adorno (1903--1969) is widely regarded as one of the twentieth century's most influential thinkers. A leading member of the Frankfurt School, Adorno advanced an unconventional...


The Shadow of Unfairness

Democratic Religion from Locke to Obama: Faith and the Civic Life of Democracy

by Giorgi Areshidze

Debating or making speeches, American politicians invariably cite tenets of Christian faith—even as they unfailingly defend the liberal principles of tolerance and religious neutrality that underpin a pluralistic...


The Politics of Transnational Peasant Struggle: Resistance, Rights and Democracy

by Robin Dunford

This book explores how grassroots practices of resistance can generate transnational social and political change through a case study of peasant mobilisations, organisation and protest


The Revolt of Democracy

by Alfred Russel Wallace

This early work by Alfred Russel Wallace was originally published in 1913 and we are now republishing it with a brand new introductory biography. 'The Revolt of Democracy' is an essay on politics and social...


Riot. Strike. Riot: The New Era of Uprisings

by Joshua Clover

Award winning poet Joshua Clover theorises the riot as the form of the coming insurrection

Baltimore. Ferguson. Tottenham. Clichy-sous-Bois. Oakland. Ours has become an “age of riots” as the struggle of people...


Summary of Crippled America: by Donald Trump | Incudes Analysis

by Instaread Summaries

Summary of Crippled America by Donald Trump | Incudes Analysis

 

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Much has been written about Donald Trump and his campaign for the 2016 Republican nomination for president. But what does the billionaire...


The Trickle-Down Delusion: How Republican Upward Redistribution of Economic and Political Power Undermines Our Economy, Democracy, Institutions and He

by John Seip & Dee Wood, Jr. Harper

Trickle-down values have distorted not only our economic thought but also our political thought, our sociology and our concept of the rule of law. The trickle-down policies promoted by the Republican Party are...


Free Market Dogs: The Human-Canine Bond in Post-Communist Poland

by Michal Piotr Pregowski & Justyna Wlodarczyk

What has changed in the last twenty-five years in the relationship of Poles with their dogs? How have the free market and capitalism influenced Poland and the human-canine bond there? Are dogs "property," "friends,"...


Presidential Government

by Benjamin Ginsberg

Noted political scientist Benjamin Ginsberg has written an essential text for courses on the United States presidency. An invaluable resource, Ginsberg's comprehensive analysis emphasizes the historical, constitutional,...


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...


The Inevitable Party

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...


Political Identities and Popular Uprisings in the Middle East

by Shabnam J. Holliday & Philip Leech

Explores the articulation of identity in the context of popular uprisings in the Middle East, going beyond a focus on the Arab Spring


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:...