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Exceptions to the Rule

by Molly E. Reynolds

Special rules enable the Senate to act despite the filibuster. Sometimes.

Most people believe that, in today's partisan environment, the filibuster prevents the Senate from acting on all but the least controversial...

America in the Age of Trump

by Douglas E. Schoen & Jessica Tarlov

America in the Age of Trump is a bracing, essential look at the failure of a great nation to meet the needs of its people and the challenges of the age—and the resulting collapse of public trust in government,...

Liberalism Safe for Catholicism?, A: Perspectives from The Review of Politics

by Daniel Philpott & Ryan T. Anderson

This volume is the third in the "Perspectives from The Review of Politics" series, following The Crisis of Modern Times, edited by A. James McAdams (2007), and War, Peace, and International Political Realism,...

Election Watchdogs

by Pippa Norris & Alessandro Nai

Recent decades have seen growing concern regarding problems of electoral integrity. The most overt malpractices used by rulers include imprisoning dissidents, harassing adversaries, coercing voters, vote-rigging...

Democracy in Chains: The Deep History of the Radical Right's Stealth Plan for America

by Nancy MacLean

“[A] vibrant intellectual history of the radical right . . .” – The Atlantic


“This sixty-year campaign to make libertarianism mainstream and eventually take the government itself is at the heart of...

Contemporary Korean Political Thought and Park Chung-hee

by Jung In Kang

This important new book identifies the distinctive characteristics of the ideological terrain in contemporary (South) Korean politics and reexamines the political thought of Park Chung-hee (1917–1979), the...

A Taste of Freedom

by Ming-min Peng

Peng Ming-min was imprisoned by the Kuomintang regime in Taiwan during the White Terror era for subversion. He was released from prison but still under house arrest when he evaded his minders and fled the country,...

Voice and Power in Africa's Democracy: Institutions, Participation and Accountability

by Said Adejumobi

Africa has made notable progress in its nascent democracy but with uneven performance across countries. However, across the board, challenges abound. Central to Africa's checkered democratic narrative is the...

Mauritania's Colonels: Political Leadership, Civil-Military Relations and Democratization

by Boubacar N'Diaye

This book, the result of more than a decade of research, focuses on the socio-political dynamics and civil-military relations in a little studied country: Mauritania, located in the troubled North-western part...

The People's Verdict

by Claudia Chwalisz

In a post-Brexit world with populists on the rise, trust in government and politicians is in short supply. People claim to be tired of ‘experts’ and the divide between facts and opinion has been blurred....

American Democracy: A Great Leap of Faith

by National Museum of American History, Harry R. Rubenstein & William Bird

American Democracy: A Great Leap of Faith is the companion volume to an exhibition at the Smithsonian National Museum of American History that celebrates the bold and radical experiment to test a wholly new...

The Beleaguered Presidency

by Aaron Wildavsky

Since the presidency of Lyndon Johnson between 1963 and 1968, there is much reason to believe that the executive office is in trouble. For the past twenty-five years, presidents have been subject to continuing...

The Transformation of Democracy

by Robert Kelley

Combining a thorough introduction to the work of nineteenth and early twentieth-century Italian social theo-rist Vilfredo Pareto with a highly read-able English translation of Pareto's last monograph, "Generalizations,"...

Democracy and Climate Change

by Frederic Hanusch

Democracy and Climate Change explores the various ways in which democratic principles can lead governments to respond differently to climate change. The election cycle can lead to short-termism, which often...

Democracy: Stories from the Long Road to Freedom

by Condoleezza Rice


From the former secretary of state and bestselling author -- a sweeping look at the global struggle for democracy and why America must continue to support the cause of human freedom....

Building Trust and Democracy

by Cynthia M. Horne

This volume explores the effects of transitional justice measures on trust-building and democratization across twelve countries in Central and Eastern Europe and parts of the Former Soviet Union over the period...

The Closing of the Metropolitan Frontier: Cities of the Prairie Revisited

by Daniel Elazar

The period from the mid-1960s to the early 1980s signaled the end of the prosperity of the postwar years enjoyed by the cities of the prairie-those cities located immediately within or adjacent to the Mississippi...

The New Democracy: An Essay on Certain Political and Economic Tendencies in the United States

by Walter E. Weyl

When The New Democracy first appeared in 1912, it was widely regarded as one of the most influential works of the Progressive Era. Yet, despite continuing interest in the political thought of the Progressive...

The Power in the People

by Felix Morley

The United States of America was established with lofty moral goals and noble purpose; it was believed that a government based on these ethical principles was the proper way to realize liberty and freedom. As...

Power Kills: Democracy as a Method of Nonviolence

by R. J. Rummel

This volume, newly published in paperback, is part of a comprehensive effort by R. J. Rummel to understand and place in historical perspective the entire subject of genocide and mass murder, or what he calls...