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The Shadow of Unfairness

Riot. Strike. Riot: The New Era of Uprisings

by Joshua Clover

Baltimore. Ferguson. Tottenham. Clichy-sous-Bois. Oakland. Ours has become an “age of riots” as the struggle of people versus state and capital has taken to the streets. Award-winning poet and scholar Joshua...


Summary of Crippled America: by Donald Trump | Summary & Analysis

by Instaread Summaries

Crippled America by Donald Trump | Key Takeaways & 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...


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:...


The Mystical as Political

by Aristotle Papanikolaou

Theosis, or the principle of divine-human communion, sparks the theological imagination of Orthodox Christians and has been historically important to questions of political theology. In The Mystical as Political:...


Democracy in Latin America: Between Hope and Despair

by Ignacio Walker, Krystin Krause & Holly Bird

In 2009, Ignacio Walker-scholar, politician, and one of Latin America's leading public intellectuals-published La Democracia en America Latina. Now available in English, with a new prologue, and significantly...


The Myth of Mob Rule

Intersectionality in Intentional Communities: The Struggle for Inclusivity in Multicultural U.S. Protestant Congregations

by Assata Zerai

By conducting case studies of five demographically diverse congregations, Intersectionality in Intentional Communities examines the daily practices of change and entrenchment in Protestant congregations and...


How Europeans View and Evaluate Democracy

In the Name of Social Democracy: The Great Transformation, 1945 to the Present

by Gerassimos Moschonas

Following the locust years of the neo-liberal revolution, social democracy was the great victor at the fin-de-siècle elections. Today, parties descended from the Second International hold office throughout...


Catalonia: A New Independent State in Europe?: A Debate on Secession within the European Union

by Xavier Cuadras Morató

Catalonia: A New Independent State in Europe examines the main issues of the political process which is taking place in Catalonia today. The political confrontation between the Spanish and Catalan institutions...


The Mandate of Dignity