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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

An explosive exposé of the right’s relentless campaign to eliminate unions, suppress voting, privatize public education, and change the Constitution.

"Perhaps the best explanation to date of the roots of the...


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...


The Retreat of Western Liberalism

by Edward Luce

From the Financial Times' US commentator, The Retreat of Western Liberalism is an extraordinarily sharp and insightful look at why the values the West has long championed now face mortal danger


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,...


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...


Democracy: Stories from the Long Road to Freedom

by Condoleezza Rice

NEW YORK TIMES BESTSELLER

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 Administrative Threat

by Philip Hamburger

Government agencies regulate Americans in the full range of their lives, including their political participation, their economic endeavors, and their personal conduct. Administrative power has thus become pervasively...


On Liberty

by John Stuart Mill

A cornerstone of liberalism from the great social radical of English philosophy. 

On Liberty is one of Mill’s most famous works and remains the one most read today. In this book, Mill expounds his concept...


Democracy to Come

by Fred Dallmayr

In this book Fred Dallmayr lays the groundwork for a new understanding of democracy. He argues that democracy is not a stable system anchored in a manifest authority (like monarchy), but is sustained by the...


Human Scale Revisited: A New Look at the Classic Case for a Decentralist Future

by Kirkpatrick Sale

Big government, big business, big everything: Kirkpatrick Sale took giantism to task in his 1980 classic, Human Scale, and today takes a new look at how the crises that imperil modern America are the inevitable...


Human Scale Revisited

by Kirkpatrick Sale

Big government, big business, big everything: Kirkpatrick Sale took giantism to task in his 1980 classic, Human Scale, and today takes a new look at how the crises that imperil modern America are the inevitable...


Warlord Democrats in Africa

by Anders Themnér

Post-war democratization has been identified as a crucial mechanism to build peace in war-ridden societies, supposedly allowing belligerents to compete through ballots rather than bullets. A byproduct of this...


Centripetal Democracy

by Joseph Lacey

Centripetal democracy is the idea that legitimate democratic institutions set in motion forms of citizen practice and representative behaviour that serve as powerful drivers of political identity formation....


Independents in Irish party democracy

by Liam Weeks

This book examines the phenomenon of the independent politician, believed to be extinct in most political systems. It is very much alive and well in Ireland, and has experienced a considerable resurgence in...


Does Democracy Matter?: The United States and Global Democracy Support

by Adrian Basora, Agnieszka Marczyk & Maia Otarashvili

Through an exploration of “soft power,” the authors of this book examine available knowledge and necessary new research agendas that will help us better understand both democratization efforts and authoritarian...


Aftershocks

by Seva Gunitsky

Over the past century, democracy spread around the world in turbulent bursts of change, sweeping across national borders in dramatic cascades of revolution and reform. Aftershocks is the first book to offer...


Democracy Rising

by Bill Freeman & Adam Vaughan

What are the limits of Canadian democracy and how are they being expanded by a revolution in participatory democracy?

Canada is one of the oldest continuous democracies in the world. There has never been a civil...