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The American Dream: In History, Politics, and Fiction

by Calvin C. Jillson

Life, liberty, and the pursuit of happiness: these words have long represented the promise of America, a “shimmering vision of a fruitful country open to all who come, learn, work, save, invest, and play by...


How Will Capitalism End?: Essays on a Failing System

by Wolfgang Streeck

The provocative political thinker asks if it will be with a bang or a whimper

After years of ill health, capitalism is now in a critical condition. Growth has given way to stagnation; inequality is leading to...


On the Duty of Civil Disobedience

by Henry David Thoreau

'On the Duty of Civil Disobedience' argues that citizens should not permit their government to overrule their consciences, and that they have a duty to avoid allowing their acquiescence to enable the government...


Ordinary Democracy

Forged Through Fire: War, Peace, and the Democratic Bargain

by John Ferejohn & Frances McCall Rosenbluth

Peace, many would agree, is a goal that democratic nations should strive to achieve. But is democracy, in fact, dependent on war to survive?

Having spent their celebrated careers exploring this provocative question,...


Age of Folly: America Abandons Its Democracy

by Lewis H. Lapham

America’s leading essayist on the frantic retreat of democracy, in the fire and smoke of the war on terror

In twenty-five years of imperial adventure, America has laid waste to its principles of democracy....


Politactics: Political Conversations from Everyday Analysis

by EDA Collective

The everyday of politics is the politics of the everyday.


Capitalism's Crises: Class Struggles in South Africa and the World

by Vishwas Satgar

The global economic crisis is far from over and has been considered the worst in the history of modern capitalism. This second volume in the Democratic Marxism series breaks new ground in our understanding of...


No News Is Bad News: Canada's Media Collapse - and What Comes Next

by Ian Gill

Canada’s media companies are melting faster than the polar ice caps, and in No News Is Bad News, Ian Gill chronicles their decline in a biting, in-depth analysis. He travels to an international journalism...


Democracy and Justice: Reading Derrida in Istanbul

by Agnes Czajka

This book explores the possibilities offered by Derrida's work on democracy for interpreting contemporary struggles over democracy in Turkey.

The relationship between democracy and justice seems of unquestionable...


We're Still Right, They're Still Wrong: The Democrats' Case for 2016

by James Carville

Every politico and pundit has tried to explain the 2016 presidential race, but James Carville – the multiple best-selling Ragin’ Cajun and grand strategist of Bill Clinton’s rise to the White House –...


Dictators and Democrats: Masses, Elites, and Regime Change

by Stephan Haggard & Robert R. Kaufman

From the 1980s through the first decade of the twenty-first century, the spread of democracy across the developing and post-Communist worlds transformed the global political landscape. What drove these changes...


Asymmetric Politics

The China Model: Political Meritocracy and the Limits of Democracy

by Daniel A. Bell

Westerners tend to divide the political world into “good” democracies and “bad” authoritarian regimes. But the Chinese political model does not fit neatly in either category. Over the past three decades,...


Capitalism, Socialism, and Democracy: Second Edition Text

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...


The Great Suppression: Voting Rights, Corporate Cash, and the Conservative Assault on Democracy

by Zachary Roth

In the wake of Donald Trump's victory in the 2016 presidential election, a deeply reported look inside the conservative movement working to undermine American democracy

 

Donald Trump is the second Republican...


Routledge Revivals: Hungary: The Politics of Transition (1995)

by Terry Cox & Andy Furlong

First published in 1995, the aim of this book is to review various aspects of the process of democratic transition in Hungary over the period of its first post-communist, freely elected parliament between 1990...


The Best Democracy Money Can Buy: A Tale of Billionaires & Ballot Bandits

by Greg Palast, Ted Rall & Jr., Robert F. Kennedy

A close presidential election in November could well come down to contested states or even districts--an election decided by vote theft? It could happen this year. Based on Greg Palast and Robert F. Kennedy...


The Next Democracy?: The Possibility of Popular Control

by Tony Milligan

Responding to widespread disenchantment with electoral politics, this book gives a practical examination of the possibilities offered by a generalized system of direct democracy.


An Enquiry Concerning the Intellectual and Moral Faculties and Literature of Negroes

by Henri Gregoire & Graham Hodges

Amongst other things, this book is a devastating critique of Thomas Jefferson's Notes on the State of Virginia, in which he mused about black inferiority. Its publication in 1810, after Jefferson's opposition...