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Dealing with the Legacy of Authorit: The Politics of the Past in Southern European Democracies

by Antonio Costa Pinto & Leonardo Morlino

In recent years the agenda of how to 'deal with the past' has become a central dimension of the quality of contemporary democracies. Many years after the process of authoritarian breakdown, consolidated democracies...


An Introduction to Political Theory

by John Hoffman & Paul Graham

"This book provides an engaging and intellectually challenging introduction to political ideologies, while at the same time giving an accessible route into the subject for those new to politics. Supported by...


Rethinking the African Diaspora: The Making of a Black Atlantic World in the Bight of Benin and Brazil

by Edna G. Bay & Kristin Mann

As a result of new research, we can now paint a more complex picture of peoples and cultures in the south Atlantic, from the earliest period of the slave trade up to the present. The nine papers in this volume...


The International Anarchy

by G. Lowes Dickinson

This volume, a classic of its time, discusses the tragic evolution of European politics from 1870-1914. The main part of the book describes the development of the relations between France, Germany, Russia and...


Israeli Democracy at the Crossroads

by Raphael Cohen-Almagor

In recent years, the discussion about Israel was dominated by post-Zionist, post-Israeli opinions. Important voices that represent large sectors of Israeli society were not heard. To somewhat change this situation,...


The Passions and the Interests: Political Arguments for Capitalism before Its Triumph

by Albert O. Hirschman, Amartya Sen & Jeremy Adelman

In this volume, Albert Hirschman reconstructs the intellectual climate of the seventeenth and eighteenth centuries to illuminate the intricate ideological transformation that occurred, wherein the pursuit of...


Margaret Thatcher on Leadership: Lessons for American Conservatives Today

by Nile Gardiner & Stephen Thompson

This inspirational and practical guide for conservatives combines stories from Lady Thatcher’s life with principles and strategies conservatives can apply to their challenges today. Nile Gardiner and Stephen...


Old Europe, New Europe & the T

by Kerry Longhurst & Marcin Zaborowski

The post-September 11th security policies of Poland, the UK, France, the US and Germany presented in this new book illustrate how and why the Atlantic community ruptured over Iraq, a result in part, it is argued,...


Neoliberalism & Conflict After 9/11

by Garry Rodan & Kevin Hewison

Key events in Asia's recent history have included the end of the Cold War, the Asian Economic Crisis and the 'war on terror'. This is a critical assessment of these events, and of the interplay of security and...


Richard Rorty: Politics and Vision

by Christopher J. Voparil

This book offers a fresh perspective on Richard Rorty by situating his work in the arena of political theory. Reinterpreting Rorty's much-maligned antirepresentationalism as a Romantic affirmation of the power...


The Practice of Constitutional Development: Vincent Ostrom's Quest to Understand Human Affairs

by Filippo Sabetti, Barbara Allen & Mark Sproule-Jones

Each essay shows how particular countries, governments, and organizations devise constitutions to reflect their visions of governance and sets of rules for their leaders. Using the methods and writing of Vincent...


A World in Chaos: Social Crisis and the Rise of Postmodern Cinema

by Carl Boggs & Thomas Pollard

Through an analysis of films such as American Beauty, Blade Runner, Natural Born Killers, and Thelma and Louise, Carl Boggs and Thomas Pollard explore the historical and theoretical shift from the long era of...


Toleration on Trial

by Ingrid Creppell, Russell Hardin & Stephen Macedo

Toleration on Trial offers the only multidisciplinary study available on the issue of toleration, in the context of deep and difficult conflicts over ideological, cultural, and identity issues in today's mobilized...


Thinking History, Fighting Evil: Neoconservatives and the Perils of Analogy in American Politics

by David B. MacDonald

This accessible study critiques the rise of a new exceptionalism: a victim-centered nationalism promoted by American conservatives since the 1980s, borrowing imagery and vocabulary from the civil rights era...


International Human Rights 2nd Edition: A Comprehensive Introduction

by Michael Haas

This book provides a comprehensive introduction to international human rights -- international human rights law, why international human rights have increasingly risen to world prominence, what is being done...


Complexity Theory: The State of the Art

by David Byrne & Gillian Callaghan

For the past two decades, 'complexity' has informed a range of work across the social sciences. There are diverse schools of complexity thinking, and authors have used these ideas in a multiplicity of ways,...


Communicating with the World of Islam

by A. Ross Johnson & George P. Shultz

Drawing from lessons learned during the cold war broadcasting experience, Communicating with the World of Islam suggests the best ways to organize U.S. efforts to communicate with the Islamic world. It examines...


The New Deal & Modern American Conservatism: A Defining Rivalry

by Gordon Lloyd & David Davenport

Providing an often-overlooked historical perspective, Gordon Lloyd and David Davenport show how the New Deal of the 1930s established the framework for today’s U.S. domestic policy and the ongoing debate between...


Conversations with Tocqueville: The Global Democratic Revolution in the Twenty-first Century

by Sheldon Gellar, Aurelian Craiutu & Elinor Ostrom

In this book, the collected writers argue that Tocquevillian analytics can be used to understand developments in non-Western as well as Western societies and can be updated to address such issues as globalization,...


Between Eternities: On the Tradition of Political Philosophy

by Gregory B. Smith

Between Eternities deals with the future of the tradition of political philosophy. The author argues that this tradition can only progress after the postmodernist fragmentation of political philosophy has been...