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Why Place Matters: Geography, Identity, and Civic Life in Modern America

by Wilfred M. McClay & Ted V. McAllister

Contemporary American society, with its emphasis on mobility and economic progress, all too often loses sight of the importance of a sense of “place” and community. Appreciating place is essential for building...


Media, Elections, And Democracy: Royal Commission on Electoral Reform

by Frederick J. Fletcher

Examines campaign communication in selected industrial democracies.


Media And Voters In Canadian Election Campaigns

by Frederick J. Fletcher

Taken together, the five studies provide a useful overview of the effectiveness of various forms of campaign communication in informing voters. Much of the material presented here is not readily available elsewhere....


Ali & Ali: The Deportation Hearings

by Marcus Youssef, Guillermo Verdecchia & Camyar Chai

A satirical take on the "Age of Terrorism," from the perspectives of both Western governments and those accused.


Rethinking Power, Institutions and Ideas in World Politics: Whose IR?

by Amitav Acharya

The study of international relations, has traditionally been dominated by Western ideas and practices, and marginalized the voice and experiences of the non-Western states and societies. As the world moves to...


Patriotism: Quotations from Around the World

by Herb Galewitz

More than 400 memorable quotes — expressed over the ages by writers, statesmen, military leaders, and other figures of note — are sometimes witty, sometimes cynical, and often provocative. Arranged alphabetically...


Civil Society and World Regions: How Citizens Are Reshaping Regional Governance in Times of Crisis

by Lorenzo Fioramonti, Mercedes Botto & Chukwudi David Anyanwu

Civil Society and World Regions contributes to the agenda of “new regionalism” by providing an up-to-date overview of the contributions of civil society to regions across Europe, Africa, Asia, and the Americas....


Citizenship

by Richard Yarwood

The idea of citizenship is widely used in daily life. 'Citizenship tests' are used to determine who can inhabit a country; 'citizen charters' have been used to prescribe levels of service provision; 'citizens'...


The Complete Guide to Joining the Peace Corps: What You Need to Know Explained Simply

by Sharlee DiMenichi

The Peace Corps is a great symbol of assistance around the world - an opportunity for men and women of all ages to help those less fortunate. Many people want to join the Peace Corps, and more than 160,000 people...


Slow Democracy: Rediscovering Community, Bringing Decision Making Back Home

by Susan Clark & Woden Teachout

Reconnecting with the sources of decisions that affect us, and with the processes of democracy itself, is at the heart of 21st-century sustainable communities.

Slow Democracy chronicles the ways in which ordinary...


Get Up, Stand Up: Uniting Populists, Energizing the Defeated, and Battling the Corporate Elite

by Bruce E. Levine

Polls show that the majority of Americans oppose recent US wars and Wall Street bailouts, yet most remain passive and appear resigned to powerlessness. In Get Up, Stand Up, Bruce Levine offers an original and...


Constitutional Patriotism

by Jan-Werner Muller

Constitutional Patriotism offers a new theory of citizenship and civic allegiance for today's culturally diverse liberal democracies. Rejecting conventional accounts of liberal nationalism and cosmopolitanism,...


Publius and Political Imagination

by Jason Frank

Jason Frank’s Publius and Political Imagination is the first volume of the Modernity and Political Thought series to take as its focus not a single author, but collaboration between political philosophers,...


Citizen Participation in Global Environmental Governance

by Richard Worthington, Mikko Rask & Lammi Minna

On one day in 2009, in thirty-eight countries around the world, 4,000 ordinary citizens gathered to discuss the future of climate policy. This project, 'WWViews', was the first-ever global democratic deliberation -...


Creating Multicultural Citizens: A Portrayal of Contemporary Indonesian Education

by Raihani

Despite the largest-scale decentralisation of education since 1999, which broadly led to the marketisation of education, it is not clear how school education responds to the multicultural realities of Indonesian...


Finding Ourselves at the Movies: Philosophy for a New Generation

by Paul W. Kahn

Academic philosophy may have lost its audience, but the traditional subjects of philosophy—love, death, justice, knowledge, and faith—remain as compelling as ever. To reach a new generation, Paul W. Kahn argues...


The Government of Chronic Poverty: From the politics of exclusion to the politics of citizenship?

by Sam Hickey

What are the underlying causes of chronic poverty? Can 'development beyond neoliberalism' offer the strategies required to challenge such persistent forms of poverty, particularly through efforts to promote...


Democracy, Equality, and Justice

by Matt Matravers & Lukas H. Meyer

In addressing democracy, equality, and justice together, the book stimulates discussions that go beyond the sometimes increasingly technical and increasingly discrete literatures that now dominate the study...


Continuity, Change and Crisis in Contemporary Ireland

by Brian Girvin & Gary Murphy

The focus of this book is to analyse from a number of perspectives the politics of change in Ireland north and south since 1969. The emergence of the troubles in Northern Ireland, the final push to gain entry...


Young Citizens and New Media: Learning for Democratic Participation

by Peter Dahlgren

This book integrates four distinct topics: young people, citizenship, new media, and learning processes. When taken together, these four topics merge to define an arena of social and research attention that...