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The Tao of Democracy: Using Co-Intelligence to Create a World That Works for All

by Tom Atlee

The Tao of Democracy  presents an increasingly relevant and compelling vision of wiser public policy and vibrant democratic culture. Written by lifelong activist Tom Atlee, The Tao of Democracy is rooted in...


Security Unbound: Enacting Democratic Limits

by Jef Huysmans

Security concerns have mushroomed. Increasingly numerous areas of life are governed by security policies and technologies. Security Unbound argues that when insecurities pervade how we relate to our neighbours,...


Power in a Complex Global System

by Louis W. Pauly & Bruce W. Jentleson

Can twenty-first century global challenges be met through the limited adaptation of existing political institutions and prevailing systemic norms, or is a more fundamental reconstitution of governing authority...


Sovereignty as Symbolic Form

by Jens Bartelson

This book is a critical inquiry into sovereignty and argues that the meaning and functions performed by this concept have changed significantly during the past decades, with profound implications for the ontological...


Becoming American: Why Immigration Is Good for Our Nation's Future

by Fariborz Ghadar

For policy makers, business leaders, and American citizens, immigration reform is one of the defining issues of this era. In turns both personal and analytical, remaining factual and well-argued throughout,...


Democracy Promotion: A Critical Introduction

by Jeff Bridoux & Milja Kurki

This critical introduction to democracy promotion seeks to provide students with an understanding of some of the key dynamics and contentions revolving around this controversial policy agenda.

Specifically,...


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...


American Grace: How Religion Divides and Unites Us

by Robert D. Putnam & David E Campbell

American Grace is a major achievement, a groundbreaking examination of religion in America.

Unique among nations, America is deeply religious, religiously diverse, and remarkably tolerant. But in recent decades...


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....


Give Me Liberty: A Handbook for American Revolutionaries

by Naomi Wolf

As the practice of democracy becomes a lost art, Americans are increasingly desperate for a restored nation. Many have a general sense that the "system" is in disorder -- if not on the road to functional collapse....


Demographic Gaps in American Political Behavior

by Patrick Fisher

An examination of how and why various US demographic groups are politically distinct, and examines their influences.


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.


Religion and Politics in America: Faith, Culture, and Strategic Choices

by Robert Booth Fowler, Allen D Hertzke & Laura R. Olson

A lively and accessible exploration of the historical, cultural, and legal contexts that underlie religious political engagement in the United States


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...


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...


Most Likely To Secede: What the Vermont Independence Movement Can Teach Us about Reclaiming Community and Creating a Human Scale Vision for the 21st C

by Rob Williams & Ron Miller

From the annals of Vermont Commons: Voices of Independence news journal comes a new collection of essays.

The 21st century United States is no longer a functioning republic, but an unreform’able Empire unresponsive...


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...