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A Grammar of Politics (Works of Harold J. Laski)

by Harold J. Laski

Laski's magnum opus, this volume outlines the history and functions of state institutions which (in the author's view) are desirable for the effective functioning of a democracy. Topics discussed include: The...


Communism (Works of Harold J. Laski)

by Harold J. Laski

This volume bases a clear and unbiased account of Communist philosophy on the Marxian Materialist Concept of History and Marxian Theory of Value. The spear-head of Marxism is its doctrine of class-struggle and...


Sex, Lies and the Ballot Box: 50 Things You Need To Know About British Elections

by Philip Cowley, Robert Ford & Daniel Finkelstein

HAVE YOU EVER WONDERED… … what emotions really influence where your cross goes on the ballot paper? … whether people are claiming to vote when they haven’t? … which party’s supporters are the kinkiest...


Politics and Democracy in Microstates

by Wouter Veenendaal

Why are small states statistically more likely to have a democratic political system? By addressing this question from a qualitative and comparative methodological angle, this book analyses the effects of a...


A Different Democracy: American Government in a 31-Country Perspective

by Steven L. Taylor, Matthew Soberg Shugart & Arend Lijphart

Four distinguished scholars in political science analyze American democracy from a comparative point of view, exploring how the U.S. political system differs from that of thirty other democracies and what those...


Failed Statebuilding: Intervention, the State, and the Dynamics of Peace Formation

by Oliver Richmond

Western struggles-and failures-to create functioning states in countries such as Iraq or Afghanistan have inspired questions about whether statebuilding projects are at all viable, or whether they make the lives...


A Voice Still Heard: Selected Essays of Irving Howe

by Irving Howe, Nina Howe & Morris Dickstein

Man of letters, political critic, public intellectual, Irving Howe was one of America's most exemplary and embattled writers. Since his death in 1993 at age 72, Howe's work and his personal example of commitment...


A Review on Marxist and Left Debates: Post-Marxism, Eco-Marxism, Post-modernism, Future Socialism, Market Socialism, New Imperialism, Radical Democrac

by Zeng Zhisheng

The views on Marxism in this book reflect foreign left-wing scholars, Marxists and socialist researchers' attitudes towards the new social and political issues in today's world. This book is a subproject of...


Capitalism, Socialism, and Democracy (Second Edition Text) (Rediscovered Books): With Linked Table of Contents

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...


India, Pakistan, and Democracy

by Philip Oldenburg

This book focuses on the specificities and the nuances of the state systems of India and Pakistan. It examines in detail the balance of authority and power between popular or elected politicians and the state...


Democracy: A Beginner's Guide

by David Beetham

As the U.S. strives to establish democracy in Iraq and contemplates its own democratic system in the wake of a series of controversial presidential elections, David Beetham offers new insights into democracy....


Freedom and Order: How Democratic Governments Restrict Civil Liberties after Terrorist Attacks_and Why Sometimes They Don't

by Gabriel Rubin

This book forwards the debate on how to respond to terror attacks. It compares legislative responses to terrorism in the United States, United Kingdom, and Israel finding that government centralization and abridgement...


Democracy

by Paul Ginsborg

Political parties have lost swathes of members and effective power is ever more concentrated in the hands of their leaders. Behind these trends lie changing relationships between economics, the media and politics....


Democratic Anxieties: Same-Sex Marriage, Death, and Citizenship

by Mario Feit

Democratic Anxieties: Same-Sex Marriage, Death, and Citizenship takes contemporary opposition to same-sex marriage as a starting point to consider anxieties about sex and death within conceptions of democratic...


The Conservative Mind: From Burke to Eliot

by Russell Kirk

The Conservative Mind: From Burke to Eliot by Russell Kirk is arguably one of the greatest contributions to twentieth-century American Conservatism. Brilliant in every respect, from its conception to its choice...


Irresponsible Government: The Decline of Parliamentary Democracy in Canada

by Brent Rathgeber & Andrew Coyne

Irresponsible Government examines the failure of modern elected representatives to hold the government to account, and the erosion of parliamentary principles, which has led to the power imbalances plaguing...


Political Alienation in Libya: Assessing Citizens' Political Attitude and Behaviour

by Mabroka Al-Werfalli

In this book, Mabroka al-Werfalli examines the extent and effects of political alienation in Libya. Using a variety of measures, the author highlights links between legitimacy and alienation and underlines certain...


The Challenges to Democracy: Consensus and Extremism in American Politics

by Murray Clark Havens

Threats to American unity are not unique to modern times. In the 1960s, the assassination of President Kennedy, the tension of racial strife, the political extremes of the Radical Right with its John Birchers...


The Dilemmas of American Conservatism

by Kenneth Deutsch

In the second half of the twentieth century, American conservatism emerged from the shadow of New Deal liberalism and developed into a movement exerting considerable influence on the formulation and execution...


Deprovincializing Habermas: Global Perspectives: Global Perspectives

by Tom Bailey

This volume engages with Jürgen Habermas's political theory from critical perspectives beyond its Western European origins. In particular, it explores the challenges of democratizing, decolonizing and desecularizing...