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The Apple Family: Scenes from Life in the Country

by Richard Nelson Theatre Communications Group (December 08, 2014)

A Chekhovian quartet of plays examining the contemporary American experience.

Point of View 2-Book Bundle: Irresponsible Government / Time Bomb

by Brent Rathgeber, Douglas L. Bland & Andrew Coyne Dundurn (September 25, 2014)

This bundle collects two books that analyze problems in Canada's political and social sphere and ways to prevent further conflict and breakdown of founding Canadian values.

Imagination in Politics: Freedom or Domination?

by Mihaela Czobor-Lupp Lexington Books (October 15, 2014)

Imagination is a complex and ambiguous culture-making power that is a rather marginal concept in contemporary political theory. This book addresses how imagination can be both a source of freedom and domination...

Trust in the Capacities of the People, Distrust in Elites

by Kenneth Good Lexington Books (October 15, 2014)

Democratization is conceived as an unending struggle by the poor majority against the small elite of wealth, status, and power. This book is a critical, comparative, and global approach to the study of democratization...

Moroccan Women, Activists, and Gender Politics: An Institutional Analysis

by Eve Sandberg & Kenza Aqertit Lexington Books (September 26, 2014)

This book explores, through a feminist and institutionalist approach, how Moroccan women activists altered their national gender institution to improve the lives of all Moroccan women. The authors offer a template...

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

by Gabriel Rubin Lexington Books (May 19, 2011)

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...

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

by Mario Feit Lexington Books (March 15, 2011)

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...

Kazakhstan's Assassinated Democracy

by Yerzhan Psy.D. Dosmukhamedov (February 21, 2013)

Kazakhstan's Assassinated Democracy describes how the highest levels of

government in Kazakhstan are attempting to suppress the country's genuine

democratization, particularly through the case of a political party,...

Globalization and Democracy

by Stephen J. Rosow & Jim George Rowman & Littlefield Publishers (July 22, 2014)

Combining theory with compelling case studies, this book examines the globalizing world of democracy. Noted critical scholars Stephen J. Rosow and Jim George argue that democracy must be understood not as a...

The Violence of Organized Forgetting: Thinking Beyond America's Disimagination Machine

by Henry A. Giroux City Lights Publishers (July 21, 2014)

A sweeping criticism of neoliberalism, public amnesia, inequality, and the rise of an authoritarian surveillance state.

Participatory Democracy in Southern Europe: Causes, Characteristics and Consequences

by Joan Font, Donatella Della Porta & Yves Sintomer Rowman & Littlefield International (June 05, 2014)

Using a highly original multi-method approach, this book examines a wide range of innovative institutional participatory processes across Spain, Italy and France.

Please Don't Bomb the Suburbs: A Midterm Report on My Generation and the Future of Our Super Movement

by William Upski Wimsatt Akashic Books (September 14, 2010)

Best-selling author and activist William Upski is back with a blueprint for political activists in 2010.

The President and His Inner Circle: Leadership Style and the Advisory Process in Foreign Policy Making

by Thomas Preston Columbia University Press (February 14, 2001)

Few would argue that presidential policies and performance would have been the same whether John F. Kennedy or Richard Nixon became president in 1960, or if Jimmy Carter instead of Ronald Reagan had won the...

On Democracy's Doorstep

by J. Douglas Smith Hill and Wang (June 09, 2014)

Winner of the Henry Adams Prize from the Society for History in the Federal Government

A Washington Post Notable Work of Nonfiction

A Slate Best Book of 2014

The inside story of the Supreme Court decisions that...

Challenges to Democratic Participation: Antipolitics, Deliberative Democracy, and Pluralism

by José Gomes André, Andre Santos Campos, Volkan Gül & Christian Blum et al. Lexington Books (April 02, 2014)

Challenges to Democratic Participation focuses on three major trends of contemporary theoretical challenges to participatory democracy: antipolitics, deliberative democracy, and pluralism. It is accessible and...

Examining Human Rights Issues and the Democracy Project in Sub-Saharan Africa: A Theoretical Critique and Prospects for Progress in the Millennium

by E. Ike Udogu Lexington Books (March 06, 2014)

This book emphasizes the symbiotic relation between the practice of human rights and democracy. In short, human rights practice furthers democracy, and the successful implementation of both promotes stability...

From Dictatorship to Democracy: An Insider's Account of the Iraqi Opposition to Saddam

by Hamid al-Bayati & Peter W. Galbraith University of Pennsylvania Press (January 30, 2014)

Iraqi UN Ambassador and former opposition leader Hamid al-Bayati provides first-hand information on the meetings and discussions that led the United States and United Kingdom to move from inaction to the invasion...

The Power of Indignation

by Stéphane Hessel & E. C. Belli Skyhorse (February 18, 2014)

The astonishing life of the writer named by the New York Times one of the last living heroes of the darkest era of the twentieth century."

His brief pamphlet Indignez-vous! (Cry Out!) is an international bestseller,...

Public Opinion

by Walter Lippmann Dover Publications (June 14, 2012)

A penetrative study of democratic theory and the role of citizens in a democracy, this classic by a two-time Pulitzer Prize-winner offers a prescient view of the media's function in shaping public perceptions....

Obama Zombies: How the Liberal Machine Brainwashed My Generation

by Jason Mattera Threshold Editions (March 23, 2010)

In 2008, Barack Obama lobotomized a generation.

For an entire year, otherwise clear-thinking members of the most affluent, over-educated, information-drenched generation in American history fell prey to the...

Slow Democracy: Rediscovering Community, Bringing Decision Making Back Home

by Susan Clark & Woden Teachout Chelsea Green Publishing (October 10, 2012)

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...

The Falling Rate of Learning and the Neoliberal Endgame

by David Blacker Zero Books (December 13, 2013)

Our education system is chained to the hold of a sinking capitalist ship. Is there any escape?

Occupy: Reflections on Class War, Rebellion and Solidarity

by Noam Chomsky Zuccotti Park Press (October 21, 2013)

Another vital contribution from Chomsky to the literature of defiance and protest, a tribute to Howard Zinn and democracy's power

The Dialogue in Hell between Machiavelli and Montesquieu: Humanitarian Despotism and the Conditions of Modern Tyranny

by Maurice Joly & John S. Waggoner Lexington Books (September 04, 2002)

John Waggoner's superb translation of and commentary on Joly's Dialogue-the first faithful translation in English-seeks not only to update the sordid legacy of the The Protocols of the Elders of Zion but to...

From Arab Spring to Islamic Winter

by Raphael Israeli Transaction Publishers (September 30, 2013)

The “Arab Spring” does not seem to have produced the democratic revolution heralded by the international media. Raphael Israeli examines thematic problems among all the Muslim states experiencing unrest...

Theories of Democracy: A Reader

by Thomas C. Conte, Ronald J. Terchek, Benjamin Barber & Alexis Tocqueville et al. Rowman & Littlefield Publishers (July 31, 2000)

Theories of Democracy builds on Robert Dahl's observation that there is no single theory of democracy; only theories. In this anthology, Ronald J. Terchek and Thomas C. Conte have brilliantly assembled the works...

The Keys to the White House: A Surefire Guide to Predicting the Next President

by Allan J. Lichtman Rowman & Littlefield Publishers (February 15, 2008)

Prominent political analyst and historian, Allan J. Lichtman, presents thirteen historical factors, or 'keys,' that have successfully predicted the outcome of presidential elections from 1860 to 2004.

American Labor Unions in the Electoral Arena

by Herbert B. Asher Rowman & Littlefield Publishers (March 15, 2001)

Are contemporary U.S. labor unions irrelevant, or in fact a changing force to be reckoned with as they grow into a new economy in a globalized America? Is the current political power exercised by U.S. labor...

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

by Sheldon Gellar, Aurelian Craiutu, Gustavo Gordillo de Anda & Barbara Allen et al. Lexington Books (February 16, 2009)

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,...

The Uprooted: Improving Humanitarian Responses to Forced Migration

by Susan F. Martin, Patricia Weiss Fagen, Kari M. Jorgensen & Andrew Schoenholtz et al. Lexington Books (July 21, 2005)

The Uprooted is the first volume to methodically examine the progress and persistent shortcomings of the current humanitarian regime. The authors, all experts in the field of forced migration, describe the organizational,...

Revolution and Genocide in Ethiopia and Cambodia

by Edward Kissi Lexington Books (March 20, 2006)

Revolution and Genocide in Ethiopia and Cambodia is the first comparative study of the Ethiopian and Cambodian revolutions of the early 1970s. One of the few comparative studies of genocide in the Third World,...

Congress Confronts the Court: The Struggle for Legitimacy and Authority in Lawmaking

by Colton C. Campbell & John F. Stack Jr. Rowman & Littlefield Publishers (May 09, 2002)

The Supreme Court is frequently portrayed as an isolated entity void of politics that reaches judgments by some unseen and unknowable logic. At the same time, Congress is cast as a singularly political enterprise...

Sacred Markets, Sacred Canopies: Essays on Religious Markets and Religious Pluralism

by William Sims Bainbridge, Steve Bruce, Roger Finke & Anthony J. Gill et al. Rowman & Littlefield Publishers (April 01, 2003)

In Sacred Markets, Sacred Canopies, Ted. G. Jelen brings together the leading scholars in the sociology of religion to debate market theories of religion. As the contributors examine whether or not religious...

Israel's Higher Law: Religion and Liberal Democracy in the Jewish State

by Steven V. Mazie Lexington Books (April 07, 2006)

In Israel's Higher Law, Steven V. Mazie sheds new light on the relationship between liberalism and religion through a detailed assessment of the Jewish state. Drawing on in-depth interviews with Israeli citizens,...

Marx, Tocqueville, and Race in America: The 'Absolute Democracy' or 'Defiled Republic'

by August H. Nimtz Jr. Lexington Books (September 29, 2003)

While Alexis de Tocqueville described America as the 'absolute democracy,' Karl Marx saw the nation as a 'defiled republic' so long as it permitted the enslavement of blacks. August J. Nimtz argues that Marx,...

The Future of Identity: Centennial Reflections on the Legacy of Erik Erikson

by Kenneth Hoover Lexington Books (June 15, 2004)

Erik Erikson's lifetime of clinical and interdisciplinary work on human development centered on the formation and maintenance of identity among people of diverse backgrounds. In this volume key scholars of identity...

Democracy, Equality, and Justice: John Adams, Adam Smith, and Political Economy

by John E. Hill Lexington Books (July 27, 2007)

Drawing on extensive written records of the thought of John Adams and Adam Smith, the father of modern capitalism, Dr. John E. Hill argues that these two great men advocated a balanced, values-based, and just...

A Wall of Separation?: Debating the Public Role of Religion

by Mary Segers, Ted G. Jelen & Clarke E. Cochran Rowman & Littlefield Publishers (August 27, 1998)

Should the wall of separation between church and state be permeable or inviolable? This question has been hotly contested since the nation's founding and contentious debates persist today. With a collection...

International Public Opinion and the Bosnia Crisis

by Eric Shiraev, Richard Sobel & Robert Shapiro Lexington Books (December 17, 2002)

International Public Opinion and the Bosnia Crisis examines-through U.S., Canadian, and European case studies-how public reaction impacted democratic governments' response to the ethnic and religious conflict...

The Constitution on the Campaign Trail: The Surprising Political Career of America's Founding Document

by Andrew E. Busch Rowman & Littlefield Publishers (September 16, 2007)

The Constitution is the fundamental governing document of the United States. But to what extent do candidates and parties make constitutional arguments in the course of American elections? By examining party...

Born to Run: Origins of the Political Career

by Ronald Keith Gaddie & David L. Boren Rowman & Littlefield Publishers (November 22, 2003)

Born to Run tells the stories of nine young politicians from all walks of life who enter into races at the state and local levels in Wisconsin, Oklahoma, Georgia, Nebraska, and Maine.

Remaking Turkey: Globalization, Alternative Modernities, and Democracies

by Fuat E. Keyman Lexington Books (November 07, 2007)

In recent years there has been an upsurge of interest in Turkey's ability to create a secular, constitutional democracy within a predominantly Muslim population.Remaking Turkey provides a comprehensive and detailed...

Conceptions of and Corrections to Majoritarian Tyranny

by Donald L. Beahm Lexington Books (January 01, 2002)

The fundamental tenet of democracy is that the majority rules. Yet as James Madison wrote, 'Wherever the real power in a Government lies, there is the danger of oppression.' In this focused new work, Don Beahm...

Big Media, Big Money: Cultural Texts and Political Economics

by Ronald V. Bettig & Jeanne Lynn Hall Rowman & Littlefield Publishers (December 24, 2002)

Bettig and Hall present a lively and scathing critique of the contemporary communications industry. They explore recent news events and challenges posed by the Internet and the effects of copyright control,...

Democracy as Popular Sovereignty

by Filimon Peonidis Lexington Books (July 17, 2013)

This book is about the structure and the basic political institutions of a democratic polity in which the citizens would rule as equally valuable and fully participating members of a self-governing collectivity....

The Rhetorical Surface of Democracy: How Deliberative Ideals Undermine Democratic Politics

by Scott Welsh Lexington Books (October 18, 2012)

The Rhetorical Surface of Democracy: How Deliberative Ideals Undermine Democratic Politics, by Scott Welsh, disputes the idea that democracy has anything to do with public deliberation in pursuit of collective...

The Case for Gridlock: Democracy, Organized Power, and the Legal Foundations of American Government

by Marcus E. Ethridge Lexington Books (March 30, 2010)

The Case for Gridlock explains how, in an effort to make the system more egalitarian and forward thinking, American Progressivism led to the creation of government institutions that increased the political advantages...

At the Point of a Gun: Democratic Dreams and Armed Intervention

by David Rieff Simon & Schuster (June 04, 2013)

Veteran journalist David Rieff's essays draw a searing portrait of what happens when the grandiose schemes of policymakers and human rights activists go horribly wrong in the field.

Writing for publications ranging...

How to Overthrow the Government

by Arianna Huffington HarperCollins e-books (June 30, 2009)

Powerful and enlightening. How to Overthrow the Government is an impassioned call to arms from one of America's sharpest and most independent commentators. In its pages Huffington breaks away from the party-line...

Religion, Science, and Democracy: A Disputational Friendship

by Lisa L. Stenmark Lexington Books (March 08, 2013)

This book uses Hannah Arendt’s work to understand the paradoxical role of religion and science in public life and to develop a model for the science and religion discourse which does not focus on truth claims,...