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Product Description: Tocqueville’s gifts as an observer and commentator on American life and democracy are brought to vivid life in this splendid volume. In On Tocqueville, Alan Ryan brilliantly illuminates the observations of the French sociologist Alexis de Tocqueville, who first journeyed to the United States in 1831 and went on to catalog the unique features of the American social contract in his two-volume masterpiece, Democracy in America...read more
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9780871407047 | Reprint edition (Liveright Pub Corp, August 11, 2014), cover price $14.95 | About this edition: Tocqueville’s gifts as an observer and commentator on American life and democracy are brought to vivid life in this splendid volume.

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9781631490590 | Liveright Pub Corp, August 3, 2015, cover price $14.95 | About this edition: Tocqueville’s gifts as an observer and commentator on American life and democracy are brought to vivid life in this splendid volume.

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Product Description: From the bestselling authors of The Right Nation, a visionary argument that our current crisis in government is nothing less than the fourth radical transition in the history of the nation-stateDysfunctional government: It’s become a cliché, and most of us are resigned to the fact that nothing is ever going to change...read more
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9781594205392 | Penguin Pr, May 15, 2014, cover price $27.95 | About this edition: From the bestselling authors of The Right Nation, a visionary argument that our current crisis in government is nothing less than the fourth radical transition in the history of the nation-stateDysfunctional government: It’s become a cliché, and most of us are resigned to the fact that nothing is ever going to change.

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9780143127604 | Penguin USA, July 14, 2015, cover price $17.00 | About this edition: From the bestselling authors of The Right Nation, a visionary argument that our current crisis in government is nothing less than the fourth radical transition in the history of the nation-stateDysfunctional government: It’s become a cliché, and most of us are resigned to the fact that nothing is ever going to change.

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Product Description: This lucid book by the preeminent democratic theorist of our time explains the nature, value, and mechanics of democracy. This new edition includes two additional chapters by Ian Shapiro. One deals with the prospects for democracy in light of developments since the advent of the Arab spring in 2010...read more
By Ian Shapiro (foreword by)
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9780300194463 | 2 edition (Yale Univ Pr, July 28, 2015), cover price $16.00 | About this edition: This lucid book by the preeminent democratic theorist of our time explains the nature, value, and mechanics of democracy.

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Product Description: Democracy and political violence can hardly be considered conceptual siblings, at least at first sight. Democracy allows people to route their aspirations, demands, and expectations of the state through peaceful methods; violence works outside these prescribed and institutionalized channels in public spaces, in the streets, in the forests and in inhospitable terrains...read more
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9781474224000 | Bloomsbury USA Academic, April 23, 2015, cover price $112.00 | About this edition: Democracy and political violence can hardly be considered conceptual siblings, at least at first sight.

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9781474224017 | Bloomsbury USA Academic, April 23, 2015, cover price $29.95 | About this edition: Democracy and political violence can hardly be considered conceptual siblings, at least at first sight.

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Product Description: Is democracy in crisis? On the one hand, it seems to be decaying under the leadership of political elites who make decisions behind closed doors. On the other hand, citizens are taking to the streets to firmly assert their political participation across the globe...read more
By Tilo Wesche (editor)
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9781783480883 | Rowman & Littlefield Pub Inc, June 16, 2015, cover price $120.00 | About this edition: Is democracy in crisis?

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Product Description: NOTE: You are purchasing a standalone product; MyPoliSciLab does not come packaged with this content. If you would like to purchase both the physical text and MyPoliSciLab, search for for 0134113845 / 9780134113845  The Struggle for Democracy, 2014 Elections and Updates Edition plus MyPoliSciLab for American Government — Access Card Package, 11/e Package consists of: • 0133914747 / 9780133914740  The Struggle for Democracy, 2014 Elections and Updates Edition, 11/e• 0133930645 / 9780133930641  MyPoliSciLab for American Government Valuepack Access Card MyPoliSciLab should only be purchased when required by an instructor...read more
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9780133914740, titled "The Struggle for Democracy 2014: Elections and Updates Edition" | 11 updated edition (Prentice Hall, June 11, 2015), cover price $166.67 | About this edition: NOTE: You are purchasing a standalone product; MyPoliSciLab does not come packaged with this content.
9780133915273 | 11 unbnd u edition (Prentice Hall, January 3, 2015), cover price $90.67
9780134114057 | Pck unbnd/ edition (Prentice Hall, January 3, 2015), cover price $97.33

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Product Description: A Washington Post Notable Work of NonfictionA Slate Best Book of 2014The inside story of the Supreme Court decisions that brought true democracy to the United StatesAs chief justice of the U.S. Supreme Court, Earl Warren is most often remembered for landmark rulings in favor of desegregation and the rights of the accused...read more
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9780809074235 | Hill & Wang Pub, June 10, 2014, cover price $35.00 | About this edition: A Washington Post Notable Work of NonfictionA Slate Best Book of 2014The inside story of the Supreme Court decisions that brought true democracy to the United StatesAs chief justice of the U.

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9780809074242 | Hill & Wang Pub, June 9, 2015, cover price $16.00 | About this edition: A Washington Post Notable Work of NonfictionA Slate Best Book of 2014The inside story of the Supreme Court decisions that brought true democracy to the United StatesAs chief justice of the U.

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Product Description: This edited volume focuses on the democratic performance of regimes in some of the least populous countries on the African continent. Using a framework developed by Steven Levitsky and Lucan Way, each case study provides in-depth analysis of democratic contestation in the following arenas: electoral, judiciary, legislature, media, and civil society...read more
By Mathurin C. Houngnikpo (contributor)
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9780739193433 | Lexington Books, May 16, 2015, cover price $80.00 | About this edition: This edited volume focuses on the democratic performance of regimes in some of the least populous countries on the African continent.

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Product Description: In the wake of the Scottish vote on independence, questions of sovereignty, devolution, and local control have perhaps never been more salient. This book explores the evolution of the idea of national identity in modern Britain as it affected Wales...read more
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9781783160884 | Univ of Wales Pr, November 15, 2014, cover price $125.00 | About this edition: In the wake of the Scottish vote on independence, questions of sovereignty, devolution, and local control have perhaps never been more salient.

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9781783160877 | Univ of Wales Pr, May 15, 2015, cover price $35.00 | About this edition: In the wake of the Scottish vote on independence, questions of sovereignty, devolution, and local control have perhaps never been more salient.

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Product Description: "Gorgeously wrought . . . pitch-perfect prose. . . . In language of terrible beauty, she takes India's everyday tragedies and reminds us to be outraged all over again."—Time Magazine"Roy asks whether our shriveled forms of democracy will be 'the endgame of the human race'—and shows vividly why this is a prospect not to be lightly dismissed...read more
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9781608464616 | 2 edition (Haymarket Books, May 5, 2015), cover price $15.95 | About this edition: "Gorgeously wrought .

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Product Description: The Education of Radical Democracy explores why radical democracy is so necessary, difficult, and possible and why it is important to understand it as an educative activity . The book draws on critical social theory and critical pedagogy to explain what enables and sustains work for radical democratization, and considers how we can begin such work in neoliberal societies today...read more
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9780415702638 | Routledge, April 30, 2015, cover price $145.00 | About this edition: The Education of Radical Democracy explores why radical democracy is so necessary, difficult, and possible and why it is important to understand it as an educative activity .

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If justice in the Arab world is often marked by a lack of autonomy of the judiciary toward the executive power, one of the characteristic features of the Egyptian judiciary lies in its strength and activism in the defense of democratic values. Judges have been struggling for years to enhance their independence from the executive power and exercise full supervision of the electoral process to achieve transparent elections. Recent years have seen growing tensions in Egypt between the judiciary and the executive authority. In order to gain concessions, judges went as far as to threaten to boycott the supervision of the presidential and legislative elections in the fall of 2005 and to organize sit-ins in the streets. The struggle between the two powers was in full swing in the spring of 2006, when a conference convened in Cairo in early April on the theme of the role of judges in the process of political reform in Egypt and the Arab world. The conference was organized by the Cairo Institute for Human Rights Studies (CIHRS) in cooperation with the Institut de Recherche pour le Développement (IRD). This book is a collection of papers from the conference dealing with Egypt. They allow a better understanding of the role judges are playing in the process of democratic reform in Egypt as well as the limits of their struggle. Contributors: Nabil Abd al-Fattah, Ahmad Abd al-Hafiz, Maher Abu al-Einein, Hafez Abu Saada, Hisham Al-Bastawisi, Nathalie Bernard-Maugiron, Negad Al-Bora'i, Nathan Brown, Nathan, Mustapha Kamel al-Sayyed, Abdallah Khalil, Mahmud Al-Khudayri, Mahmud, Isabelle Lendrevie, Tamir Moustafa, Mohamed Al-Sayed Said, Atef Shahat Said, Younis Sherif
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9789774162015 | Amer Univ in Cairo Pr, January 1, 2009, cover price $39.95 | About this edition: If justice in the Arab world is often marked by a lack of autonomy of the judiciary toward the executive power, one of the characteristic features of the Egyptian judiciary lies in its strength and activism in the defense of democratic values.

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9789774167010 | Amer Univ in Cairo Pr, June 1, 2015, cover price $24.95

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Product Description: Between Sovereignty and Anarchy considers the conceptual and political problem of violence in the early modern Anglo-Atlantic, charting an innovative approach to the history of the American Revolution. Its editors and contributors contend that existing scholarship on the Revolution largely ignores questions of power and downplays the Revolution as a contest over sovereignty...read more
By Brian Schoen (editor)
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9780813936789 | Univ of Virginia Pr, April 1, 2015, cover price $45.00 | About this edition: Between Sovereignty and Anarchy considers the conceptual and political problem of violence in the early modern Anglo-Atlantic, charting an innovative approach to the history of the American Revolution.

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Product Description: Who were the Progressive reformers arguing with? The answer might surprise you. Drawing together a veritable powerhouse of scholars from across the political spectrum, In Defense of the Founders Republic examines the historical roots of these critics as well as their potential contribution to current debates about government and role of politics and institutions in our constitutional republic...read more
By Lonce H. Bailey (editor) and Jerome M. Mileur (editor)
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9781623560300 | Bloomsbury USA Academic, March 12, 2015, cover price $120.00 | About this edition: Who were the Progressive reformers arguing with?

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9781623565770 | Bloomsbury USA Academic, March 12, 2015, cover price $34.95 | About this edition: Who were the Progressive reformers arguing with?

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Product Description: Why do democracies keep lurching from success to failure? The current financial crisis is just the latest example of how things continue to go wrong, just when it looked like they were going right. In this wide-ranging, original, and compelling book, David Runciman tells the story of modern democracy through the history of moments of crisis, from the First World War to the economic crash of 2008...read more
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9780691148687 | Princeton Univ Pr, October 27, 2013, cover price $29.95 | About this edition: Why do democracies keep lurching from success to failure?

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9780691165837 | Rev upd edition (Princeton Univ Pr, March 22, 2015), cover price $14.95 | About this edition: Why do democracies keep lurching from success to failure?

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Product Description: Although democracy is in principle associated with popular rule, in practice it is best described as rule by elected elites. This form of government is not only wanting from a theoretical point of view, but it also no longer seems to meet the expectations of large segments of the citizenry...read more
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9780739179383 | Lexington Books, August 15, 2013, cover price $65.00 | About this edition: Although democracy is in principle associated with popular rule, in practice it is best described as rule by elected elites.

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9781498515375 | Lexington Books, April 1, 2015, cover price $34.99 | About this edition: Although democracy is in principle associated with popular rule, in practice it is best described as rule by elected elites.

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Product Description: In 1908, a remarkable direction in community learning began in Boston and spread across the country, becoming the Open Forum lecture movement. These locally planned, trans-denominational lectures, followed by periods for questions, were characterized as “the striking of mind upon mind...read more
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9780761859260 | Univ Pr of Amer, November 21, 2012, cover price $60.00 | About this edition: In 1908, a remarkable direction in community learning began in Boston and spread across the country, becoming the Open Forum lecture movement.

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9780761865537 | Univ Pr of Amer, April 1, 2015, cover price $32.99 | About this edition: In 1908, a remarkable direction in community learning began in Boston and spread across the country, becoming the Open Forum lecture movement.

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Product Description: America’s Failing Experiment: How We the People Have Become the Problem, makes the controversial claim that the American political system suffers from too much democracy. An accomplished public policy expert coeditor of the Journal Survey Practice, Kirby Goidel makes the provocative claim that our elected officials are overly responsive to public opinion which is often poorly informed, incoherent, and uncertain...read more
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9781442226500 | Rowman & Littlefield Pub Inc, December 12, 2013, cover price $36.00 | About this edition: America’s Failing Experiment: How We the People Have Become the Problem, makes the controversial claim that the American political system suffers from too much democracy.

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9781442247505 | Rowman & Littlefield Pub Inc, March 15, 2015, cover price $24.95 | About this edition: America’s Failing Experiment: How We the People Have Become the Problem, makes the controversial claim that the American political system suffers from too much democracy.

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Product Description: This book addresses various issues that have arisen in the practice of democracy in Nigeria since 1999, focusing on the Obasanjo years (1999-2007). Nigeria’s return to democratic rule has been marked by developments such as the implementation of reforms to address perceived economic problems and corruption...read more
By Kunle Amuwo (editor)
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9780761859543 | Univ Pr of Amer, December 14, 2012, cover price $95.00 | About this edition: This book addresses various issues that have arisen in the practice of democracy in Nigeria since 1999, focusing on the Obasanjo years (1999-2007).

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9780761865568 | Univ Pr of Amer, April 1, 2015, cover price $49.99 | About this edition: This book addresses various issues that have arisen in the practice of democracy in Nigeria since 1999, focusing on the Obasanjo years (1999-2007).

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Democracy is in shambles economically and politically. The recent economic meltdown in Europe and the U.S. has substituted democratic deliberation with technocratic decisions. In Athens, Madrid, Lisbon, New York, Pittsburgh or Istanbul, protesters have denounced the incapacity and unwillingness of elected officials to heed to their voices. While the diagnosis of our political-economic illness has been established, remedies are hard to come. What can we do to restore our broken democracy? Which modes of political participation are likely to have an impact? And what are the loci of political innovation in the wake of the crisis? It is with these questions that Reclaiming Democracy engages. We argue that the managerial approach to solving the crisis violates ‘a right to politics’, that is, a right that our collective life be guided by genuine politics: by discussion of and decision among genuinely alternative principles and policies. The contributors to this volume are united in their commitment to explore how and where this right can be affirmed in a way that resuscitates democracy in the wake of the crisis. Mixing theoretical reflection and empirical analysis the book offers fresh insights into democracy’s current conundrum and makes concrete proposals about how ‘the right to politics’ can be protected.
By Mihaela Mihai (editor)
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9781138021990 | Routledge, March 10, 2015, cover price $140.00

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9781138850910 | Routledge, March 10, 2015, cover price $47.95 | About this edition: Democracy is in shambles economically and politically.

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Product Description: This book scrutinises how political actors in the Israeli parliament (the Knesset) have articulated the security-democracy nexus in their discourses. Security crises expose political leaders to an uncomfortable dilemma: guaranteeing the safety of citizens while at the same time preserving democratic principles, basic rights and liberties...read more
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9781138823808 | Routledge, February 4, 2015, cover price $145.00 | About this edition: This book scrutinises how political actors in the Israeli parliament (the Knesset) have articulated the security-democracy nexus in their discourses.

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Product Description: The founders of influential think tank Samara ask former members of Parliament what has gone wrong with our democracy, and how it can be fixed.      Talk to any Canadian about politics and you'll hear little but frustration and bewilderment...read more
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9780307361295, titled "Tragedy in the Commons: Former Members of Parliament Speak Out About Canada's Failing Democracy" | Random House of Canada Ltd, April 15, 2014, cover price $29.95 | About this edition: In Tragedy in the Commons, Alison Loat and Michael MacMillan, founders of the non-partisan think tank Samara, draw on an astonishing eighty exit interviews with former Members of Parliament from across the political spectrum to unearth surprising observations about the practice of politics in Canada.

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9780307361301, titled "Tragedy in the Commons: Former Members of Parliament Speak Out About Canada's Failing Democracy" | Vintage, March 3, 2015, cover price $19.95 | About this edition: The founders of influential think tank Samara ask former members of Parliament what has gone wrong with our democracy, and how it can be fixed.

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9780415996372 | Routledge, February 23, 2015, cover price $47.95

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Product Description: Narrated by dozens of activists and everyday individuals, this book documents the unprecedented events that led to the collapse of dictatorial regimes in Tunisia, Egypt, Libya, and Yemen. Beginning in 2011, these stories offer unique access to the message that inspired citizens to act, their experiences during revolt, and the lessons they learned from some of the most dramatic changes and appalling events to occur in the history of the Arab world...read more
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9780231163187 | Columbia Univ Pr, February 10, 2015, cover price $65.00 | About this edition: Narrated by dozens of activists and everyday individuals, this book documents the unprecedented events that led to the collapse of dictatorial regimes in Tunisia, Egypt, Libya, and Yemen.

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9780231163194 | Columbia Univ Pr, February 10, 2015, cover price $22.95 | About this edition: Narrated by dozens of activists and everyday individuals, this book documents the unprecedented events that led to the collapse of dictatorial regimes in Tunisia, Egypt, Libya, and Yemen.

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Product Description: Democracy and Leadership: On Pragmatism and Virtue presents a theory of leadership drawing on insights from Plato’s Republic, while abandoning his authoritarianism in favor of John Dewey’s democratic thought. The book continues the democratic turn for the study of leadership beyond the incorporation of democratic values into old-fashioned views about leading...read more
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9780739151228 | Lexington Books, November 25, 2013, cover price $90.00 | About this edition: Democracy and Leadership: On Pragmatism and Virtue presents a theory of leadership drawing on insights from Plato’s Republic, while abandoning his authoritarianism in favor of John Dewey’s democratic thought.

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9780739151235 | Lexington Books, January 21, 2015, cover price $39.99 | About this edition: Democracy and Leadership: On Pragmatism and Virtue presents a theory of leadership drawing on insights from Plato’s Republic, while abandoning his authoritarianism in favor of John Dewey’s democratic thought.

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