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Product Description: Hope for American democracy in an era of deep divisionsIn Healing the Heart of Democracy, Parker J. Palmer quickens our instinct to seek the common good and gives us the tools to do it. This timely, courageous and practical work—intensely personal as well as political—is not about them, "those people" in Washington D...read more
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9780470590805 | Jossey-Bass Inc Pub, September 6, 2011, cover price $24.95 | About this edition: * NEWS FLASH * Healing the Heart of Democracy called "one of the most important books of the early 21st Century" for those who care about democracy (from a review in the online journal Democracy & Education).

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9781118907504 | Jossey-Bass Inc Pub, August 25, 2014, cover price $17.95 | About this edition: Hope for American democracy in an era of deep divisionsIn Healing the Heart of Democracy, Parker J.

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Product Description: Throughout western history, the societies that have made the greatest contributions to the spread of freedom have created iconic works of art to celebrate their achievements. Yet despite the enduring appeal of works from the Parthenon to Michelangelo’s David to Picasso’s Guernica, histories of both art and democracy have ignored this phenomenon...read more
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9781594037214 | Encounter Books, August 19, 2014, cover price $27.99 | About this edition: Throughout western history, the societies that have made the greatest contributions to the spread of freedom have created iconic works of art to celebrate their achievements.

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Product Description: Combining theory with compelling case studies, this book examines the globalizing world of democracy. Noted critical scholars Stephen J. Rosow and James Robert George argue that democracy must be understood not as a unified concept, but as a diversity of political responses to specific conditions and political struggles...read more
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9781442218086 | Rowman & Littlefield Pub Inc, August 16, 2014, cover price $85.00 | About this edition: Combining theory with compelling case studies, this book examines the globalizing world of democracy.

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9781442218093 | Rowman & Littlefield Pub Inc, August 16, 2014, cover price $26.95

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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. Alan Ryan brilliantly illuminates the observations of the French philosopher who first journeyed to the United States in 1831 and went on to catalog the unique features of the American social contract...read more
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9780871407047 | 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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Citizens, political theorists, and politicians alike insist that political or partisan motives get in the way of real democracy. Real democracy, we are convinced, is embodied by an ability to form collective judgments in the interest of the whole. The Rhetorical Surface of Democracy: How Deliberative Ideals Undermine Democratic Politics, by Scott Welsh, argues instead that it is our easy rejection of political motives, individual interests, and the rhetorical pursuit of power that poses the greatest danger to democracy. Our rejection of politics understood as a rhetorical contest for power is dangerous because democracy ultimately rests upon the perceived public legitimacy of public, political challenges to authority and the subsequent reconstitution of authority amid the impossibility of collective judgment. Hence, rather than searching for allegedly more authentic democracy, rooted in the pursuit of ever-illusive collective judgments, we must find ways to come to terms with the persistence of rhetorical, political contests for power as the essence of democracy itself. Welsh argues that the impossibility of any kind of public judgment is the fact that democracy must face. Given the impossibility of public judgment, rhetorical competitions for political power are not merely poor substitutes for an allegedly more authentic democratic practice, but constitute the essence of democracy itself. The Rhetorical Surface of Democracy is an iconoclastic investigation of the democratic process and public discourse.
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9780739150627 | 1 edition (Lexington Books, October 18, 2012), cover price $80.00 | About this edition: Citizens, political theorists, and politicians alike insist that political or partisan motives get in the way of real democracy.

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9780739197684 | Lexington Books, June 15, 2014, cover price $39.99

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British politician Daniel Hannan's Inventing Freedom is an ambitious account of the historical origin and spread of the principles that have made America great, and their role in creating a sphere of economic and political liberty that is as crucial as it is imperiled.According to Hannan, the ideas and institutions we consider essential to maintaining and preserving our freedoms—individual rights, private property, the rule of law, and the institutions of representative government—are the legacy of a very specific tradition that was born in England and that we Americans, along with other former British colonies, inherited. By the tenth century, England was a nation-state whose people were already starting to define themselves with reference to inherited common-law rights. The story of liberty is the story of how that model triumphed. How it was enshrined in a series of landmark victories—the Magna Carta, the English Civil War, the Glorious Revolution, the U.S. Constitution—and how it came to defeat every international rival.Today we see those ideas abandoned and scorned in the places where they once went unchallenged. Inventing Freedom is a chronicle of the success of Anglosphere exceptionalism. And it is offered at a time that may turn out to be the end of the age of political freedom.
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9780062231734 | Harpercollins, November 19, 2013, cover price $26.99 | About this edition: British politician Daniel Hannan's Inventing Freedom is an ambitious account of the historical origin and spread of the principles that have made America great, and their role in creating a sphere of economic and political liberty that is as crucial as it is imperiled.

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9780062231741 | Harpercollins, December 2, 2014, cover price $15.99

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9781483007335 | Unabridged edition (Blackstone Audio Inc, June 10, 2014), cover price $39.95

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Product Description: Citizen participation is a central component of democratic governance. As participatory schemes have grown in number and gained in social legitimacy over recent years, the research community has analyzed the virtues of participatory policies from several points of view, but usually giving focus to the most successful and well-known grass-roots cases...read more
By Yves Sintomer (editor)
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9781783480739 | Rowman & Littlefield Pub Inc, May 16, 2014, cover price $115.00 | About this edition: Citizen participation is a central component of democratic governance.

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9781783480746 | Rowman & Littlefield Pub Inc, May 16, 2014, cover price $37.95 | About this edition: Citizen participation is a central component of democratic governance.

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Product Description: The recent history of Turkey is dominated by the country's transformation into a modern democracy. Over the past few years Turkey has been increasingly recognised as a nation of economic, political and cultural significance as well as being a vital political connection between Europe and the Middle East...read more
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9780230354272 | Palgrave Macmillan, May 14, 2014, cover price $95.00 | About this edition: The recent history of Turkey is dominated by the country's transformation into a modern democracy.

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Product Description: Democratization and the process of political reform is a critical issue in the contemporary Middle East and North Africa. This book looks at the situation in Morocco and examines the role of the monarchy and the relative strengths and weaknesses of the Islamic and secular/liberal groupings campaigning to shape the local politics and society...read more
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9780415492744 | Routledge, August 18, 2010, cover price $145.00 | About this edition: Democratization and the process of political reform is a critical issue in the contemporary Middle East and North Africa.

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9781138780248 | Routledge, April 16, 2014, cover price $44.95 | About this edition: Democratization and the process of political reform is a critical issue in the contemporary Middle East and North Africa.

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Product Description: This book is concerned with EU democracy promotion inside Tunisia, the first Arab signatory of an Association Agreement with the EU. Focusing on the content, context, mechanisms, and outcomes of democratization via association, the authors examine whether Tunisia’s specific mode of democratization works in tandem with EU democracy promotion objectives, and the extent to which both adapt association in a way that neither sabotages EU democracy promotion nor undermines Tunisia’s specificity...read more
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9781138780255 | Routledge, March 27, 2014, cover price $44.95 | About this edition: This book is concerned with EU democracy promotion inside Tunisia, the first Arab signatory of an Association Agreement with the EU.

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Product Description: The transition paradigm has traditionally viewed civil society activism as an essential condition for the establishment of democracy. The democracy promotion strategies of Western policy-makers have, therefore, been based on strengthening civil society in authoritarian settings in order to support the development of social capital -to challenge undemocratic regimes...read more
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9780415491297 | Routledge, November 12, 2010, cover price $148.00 | About this edition: The transition paradigm has traditionally viewed civil society activism as an essential condition for the establishment of democracy.

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9781138780224 | Routledge, March 27, 2014, cover price $44.95 | About this edition: The transition paradigm has traditionally viewed civil society activism as an essential condition for the establishment of democracy.

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Product Description: In this groundbreaking book, sociologist Andrew Perrin shows that rules and institutions, while important, are not the core of democracy. Instead, as Alexis de Tocqueville showed in the early years of the American republic, democracy is first and foremost a matter of culture: the shared ideas, practices, and technologies that help individuals combine into publics and achieve representation...read more
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9780745662329 | Polity Pr, March 24, 2014, cover price $64.95 | About this edition: In this groundbreaking book, sociologist Andrew Perrin shows that rules and institutions, while important, are not the core of democracy.

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9780745662336 | Polity Pr, March 24, 2014, cover price $24.95 | About this edition: In this groundbreaking book, sociologist Andrew Perrin shows that rules and institutions, while important, are not the core of democracy.

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Product Description: Taiwan has been hailed as a successful case of democratization. Compared with many other nations, the transition from authoritarian rule occurred in a rather orderly fashion. Group consciousness emerged as a reaction to the decades-long suppression of cultural diversity under martial law as different social groups competed fiercely to exert their political subjectivity...read more
By Hong-zen Wang (editor)
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9780415564076 | Routledge, June 9, 2011, cover price $155.00

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9781138016859 | Routledge, March 13, 2014, cover price $51.95 | About this edition: Taiwan has been hailed as a successful case of democratization.

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Product Description: Since the end of the Cold War, the assumption among most political theorists has been that as nations develop economically, they will also become more democratic - especially if a vibrant middle class takes root. This assumption underlies the expansion of the European Union and much of American foreign policy, bolstered by such examples as South Korea, the Philippines, Taiwan, and even to some extent Russia...read more
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9780300175387 | Yale Univ Pr, March 5, 2013, cover price $28.00 | About this edition: Since the end of the Cold War, the assumption among most political theorists has been that as nations develop economically, they will also become more democratic—especially if a vibrant middle class takes root.

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9780300205800 | Yale Univ Pr, March 25, 2014, cover price $22.00 | About this edition: Since the end of the Cold War, the assumption among most political theorists has been that as nations develop economically, they will also become more democratic - especially if a vibrant middle class takes root.

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Product Description: This book gathers a series of studies by scholars who have dedicated these last few years to research in the field of participatory democracy. Their purpose is precisely to engage in a theoretical discussion about the value of participatory democracy in the 21st century...read more
By Robert Bartlett (contributor)
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9780739191514 | Lexington Books, April 4, 2014, cover price $80.00 | About this edition: This book gathers a series of studies by scholars who have dedicated these last few years to research in the field of participatory democracy.

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Product Description: Truth commissions, official apologies and reparations are just some of the transitional justice mechanisms embraced by established democracies. This groundbreaking work of political theory explains how these forms of state redress repair the damage state wrongdoing inflicts upon political legitimacy...read more
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9780230285231 | Palgrave Macmillan, March 26, 2014, cover price $105.00 | About this edition: Truth commissions, official apologies and reparations are just some of the transitional justice mechanisms embraced by established democracies.

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Product Description: The theory of justice is one of the most intensely debated areas of contemporary philosophy. Most theories of justice, however, have only attained their high level of justification at great cost. By focusing on purely normative, abstract principles, they become detached from the sphere that constitutes their “field of application” - namely, social reality...read more
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9780231162463 | Columbia Univ Pr, March 11, 2014, cover price $35.00 | About this edition: Theories of justice often fixate on purely normative, abstract principles unrelated to real-world situations.
9780745669427 | Italian edition edition (Polity Pr, March 10, 2014), cover price $91.85

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9780745669434 | Polity Pr, March 17, 2014, cover price $29.95 | About this edition: The theory of justice is one of the most intensely debated areas of contemporary philosophy.

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Product Description: Growth against Democracy: Savage Developmentalism in the Modern World, by H.L.T. Quan is a compelling interrogation of the ways in which we have thought about modernity, capitalism, and democracy, and how those ideas inform neoliberal economics, diplomacy, and impact human life...read more
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9780739170595 | Lexington Books, August 31, 2012, cover price $90.00 | About this edition: Growth against Democracy: Savage Developmentalism in the Modern World, by H.

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9780739192788 | Lexington Books, March 12, 2014, cover price $39.99 | About this edition: Growth against Democracy: Savage Developmentalism in the Modern World, by H.

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Product Description: 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, this textbook examines democracy promotion through seeking to answer, from the perspective of an approach informed by ‘critical theory’, a set of important questions often posed to democracy promoters, such as: Who is involved in democracy promotion today and what kinds of power relations are embedded in it? Is democracy promotion driven by the values or interests of key actors? Is democracy promotion regime-change by another name? Is democracy promotion ‘context-sensitive’ or an imposition of Western powers? Is democracy promotion about achieving liberal economic reform in target states? Is democracy promotion a tool of the powerful, a form of hegemonic control of target populations? The book suggests a set of provocative answers to these questions and also puts forward a set of challenges for democracy promoters and supporters to take on today...read more
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9780415857802 | Routledge, February 11, 2014, cover price $44.95 | About this edition: 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.

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Product Description: This book provides a comprehensive introduction to politics in contemporary Poland. Covering the period 1989-2009, the book examines the formation of modern Poland, including regime change, democratization and constitutional engineering, and outlines how the present political system operates, surveying the government, the executive-legislative nexus, the judiciary, the party system and the electoral system...read more
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9780415493505 | Routledge, March 14, 2014, cover price $150.00 | About this edition: This book provides a comprehensive introduction to politics in contemporary Poland.

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Product Description: Representative democracy in Britain does not work. Or more accurately, its critics argue that it does not work as theories of representative democracy would lead us to expect. If the starting point for understanding is taken to be a 'standard model' of representative democracy then that model does not get us very far...read more
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9780230314467 | Palgrave Macmillan, March 7, 2014, cover price $105.00 | About this edition: Representative democracy in Britain does not work.

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Product Description: David Harsanyi makes the powerful case that democracy has done little more than corrode our liberty, prosperity, and morality, and rendered government inoperable. A republic, and not a pure democracy, is the system we need to restore sanity and liberty to American political life, and save ordinary people from the "passions of the crowd...read more
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9781621572022 | Regnery Pub, March 10, 2014, cover price $27.99 | About this edition: David Harsanyi makes the powerful case that democracy has done little more than corrode our liberty, prosperity, and morality, and rendered government inoperable.

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Product Description: This unique text challenges the notion that absence of conflict is the foundation and norm of a stable political environment. Combining complexity theory and the notion of signature with case studies, it argues that political processes need to be understood within their social and cultural contexts...read more
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9781780937090 | Bloomsbury USA Academic, February 27, 2014, cover price $120.00 | About this edition: This unique text challenges the notion that absence of conflict is the foundation and norm of a stable political environment.

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9781780937687 | Bloomsbury USA Academic, February 27, 2014, cover price $34.95 | About this edition: This unique text challenges the notion that absence of conflict is the foundation and norm of a stable political environment.

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Product Description: In Democracy Disfigured, Nadia Urbinati diagnoses the ills that beset the body politic in an age of hyper-partisanship and media monopolies and offers a spirited defense of the messy compromises and contentious outcomes that define democracy...read more
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9780674725133 | Harvard Univ Pr, February 25, 2014, cover price $39.95 | About this edition: In Democracy Disfigured, Nadia Urbinati diagnoses the ills that beset the body politic in an age of hyper-partisanship and media monopolies and offers a spirited defense of the messy compromises and contentious outcomes that define democracy.

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Product Description: Sub-Saharan Africa is experiencing an impressive measure of economic revivalism that is driven by both national and international forces at the beginning of the twenty-first century. That political and business leaders in the region are determined that development in this millennium will not mimic the slow pace of growth in the twentieth is a given...read more
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9780739186954 | Lexington Books, March 6, 2014, cover price $85.00 | About this edition: Sub-Saharan Africa is experiencing an impressive measure of economic revivalism that is driven by both national and international forces at the beginning of the twenty-first century.

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