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Managing Democracy in the Digital Age Internet Regulation, Social Media Use, and Online Civic Engagement by Julia Schwanholz Managing Democracy in the Digital Age Internet Regulation, Social Media Use, and Online Civic Engagement

In light of the increased utilization of information technologies, such as social media and the `Internet of Things,' this book investigates how this digital transformation process creates new challenges and opportunities for political participation, political election campaigns and political regulation...
Format: Hardback - Released: 12/09/2017

The Empire-Commonwealth Press Union, Cultures of Media and Globalisation in the Twentieth Century by Chandrika Kaul The Empire-Commonwealth Press Union, Cultures of Media and Globalisation in the Twentieth Century


Format: Hardback - Released: 11/09/2017

Google and Democracy Politics and the Power of the Internet by Sean (Georgia State University, USA) Richey, J. Benjamin (University of North Carolina Wilmington, USA) Taylor Google and Democracy Politics and the Power of the Internet
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For the first time in human history, access to information on almost any topic is accessible through the Internet.? A powerful extraction system is needed to disseminate this knowledge, which for most users is Google. Google Search is an extremely...
Format: Paperback - Released: 11/09/2017

Google and Democracy Politics and the Power of the Internet by Sean (Georgia State University, USA) Richey, J. Benjamin (University of North Carolina Wilmington, USA) Taylor Google and Democracy Politics and the Power of the Internet
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For the first time in human history, access to information on almost any topic is accessible through the Internet. A powerful extraction system is needed to disseminate this knowledge, which for most users is Google. Google Search is an extremely...
Format: Hardback - Released: 11/09/2017

Democracy and Its Crisis by A. C. Grayling Democracy and Its Crisis

An urgent exploration of the challenges facing democracy today
Format: Hardback - Released: 01/09/2017

The Confidence Trap A History of Democracy in Crisis from World War I to the Present by David Runciman, David Runciman The Confidence Trap A History of Democracy in Crisis from World War I to the Present
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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...
Format: Paperback - Released: 01/09/2017

Democracy and the Welfare State The Two Wests in the Age of Austerity by Alice Kessler-Harris Democracy and the Welfare State The Two Wests in the Age of Austerity

After World War II, states on both sides of the Atlantic enacted comprehensive social benefits to protect working people and constrain capitalism. A widely shared consensus specifically linked social welfare to democratic citizenship, upholding greater equality as the glue that...
Format: Hardback - Released: 01/09/2017

Democracy and the Welfare State The Two Wests in the Age of Austerity by Alice Kessler-Harris Democracy and the Welfare State The Two Wests in the Age of Austerity

After World War II, states on both sides of the Atlantic enacted comprehensive social benefits to protect working people and constrain capitalism. A widely shared consensus specifically linked social welfare to democratic citizenship, upholding greater equality as the glue that...
Format: Paperback - Released: 01/09/2017

Local Mexico Democratic Transitions in an Authoritarian Context by Patricia Olney Local Mexico Democratic Transitions in an Authoritarian Context

Vicente Fox's 2000 election to the presidency inMexico marked the end of more than 70 years of rule by the PRI, overturning what some observers referred to as the perfect dictatorship. Since then, there has been much debate about the...
Format: Hardback - Released: 30/08/2017

Democracy for Realists Why Elections Do Not Produce Responsive Government by Christopher H. Achen, Larry M. Bartels, Christopher H. Achen, Larry M. Bartels Democracy for Realists Why Elections Do Not Produce Responsive Government
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Democracy for Realists assails the romantic folk-theory at the heart of contemporary thinking about democratic politics and government, and offers a provocative alternative view grounded in the actual human nature of democratic citizens. Christopher Achen and Larry Bartels deploy a...
Format: Paperback - Released: 29/08/2017

The Changing Face of Parties and Party Systems A Study of Israel and India by Sunil K. Choudhary The Changing Face of Parties and Party Systems A Study of Israel and India

This book focuses on the changes currently redefining parties and party systems in Israel and India with regard to parliamentary democracy, coalitional polity, electoral profiles and social diversity.
Format: Hardback - Released: 29/08/2017

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Daring Democracy Igniting Power, Meaning, and Connection for the America We Want by Frances Moore Lappe, Adam Eichen Daring Democracy Igniting Power, Meaning, and Connection for the America We Want
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Format: Paperback - Released: 26/09/2017

Polder Politics The Re-Invention of Consensus Democracy in the Netherlands by F. Hendriks Polder Politics The Re-Invention of Consensus Democracy in the Netherlands

This title was first published in 2001: Under the name of the polder model , the Dutch model of democracy has received favourable attention from journalists, administrators and political leaders. This book presents a thorough analysis of Dutch democracy as...
Format: Hardback - Released: 30/09/2017

Political Power in Spain The Multiple Divides between MPs and Citizens by Xavier Coller Political Power in Spain The Multiple Divides between MPs and Citizens

This book explores why some people become politicians, how they represent citizens in parliaments, and what they think about democracy and its institutions. Through a systematic comparison between MPs and citizens, the contributions deal with topics that are key to...
Format: Hardback - Released: 13/10/2017

Historical Injustice and Democratic Transition in Eastern Asia and Northern Europe Ghosts at the Table of Democracy by Kenneth Christie Historical Injustice and Democratic Transition in Eastern Asia and Northern Europe Ghosts at the Table of Democracy

The memory of past atrocity lingers like a ghost at the table of democracy. Injustices carried out in the past - from massacres and murder to repression and detention - embitter societies and distort their structures so that the process...
Format: Paperback - Released: 31/10/2017

Exit from Democracy Illiberal governance in Turkey and beyond by Kerem OEktem Exit from Democracy Illiberal governance in Turkey and beyond

Democratic government is facing unprecedented challenges at a global scale. Yet, Turkey's descent into conflict, crisis and autocracy is exceptional. Only a few years ago, the country was praised as a successful Muslim-majority democracy and a promising example of sustainable...
Format: Hardback - Released: 01/11/2017

Imagining a Great Republic Political Novels and the Idea of America by Thomas E. Cronin Imagining a Great Republic Political Novels and the Idea of America

In the first comprehensive reading of dozens of American literary and social culture classics, Tom Cronin, one of America's most astute students of the American political tradition, tells the story of the American political experiment through the eyes of forty...
Format: Hardback - Released: 01/11/2017

Parliament and Parliamentarism A Comparative History of a European Concept by Pasi Ihalainen Parliament and Parliamentarism A Comparative History of a European Concept

This tightly organized collection locates the essence of European parliamentarism in four key aspects-deliberation, representation, responsibility, and sovereignty.
Format: Paperback - Released: 01/11/2017

What Is Populism? by Jan-Werner Muller What Is Populism?

'An essential book' Washington PostDonald Trump, Silvio Berlusconi, Marine Le Pen, Hugo Chavez - populists are on the rise across the globe. But what exactly is populism? Should everyone who criticizes Wall Street or Washington be called a populist? What...
Format: Paperback - Released: 02/11/2017

Public Opinion and Democracy in Transitional Regimes A Comparative Perspective by Juliet Pietsch Public Opinion and Democracy in Transitional Regimes A Comparative Perspective

Despite the enthusiasm surrounding the Colour Revolutions and the Arab Spring, the world's share of democracies has stagnated over the past 15 years. The steady rise of China, Russia, and Iran has also led to warnings of a resurgence of...
Format: Paperback - Released: 12/11/2017

Contemporary Political Philosophy and Religion Between Public Reason and Pluralism by Camil (University College Dublin, Ireland) Ungureanu, Paolo (Universita Cattolica del Sacro Cuore, Italy) Monti Contemporary Political Philosophy and Religion Between Public Reason and Pluralism
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What is the place of religion in a pluralist democracy? The continuous presence of religion in the public sphere has raised anew normative and practical issues related to the role of religion in a democratic polity, generating spirited political debates...
Format: Paperback - Released: 27/11/2017

Contemporary Political Philosophy and Religion Between Public Reason and Pluralism by Camil (University College Dublin, Ireland) Ungureanu, Paolo (Universita Cattolica del Sacro Cuore, Italy) Monti Contemporary Political Philosophy and Religion Between Public Reason and Pluralism
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What is the place of religion in a pluralist democracy? The continuous presence of religion in the public sphere has raised anew normative and practical issues related to the role of religion in a democratic polity, generating spirited political debates...
Format: Hardback - Released: 27/11/2017

Direct Democracy A Comparative Study of the Theory and Practice of Government by the People by Matt Qvortrup Direct Democracy A Comparative Study of the Theory and Practice of Government by the People

Combining the latest scholarship and academic research with current debates, Direct Democracy is essential reading for political scientists, lawyers, journalists and anybody who is interested in the challenges facing democracies today. Direct Democracy shows when government by the people can...
Format: Paperback - Released: 01/12/2017

Democracy and Diversity by Anna Elisabetta Galeotti Democracy and Diversity

The chapters in this book deal with different, though related, topics concerning the tense relationship between democracy and diversity. On the one hand, social diversity represents an opportunity, widening the horizon of social options and perspectives of innovation, but, on...
Format: Hardback - Released: 01/12/2017

Expertisation and Democracy in Europe by Magdalena Gora Expertisation and Democracy in Europe

This book provides a much-needed account of the role and re-organization of expertise and expert knowledge in Europe and the European Union (EU), in the context of recent and current crises and in a broad range of policy spheres. It...
Format: Hardback - Released: 07/12/2017

Institutionalization of the Parliament in Bangladesh A Study of Donor Intervention for Reorganization and Development by A.T.M. Obaidullah Institutionalization of the Parliament in Bangladesh A Study of Donor Intervention for Reorganization and Development

This book explores the institutionalization process with regard to the Parliament in Bangladesh, and seeks to identify the main constrains that hinder the Parliament from serving as the uppermost representative body for all segments of society. This book sheds valuable...
Format: Hardback - Released: 08/12/2017

Other books in this genre

Elections in African Developing Democracies by Hilary Miezah Elections in African Developing Democracies

The book explores the organization, conduct and supervision of elections in emerging democracies. It covers the broad spectrum of the democratic electoral process. This project is a synthesis of the author's practical knowledge and experience in the management of elections...
Format: Hardback - Released: 21/08/2017

Health and Political Engagement by Mikko Mattila, Lauri Rapeli, Hanna Wass, Peter Soderlund Health and Political Engagement
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Social scientists have only recently begun to explore the link between health and political engagement. Understanding this relationship is vitally important from both a scholarly and a policy-making perspective. This book is the first to offer a comprehensive account of...
Format: Hardback - Released: 18/08/2017

Rethinking Civic Participation in Democratic Theory and Practice by Rod Dacombe Rethinking Civic Participation in Democratic Theory and Practice

This book makes an important contribution to contemporary debates over the place of civic participation in democratic theory and practice. Drawing on a detailed case study of the Blackbird Leys area of Oxford, the book employs a novel empirical approach...
Format: Hardback - Released: 16/08/2017

The Crisis of Liberal Democracy and the Path Ahead by Bernd Reiter The Crisis of Liberal Democracy and the Path Ahead

Offers insights into the Global Justice Movement - an influential transnational movement and predecessor of the recent struggles for economic and social justice and against austerity.
Format: Hardback - Released: 16/08/2017

Development Against Democracy - New Edition Manipulating Political Change in the Third World by Irene L. Gendzier Development Against Democracy - New Edition Manipulating Political Change in the Third World

A classic, radical study of development via US foreign policy from the post-war period
Format: Paperback - Released: 15/08/2017

Democratization in EU Foreign Policy New Member States as Drivers of Democracy Promotion by Benedetta Berti Democratization in EU Foreign Policy New Member States as Drivers of Democracy Promotion

New democracies are uniquely positioned to promote democratic values and have a competitive advantage in the global democracy assistance industry. This book examines the attempts of one group of young democracies, from Central and Eastern Europe (CEE), to channel this...
Format: Paperback - Released: 15/08/2017

Community as the Material Basis of Citizenship The Unfinished Story of American Democracy by Rodolfo Rosales Community as the Material Basis of Citizenship The Unfinished Story of American Democracy

Community as the Material Basis of Citizenship addresses community as the site of participation, production, and rights of citizens and brings to bear a profound critique of a collective process that has historically excluded working class communities and communities of...
Format: Hardback - Released: 11/08/2017

When Trees Fall, Monkeys Scatter: Rethinking Democracy In China by John Keane When Trees Fall, Monkeys Scatter: Rethinking Democracy In China


Format: Hardback - Released: 07/08/2017

Democratic Decline in Hungary Law and Society in an Illiberal Democracy by Andras L. Pap Democratic Decline in Hungary Law and Society in an Illiberal Democracy

This book shows the rise and morphology of a self-identified 'illiberal democracy', the first 21st century illiberal political regime arising in the European Union. Since 2010, Viktor Orban's governments in Hungary have convincingly offered an anti-modernist and anti-cosmopolitan/anti-European Unionist rhetoric,...
Format: Hardback - Released: 02/08/2017

Routledge Handbook of Democratization by Jeffrey (London Metropolitan University, UK) Haynes Routledge Handbook of Democratization
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This exciting new handbook provides a global overview of the process of democratization, offering chapter by chapter discussion at both the country and regional levels and examining the interaction between the domestic and external factors that affect the progression of...
Format: Paperback - Released: 31/07/2017

Korea's Quest for Economic Democratization Globalization, Polarization and Contention by Youngmi Kim Korea's Quest for Economic Democratization Globalization, Polarization and Contention

This book studies the sources of inequality in contemporary South Korea and the social and political contention this engenders. Korean society is becoming more polarized. Demands for `economic democratization' and a fairer redistribution of wealth occupy centre-stage of political campaigns,...
Format: Hardback - Released: 29/07/2017

Voice and Power in Africa's Democracy Institutions, Participation and Accountability by Said Adejumobi Voice and Power in Africa's Democracy Institutions, Participation and Accountability

Africa has made notable progress in its nascent democracy but with uneven performance across countries. However, across the board, challenges abound. Central to Africa's checkered democratic narrative is the weakness of its democratic institutions, participatory mechanisms and accountability platforms. This...
Format: Hardback - Released: 28/07/2017

Young People Re-Generating Politics in Times of Crises by Sarah Pickard Young People Re-Generating Politics in Times of Crises

This book provides insight into the diverse ways young people from around the world are regenerating politics in innovative and multifaceted ways. The authors, who include academics and activists, challenge claims that young people are apolitical, apathetic and living up...
Format: Hardback - Released: 24/07/2017

This is Not America by Alan Friedman This is Not America

A searing account of the social divisions in contemporary America, and how this led to a Trump presidency.
Format: Paperback - Released: 17/07/2017

Democracy and its Critics by Astrid Noren Nilsson Democracy and its Critics


Format: Hardback - Released: 15/07/2017

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