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Only the People Can Save the People
Only the People Can Save the People (May 2018)
Constituent Power, Revolution, and Counterrevolution in Venezuela
Donald V. Kingsbury - Author

Examines the egalitarian, creative, and inclusive practice of radical democracy in contemporary Venezuela.

In a global historical moment of growing mobilizations against inequality, corruption, and exclusion, Only the People Can Save the People illustrates the necessity and challenges of more egalitarian approaches to collective life from one of the most tumultuous and compelling experiments in radical democracy. Donald V...(Read More)
 
 
Citizens' Power in Latin America
Citizens' Power in Latin America (April 2018)
Theory and Practice
Pascal Lupien - Author

Examines why some democratic innovations succeed while others fail, using Venezuela, Ecuador, and Chile as case studies.

Citizens’ Power in Latin America takes the reader into the heart of communities where average citizens are attempting to build a new democratic model to improve their socioeconomic conditions and to have a voice in decisions that affect their lives. Based on groundbreaking fieldwork conducted in ...(Read More)
 
 
Confrontational Citizenship
Confrontational Citizenship (December 2017)
Reflections on Hatred, Rage, Revolution, and Revolt
William W. Sokoloff - Author

Defends confrontational modes of citizenship as a means to reinvigorate democratic participation and regime accountability.

A growing number of people are enraged about the quality and direction of public life, despise politicians, and are desperate for real political change. How can the contemporary neoliberal global political order be challenged and rebuilt in an egalitarian and humanitarian manner? What type of political a...(Read More)
 
 
Between the Rule of Law and States of Emergency
Between the Rule of Law and States of Emergency (December 2016)
The Fluid Jurisprudence of the Israeli Regime
Yoav Mehozay - Author

HONORABLE MENTION - 2017 Yonathan Shapiro Award for Best Book in Israel Studies, presented by the Association for Israel Studies
Raises concerns about the degree to which the rule of law and emergency powers have become fundamentally entangled, using Israel as a case study.
Contemporary debates on states of emergency have focused on whether law can regulate emergency powers, if at all. These studies base ...(Read More)
 
 
Behind the Facade
Behind the Facade (October 2016)
Elections under Authoritarianism in Southeast Asia
Lee Morgenbesser - Author

Explores why authoritarian regimes bother to hold elections.

Behind the Façade examines the question of why authoritarian regimes in Southeast Asia bother holding elections. Using comprehensive case studies of Cambodia, Myanmar, and Singapore, Lee Morgenbesser argues that elections allow authoritarian regimes to collect information, pursue legitimacy, manage political elites, and sustain neopatrim...(Read More)
 
 
Urban Citizenship and American Democracy
Urban Citizenship and American Democracy (June 2016)
Amy Bridges - Editor
Michael Javen Fortner - Editor

Examines city politics and policy, federalism, and democracy in the United States.

After decades of being defined by crisis and limitations, cities are popular again—as destinations for people and businesses, and as subjects of scholarly study. Urban Citizenship and American Democracy contributes to this new scholarship by exploring the origins and dynamics of urban citizenship in the United States....(Read More)
 
 
Anarchism and Art
Anarchism and Art (March 2016)
Democracy in the Cracks and on the Margins
Mark Mattern - Author

Interprets popular art forms as exhibiting core anarchist values and presaging a more democratic world.

Situated at the intersection of anarchist and democratic theory, Anarchism and Art focuses on four popular art forms—DIY (Do It Yourself) punk music, poetry slam, graffiti and street art, and flash mobs—found in the cracks between dominant political, economic, and cultural institutions and ...(Read More)
 
 
The Ethics of Democracy
The Ethics of Democracy (October 2015)
A Contemporary Reading of Hegel's Philosophy of Right
Lucio Cortella - Author
Giacomo Donis - Translator

Demonstrates how the ethical underpinning of Hegel’s political and social philosophy has relevance for contemporary democratic life.

The legal regulations and formal rules of democracy alone are not enough to hold a society together and govern its processes. Yet the irreducible ethical pluralism that characterizes contemporary society seems to make it impossible to impose a single system of values as a sou...(Read More)
 
 
Disenchanted Realists, Second Edition
Disenchanted Realists, Second Edition (May 2015)
Political Science and the American Crisis
Raymond Seidelman - Author
Edward J. Harpham - With the assistance of
James Farr - Afterword

New edition of the provocative history of the tenuous relationship between the scientific study of politics and the real world of American democracy.

When it first appeared three decades ago, Raymond Seidelman’s provocative study of the history of political science both attracted a great deal of attention and generated vibrant controversy. Where prior studies of the history of political science had concentra...(Read More)
 
 
Imagining Modern Democracy
Imagining Modern Democracy (December 2014)
A Habermasian Assessment of the Philippine Experiment
Ranilo Balaguer Hermida - Author

2016 Outstanding Scholarly Work Award for the School of Humanities, presented by Ateneo de Manila University

Examines democracy in the Philippines using the political thought of Jürgen Habermas.


This book is a pioneering study of Philippine democracy, one of the oldest in the Asian region, vis-à-vis Habermasian critical theory. Proceeding from a concise ex...(Read More)
 
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