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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)
 
 
Conservatism and Racism, and Why in America They Are the Same
Conservatism and Racism, and Why in America They Are the Same (September 2010)
Robert C. Smith - Author

Systematically illustrates the inescapable racism of American conservatism.

In this provocative, wide-ranging study, Robert C. Smith contends that ideological conservatism and racism are and always have been equivalent in the United States. In this carefully constructed and thoroughly documented philosophical, historical, and empirical inquiry, Smith analyzes conservative ideas from John Locke to William F. B...(Read More)
 
 
Sound-Bite Saboteurs
Sound-Bite Saboteurs (March 2010)
Public Discourse, Education, and the State of Democratic Deliberation
Julie Drew - Author
William Lyons - Author
Lance Svehla - Author

Argues that the reliance on sound bites in recent political discourse is harmful to the democratic process.

Sound-Bite Saboteurs examines the emergence of a multifaceted, multimedia culture that encourages the use of sound bites to silence one’s opponents at the expense of democratic deliberation and debate. No simple partisan phenomenon or mere attempt to “spin” a particular issue, sou...(Read More)
 
 
The Politics of Ideas
The Politics of Ideas (August 2001)
Intellectual Challenges Facing the American Political Parties
John Kenneth White - Editor
John C. Green - Editor

Essays on the need for a more dynamic public philosophy in American politics.

This collection addresses the importance of ideas, and ideas of importance, to American politics at the beginning of a new century. On the one hand, the contributors find a distressing absence of ideas in American politics and a parallel rise of the power of political identities, interests, and other detrimental influences. On the other hand, m...(Read More)
 
 
Liberty, Rationality, and Agency in Hobbes's Leviathan
Liberty, Rationality, and Agency in Hobbes's Leviathan (July 2001)
David van Mill - Author

A new interpretation of the theory of Hobbes.

Marking a significant departure from most scholarship on Hobbes, this book offers new interpretations of his theories of freedom, agency, rationality, morality, psychology, and politics. Hobbes's arguments concerning many different aspects of civil society and human psychology are brought together to provide a comprehensive theory of agency. Hobbes's theory of fr...(Read More)
 
 
Black Atlantic Politics
Black Atlantic Politics (August 2000)
Dilemmas of Political Empowerment in Boston and Liverpool
William E. Nelson Jr. - Author

Winner of the 2000 Best Book on Comparative Racial and Ethnic Politics Presented by the American Political Science Association, Section of Race, Ethnicity, and Politics
Groundbreaking research on Black political participation and urban race relations on both sides of the Atlantic.

This first comprehensive comparative study of Black politics focuses on American and British settings--Boston and Liverpool. The author argues tha...(Read More)
 
 
The Flawed Path to the Presidency 1992
The Flawed Path to the Presidency 1992 (November 1994)
Unfairness and Inequality in the Presidential Selection Process
Robert D. Loevy - Author

"I am impressed with this book. It is uniquely constructed, clearly written, and offers the reader the rich opportunity to observe the '92 campaign as it unfolds. Loevy's ability to capture the nuances of the presidential campaign and to convey this information in a very interesting fashion make this work an outstanding contribution to the field." -- Gary L. Rose, Sacred Heart University

This book is a voter's-eye view of the 1992 presidentia...(Read More)
 
 
Urban Unrest in the Middle East
Urban Unrest in the Middle East (August 1993)
A Comparative Study of Informal Networks in Egypt, Iran, and Lebanon
Guilain Denoeux - Author

This book offers a systematic examination of the politics of Middle Eastern cities in a broad historical and comparative context. Focusing on the contribution of informal networks, the author examines four types. He reveals that, contrary to recent claims, informal associations do not necessarily play a stabilizing role in urban politics, but reveal themselves to be effective instruments for mobilizing popular dissent.

Denoeux identifies c...(Read More)
 
 
Symbols, Conflict, and Identity
Symbols, Conflict, and Identity (July 1993)
Essays in Political Anthropology
Zdzislaw Mach - Author

This book investigates cultural and social identity in contemporary complex societies, focusing especially on Eastern Europe. Mach explains the role of symbols and symbolic forms in he relations between groups and the protection and development of their identities, especially ethnic identity. He places his study within the context of social order and the structure of power, using case studies which deal especially with the significance of politics...(Read More)
 
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