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Battling the Prince
Battling the Prince (August 2021)
A Woman Fights for Democracy
Claire Snyder-Hall - Author

 
 
Higher Education for Democracy
Higher Education for Democracy (July 2021)
The Role of the University in Civil Society
William G. Tierney - Author

 
 
The Rorty-Habermas Debate
The Rorty-Habermas Debate (May 2021)
Toward Freedom as Responsibility
Marcin Kilanowski - Author

Argues that out of the confrontation between Rorty and Habermas, we might be able to find a new way to think about the kind of politics we need today.

The Rorty-Habermas debate has been written on widely, but a full treatment of its importance had to wait until now. We have some historical distance from this exchange, which extended over three decades, and which touches upon the ce...(Read More)
 
 
Public Affairs and Democratic Ideals
Public Affairs and Democratic Ideals (January 2021)
Critical Perspectives in an Era of Political and Economic Uncertainty
Curtis Ventriss - Author

Argues for refocusing attention on publicness and the critical exploration of underlying assumptions that are foundational to the study and practice of public affairs.

We live in an era where many citizens feel increasingly uncertain about their futures, having to deal with stagnant wages, globalization, and wealth and income inequality, while, at the same time, policymakers appea...(Read More)
 
 
Improv for Democracy
Improv for Democracy (October 2020)
How to Bridge Differences and Develop the Communication and Leadership Skills Our World Needs
Don Waisanen - Author

Explores how improv-based teaching and training methods can bridge differences and promote the communication, leadership, and civil skills our world urgently needs.

While much has been written about what democracies should look like, much less has been said about how to actually train citizens in democratic perspectives and skills. Amid the social and political crises of ou...(Read More)
 
 
The Historical Mind
The Historical Mind (May 2020)
Humanistic Renewal in a Post-Constitutional Age
Justin D. Garrison - Editor
Ryan R. Holston - Editor

Timely and provocative asessment of various cultural, moral, and political problems in "post-constitutional" America.

America is increasingly defined not only by routine disregard for its fundamental laws, but also by the decadent character of its political leaders and citizens—widespread consumerism and self-indulgent behavior, cultural hedonism and anarchy, the coarsening of mora...(Read More)
 
 
Breaking Boundaries
Breaking Boundaries (December 2019)
Innovative Practices in Environmental Communication and Public Participation
Kathleen P. Hunt - Editor
Gregg B. Walker - Editor
Stephen P. Depoe - Editor

Analyzes efforts made by communities and policy makers around the world to push beyond conventional approaches to environmental decision making.

Breaking Boundaries analyzes efforts made by communities and policy makers around the world to push beyond conventional approaches to environmental decision making to enhance public acceptance, sustainability, and the impact of thos...(Read More)
 
 
The Political Logics of Anticorruption Efforts in Asia
The Political Logics of Anticorruption Efforts in Asia (December 2019)
Cheng Chen - Editor
Meredith L. Weiss - Editor

Examines the political dynamics behind anticorruption efforts in Asia.

Focusing on Northeast and Southeast Asia—regions notable for political diversity, difficult environments for fighting corruption, and multifarious anticorruption outcomes—this book examines the political dynamics behind anticorruption efforts there. The contributors present case studies of the Philippines, Indonesia, Taiwan, Vietnam, Thailand, S...(Read More)
 
 
Thoughtlessness and Decadence in Iran
Thoughtlessness and Decadence in Iran (April 2019)
A Sojourn in Comparative Political Theory
Alireza Shomali - Author

Bridges Western and non-Western political thought to address the problem of democracy and political decadence in contemporary Iran and, by implication, similar Islamic societies.

Political decay in Islamic societies has for the most part been the subject of structural analyses while philosophical studies have been rare, often speculative and deterministic. Thoughtlessness and Decadence in Iran explores from a theoretical ...(Read More)
 
 
Janus Democracy
Janus Democracy (December 2018)
Transconsistency and the General Will
Richard T. Longoria - Author

Explores the contradictory nature of public opinion.

Combining political philosophy with a study of political behavior, Richard T. Longoria examines the contradictory nature of public opinion on policy issues. He argues that public opinion is often characterized by dialetheial paradoxes—when a statement and the contradiction of that statement are both held to be true. For example, a voter may express a desire for a ba...(Read More)
 
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