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The Chinese Liberal Spirit
The Chinese Liberal Spirit (February 2022)
Selected Writings of Xu Fuguan
Xu Fuguan - Author
David Elstein - Editor/translator

The first English-language translation of an important figure in modern Confucian thought.

Xu Fuguan (1903–1982) was one of the most important Confucian scholars of the twentieth century. A key figure in the Nationalist Party, Xu was involved in the Chinese civil war after World War II and in the early years of the Nationalist government in Taiwan. He never ceased to believe that d...(Read More)
 
 
Liberating Revolution
Liberating Revolution (January 2022)
Emancipating Radical Change from the State
Nathan Eckstrand - Author

Provides a novel conceptual and practical theory of revolution, engaging previous theories of revolution, contemporary continental philosophy, and systems theory.

Liberating Revolution challenges the idea that we understand what revolution is. All current understandings of revolution are different ways of portraying the state. To liberate revolution, we must explain radical ...(Read More)
 
 
Amnesia
Amnesia (December 2021)
A History of Democratic Idealism in Modern Thailand
Arjun Subrahmanyan - Author

Describes the profound social impact of the overthrow of the Thai absolute monarchy in 1932, and explains the importance of democracy in a country long known for authoritarian politics.

Thailand’s monarchy and military have dominated the narrative of the country’s modern history, and their leadership is often accepted as evidence of a cultural preference for authoritarianism. Despi...(Read More)
 
 
Battling the Prince
Battling the Prince (August 2021)
A Woman Fights for Democracy
Claire Snyder-Hall - Author

This political memoir exposes the weaknesses of democratic culture in the United States and suggests ways to strengthen it in the face of rising authoritarianism.

What happens when a democratic theory professor gets involved with the Democratic Party? In this political memoir, Claire Snyder-Hall shares lessons learned from eight years in party politics. She tells the story of organ...(Read More)
 
 
Higher Education for Democracy
Higher Education for Democracy (July 2021)
The Role of the University in Civil Society
William G. Tierney - Author

Uses a cross-national comparison of Los Angeles, New Delhi, and Hong Kong to develop strategies universities should employ to strengthen democracy and resist fascism.

Democracy and higher education are inextricably linked: universities not only have the ability to be key arbiters of how democracy is advanced, but they also need to reflect democratic values in their practices, objec...(Read More)
 
 
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)
 
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