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Amnesia

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.

The Chinese Liberal Spirit

By Xu Fuguan
Edited and translated by David Elstein
Subjects: Asian Studies
Series: SUNY series, Translating China

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

Liberating Revolution

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

The Rorty-Habermas Debate

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.

Public Affairs and Democratic Ideals

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

Higher Education for Democracy

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.

The Historical Mind

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

Improv for Democracy

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

Breaking Boundaries

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

The Political Logics of Anticorruption Efforts in Asia

Examines the political dynamics behind anticorruption efforts in Asia.

Janus Democracy

Explores the contradictory nature of public opinion.

Only the People Can Save the People

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

Citizens' Power in Latin America

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

Confrontational Citizenship

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

Behind the Facade

Explores why authoritarian regimes bother to hold elections.

Between the Rule of Law and States of Emergency

By Yoav Mehozay
Subjects: Area 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.

Urban Citizenship and American Democracy

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

Anarchism and Art

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

The Ethics of Democracy

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

Disenchanted Realists, Second Edition

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

Checking the Courts

Examines and measures the extent to which statutory language affects judicial behavior.

Imagining Modern Democracy

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

Happiness, Democracy, and the Cooperative Movement

Examines the political significance of ideas about happiness through the work of utilitarian philosophers William Thompson and Jeremy Bentham.

Communication and Public Participation in Environmental Decision Making

Looks at the critical role of community members and other interested parties in environmental policy decision making.

The Promise of Democracy

Presentation of a new, ethical vision of democracy built around self-rule, civic education, and ethical cultivation.

Globalizing Justice

Essays assessing the impact of globalization on law and court systems across the world.

Defenders of Liberty or Champions of Security?

Examines the critical role assumed by the U. S. judiciary in balancing concerns about national security with the protection of liberty after the terrorist attacks of September 11, 2001.

The Challenges of Global Business Authority

An astute assessment of democratic principles and decision-making structures in the global business world.

Reconstructing Democracy, Recontextualizing Dewey

Edited by Jim Garrison
Subjects: Philosophy

Leading scholars challenge and reinvigorate the pragmatic method of John Dewey.

Do Voters Look to the Future?

Argues in favor of a different model of voting behavior.

The Civic Conversations of Thucydides and Plato

Argues for the contemporary importance of Thucydides and Plato for both democratic political theory and democratic citizens.

Deliberative Freedom

The first sustained look at the relationship between deliberative democratic theory and the topic of freedom.

Montesquieu and His Legacy

Essays on Montesquieu and the influence of his thought from the eighteenth century to today.

The Ends of Solidarity

An in-depth look at the theory of solidarity of German philosopher Jürgen Habermas, serving also as a comprehensive introduction to his work.

The Politics of Regime Structure Reform in Democracies

Analyzes initiatives aimed at reforming the electoral and government systems of Israel in comparison to other established democracies.

Nationalism and Self-Government

Examines the nature of nationalist mobilization in Scotland and Catalonia.

The Politics of Ideas

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

Democracy, Real and Ideal

Explores the political implications of Habermas's theory of discourse ethics through a resurrection of its radical potential when applied to participants in decision-making groups.

Democracy and Ethnography

Examines the contemporary connections between liberal democracy and ethnography through the development of national case studies on the United States and Spain.

Reading, Writing, and Justice

This is a book for teachers, parents, and other concerned citizens who care about public education, who want schools to be democratic in the best sense, and who seek argumentative ammunition for defending schools and for placing school issues within the larger framework of the long struggle to keep and expand democracy in the United States.

Democratic Theories and the Constitution

Although the government of the United States is traditionally viewed as a democracy, there is considerable disagreement about what democracy means and implies. In a comprehensive study Professor Edelman ...