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Tradition and the Deliberative Turn
Reframes the discussion of deliberative democracy in a unique fashion, approaching the debate as a historical conversation.
Primary Elections and American Politics
Argues that Progressive Era reforms had the counterintuitive effect of weakening political parties and their role in representative government.
Hobbes and the Democratic Imaginary
A critical interrogation of elements of Hobbes's political and natural philosophy and its capacity to enrich our understanding of the nature of democratic life.
Provides a novel conceptual and practical theory of revolution, engaging previous theories of revolution, contemporary continental philosophy, and systems theory.
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
The first English-language translation of an important figure in modern Confucian thought.
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.
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.
The Historical Mind
Timely and provocative asessment of various cultural, moral, and political problems in "post-constitutional" America.
The Political Logics of Anticorruption Efforts in Asia
Examines the political dynamics behind anticorruption efforts in Asia.
Analyzes efforts made by communities and policy makers around the world to push beyond conventional approaches to environmental decision making.
Explores the contradictory nature of public opinion.
Citizens' Power in Latin America
Examines why some democratic innovations succeed while others fail, using Venezuela, Ecuador, and Chile as case studies.
Only the People Can Save the People
Examines the egalitarian, creative, and inclusive practice of radical democracy in contemporary Venezuela.
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
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.
Imagining Modern Democracy
Examines democracy in the Philippines using the political thought of Jürgen Habermas.
Checking the Courts
Examines and measures the extent to which statutory language affects judicial behavior.
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.
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.
Essays assessing the impact of globalization on law and court systems across the world.
The Challenges of Global Business Authority
An astute assessment of democratic principles and decision-making structures in the global business world.
The Promise of Democracy
Presentation of a new, ethical vision of democracy built around self-rule, civic education, and ethical cultivation.
Do Voters Look to the Future?
Argues in favor of a different model of voting behavior.
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 Civic Conversations of Thucydides and Plato
Argues for the contemporary importance of Thucydides and Plato for both democratic political theory and democratic citizens.
Reconstructing Democracy, Recontextualizing Dewey
Leading scholars challenge and reinvigorate the pragmatic method of John Dewey.
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.
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 Public Side of Representation
Examines how ordinary citizens view the representative process in Congress.
The Perils and Promise of Global Transparency
Argues that increasing levels of transparency do not always change international politics for the better.
Polls and Politics
A provocative examination of the use and abuse of public opinion polls.
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 ...