Traces the history of the concept of democracy in the United States.
Reframes the discussion of deliberative democracy in a unique fashion, approaching the debate as a historical conversation.
Argues that Progressive Era reforms had the counterintuitive effect of weakening political parties and their role in representative government.
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 first English-language translation of an important figure in modern Confucian thought.
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.
Argues for refocusing attention on publicness and the critical exploration of underlying assumptions that are foundational to the study and practice of public affairs.
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.
Timely and provocative asessment of various cultural, moral, and political problems in "post-constitutional" America.
Explores how improv-based teaching and training methods can bridge differences and promote the communication, leadership, and civil skills our world urgently needs.
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.
Examines the egalitarian, creative, and inclusive practice of radical democracy in contemporary Venezuela.
Examines why some democratic innovations succeed while others fail, using Venezuela, Ecuador, and Chile as case studies.
Defends confrontational modes of citizenship as a means to reinvigorate democratic participation and regime accountability.
Explores why authoritarian regimes bother to hold elections.
Raises concerns about the degree to which the rule of law and emergency powers have become fundamentally entangled, using Israel as a case study.
Examines city politics and policy, federalism, and democracy in the United States.
Interprets popular art forms as exhibiting core anarchist values and presaging a more democratic world.
Demonstrates how the ethical underpinning of Hegel’s political and social philosophy has relevance for contemporary democratic life.
New edition of the provocative history of the tenuous relationship between the scientific study of politics and the real world of American democracy.
Examines democracy in the Philippines using the political thought of Jürgen Habermas.
Examines and measures the extent to which statutory language affects judicial behavior.
Examines the political significance of ideas about happiness through the work of utilitarian philosophers William Thompson and Jeremy Bentham.
Looks at the critical role of community members and other interested parties in environmental policy decision making.
An astute assessment of democratic principles and decision-making structures in the global business world.
Essays assessing the impact of globalization on law and court systems across the world.
Presentation of a new, ethical vision of democracy built around self-rule, civic education, and ethical cultivation.
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.
Argues in favor of a different model of voting behavior.
Argues for the contemporary importance of Thucydides and Plato for both democratic political theory and democratic citizens.
Leading scholars challenge and reinvigorate the pragmatic method of John Dewey.
Essays on Montesquieu and the influence of his thought from the eighteenth century to today.
The first sustained look at the relationship between deliberative democratic theory and the topic of freedom.
Analyzes initiatives aimed at reforming the electoral and government systems of Israel in comparison to other established democracies.
An in-depth look at the theory of solidarity of German philosopher Jürgen Habermas, serving also as a comprehensive introduction to his work.
Reexamines the normative justification for democratic politics.
Argues that increasing levels of transparency do not always change international politics for the better.
A provocative examination of the use and abuse of public opinion polls.
Essays on the need for a more dynamic public philosophy in American politics.
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.
Examines the contemporary connections between liberal democracy and ethnography through the development of national case studies on the United States and Spain.
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 ...