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How do democracies form and what makes them die? In a wide-ranging narrative of democracy's history in Europe, from 1830s Britain to Adolf Hitler's 1933 seizure of power in Weimar Germany, the book offers a re-interpretation of how stable political democracy is built, coming to the bold conclusion that democracy's...
A robust and timely investigation into the political and moral values that are sharply dividing Brexit Britain-and how a new settlement can be found.
The book analyzes how democracies are addressing issues of freedom of expression. It will be used as a supplemental text in courses on constitutional rights, government policies, media studies, and comparative politics.
By Steven Cook
In False Dawn, noted Middle East regional expert Steven Cook offers a sweeping narrative account of the past five years, moving from Turkey to Tunisia to Yemen to Iraq to Egypt and beyond, ultimately presenting a powerful theoretical analysis of why the Arab Spring failed.
Much attention has been paid to the negative effects of government outsiders - such as special interest groups - influencing government agencies and officials. In this book, Mark A. Zupan addresses the equally important phenomenon of government insiders influencing the machinery of the state and putting their interests above the...
This book aims to be a foundation for future work on the state - a foundational concept in the social sciences and history. The book is directed at an interdisciplinary audience and can inform the research and learning of students and faculty alike.
From archival research to participant observation, and from linguistic anthropology to game theory, this volume offers a genuinely interdisciplinary set of approaches to a most salient phenomenon of our times. The heavily textured analyses substantially advance existing knowledge about what political trials are, how they work, and why they matter.
This book examines the changing nature and role of the contemporary European state, and the making of a transnational capitalist member state in Europe.