Politics & International Relations: Introductory Politics

  • Political Illiberalism: A Defense of Freedom book cover

    Political Illiberalism

    A Defense of Freedom, 1st Edition

    By Peter L. P. Simpson

    This book deconstructs the story of liberalism that John Rawls, author of Political Liberalism, and many others have put forward. Peter L.P. Simpson argues that political liberalism is despotic because it denies to politics a concern with the comprehensive human good; political illiberalism…

    Paperback – 2018-01-08

  • Covenant and Constitutionalism: The Covenant Tradition in Politics book cover

    Covenant and Constitutionalism

    The Covenant Tradition in Politics, 1st Edition

    By Daniel Elazar

    This volume traces the trends and the developing relationships of constitutionalism and covenant that ultimately led to the transformation of the latter into the former. Elazar explores the paths that emerged out of the constitutionalized covenantal tradition in Europe such as federalism,…

    Paperback – 2018-01-03

  • Reflections on the Modern and the Global book cover

    Reflections on the Modern and the Global

    1st Edition

    By Daniel Hood, Bruce Mazlish

    Over the past five hundred years, historians and other social scientists have perceived an extraordinary occurance: the transition from the Middle Ages, via the Renaissance, to modernity. Equally remarkable has been the transition taking place in the last fifty years from modernity to globalization…

    Paperback – 2017-12-22

  • Dangerous Neighborhood: Contemporary Issues in Turkey's Foreign Relations book cover

    Dangerous Neighborhood

    Contemporary Issues in Turkey's Foreign Relations, 1st Edition

    By Michael Radu

    Contemporary Turkish politics have long been roiled by cultural and social debates rooted in the legacy of modernization initiated in the 1920s by Mustafa Kemal Atati?1/2rk. Islamist challenges to Ataturk's secularism, to political corruption and economic inefficiency, and debates over the meaning…

    Paperback – 2017-12-18

  • Making Accountability Work: Dilemmas for Evaluation and for Audit book cover

    Making Accountability Work

    Dilemmas for Evaluation and for Audit, 1st Edition

    By Marie-Louise Bemelmans-Videc, Burt Perrin, Jeremy Lonsdale

    Like honesty and clean water, ""accountability"" is invariably seen as a good thing. Conversely, the absence of accountability is associated with most of the greatest abuses in human history. Accountability is thus closely linked with the exercise of power and the legitimacy of policies and those…

    Paperback – 2017-11-21

  • Culture, Politics, and Money Among the Yoruba book cover

    Culture, Politics, and Money Among the Yoruba

    1st Edition

    By Akanmu Adebayo

    This masterful book investigates and analyzes several aspects of money among the Yoruba of Nigeria. Falola and Adebayo explore the origin, philosophy, uses, politics, and problems of acquiring and spending money in Yoruba culture. No prior book exists on this aspect of a major ethnic group in…

    Paperback – 2017-11-15

  • Challenges of Globalization: New Trends in International Politics and Society book cover

    Challenges of Globalization

    New Trends in International Politics and Society, 1st Edition

    Edited by Marika Lerch

    Globalization has been the "buzzword" in international political and academic discourse since the 1990s. It is used as a general descriptor of a world in which borders are becoming less and less important, while transnational flows of capital and goods, but also of ideas and people, cultural norms…

    Paperback – 2017-11-15

  • Genocide at the Millennium book cover

    Genocide at the Millennium

    1st Edition

    By Samuel Totten

    Genocide at the Millennium is the fifth volume in the acclaimed series Genocide: A Critical Bibliographical Review. This latest volume's focus is both the genocidal activity that has taken place over the past fourteen years (including that in Rwanda and the former Yugoslavia) as well as a critique…

    Paperback – 2017-11-15

  • Latin American Political Yearbook: 2002 book cover

    Latin American Political Yearbook

    2002, 1st Edition

    By Jr. Breene

    In the fifth volume of this annual series, Robert G. Breene provides a comprehensive overview, analysis, and summary of the main political and economic trends and events in various portions of Latin America. Analyzing these developments within individual nations, their respective regions, and the…

    Paperback – 2017-11-15

  • Optimism in Politics: Reflections on Contemporary History book cover

    Optimism in Politics

    Reflections on Contemporary History, 1st Edition

    By Walter Laqueur

    This new collection by Walter Laqueur, one of the most distinguished historians and political commentators of the twentieth and twenty-first centuries, vividly brings to life his perspective on fifty years of political life. The essays in this volume deal with events ranging from more than seventy…

    Paperback – 2017-11-15

  • Cultural Analysis: Volume 1, Politics, Public Law, and Administration book cover

    Cultural Analysis

    Volume 1, Politics, Public Law, and Administration, 1st Edition

    By Paul Roazen, Aaron Wildavsky

    As a result of a lifetime of incomparably wide-ranging investigations, Aaron Wildavsky concluded that politics in the United States and elsewhere was a patterned activity, exhibiting recurring regularities. Political values, beliefs, and institutions were neither endlessly varied, nor haphazardly…

    Paperback – 2017-11-15

  • Latin American Political Yearbook: 1997 book cover

    Latin American Political Yearbook

    1997, 1st Edition

    By Daniel Shanahan, Jr. Breene

    Latin America constitutes a region well-endowed with sovereign nations, cultural differences, and varying states of development and political stability. The end of the cold war and the de­cline of revolutionary movements and regimes has cast political perceptions of the region in a new light…

    Paperback – 2017-11-15

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