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  • Human Flourishing, The Liberal State and the Arts

    A Liberalism of Flourishing

    By Menachem Mautner

    This book claims that in addition to autonomy, liberal tradition recognizes human flourishing as an ideal of the good life. There are two versions of the liberalism of flourishing: for one the good life consists in the ability of an individual to develop her intellectual and moral capabilities, and…

    Hardback – 2018-05-22 
    Routledge Studies in Social and Political Thought

  • European Social Movements and the Transnationalization of Public Spheres

    Anti-austerity and pro-democracy mobilisation from the national to the global

    Edited by Angela Bourne

    Many contemporary social movements observe, copy, learn from, coordinate and cooperate with other movements abroad, and some mobilise to influence processes of global governance. Can these transnational dimensions of mobilization transform the territorial scale of political debate on issues of…

    Hardback – 2018-05-15 

  • Deliberative Systems in Theory and Practice

    Edited by Stephen Elstub, Selen A. Ercan, Ricardo Fabrino Mendonça

    Deliberative democracy is an approach to democracy that requires collective decision-making to be preceded by reasoned, inclusive, and respectful debate for it to be legitimate. It has become an increasingly dominant approach to democracy over the last few decades. In recent years, there has been a…

    Hardback – 2018-04-23 

  • The Military’s Impact on Democratic Development

    Midwives or gravediggers of democracy?

    Edited by David Kuehn

    Despite the decline in the number of military coups since the 1960s and 1970s, Militaries continue to be crucial political actors in many world regions. Their impact on the democratic development of nations, however, has been mixed. On the one hand, coups against democratically elected leaders in…

    Hardback – 2018-04-20 
    Democratization Special Issues

  • Africa’s Big Men

    Predatory State-Society Relations in Africa

    Edited by Kenneth E. Kalu, Olajumoke Yacob-Haliso, Toyin Falola

    This book spotlights, analyzes and explains varying forms and patterns of state-society relations on the African continent, taking as point of departure the complexities created by the emergence, proliferation and complicated interactions of so-called ‘big men’ across Africa's fifty-four states.…

    Paperback – 2018-04-09 
    Global Africa

  • Aesthetics and Political Culture in Modern Society

    By Henrik Kaare Nielsen

    Do aesthetic appeals to senses and emotions in political debate necessarily marginalise political reason and reduce citizens to consumers – thus dangerously undermining democracy? Or is sensuous-emotional engagement, on the contrary, a basic fact of the political process and a crucial precondition…

    Hardback – 2018-03-27 
    Routledge Innovations in Political Theory

  • The Promise of Democratic Equality in the United States

    By Douglas D. Roscoe

    The Promise of Democratic Equality in the United States explores the ways in which the American political system fails to fully respect political equality. Douglas D. Roscoe argues these deficiencies are not necessarily failures of justice, but often reflect attempts to balance important but…

    Paperback – 2018-03-26 

  • State Capacity, Economic Control, and Authoritarian Elections

    By Merete Bech Seeberg

    Although the phenomenon of authoritarian elections has been a focal point for the literature on authoritarian institutions for more than a decade, our understanding of the effect of authoritarian elections is still limited. Combining evidence from cross-national studies with studies on selected…

    Hardback – 2018-03-13 
    Routledge Studies in Elections, Democracy and Autocracy

  • Democracy and Diversity

    Edited by Anna Elisabetta Galeotti, Enrico Biale, Federica Liveriero

    The chapters in this book deal with different, though related, topics concerning the tense relationship between democracy and diversity. On the one hand, social diversity represents an opportunity, widening the horizon of social options and perspectives of innovation, but, on the other, it creates…

    Hardback – 2018-03-01 

  • The Economics of Voting

    Studies of self-interest, bargaining, duty and rights

    By Dan Usher

    The economics of voting is about whether and to what extent self-interest may be relied upon in voting. The central proposition in economics is that the world’s work gets done satisfactorily when each person does what they think is best for themselves. The commonsense view of the matter is that…

    Paperback – 2018-02-28 
    Routledge Frontiers of Political Economy

  • A Global Political Economy of Democratisation

    Beyond the Internal-External Divide

    By Alison J. Ayers

    The late-twentieth century is often portrayed as an ‘Age of Democratisation’, a time when democracy was heralded as the best of all political systems. Yet ‘Democracy’ has different meanings and values to different people and debates around this are of a fundamental interest to those studying global…

    Hardback – 2018-02-21 
    RIPE Series in Global Political Economy

  • The Tyranny of the Majority

    History, Concepts, and Challenges

    By Tamás Nyirkos

    Tamás Nyirkos provides a timely and essential reassessment of the concept of the ‘tyranny of the majority’ for the study of democracy today. The analysis is divided into three parts: the first discusses the ‘prehistory’ of majority tyranny; the second reviews the elements of the ‘standard theory’…

    Hardback – 2018-02-21 

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