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ix, 251 pages ; 24 cm.
  • 1. The ascendancy of reform populism-- 2. Reform pluralism-- 3. How much transparency?-- 4. Participation paradoxes-- 5. Reform cycles-- 6. Fair representation-- 7. Raising the political ethics bar-- 8. Election administration or policy?-- 9. A blended reform agenda.
  • (source: Nielsen Book Data)9781107612266 20160618
Why do American political reform efforts so often fail to solve the problems they intend to fix? In this book, Bruce E. Cain argues that the reasons are an unrealistic civic ideal of a fully informed and engaged citizenry and a neglect of basic pluralist principles about political intermediaries. This book traces the tension between populist and pluralist approaches as it plays out in many seemingly distinct reform topics, such as voting administration, campaign finance, excessive partisanship, redistricting, and transparency and voter participation. It explains why political primaries have promoted partisan polarization, why voting rates are declining even as election opportunities increase, and why direct democracy is not really a grassroots tool. Cain offers a reform agenda that attempts to reconcile pluralist ideals with the realities of collective-action problems and resource disparities.
(source: Nielsen Book Data)9781107612266 20160618
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xi, 529 p. : ill., map ; 25 cm.
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xiv, 268 p. : map ; 24 cm.
  • Leaving home
  • Families and politics
  • Companions
  • Wanderings
  • Return
  • Teaching
  • The rites of life and death
  • Defenders.
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xvi, 208 p. ; 21 cm.
It is a rare professor who greatly alters the thinking of his professional colleagues. It's an even rarer one who helps transform the world. Friedman has done both." - Stephen Chapman, Chicago Tribune How can we benefit from the promise of government while avoiding the threat it poses to individual freedom? In his classic book, Capitalism and Freedom, Milton Friedman presents his view of the proper role of competitive capitalism - the organization of the bulk of economic activity through private enterprise operating in a free market - as both a device for achieving economic freedom and a necessary condition for political freedom. He also outlines the role that government should play in a society dedicated to freedom and relying primarily on the market to organize economic activity. Friedman begins with a discussion of the principles of a truly liberal society. He then applies those principles to a range of pressing problems, including monetary policy, discrimination, education, income distribution, welfare, and poverty. The result is a book that has sold well over half a million copies in English, has been translated into eighteen languages, and has become increasingly influential in recent years as more and more governments have moved from highly planned economies to embrace free market economics.
(source: Nielsen Book Data)9780226264219 20160528
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xvi, 366 p. : ill. ; 25 cm.
  • The perspective of freedom
  • The ends and the means of development
  • Freedom and the foundations of justice
  • Poverty as capability deprivation
  • Markets, state and social opportunity
  • The importance of democracy
  • Famines and other crisis
  • Women's agency and social change
  • Population, food and freedom
  • Culture and human rights
  • Social choice and individual behavior
  • Individual freedom as a social commitment.
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365 p. ; 22 cm.
The bestselling classic that examines the history of economic thought from Adam Smith to Karl Marx--"all the economic lore most general readers conceivably could want to know, served up with a flourish" ("The New York Times"). "The Worldly Philosophers" not only enables us to see more deeply into our history but helps us better understand our own times. In this seventh edition, Robert L. Heilbroner provides a new theme that connects thinkers as diverse as Adam Smith and Karl Marx. The theme is the common focus of their highly varied ideas--namely, the search to understand how a capitalist society works. It is a focus never more needed than in this age of confusing economic headlines. In a bold new concluding chapter entitled "The End of the Worldly Philosophy?" Heilbroner reminds us that the word "end" refers to both the purpose and limits of economics. This chapter conveys a concern that today's increasingly "scientific" economics may overlook fundamental social and political issues that are central to economics. Thus, unlike its predecessors, this new edition provides not just an indispensable illumination of our past but a call to action for our future.
(source: Nielsen Book Data)9780684862149 20160610
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367 p. : ill., maps ; 24 cm.
As people increasingly define themselves by ethnicity or religion, the West will find itself more and more at odds with non-western civilizations that reject its ideals of democracy, human rights, liberty, the rule of law, and the separation of the church and the state. Huntington feels that the fundamental source of conflict in the post-Cold War period will not be primarily ideological or economic, but cultural. Picturing a future of accelerated conflict and increasingly "de-westernized" international relations, he argues for greater understanding of non-western civilizations and offers strategies for maximizing western influence, by promoting co-operative relations with Russia and Japan, by exploiting differences between Confucian and Islamic states, and by maintaining military superiority in East and South-West Asia.
(source: Nielsen Book Data)9780684811642 20160527
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xiv, 353 p. ; 24 cm.
This is an examination of the writings of the philosophers featured in the author's book "The Worldly philosophers". Heilbroner guides the reader through works culled from the history of economic thought, and considers the core arguments of works seldom read, but often referred to. The works introduced range from the earliest economic thought found in the Bible and Aquinas, to major works such as Adam Smith's "The Wealth of Nations", Malthus's "Essay on the Principle of Population", and David Ricardo's "Principles of Political Economy", to Keynes's "General Theory". Heilbroner reveals that the sturdiest principles of economics reside not in mathematical equations, but in wide-ranging and stimulating appraisals of the behaviour of individuals within their social contexts and society.
(source: Nielsen Book Data)9780393039191 20160527
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xxxv, 127 p.
In his "Discourses" (1755), Rousseau argues that inequalities of rank, wealth and power are the inevitable result of the civilizing process. If inequality is intolerable - and Rousseau shows with unparalleled eloquence how it robs us not only of our material, but also of our psychological independence - then how can we recover the peaceful self-sufficiency of life in the state of nature? We cannot return to a simpler time, but measuring the costs of progress may help us to imagine alternatives to the corruption and oppressive conformity of modern society. Rousseau's sweeping account of humanity's social and political development epitomizes the innovative boldness of the Enlightenment, and it is one of the most provocative and influential works of the 18th century. This new translation includes all Rousseau's own notes, and Patrick Coleman's introduction builds on recent key scholarship, considering particularly, the relationship between political and aesthetic thought. Patrick Coleman is the author of "Rousseau's Political Imagination".
(source: Nielsen Book Data)9780192829474 20160528
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401 p.
  • Part 1 Political liberalism - basic elements: fundamental ideas-- the powers of citizens and their representation-- political constructivism. Part 2 Political liberalism - three main ideas: the idea of an overlapping consensus-- priority of right and ideas of the good-- the idea of public reason. Part 3 Institutional framework: the basic structure as subject-- the basic liberties and their priority.
  • (source: Nielsen Book Data)9780231052481 20160605
This monograph questions how a stable society can continue to exist when deeply divided by incompatible religious and moral beliefs. The author's solution is to change the very conception of society, from one united by moral beliefs to one united in its political conception of justice.
(source: Nielsen Book Data)9780231052481 20160605
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11. The Russians [1983]

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xi, 578 p., [16] p. of plates : ill. ; 24 cm.
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xxiv, 124 p. ; 24 cm.
The central principles of what today is broadly known as political liberalism were made current in large part by Locke's "Second Treatise of Government" (1690). The principles of individual liberty, the rule of law, government by consent of the people, and the right to private property are taken for granted as fundamental to the human condition now. Most liberal theorists writing today look back to Locke as the source of their ideas. Some maintain that religious fundamentalism, 'post-modernism', and socialism are today the only remaining ideological threats to liberalism. To the extent that this is true, these ideologies are ultimately attacks on the ideas that Locke, arguably more than any other, helped to make the universal vocabulary of political discourse.
(source: Nielsen Book Data)9780915144938 20160528
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xiv, 437 p. ; 23 cm.
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xxx, 128 p. ; 21 cm.
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15. The Republic [1974]

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467 p. : 2 ill. ; 19 cm.
The best known of Plato's dialogues, "The Republic" applies the principles of philosophy to political affairs. Ostensibly a discussion of the nature of justice, it lays before us Plato's vision of the ideal state, covering a wide range of topics, social, educational, psychological, moral and philosophical. It also includes in the process, some of Plato's most important writing on the nature of reality and the theory of the 'forms'. Plato is critical of Athenian democracy, which had been responsible for the execution of his friend, and teacher, Socrates, and his political ideas, as expressed in "The Republic", started lines of thought which are still relevant today. This translation was first published in 1955 and revised in 1974 and 1987. The translator died in 1993.
(source: Nielsen Book Data)9780140440485 20160527
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x, 361 p. : ill. ; 21 cm.
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255 p. 21 cm.
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x, 569 p. ; 24 cm., viii, 568 p. ; 24 cm.
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xliv, 307 p. ; 21 cm.
  • An essay concerning the true original extent and end of civil government / John Locke
  • Of the original contract / David Hume
  • The social contract / Jean-Jacques Rousseau.
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310 p. illus. 22 cm.
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