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Divided Democracy in the Age of Social Media

by Cass R. Sunstein

<p><strong>From the <em>New York Times</em> bestselling author of <em>Nudge</em> and <em>The World According to Star Wars</em>, a revealing account of how today's Internet threatens democracy—and what can be done about it</strong></p> <p>As the

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'kill All The Gentlemen'

Class struggle and change in the English countryside

by Martin Empson

<p>The modern countryside is the result of centuries of environmental change, but also brutal class struggle. While Wat Tyler's Peasants' Revolt is well known, and Jack Cade and Robert Kett are remembered for their rebellions, there are ...

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(Un)intended Consequences of EU Parliamentary Elections

by Wouter van der Brug & Claes H. de Vreese

<p>When direct elections for the European Parliament were first organized in 1979, the idea was that such direct elections would increase the democratic legitimacy and accountability of the Parliament. Moreover, the elections were expected to ...

ISBN: 9780191074738

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‘True Democracy’ as a Prelude to Communism

The Marx of Democracy

by Alexandros Chrysis

<p>This book constitutes a critical intervention in the theoretical discussion over the political relationship between democracy and communism. Shedding light on the philosophical origins of the democracy debate, it draws a clear demarcation ...

ISBN: 9783319575414

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1 Euro Before You Vote

Political Pamphlet

by Boris Spasov

<b>More than a legal obligation, voting is our right as citizens and defines our democracies.</b><br/><br/>The lies or intellectual laziness of our economists, administrations, and judicial systems creates a façade of legality, which could be ...

ISBN: 9782512007425

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Debt, Crisis, and the Rise of Hitler

by Tobias Straumann

<p>Germany's financial collapse in the summer of 1931 was one of the biggest economic catastrophes of modern history. It led to a global panic, brought down the international monetary system, and turned a worldwide recession into a prolonged ...

ISBN: 9780192548139

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2284 World Society

Iaian Vernier's Memoir

by Seymour W. Itzkoff

<p><em>2284: World Society, Iaian Vernier’s Memoir</em> is a fascinating study of mankind. Written as a work of fiction, it looks at the human condition 200 years in the future. Predicting the outcome of today’s social policies, 2284 is a ...

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5th Grade American History: American Presidents

Fifth Grade Books US Presidents for Kids

by Baby Professor

How many American presidents do you know of? Memorizing names is easy but recognizing the faces associated with those names, as well as their contributions to the country can be quite challenging. The good thing is, you don't have to stick to ...

ISBN: 9781682809358

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A Conservative Revolution?

Electoral Change in Twenty-First Century Ireland

by Michael Marsh, David M. Farrell & Gail McElroy

<p>The 2011 general election in the Republic of Ireland, which took place against a backdrop of economic collapse, was one of the most dramatic ever witnessed. The most notable outcome was the collapse of Fianna Fáil, one of the world's most ...

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A Dinosaur's Guide to Libertarianism

Why Can't They Leave Us Alone?

by Godfrey Bloom

<p>I had the honour to represent Yorkshire &amp; North Lincolnshire for ten years in the European 'Parliament'. I came into direct contact with Mainstream Media, very senior civil servants and dozens of journeymen politicians elected solely on ...

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A Failed Parricide

Hegel and the Young Marx

by Roberto Finelli

<div>An Oedipal drama for the ages, played out through philosophical polemics, with a twist that haunts history to this day.</div> ...

ISBN: 9781608467068

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A Free Country

Australians' Search for Utopia 1861-1901

by David Kemp

<i>A Free Country- Australians' Search for Utopia 1861-1901</i> tells how Australians, inspired by their new democracy, attempted to use their freedom to build a society without social and economic conflict. <BR><BR> <BR>As the second book in a ...

ISBN: 9780522873481

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A History of Modern Uganda

by Richard J. Reid

<p>This book is the first major study in several decades to consider Uganda as a nation, from its precolonial roots to the present day. Here, Richard J. Reid examines the political, economic, and social history of Uganda, providing a unique and ...

ISBN: 9781108206242

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A History of the Roman Equestrian Order

by Dr Caillan Davenport

<p>In the Roman social hierarchy, the equestrian order stood second only to the senatorial aristocracy in status and prestige. Throughout more than a thousand years of Roman history, equestrians played prominent roles in the Roman government, ...

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A Korean Conflict

The Tensions between Britain and America

by Ian McLaine

<p>In 1950, just five years after the end of World War II, Britain and America again went to war - this time to try and combat the spread of communism in East Asia following the invasion of South Korea by communist forces from the North. This ...

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A Life of Resistance

Ada Prospero Marchesini Gobetti (1902-1968)

by Jomarie Alano

<p>By the time Turin was liberated in April 1945, writer, translator, teacher, and women's rights activist Ada Gobetti had been fighting fascism for almost twenty-five years. This biography frames her wartime activism in the Resistenza as a ...

ISBN: 9781782049302

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A Life Out of Whack

Confessions and Reflexions of an Un-American All-American

by Les Essif

<p>Part memoir of the author's early life--including his experience as a New York City cop and a US Border Patrol agent before he became a college professor--and part polemical discussions of a host of diverse topics, from aging, religion, and ...

ISBN: 9781771833165

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A Middle Class Without Democracy

Economic Growth and the Prospects for Democratization in China

by Jie Chen

<p>What kind of role can the middle class play in potential democratization in such an undemocratic, late developing country as China? To answer this profound political as well as theoretical question, Jie Chen explores attitudinal and ...

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A Most Masculine State

Gender, Politics and Religion in Saudi Arabia

by Madawi Al-Rasheed

<p>Women in Saudi Arabia are often described as either victims of patriarchal religion and society or successful survivors of discrimination imposed on them by others. Madawi Al-Rasheed's new book goes beyond these conventional tropes to probe ...

ISBN: 9781139609708

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A New Engagement?

Political Participation, Civic Life, and the Changing American Citizen

by Cliff Zukin, Scott Keeter, Molly Andolina & others

<p>In searching for answers as to why young people differ vastly from their parents and grandparents when it comes to turning out the vote, <em>A New Engagement</em> challenges the conventional wisdom that today's youth is plagued by a severe ...

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