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Republic of Lies: American Conspiracy Theorists and Their Surprising Rise to Power
Republic of Lies: American Conspiracy Theorists and Their Surprising Rise to Power

A riveting tour through the landscape and meaning of modern conspiracy theories, exploring the causes and tenacity of this American malady, from Birthers to Pizzagate and beyond.

American society has always been fertile ground for conspiracy theories, but with the election of Donald Trump, previously
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Legislature by Lot: Transformative Designs for Deliberative Governance (Real Utopias Project)
Legislature by Lot: Transformative Designs for Deliberative Governance (Real Utopias Project)
Democracy means rule by the people, but in practice even the most robust democracies delegate most rule making to a political class

The gap between the public and its representatives might seem unbridgeable in the modern world, but Legislature by Lot examines an inspiring solution: a legislature chosen through...

Social Evolution, Political Psychology, and the Media in Democracy: The Invisible Hand in the U.S. Marketplace of Ideas
Social Evolution, Political Psychology, and the Media in Democracy: The Invisible Hand in the U.S. Marketplace of Ideas

This book analyzes why we believe what we believe about politics, and how the answer affects the way democracy functions. It does so by applying social evolution theory to the relationship between the news media and politics, using the United States as its primary example. This includes a critical review and integration of...

Why Capitalists Need Communists: The Politics of Flourishing (Wellbeing in Politics and Policy)
Why Capitalists Need Communists: The Politics of Flourishing (Wellbeing in Politics and Policy)
Britain faces huge challenges: inequality, public services under constant pressure, climate change - and in the long term, the impacts of automation and artificial intelligence. At the same time, the political and economic elite seem to have reached an impasse: there is a sense that things can only get worse. In Why Capitalists Need...
On Mercy
On Mercy

Is mercy more important than justice?

Since antiquity, mercy has been regarded as a virtue. The power of monarchs was legitimated by their acts of clemency, their mercy demonstrating their divine nature. Yet by the end of the eighteenth century, mercy had become “an injustice committed against society . . ....

International Political Economy
International Political Economy
Local developments reflect global forces, and global forces are in turn shaped by these local developments. Consider the Trump administration that entered office in January 2017. It seems clear that Trump’s somewhat surprising victory was due in part to support from workers in key Rust Belt states who had seen their jobs...
Complex Networks and Their Applications VII: Volume 1 Proceedings The 7th International Conference on Complex Networks and Their Applications COMPLEX ... 2018 (Studies in Computational Intelligence)
Complex Networks and Their Applications VII: Volume 1 Proceedings The 7th International Conference on Complex Networks and Their Applications COMPLEX ... 2018 (Studies in Computational Intelligence)
This book highlights cutting-edge research in the field of network science, offering scientists, researchers, students and practitioners a unique update on the latest advances in theory, together with a wealth of applications. It presents the peer-reviewed proceedings of the VII International Conference on Complex Networks and their Applications...
Research Methods in Legal Translation and Interpreting: Crossing Methodological Boundaries (Law, Language and Communication)
Research Methods in Legal Translation and Interpreting: Crossing Methodological Boundaries (Law, Language and Communication)

The field of Legal translation and interpreting has strongly expanded over recent years. As it has developed into an independent branch of Translation Studies, this book advocates for a substantiated discussion of methods and methodology, as well as knowledge about the variety of approaches actually applied in the field. It is argued...

Human Rights Practices during Financial Crises
Human Rights Practices during Financial Crises
From the Great Depression in the twentieth century to the Great Recession in the twenty-first, systemic banking crises have been a recurring problem for both developing and developed countries. This book offers a human rights perspective on financial crises vis-à-vis low-income and least developed countries.  It systematically...
Eric Hobsbawm: A Life in History
Eric Hobsbawm: A Life in History
Eric Hobsbawm's works have had a nearly incalculable effect across generations of readers and students, influencing more than the practice of history but also the perception of it. Born in Alexandria, Egypt, of second-generation British parents, Hobsbawm was orphaned at age fourteen in 1931. Living with an uncle in Berlin, he...
Gilded Youth: Privilege, Rebellion and the British Public School
Gilded Youth: Privilege, Rebellion and the British Public School
The British public school is an iconic institution, a training ground for the ruling elite and a symbol of national identity and tradition. But beyond the elegant architecture and evergreen playing fields is a turbulent history of teenage rebellion, sexual dissidence, and political radicalism. James Brooke-Smith wades into the...
Information, Technology and Control in a Changing World: Understanding Power Structures in the 21st Century (International Political Economy Series)
Information, Technology and Control in a Changing World: Understanding Power Structures in the 21st Century (International Political Economy Series)
This book explores the interconnected ways in which the control of knowledge has become central to the exercise of political, economic, and social power. Building on the work of International Political Economy scholar Susan Strange, this multidisciplinary volume features experts from political science, anthropology, law, criminology,...
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