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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...
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...
Hearing Voices: The Histories, Causes and Meanings of Auditory Verbal Hallucinations
Hearing Voices: The Histories, Causes and Meanings of Auditory Verbal Hallucinations
The meanings and causes of hearing voices that others cannot hear (auditory verbal hallucinations, in psychiatric parlance) have been debated for thousands of years. Voice-hearing has been both revered and condemned, understood as a symptom of disease as well as a source of otherworldly communication. Those hearing voices have been viewed as...
Technologies of International Relations: Continuity and Change
Technologies of International Relations: Continuity and Change

This book examines the role of technology in the core voices for International Relations theory and how this has shaped the contemporary thinking of ‘IR’ across some of the discipline’s major texts. Through an interview format between different generations of IR scholars, the conversations of the book analyse the...

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...
American Government: Constitutional Democracy Under Pressure
American Government: Constitutional Democracy Under Pressure

American Government: Constitutional Democracy Under Pressure highlights the necessary tension between our constitutional principles and institutions and the populist heat that sometimes roils our national politics, especially at the current political moment. Our constitutional democracy has been under pressure for some time,...

Governing Climate Change (Global Institutions)
Governing Climate Change (Global Institutions)

Governing Climate Change provides a short and accessible introduction to how climate change is governed by an increasingly diverse range of actors, from civil society and market actors to multilateral development banks, donors and cities.

The issue of global climate change has risen to the top of the international...

Muslim Women, Agency and Resistance Politics: The Case of Kashmir
Muslim Women, Agency and Resistance Politics: The Case of Kashmir
This book investigates agency in the historical resistance movement in Kashmir by initiating a fresh conversation about Muslim Kashmiri women. It exhibits Muslim women not merely as accidental victims but conscientious agents who choose to operate within the struggles of self-determination. The experience of victimization stimulates women to...
At the Wilderness Edge: The Rise of the Antidevelopment Movement on Canada's West Coast (Volume 11)
At the Wilderness Edge: The Rise of the Antidevelopment Movement on Canada's West Coast (Volume 11)
Vancouver prides itself on being a green city, and the west coast is known for its active environmental protest culture. But the roots of this mentality reach far beyond the founding of organizations such as Greenpeace. Small campaigns led by local community groups from the 1960s onward left a lasting impact on the region. At the...
The Relevance of the Communist Manifesto
The Relevance of the Communist Manifesto

No other Marxist text has come close to achieving the fame and influence of The Communist Manifesto. Translated into over 100 languages, this clarion call to the workers of the world radically shaped the events of the twentieth century. But what relevance does it have for us today?

In this slim book Slavoj...

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