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Democracy and the Internet: Allies or Adversaries?

Author(s)
Leslie David Simon, Javier Coralles, Donald Wolfensberger

Is the Internet intrinsically democratic, making every user a publisher and supporting new varieties of expression and association? Or is it a dangerous vehicle of propaganda, helping repressive governments to deceive their people and mobs to drive democratic governments to extremes? In Democracy and the Internet: Allies or Adversaries? three essays draw evidence from starkly different regions of the world.

A Creative Tension: The Foreign Policy Roles of the President and the Congress

Author(s)
Lee H. Hamilton, Jordan Tama

A Creative Tension is a unique look at the foreign policy roles of Congress and the president by one of the most astute congressional practitioners of foreign policy of recent decades, former U.S. representative and chairman of the House International Relations Committee Lee H. Hamilton.

Environmental Peacemaking

This volume examines the case for environmental peacemaking by comparing progress, prospects, and problems of initiatives in six regions--South Asia, Central Asia, the Baltic, Southern Africa, the Caucasus, and the U.S.-Mexico border.

Political Parties after Communism: Developments in East-Central Europe by Tomáš Kostelecký

Political Parties after Communism: Developments in East-Central Europe

Author(s)
Tomáš Kostelecký

This book reviews the post-communist development of political parties in the Czech Republic, Slovakia, Poland, and Hungary. TomአKostelecký describes party history up to 1947 and then covers the communist and post-communist periods.

Beyond State Crisis? Post-Colonial Africa and Post-Soviet Eurasia in Comparative Perspective

This book compares sub-Saharan Africa and the former Soviet Union, two regions beset by the breakdown of states suffering from extreme official corruption, organized crime extending into warlordism, and the disintegration of economic institutions and public institutions for human services.

Replicating Microfinance in the United States

Replicating Microfinance in the United States reviews experiences with microfinance in both developing and industrialized countries and extends the applications of microlending beyond enterprise to consumer finance, housing finance, and community development finance.

Rural Reform in Post-Soviet Russia

Rural Reform in Post-Soviet Russia reviews changes in agricultural and rural life since 1990 through historical, political, sociological, and anthropological investigation into Russia's agricultural and rural life. The contributors' interest is not so much in agriculture itself but in agrarian issues such as the relationship between rural interests and changing Russian institutions, the economic and social organization of rural households, and the quality of life in rural families and villages.

The Communitarian Persuasion

Author(s)
Philip Selznick

The commutarian movement aims to balance the individual liberties prized by modernity with the health of the community in which those liberties are exercised. The Communitarian Persuasion is a brief, thoughtful, readable argument for communitarian political philosophy by one of the principal thinkers of the movement.

The Idea of Europe: From Antiquity to the European Union

This book is composed of essays addressing the existence of a distinctive European identity. They address matters of politics, law, religion, literature, culture, and even affectivity.

Conflict Unending: India-Pakistan Tensions since 1947 by Sumit Ganguly

Conflict Unending: India-Pakistan Tensions since 1947

Author(s)
Sumit Ganguly

Since their genesis in 1947, the nations of India and Pakistan have been locked in a seemingly endless spiral of hostility over the disputed territory of Kashmir. Ganguly asserts that the two nations remain mired in conflict due to inherent features of their nationalist agendas.

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