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America's MissionThe United States and the Worldwide Struggle for Democracy

America's Mission: The United States and the Worldwide Struggle for Democracy

Tony Smith

Published in print:
2012
Published Online:
October 2017
ISBN:
9780691154923
eISBN:
9781400842025
Item type:
book
Publisher:
Princeton University Press
DOI:
10.23943/princeton/9780691154923.001.0001
Subject:
Political Science, Political Theory

This book provides a comprehensive historical review of American liberal democratic internationalism. It argues that the global strength and prestige of democracy today are due in large part to ... More

As If God ExistedReligion and Liberty in the History of Italy

As If God Existed: Religion and Liberty in the History of Italy

Maurizio Viroli

Published in print:
2012
Published Online:
October 2017
ISBN:
9780691142357
eISBN:
9781400845514
Item type:
book
Publisher:
Princeton University Press
DOI:
10.23943/princeton/9780691142357.001.0001
Subject:
Political Science, Political Theory

Religion and liberty are often thought to be mutual enemies: if religion has a natural ally, it is authoritarianism—not republicanism or democracy. This book challenges this conventional wisdom. It ... More

The Closed Commercial StatePerpetual Peace and Commercial Society from Rousseau to Fichte

The Closed Commercial State: Perpetual Peace and Commercial Society from Rousseau to Fichte

Isaac Nakhimovsky

Published in print:
2011
Published Online:
October 2017
ISBN:
9780691148946
eISBN:
9781400838752
Item type:
book
Publisher:
Princeton University Press
DOI:
10.23943/princeton/9780691148946.001.0001
Subject:
Political Science, Political Theory

This book presents an important new account of Johann Gottlieb Fichte's Closed Commercial State, a major early nineteenth-century development of Rousseau and Kant's political thought. This book shows ... More

Communism's ShadowHistorical Legacies and Contemporary Political Attitudes

Communism's Shadow: Historical Legacies and Contemporary Political Attitudes

Grigore Pop-Eleches and Joshua A. Tucker

Published in print:
2017
Published Online:
January 2018
ISBN:
9780691175591
eISBN:
9781400887828
Item type:
book
Publisher:
Princeton University Press
DOI:
10.23943/princeton/9780691175591.001.0001
Subject:
Political Science, Political Theory

It has long been assumed that the historical legacy of Soviet Communism would have an important effect on post-communist states. However, prior research has focused primarily on the institutional ... More

Confronting Political IslamSix Lessons from the West's Past

Confronting Political Islam: Six Lessons from the West's Past

John M. Owen IV

Published in print:
2016
Published Online:
January 2018
ISBN:
9780691173108
eISBN:
9781400852154
Item type:
book
Publisher:
Princeton University Press
DOI:
10.23943/princeton/9780691173108.001.0001
Subject:
Political Science, Political Theory

Political Islam has often been compared to ideological movements of the past such as fascism or Christian theocracy. But are such analogies valid? How should the Western world today respond to the ... More

A Confucian Constitutional OrderHow China's Ancient Past Can Shape Its Political Future

A Confucian Constitutional Order: How China's Ancient Past Can Shape Its Political Future

Jiang Qing

Daniel A. Bell and Ruiping Fan (eds)

Published in print:
2012
Published Online:
October 2017
ISBN:
9780691154602
eISBN:
9781400844845
Item type:
book
Publisher:
Princeton University Press
DOI:
10.23943/princeton/9780691154602.001.0001
Subject:
Political Science, Political Theory

As China continues to transform itself, many assume that the nation will eventually move beyond communism and adopt a Western-style democracy. But could China develop a unique form of government ... More

Confucian PerfectionismA Political Philosophy for Modern Times

Confucian Perfectionism: A Political Philosophy for Modern Times

Joseph Chan

Published in print:
2013
Published Online:
October 2017
ISBN:
9780691158617
eISBN:
9781400848690
Item type:
book
Publisher:
Princeton University Press
DOI:
10.23943/princeton/9780691158617.001.0001
Subject:
Political Science, Political Theory

Since the very beginning, Confucianism has been troubled by a serious gap between its political ideals and the reality of societal circumstances. Contemporary Confucians must develop a viable method ... More

Democratic LegitimacyImpartiality, Reflexivity, Proximity

Democratic Legitimacy: Impartiality, Reflexivity, Proximity

Pierre Rosanvallon

Published in print:
2011
Published Online:
October 2017
ISBN:
9780691149486
eISBN:
9781400838745
Item type:
book
Publisher:
Princeton University Press
DOI:
10.23943/princeton/9780691149486.001.0001
Subject:
Political Science, Political Theory

It's a commonplace occurrence that citizens in Western democracies are disaffected with their political leaders and traditional democratic institutions. But this book argues that this crisis of ... More

Democratic ReasonPolitics, Collective Intelligence, and the Rule of the Many

Democratic Reason: Politics, Collective Intelligence, and the Rule of the Many

Hélène Landemore

Published in print:
2012
Published Online:
October 2017
ISBN:
9780691155654
eISBN:
9781400845538
Item type:
book
Publisher:
Princeton University Press
DOI:
10.23943/princeton/9780691155654.001.0001
Subject:
Political Science, Political Theory

Individual decision making can often be wrong due to misinformation, impulses, or biases. Collective decision making, on the other hand, can be surprisingly accurate. This book demonstrates that the ... More

Egypt after MubarakLiberalism, Islam, and Democracy in the Arab World

Egypt after Mubarak: Liberalism, Islam, and Democracy in the Arab World

Bruce K. Rutherford

Published in print:
2013
Published Online:
October 2017
ISBN:
9780691158044
eISBN:
9781400846146
Item type:
book
Publisher:
Princeton University Press
DOI:
10.23943/princeton/9780691158044.001.0001
Subject:
Political Science, Political Theory

Which way will Egypt go now that Husni Mubarak's authoritarian regime has been swept from power? Will it become an Islamic theocracy similar to Iran? Will it embrace Western-style liberalism and ... More

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