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Accelerating DemocracyTransforming Governance Through Technology

Accelerating Democracy: Transforming Governance Through Technology

John O. McGinnis

Published in print:
2012
Published Online:
October 2017
ISBN:
9780691151021
eISBN:
9781400845453
Item type:
book
Publisher:
Princeton University Press
DOI:
10.23943/princeton/9780691151021.001.0001
Subject:
Political Science, Public Policy

Successful democracies throughout history have used the technology of their time to gather information for better governance. Our challenge is no different today, but it is more urgent because the ... More

Against SecurityHow We Go Wrong at Airports, Subways, and Other Sites of Ambiguous Danger

Against Security: How We Go Wrong at Airports, Subways, and Other Sites of Ambiguous Danger

Harvey Molotch

Published in print:
2014
Published Online:
October 2017
ISBN:
9780691163581
eISBN:
9781400852338
Item type:
book
Publisher:
Princeton University Press
DOI:
10.23943/princeton/9780691163581.001.0001
Subject:
Political Science, Security Studies

The inspections we put up with at airport gates and the endless warnings we get at train stations, on buses, and all the rest are the way we encounter the vast apparatus of U.S. security. Like the ... More

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

American InsecurityWhy Our Economic Fears Lead to Political Inaction

American Insecurity: Why Our Economic Fears Lead to Political Inaction

Adam Seth Levine

Published in print:
2015
Published Online:
October 2017
ISBN:
9780691162966
eISBN:
9781400852130
Item type:
book
Publisher:
Princeton University Press
DOI:
10.23943/princeton/9780691162966.001.0001
Subject:
Political Science, Public Policy

Americans today face no shortage of threats to their financial well-being, such as job and retirement insecurity, health care costs, and spiraling college tuition. While one might expect that these ... 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

Attention Deficit DemocracyThe Paradox of Civic Engagement

Attention Deficit Democracy: The Paradox of Civic Engagement

Ben Berger

Published in print:
2011
Published Online:
October 2017
ISBN:
9780691144689
eISBN:
9781400840311
Item type:
book
Publisher:
Princeton University Press
DOI:
10.23943/princeton/9780691144689.001.0001
Subject:
Political Science, Democratization

Handwringing about political apathy is as old as democracy itself. As early as 425 BC, the playwright Aristophanes ridiculed his fellow Athenians for gossiping in the market instead of voting. In ... More

A Behavioral Theory of Elections

A Behavioral Theory of Elections

Jonathan Bendor, Daniel Diermeier, David A. Siegel, and Michael M. Ting

Published in print:
2011
Published Online:
October 2017
ISBN:
9780691135076
eISBN:
9781400836802
Item type:
book
Publisher:
Princeton University Press
DOI:
10.23943/princeton/9780691135076.001.0001
Subject:
Political Science, American Politics

Most theories of elections assume that voters and political actors are fully rational. While these formulations produce many insights, they also generate anomalies—most famously, about turnout. The ... More

Beyond Religious FreedomThe New Global Politics of Religion

Beyond Religious Freedom: The New Global Politics of Religion

Elizabeth Shakman Hurd

Published in print:
2015
Published Online:
October 2017
ISBN:
9780691166094
eISBN:
9781400873814
Item type:
book
Publisher:
Princeton University Press
DOI:
10.23943/princeton/9780691166094.001.0001
Subject:
Political Science, International Relations and Politics

In recent years, North American and European nations have sought to legally remake religion in other countries through an unprecedented array of international initiatives. Policymakers have rallied ... More

Building the JudiciaryLaw, Courts, and the Politics of Institutional Development

Building the Judiciary: Law, Courts, and the Politics of Institutional Development

Justin Crowe

Published in print:
2012
Published Online:
October 2017
ISBN:
9780691152936
eISBN:
9781400842575
Item type:
book
Publisher:
Princeton University Press
DOI:
10.23943/princeton/9780691152936.001.0001
Subject:
Political Science, American Politics

How did the federal judiciary transcend early limitations to become a powerful institution of American governance? How did the Supreme Court move from political irrelevance to political centrality? ... More

Change They Can't Believe InThe Tea Party and Reactionary Politics in America

Change They Can't Believe In: The Tea Party and Reactionary Politics in America

Christopher S. Parker and Matt A. Barreto

Published in print:
2014
Published Online:
October 2017
ISBN:
9780691163611
eISBN:
9781400852314
Item type:
book
Publisher:
Princeton University Press
DOI:
10.23943/princeton/9780691163611.001.0001
Subject:
Political Science, American Politics

Are Tea Party supporters merely a group of conservative citizens concerned about government spending? Or are they racists who refuse to accept Barack Obama as their president because he's not white? ... More

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