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Dreamworlds of RaceEmpire and the Utopian Destiny of Anglo-America

Dreamworlds of Race: Empire and the Utopian Destiny of Anglo-America

Duncan Bell

Published in print:
2020
Published Online:
May 2021
ISBN:
9780691194011
eISBN:
9780691208671
Item type:
book
Publisher:
Princeton University Press
DOI:
10.23943/princeton/9780691194011.001.0001
Subject:
Political Science, Political Theory

Between the late nineteenth century and the First World War an ocean-spanning network of prominent individuals advocated the unification of Britain and the United States. They dreamt of the final ... More

After RepressionHow Polarization Derails Democratic Transition

After Repression: How Polarization Derails Democratic Transition

Elizabeth R. Nugent

Published in print:
2020
Published Online:
May 2021
ISBN:
9780691203058
eISBN:
9780691203072
Item type:
book
Publisher:
Princeton University Press
DOI:
10.23943/princeton/9780691203058.001.0001
Subject:
Political Science, Political Theory

In the wake of the Arab Spring, newly empowered factions in Tunisia and Egypt vowed to work together to establish democracy. In Tunisia, political elites passed a new constitution, held parliamentary ... More

The Decline and Rise of DemocracyA Global History from Antiquity to Today

The Decline and Rise of Democracy: A Global History from Antiquity to Today

David Stasavage

Published in print:
2020
Published Online:
January 2021
ISBN:
9780691177465
eISBN:
9780691201955
Item type:
book
Publisher:
Princeton University Press
DOI:
10.23943/princeton/9780691177465.001.0001
Subject:
Political Science, Political Theory

Historical accounts of democracy's rise tend to focus on ancient Greece and pre-Renaissance Europe. This book draws from global evidence to show that the story is much richer—democratic practices ... More

Inside the Mind of a VoterA New Approach to Electoral Psychology

Inside the Mind of a Voter: A New Approach to Electoral Psychology

Michael Bruter and Sarah Harrison

Published in print:
2020
Published Online:
January 2021
ISBN:
9780691182896
eISBN:
9780691202013
Item type:
book
Publisher:
Princeton University Press
DOI:
10.23943/princeton/9780691182896.001.0001
Subject:
Political Science, Political Theory

Could understanding whether elections make people happy and bring them closure matter more than who they vote for? What if people did not vote for what they want but for what they believe is right ... More

After VictoryInstitutions, Strategic Restraint, and the Rebuilding of Order after Major Wars, New Edition

After Victory: Institutions, Strategic Restraint, and the Rebuilding of Order after Major Wars, New Edition

G. John Ikenberry

Published in print:
2019
Published Online:
September 2019
ISBN:
9780691169217
eISBN:
9781400880843
Item type:
book
Publisher:
Princeton University Press
DOI:
10.23943/princeton/9780691169217.001.0001
Subject:
Political Science, Political Theory

The end of the Cold War was a “big bang” reminiscent of earlier moments after major wars, such as the end of the Napoleonic Wars in 1815 and the end of the world wars in 1919 and 1945. But what do ... More

Democracy and ProsperityReinventing Capitalism through a Turbulent Century

Democracy and Prosperity: Reinventing Capitalism through a Turbulent Century

Torben Iversen and David Soskice

Published in print:
2019
Published Online:
September 2019
ISBN:
9780691182735
eISBN:
9780691188874
Item type:
book
Publisher:
Princeton University Press
DOI:
10.23943/princeton/9780691182735.001.0001
Subject:
Political Science, Political Theory

It is a widespread view that democracy and the advanced nation-state are in crisis, weakened by globalization and undermined by global capitalism, in turn explaining rising inequality and mounting ... 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

Free Time

Free Time

Julie L. Rose

Published in print:
2016
Published Online:
January 2018
ISBN:
9780691163451
eISBN:
9781400883684
Item type:
book
Publisher:
Princeton University Press
DOI:
10.23943/princeton/9780691163451.001.0001
Subject:
Political Science, Political Theory

Recent debates about inequality have focused almost exclusively on the distribution of wealth and disparities in income, but little notice has been paid to the distribution of free time. Free time is ... More

Fugitive DemocracyAnd Other Essays

Fugitive Democracy: And Other Essays

Sheldon S. Wolin

Nicholas Xenos (ed.)

Published in print:
2016
Published Online:
January 2018
ISBN:
9780691133645
eISBN:
9781400883424
Item type:
book
Publisher:
Princeton University Press
DOI:
10.23943/princeton/9780691133645.001.0001
Subject:
Political Science, Political Theory

The author of this book was one of the most influential and original political thinkers of the past fifty years. This book brings together his most important writings, from classic essays such as ... 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

State and CommonwealthThe Theory of the State in Early Modern England, 1549-1640

State and Commonwealth: The Theory of the State in Early Modern England, 1549-1640

Noah Dauber

Published in print:
2016
Published Online:
January 2018
ISBN:
9780691170305
eISBN:
9781400881017
Item type:
book
Publisher:
Princeton University Press
DOI:
10.23943/princeton/9780691170305.001.0001
Subject:
Political Science, Political Theory

In the history of political thought, the emergence of the modern state in early modern England has usually been treated as the development of an increasingly centralizing and expansive national ... More

Reordering the WorldEssays on Liberalism and Empire

Reordering the World: Essays on Liberalism and Empire

Duncan Bell

Published in print:
2016
Published Online:
January 2018
ISBN:
9780691138787
eISBN:
9781400881024
Item type:
book
Publisher:
Princeton University Press
DOI:
10.23943/princeton/9780691138787.001.0001
Subject:
Political Science, Political Theory

This book is a penetrating account of the complexity and contradictions found in liberal visions of empire. Focusing mainly on nineteenth-century Britain—at the time the largest empire in history and ... More

Secrets and LeaksThe Dilemma of State Secrecy

Secrets and Leaks: The Dilemma of State Secrecy

Rahul Sagar

Published in print:
2016
Published Online:
October 2017
ISBN:
9780691168180
eISBN:
9781400880850
Item type:
book
Publisher:
Princeton University Press
DOI:
10.23943/princeton/9780691168180.001.0001
Subject:
Political Science, Political Theory

This book examines the complex relationships among executive power, national security, and secrecy. State secrecy is vital for national security, but it can also be used to conceal wrongdoing. How ... More

Equal RecognitionThe Moral Foundations of Minority Rights

Equal Recognition: The Moral Foundations of Minority Rights

Alan Patten

Published in print:
2014
Published Online:
October 2017
ISBN:
9780691159379
eISBN:
9781400850433
Item type:
book
Publisher:
Princeton University Press
DOI:
10.23943/princeton/9780691159379.001.0001
Subject:
Political Science, Political Theory

Conflicting claims about culture are a familiar refrain of political life in the contemporary world. On one side, majorities seek to fashion the state in their own image, while on the other, cultural ... More

Jane Austen, Game Theorist

Jane Austen, Game Theorist

Michael Suk-Young Chwe

Published in print:
2014
Published Online:
October 2017
ISBN:
9780691162447
eISBN:
9781400851331
Item type:
book
Publisher:
Princeton University Press
DOI:
10.23943/princeton/9780691162447.001.0001
Subject:
Political Science, Political Theory

Game theory—the study of how people make choices while interacting with others—is one of the most popular technical approaches in social science today. But as this book reveals, Jane Austen explored ... 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

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

On the Muslim Question

On the Muslim Question

Anne Norton

Published in print:
2013
Published Online:
October 2017
ISBN:
9780691157047
eISBN:
9781400846351
Item type:
book
Publisher:
Princeton University Press
DOI:
10.23943/princeton/9780691157047.001.0001
Subject:
Political Science, Political Theory

In the post-9/11 West, there is no shortage of strident voices telling us that Islam is a threat to the security, values, way of life, and even existence of the United States and Europe. For better ... 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

Fighting for the SpeakershipThe House and the Rise of Party Government

Fighting for the Speakership: The House and the Rise of Party Government

Jeffery A. Jenkins and Charles Stewart

Published in print:
2012
Published Online:
October 2017
ISBN:
9780691118123
eISBN:
9781400845460
Item type:
book
Publisher:
Princeton University Press
DOI:
10.23943/princeton/9780691118123.001.0001
Subject:
Political Science, Political Theory

The Speaker of the House of Representatives is the most powerful partisan figure in the contemporary U.S. Congress. How this came to be, and how the majority party in the House has made control of ... More

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