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If Mayors Ruled The World: Dysfunctional Nations, Rising Cities
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|September 30, 2014

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In the face of the most perilous challenges of our time—climate change, terrorism, poverty, and trafficking of drugs, guns, and people—the nations of the world seem paralyzed. The problems are too big, too interdependent, too divisive for…
Consumed: How Markets Corrupt Children Infantilize Adults And Swallow Citi
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|February 26, 2008

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"Powerful and disturbing. No one who cares about the future of our public life can afford to ignore this book." —Jackson Lears A powerful sequel to Benjamin R. Barber's best-selling Jihad vs. McWorld , Consumed offers a vivid portrait of a global economy…
Cool Cities: Urban Sovereignty And The Fix For Global Warming
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|April 18, 2017

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A pointed argument that cities—not nation-states—can and must take the lead in fighting climate change Climate change is the most urgent challenge we face in an interdependent world where independent nations have grown increasingly unable to cooperate…
The Necessity of Choice: Nineteenth Century Political Thought
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|November 30, 2014

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Louis Hartz is best known for his classic study, The Liberal Tradition in America . At Harvard University, his lecture course on nineteenth-century politics and ideologies was memorable. Through the editorial hand of Paul Roazen, we can now share the experience…
Strong Democracy: Participatory Politics for a New Age
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|February 1, 2004

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Since its appearance twenty years ago, Benjamin R. Barber's Strong Democracy has been one of the primary standards against which political science thinking and writing is measured. Defined as the participation of all of the people in at least some aspects of…
Strong Democracy In Crisis: Promise Or Peril?

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This is a robust and relevant collection from a truly distinguished group of political theorists actively rethinking the promise and perils of democracy. The book is coherent in its focus on a common theme and aim: to advance and refine the political project of…
The Death of Communal Liberty: A History of Freedom in a Swiss Mountain Canton

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Switzerland today is faced with a profound dilemma-its village life is dying, a casualty of the collision between communal norms and the need for national survival in an industrial, urbanizing world. Benjamin Barber traces the origins and evolution of communal…
To Restore American Democracy: Political Education and the Modern University

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At a time when democracy in America suffers from a profound sense of cynicism, lack of trust, and disengagement, especially among young adults, this book is a much needed antidote. Here are original essays by some of the most distinguished and insightful…
War after September 11
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|December 10, 2002

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What are the limits of justified retaliation against aggression? What actions are morally permissible in preventing future aggression? Against whom may retaliation be aimed? These questions have long been part of the debate over the ethics of warfare. They all…
Civil Society, Democracy, And Civic Renewal

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Civil society is receiving renewed attention from academics, politicians, journalists, community leaders, and participants in the voluntary sector. Civil Society, Democracy, and Civic Renewal brings together several of AmericaOs leading scholars_of history,…
The New State: Group Organization the Solution of Popular Government

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Having organized neighborhood discussion groups before World War I, Follett traces the dynamics she noticed in these forums and develops some core concepts useful for those working on questions of public deliberation today. She also shows how deliberation informs…
The Essential Communitarian Reader
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|February 17, 1998

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This comprehensive collection contains essays from the nation's most respected thinkers, including Mary Ann Glendon, Senator Bill Bradley, Jean Bethke Elshtain, and many others.
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