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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

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

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

AftershocksGreat Powers and Domestic Reforms in the Twentieth Century

Aftershocks: Great Powers and Domestic Reforms in the Twentieth Century

Seva Gunitsky

Published in print:
2017
Published Online:
January 2018
ISBN:
9780691172330
eISBN:
9781400885329
Item type:
book
Publisher:
Princeton University Press
DOI:
10.23943/princeton/9780691172330.001.0001
Subject:
Political Science, International Relations and Politics

Over the past century, democracy spread around the world in turbulent bursts of change, sweeping across national borders in dramatic cascades of revolution and reform. This book offers a new ... 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 BondsHow Credit Markets Shaped a Nation

American Bonds: How Credit Markets Shaped a Nation

Sarah L. Quinn

Published in print:
2019
Published Online:
January 2020
ISBN:
9780691156750
eISBN:
9780691185613
Item type:
book
Publisher:
Princeton University Press
DOI:
10.23943/princeton/9780691156750.001.0001
Subject:
Political Science, American Politics

Federal housing finance policy and mortgage-backed securities have gained widespread attention in recent years because of the 2008 financial crisis, but issues of government credit have been part of ... 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

The Autocratic Middle ClassHow State Dependency Reduces the Demand for Democracy

The Autocratic Middle Class: How State Dependency Reduces the Demand for Democracy

Bryn Rosenfeld

Published in print:
2020
Published Online:
May 2021
ISBN:
9780691192185
eISBN:
9780691209777
Item type:
book
Publisher:
Princeton University Press
DOI:
10.23943/princeton/9780691192185.001.0001
Subject:
Political Science, Comparative Politics

Conventional wisdom holds that the rising middle-classes are a force for democracy. Yet in post-Soviet countries like Russia, where the middle-class has grown rapidly, authoritarianism is deepening. ... 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 an American EmpireThe Era of Territorial and Political Expansion

Building an American Empire: The Era of Territorial and Political Expansion

Paul Frymer

Published in print:
2017
Published Online:
May 2018
ISBN:
9780691166056
eISBN:
9781400885350
Item type:
book
Publisher:
Princeton University Press
DOI:
10.23943/princeton/9780691166056.001.0001
Subject:
Political Science, American Politics

This book examines the politics of the United States' westward expansion, showing how the government's regulation of population movements on the frontier, both settlement and removal, advanced ... 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

California Greenin'How the Golden State Became an Environmental Leader

California Greenin': How the Golden State Became an Environmental Leader

David Vogel

Published in print:
2019
Published Online:
May 2020
ISBN:
9780691196176
eISBN:
9781400889594
Item type:
book
Publisher:
Princeton University Press
DOI:
10.23943/princeton/9780691196176.001.0001
Subject:
Political Science, Environmental Politics

Over the course of its 150-year history, California has successfully protected its scenic wilderness areas, restricted coastal oil drilling, regulated automobile emissions, preserved coastal access, ... More

The Cash Ceiling

The Cash Ceiling

Nicholas Carnes

Published in print:
2018
Published Online:
May 2019
ISBN:
9780691182001
eISBN:
9780691184203
Item type:
book
Publisher:
Princeton University Press
DOI:
10.23943/princeton/9780691182001.001.0001
Subject:
Political Science, American Politics

Why are Americans governed by the rich? Millionaires make up only three percent of the public but control all three branches of the federal government. How did this happen? What stops lower-income ... 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

Changing PlacesThe Science and Art of New Urban Planning

Changing Places: The Science and Art of New Urban Planning

John MacDonald, Charles Branas, and Robert Stokes

Published in print:
2019
Published Online:
May 2020
ISBN:
9780691195216
eISBN:
9780691197791
Item type:
book
Publisher:
Princeton University Press
DOI:
10.23943/princeton/9780691195216.001.0001
Subject:
Political Science, Public Policy

The design of every aspect of the urban landscape—from streets and sidewalks to green spaces, mass transit, and housing—fundamentally influences the health and safety of the communities who live ... More

Child Migration and Human Rights in a Global Age

Child Migration and Human Rights in a Global Age

Jacqueline Bhabha

Published in print:
2016
Published Online:
January 2018
ISBN:
9780691169101
eISBN:
9781400850167
Item type:
book
Publisher:
Princeton University Press
DOI:
10.23943/princeton/9780691169101.001.0001
Subject:
Political Science, International Relations and Politics

Why, despite massive public concern, is child trafficking on the rise? Why are unaccompanied migrant children living on the streets and routinely threatened with deportation to their countries of ... More

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