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Breaking Democracy's Spell
John Dunn

In this timely and important work, eminent political theorist John Dunn argues that democracy is not synonymous with good government. The author explores the labyrinthine reality behind the basic concept of democracy, demonstrating how the political system that people in the West generally view as straightforward and obvious is, in fact, deeply unclear and, in many cases, dysfunctional. Consisting of four thought-provoking lectures, Dunn’s book sketches the path by which democracy became the only form of government with moral legitimacy, analyzes the contradictions and pitfalls of modern American democracy, and challenges the academic world to take responsibility for giving the world a more coherent understanding of this widely misrepresent...

The Henry L. Stimson Lectures Series

2014   208 pp.   -   Cloth ISBN: 9780300179910  $35.00 sc
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The App Generation
How Today's Youth Navigate Identity, Intimacy, and Imagination in a Digital World
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The Bet
Paul Ehrlich, Julian Simon, and Our Gamble over Earth's Future
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The Danube
A Journey Upriver from the Black Sea to the Black Forest
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If Mayors Ruled the World
Dysfunctional Nations, Rising Cities
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The Snail Darter and the Dam
How Pork-Barrel Politics Endangered a Little Fish and Killed a River
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Who Speaks for the Negro?
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Famine Politics in Maoist China and the Soviet Union
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The Passage to Europe
How a Continent Became a Union
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A Vindication of the Rights of Woman
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Gathering Together
The Shawnee People through Diaspora and Nationhood, 1600–1870
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The Declaration of Independence in Historical Context
American State Papers, Petitions, Proclamations, and Letters of the Delegates to the First National Congresses
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The Bigot
Why Prejudice Persists
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A Mere Machine
The Supreme Court, Congress, and American Democracy
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Stumbling Giant
The Threats to China's Future
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Sustainable Lifestyles and the Quest for Plenitude
Case Studies of the New Economy
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The Great War and the Twentieth Century
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Originalism, Federalism, and the American Constitutional Enterprise
A Historical Inquiry
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Philosophy of Economy
The World as Household
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Run of the Red Queen
Government, Innovation, Globalization, and Economic Growth in China
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The Citizen's Share
Reducing Inequality in the 21st Century
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