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The Agitators: Political Extremists in Industry
1 The Agitators: Political Extremists in Industry
London The Economic League Ltd., 1981 Soft Cover Good Soft Cover 12mo 7" - 7 
100 pp, stapled wrappers. Annotation or underlining on about 20 pages. Light wear to tips, cover rubbed. Additional postage may be required for oversize or especially heavy volumes, and for sets. 
Price: 4.50 USD
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2 Abcarian, Gilbert, ed. American Political Radicalism
Waltham, MA Xerox College Publishing, 1971 Soft Cover Very Good No Dust Jacket Soft Cover 12mo 7" - 7 
A clean, tight trade paperback with very lightwear to wraps. No highlighting, underlining, notes or other marks to text or endpapers. Large stamp in red ink on front free endpaper. Advocates a scientific approach to the study of politics. Additional postage may be required for oversize or especially heavy volumes, and for sets. 
Price: 5.48 USD
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3 Amin, Ash and Nigel Thrift Arts of the Political: new perspectives for the Left
Durham, NC Duke University Press, 2013 0822354012 / 9780822354017 Soft Cover New Soft Cover 8vo 8" - 9" tall 
A sterling condition trade paperback with tight binding, no markings, and little if any wear to the cover. Illustrated softpaper wraps. Still in its shrink-wrap. Additional postage may be required for oversize or especially heavy volumes, and for sets. 
Price: 14.80 USD
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4 Barth, Alan The Loyalty of Free Men: The conflict between our desire for security against the Communist threat and our traditional concepts of liberty
Viking Press, 1951 First Edition Hardcover Very Good Very Good Hardcover 8vo - over 7 
Used hardcover copy, sturdy and attractive, with a fully intact but price-clipped dust jacket now in mylar. Tiny bit of shelf wear, with some rubbing to the jacket. Tightly bound, internally clean. Not unlike today's conversation about the balancing of civil rights and homeland security, this book examines the erosion of rights during the Cold War. Additional postage may be required for oversize or especially heavy volumes, and for sets. 
Price: 8.00 USD
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5 Beman, Lamar T., compiler Selected Articles on Capitalism and its Alternatives
New York The H.W. Wilson Company, 1933 0837130735 / 9780837130736 First Edition Hard Cover Very Good No Dust Jacket Hard Cover 12mo 7" - 7 
Withdrawn from an academic library, with all usual markings, but tips unbruised, spine and binding tight, pages bright and clear, paste-downs neat and tidy; neither highlighting nor underlining. Additional postage may be required for oversize or especially heavy volumes, and for sets. 
Price: 11.60 USD
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6 Benhabib, Seyla Dignity in Diversity: human rights in troubled times
Cambridge, England Polity Press, 2011 Soft Cover Fine Soft Cover 8vo 8" - 9" tall 
A sterling condition trade paperback with tight binding, no markings, and minimal wear to the cover. Illustrated softpaper wraps. Virtually pristine interior. From the rear cover blurb: "The language of human rights has become the public vocabulary of our contemporary world. Ironically, as the political influence of human rights has grown, their philosophical justification has become ever more controversial.Building on a theory of discourse ethics and communicative rationality, this book addresses the politics and philosophy of human rights against the background of the broader social transformations that are shaping the modern world. Rejecting the reduction of international human rights to the Trojan horse of a neo-liberal empire's bid for world power, as well as the conservative objections to legal cosmopolitanism as encroachments upon democratic sovereignty, Benhabib develops two key concepts to move beyond these false antitheses. International human rights norms need contextualization in specific polities through processes of what she calls 'democratic iterations.' Furthermore, such norms have a 'jurisgenerative power, ' in that they enable new actors to enter fields of social and political contestation; they promote new vocabularies for public claim-making and anticipate a justice to come.Ranging over themes such as sovereignty, citizenship, genocide, European anti-semitism, the crisis of the nation-state, and the 'scarf affair' in contemporary Europe and Turkey, this major new book by one of our leading political theorists reflects upon the political transformations of our times and makes a compelling case for a cosmopolitanism without illusions. Additional postage may be required for oversize or especially heavy volumes, and for sets. 
Price: 14.80 USD
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Democratization from Above: The Logic of Local Democracy in the Developing World, Bohlken, Anjali Thomas
7 Bohlken, Anjali Thomas Democratization from Above: The Logic of Local Democracy in the Developing World
Cambridge, United Kingdom Cambridge University Press, 2016 1107128870 / 9781107128873 First Edition Hardcover As New Hardcover 8vo 8" - 9" tall 
Sterling condition hardcover copy, with unbruised tips, tight binding, and clean internals, showing only very slight shelf- and edge-wear to its glossy, pictorial covers; not ex-library, with neither underlining nor highlighting anywhere. According to the publisher, "Democratization from Above seeks to explain why some national and state governments in the developing world introduce reforms to make local governance more democratic while others neglect or actively undermine democracy at local levels of government. The study challenges conventional wisdom that local democratization is implemented as a means of granting more autonomy to local actors. Instead, Anjali Thomas Bohlken argues that local democratization offers higher level government elites who lack control over party organizational networks an alternative means of increasing the effectiveness of local intermediaries on whom these elites rely to mobilize political support. The book starts with a focus on India and uses original data, and a combination of qualitative and quantitative evidence, to show support for the argument. The study then relies on an original cross-national dataset to show how the argument helps explain the variation in the implementation of local democratization reforms across the developing world." Volume contains scholarly apparatus in the form of, e.g., notes, index, and bibliography. xvii + 288 pp. Additional postage may be required for oversize or especially heavy volumes, and for sets. 
Price: 55.00 USD
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Belonging, Solidarity and Expansion in Social Policy, Borner, Stefanie
8 Borner, Stefanie Belonging, Solidarity and Expansion in Social Policy
England Palgrave Macmillan, 2013 1137319577 / 9781137319579 First Edition Hardcover As New No Dust Jacket Hardcover 8vo 8" - 9" tall 
Sterling condition hardcover copy, gift-quality condition, unread. Tips unbruised, spine and binding tight, pages bright and clear, paste-downs neat and tidy, and not ex-library; neither underlining nor highlighting. From the publisher's blurb: "Belonging, Solidarity and Expansion in Social Policy examines processes of social policy formation and shifting solidarities from the perspective of the actors most affected. Using the examples of nineteenth century mutual benefit societies in the UK and Germany, and EU level social policy, it shows empirically how actors are able to shift their solidarities towards strangers and reveals the argumentative patters concerning such a transformation. The book s innovative research programme provides theoretical and empirical insights on the question regarding the relationship of belonging and social policy. It offers a new theory on the formation of redistributive preferences based on an approach combining theories of solidarity and structural incentives. The analysis shows how these preferences are shaped by available institutional alternatives, cost-benefit-calculations and identity-oriented interests, and thus offers new empirical evidence on how individuals are able to reintegrate wider identities and align their solidarities also at the European level." viii + 235 pp. Additional postage may be required for oversize or especially heavy volumes, and for sets. 
Price: 35.00 USD
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9 Bunn, Ronald F. and Andrews, William G. Politics and Civil Liberties in Europe: four case studies
Princeton, NJ Van Nostrand, 1967 Soft Cover Good Soft Cover 12mo 7" - 7 
Trade paperback with light external wear, tight binding, and highlighting/underlining in about 10% of the text. Case studies of civil liberties in Great Britain, France, West Germany, and the Soviet Union. Additional postage may be required for oversize or especially heavy volumes, and for sets. 
Price: 2.25 USD
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10 Carras, Mary C. Indira Gandhi In the Crucible of Leadership - A Political Biography
Boston Beacon Press, 1979 0807002437 / 9780807002438 Softcover Very Good No Dust Jacket Softcover 8vo - over 7 
Trade paperback with light edge-wear, markings on 2 pages. Additional postage may be required for oversize or especially heavy volumes, and for sets. 
Price: 6.80 USD
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Problems Confronting Contemporary Democracies: essays in honor of Alfred Stepan, Chalmers, Douglas and Scott Mainwaring, eds.
11 Chalmers, Douglas and Scott Mainwaring, eds. Problems Confronting Contemporary Democracies: essays in honor of Alfred Stepan
Notre Dame, Indiana Notre Dame University Press, 2014 0268023727 / 9780268023720 First Edition, First Printing Hardcover New New Hardcover 8vo 8" - 9" tall 
Sterling condition hardcover copy, gift-quality. Tips unbruised, spine and binding tight, pages bright and clear, paste-downs neat and tidy, and not ex-library; neither underlining nor highlighting. Brand-new, still in shrink wrap. From a publisher's blurb: "What are the consequences of different paths toward democracy? How can religion support democratic diversity? And what ongoing dilemmas do democratic governments face in reining in the armed forces that once ruled? The original essays in Problems Confronting Contemporary Democracies investigate these and other questions, which Alfred Stepan addressed in his pioneering work as one of the most prominent comparative political scientists of the past four decades. The contributors, who came together at a conference in Stepan s honor at Columbia University in 2007, pay tribute to his work and illuminate some of the debates he launched, while advancing understanding of problems facing democracies around the world.The essays in Problems Confronting Contemporary Democracies demonstrate the substantive, geographic, and methodological range of Stepan s work by building on many of his major scholarly contributions. Principal themes include authoritarianism, the breakdown of democratic regimes, transitions from authoritarianism to democracy, democratic consolidation, the role of the military in politics, and ways--including the varieties of federalism--to manage conflict democratically in societies that are divided by religious, ethnic, and national cleavages. The contributions range from Latin America to the post-Soviet regions, Iran, China, Turkey, Israel, Spain and Portugal, and the United States. This volume will appeal to students and scholars of political science, sociology, and international studies, particularly Latin American and Middle Eastern studies. Through critical and enthusiastic engagement with the wide-ranging contributions of Alfred Stepan, a leading agenda setter in comparative social science for the last forty years, the contributors offer cutting-edge essays on the most pressing problems facing democracies across the world today. The geographical scope of the volume, like the work of Stepan itself, is especially impressive, as is its cross-generational coalition of contributors that includes very distinguished senior scholars and scholar-politicians as well as some promising younger scholars who are now starting to make their mark in the field.--Richard Snyder, Brown University. Additional postage may be required for oversize or especially heavy volumes, and for sets. 
Price: 22.00 USD
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12 Chernick, Howard, ed. Resilient City: The Economic Impact of 9/11
Russell Sage Foundation, 2005 087154170X / 9780871541703 Soft Cover New Soft Cover 1 x 9 x 5.8 Inches 
Sterling condition softcover copy, gift-quality, brand-new, still in its shrink-wrap. Tips unfurled, spine and binding tight, pages bright and clear, paste-downs neat and tidy, and not ex-library; neither underlining nor highlighting. Contributions by Joshua Chang, Howard Chernick, Oliver D. Cooke, Franz Fuerst, Andrew F. Haughwout, Edward W. Hill, Sanders Korenman, and others. 352 pp Additional postage may be required for oversize or especially heavy volumes, and for sets. 
Price: 13.20 USD
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13 Clements, Paul Rawlsian Political Analysis: rethinking the microfoundations of social science
Notre Dame, IN University of Notre Dame Press, 2012 0268023719 / 9780268023713 Soft Cover As New Soft Cover 8vo 8" - 9" tall 
A sterling condition trade paperback with tight binding, no markings, and little if any wear to the cover. Illustrated softpaper wraps. Virtually pristine interior, gift-quality condition. An ambitious, well-written examination of the philosophical foundation of the social sciences. Additional postage may be required for oversize or especially heavy volumes, and for sets. 
Price: 17.60 USD
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14 Conway, A.W. Veritas: a synopsis of Marxian Communism and discussion of analogous subjects
Baltimore Self-published, 1940 Hardcover Very Good Very Good- Hardcover 12mo 7" - 7 
Sturdy, attractive hardcover copy, spine and binding tight, pages bright and clear, and only minimal wear to covers and tips; some off-setting to endpapers, some slight age-toning to pages. Dust jacket fully intact, still bright and shiny, showing only the slightest shelf- and edge-wear, now protected by mylar coat. An anti-Marx and -marxian rant by a preacher, said to be applicable to "the management of our governmental affairs by the New Deal Administration." 161 pp. Additional postage may be required for oversize or especially heavy volumes, and for sets. 
Price: 24.00 USD
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In Place of Folly, Cousins, Norman
15 Cousins, Norman In Place of Folly
New York Harper & Brothers, 1961 First Edition Hardcover Very Good Good Hardcover 8vo 8" - 9" tall 
Signed by the author at the first free endpaper, warmly inscribed to the previous owner. Sturdy, attractive, tightly bound, internally clean hardcover copy, with unbruised tips, neat and tidy paste-downs; not ex-library, with neither highlighting nor underlining. Bright and shiny dust jacket, illustrated, showing moderate wear, not price-clipped. First Edition, being a presentation copy. Volume contains scholarly apparatus in the form of, e.g., notes, index, and bibliography. 224 pp. Additional postage may be required for oversize or especially heavy volumes, and for sets. 
Price: 8.00 USD
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Politics of Globalization, Dasgupta, Samir and Jan Nederveen Pieterse, eds.
16 Dasgupta, Samir and Jan Nederveen Pieterse, eds. Politics of Globalization
New Delhi Sage Publications Pvt. Ltd, 2009 817829947X / 9788178299471 Hardcover Near Fine Hardcover 8vo 8" - 9" tall 
Sturdy, attractive, tightly bound, internally clean hardcover copy, with unbruised tips, neat and tidy paste-downs; not ex-library, with neither highlighting nor underlining. Glossy, pictorial covers. Volume contains scholarly apparatus in the form of, e.g., notes, index, and bibliography. Contributions by Samir Dasgupta, Andre Gunder Frank, Manfred B. Steger, Leslie Sklair, William K. Tabb, Ray Kiely, Immanuel Wallerstein, and Douglas Kellner. From the publisher's blurb, "Politics of Globalization presents an up-to-date perspective on the kaleidoscopic politics of globalization. The authors analyse the existing definitions of capitalism and argue that globalization and the consequent growing multi-polarity in world politics is not a crisis but a proliferation of capitalisms. This network of capitalisms becomes the framework of the politics of the new globalization. This compilation by social scientists across the globe is an empirical and theoretical exploration of the socio-political responses to globalization. The authors examine the impacts of the decline of the US domination in trade and finance and compare it to the rise of Asian economies, with special focus on China and India. The articles explore the multiple impacts of globalization: the impact of new global political relations on 21st century international division of labour, the relation between gender equality and globalization, trade union politics and globalization, ecological politics and globalization discourse, dual citizenship and global politics, and globalization of language and culture. They also discuss the anti-globalization movements and argue that these might change the course of current trends in globalization processes. This book will be of great value for social scientists and economists as well as politicians, social activists, and other professionals interested in the study of globalization and its consequences." xxvi + 439 pp. Additional postage may be required for oversize or especially heavy volumes, and for sets. 
Price: 14.00 USD
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17 Drexler, Elizabeth F. Aceh, Indonesia: securing the insecure state
Philadelphia University of Pennsylvania Press, 2008 081224057X / 9780812240573 First Edition Hard Cover As New As New Hard Cover 8vo 8" - 9" tall 
A clean, tight copy with no markings in the text and minimal wear to the boards; gift-quality condition, still bright and shiny dust jacket. From the dust jacket blurb: "In 1998, Indonesia exploded with both euphoria and violence after the fall of its longtime authoritarian ruler, Soeharto, and his New Order regime. Hope centered on establishing the rule of law, securing civilian control over the military, and ending corruption. Indonesia under Soeharto was a fundamentally insecure state. Shadowy organizations, masterminds, provocateurs, puppet masters, and other mysterious figures recalled the regime's inaugural massive anticommunist violence in 1965 and threatened to recreate those traumas in the present. Threats metamorphosed into deadly violence in a seemingly endless spiral. In Aceh province, the cycle spun out of control, and an imagined enemy came to life as armed separatist rebels. Even as state violence and systematic human rights violations were publicly exposed after Soeharto's fall, a lack of judicial accountability has perpetuated pervasive mistrust that undermines civil society. Elizabeth F. Drexler analyzes how the Indonesian state has sustained itself amid anxieties and insecurities generated by historical and human rights accounts of earlier episodes of violence.In her examination of the Aceh conflict, Drexler demonstrates the falsity of the reigning assumption of international human rights organizations that the exposure of past violence promotes accountability and reconciliation rather than the repetition of abuses. She stresses that failed human rights interventions can be more dangerous than unexamined past conflicts, since the international stage amplifies grievances and provides access for combatants to resources from outside the region. Violent conflict itself, as well as historical narratives of past violence, become critical economic and political capital, deepening the problem. The book concludes with a consideration of the improved prospects for peace in Aceh following the devastating 2004 tsunami. Additional postage may be required for oversize or especially heavy volumes, and for sets. 
Price: 12.00 USD
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18 Elazar, Daniel J. Cities of the Prairie: the Metropolitan Frontier and American Politics
New York Basic Books, 1970 First Edition Hard Cover Good Good Hard Cover Large 8vo 9" - 10" tall 
Ex-library copy with usual discard marks and card pocket in the back. Boards are clean, binding is tight, text is unmarked. DJ, which is clean and complete, is pasted down to boards and still in library's protective cover. A study of the impact of federalism on the political institutions on 17 cities in 10 medium-sized metropolitan areas in the Midwest during a period of dramatic change and expansion. Includes discussions of Champagne-Urbana, St. Louis, Duluth, Peoria, Springfield (IL), Davenport (IA) and Pueblo (CO). Additional postage may be required for oversize or especially heavy volumes, and for sets. 
Price: 3.00 USD
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19 Ellender, Allen J. A Report on United States Foreign Operations in Afria
Washington, D.C. U.S. Government Printing Office, 1963 Soft Cover Good+ Soft Cover 8vo 8" - 9" tall 
Tightly bound, internally clean softcover copy of this report written by the Honorable United States Senator from Louisiana, from the 88th Congress, First session. Green softpaper wraps, furled, but else near Very Good. Fabulously detailed, indices, tables, etc. Additional postage may be required for oversize or especially heavy volumes, and for sets. 
Price: 19.20 USD
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Marxism and Literary History, Frow, John
20 Frow, John Marxism and Literary History
Cambridge, Massachusetts Harvard University Press, 1986 067455096X / 9780674550964 First Edition Hardcover Near Fine Very Good Hardcover 8vo 8" - 9" tall 
Sturdy, attractive, tightly bound, internally clean hardcover copy, with unbruised tips, neat and tidy paste-downs; not ex-library, with neither highlighting nor underlining. Green cloth hardcover with dust jacket, the jacket with two tears to back panel. Volume contains scholarly apparatus in the form of, e.g., notes, index, and bibliography. ix + 275 pp. Additional postage may be required for oversize or especially heavy volumes, and for sets. 
Price: 15.00 USD
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