modern classics

Amartya Sen (1999) – Development as Freedom WorldCat, Amazon, Audible

Chantal Mouffe (1993) – The Return of the Political WorldCat, Amazon

Samuel Huntington (1968) – Political Order in Changing Societies WorldCat, Amazon

early Classics

Alexis De Tocqueville (1835, 1840) – Democracy in America WorldCat, Amazon, Project Gutenberg, Audible, Librivox


Anne Applebaum (2020) – Twilight of Democracy: The Seductive Lure of Authoritarianism WorldCat, Amazon, Audible

Arend Lijphart (1999, 2012) (2nd Edition) – Patterns of Democracy: Government Forms and Performance in Thirty-Six Countries WorldCat, Amazon

Ernesto Laclau and Chantal Mouffe (1985) – Hegemony and Socialist Strategy: Towards a Radical Democratic Politics WorldCat, Amazon

Giovanni Sartori (1962) – Democratic Theory WorldCat, Amazon

Juan J. Linz (1978) – The Breakdown of Democratic Regimes: Crisis, Breakdown, & Reequilibration WorldCat, Amazon

Larry Diamond (2008) – The Spirit of Democracy: The Struggle to Build Free Societies throughout the World WorldCat, Amazon

Robert A. Dahl (1989) – Democracy and its Critics WorldCat, Amazon

Robert A. Dahl (2006) – On Political Equality WorldCat, Amazon

Samuel Huntington (1991) – The Third Wave: Democratization in the Late Twentieth Century WorldCat, Amazon

Takis Pappas (2019) – Populism and Liberal Democracy: A Comparative and Theoretical Analysis WorldCat, Amazon


Andrew Cumbers (2020) – The Case for Economic Democracy WorldCat, Amazon

Branko Milanovic (2016) – Global Inequality: A New Approach for the Age of Globalization WorldCat, Amazon, Audible

Joseph A. Schumpeter (1943) – Capitalism, Socialism and Democracy WorldCat, Amazon

Karl Marx (1867) – Capital: A Critique of Political Economy, Volume 1 WorldCat, Amazon, Audible, Librivox

Karl Marx (1885) – Capital, Volume II: The Process of Circulation of Capital WorldCat, Amazon, Audible

Thomas Piketty (2014) – Capital in the Twenty-First Century WorldCat, Amazon, Audible

Books of 2020

A. C. Grayling (2020) – The Good State: On the Principles of Democracy WorldCat, Amazon

András Körösényi, Gábor Illés, and Attila Gyulai (2020) – The Orbán Regime: Plebiscitary Leader Democracy in the Making WorldCat, Amazon

Cristina Flesher Fominaya (2020) – Democracy Reloaded WorldCat, Amazon

David Stasavage (2020) – The Decline and Rise of Democracy: A Global History from Antiquity to Today WorldCat, Amazon

Geoffrey R. Stone and David A. Strauss (2020) – Democracy and Equality: The Enduring Constitutional Vision of the Warren Court WorldCat, Amazon

Ivan Cerovac (2020) – Epistemic Democracy and Political Legitimacy WorldCat, Amazon

Ivan Krastev and Stephen Holmes (2020) – The Light that Failed: Why the West is Losing the Fight for Democracy WorldCat, Amazon, Audible

Jonathan Hopkin (2020) – Anti-System Politics: The Crisis of Market Liberalism in Rich Democracies WorldCat, Amazon

Larry Alan Busk (2020) – Democracy in Spite of the Demos: From Arendt to the Frankfurt School WorldCat, Amazon

Matthew Kroenig (2020) – The Return of Great Power Rivalry: Democracy vs. Autocracy From the Ancient World to the U.S. and China WorldCat, Amazon


An Xiao Mina (2019) – Memes to Movements: How the World’s Most Viral Media is Changing Social Protest and Power WorldCat, Amazon, Audible

Cas Mudde (2019) – The Far Right Today WorldCat, Amazon

Duncan McCargo (2019) – Fighting For Virtue: Justice and Politics in Thailand WorldCat, Amazon

Florence Brisset-Foucault (2019) – Talkative Polity: Radio, Domination, and Citizenship in Uganda WorldCat, Amazon

Ganesh Sitaraman (2019) – The Great Democracy: How to Fix Our Politics, Unrig the Economy, & United America WorldCat, Amazon

Kimberly Jenkins Robinson (editor) (2019) – A Federal Right to Education: Fundamental Questions for Our Democracy WorldCat, Amazon

Noam Lupu, Virginia Oliveros, and Luis Schiumerini (editors) (2019) – Campaigns and Voters in Developing Democracies: Argentina in Comparative Perspective WorldCat, Amazon

Ramón A. Feenstra (2019) – Kidnapped Democracy WorldCat, Amazon

Sheri Berman (2019) – Democracy and Dictatorship in Europe: From the Ancien Régime to the Present Day WorldCat, Amazon

Tim Bale, Paul Webb and Monica Poletti (2019) – Footsoldiers: Political Party Membership in the 21st Century WorldCat, Amazon

Books of 2018

Elizabeth Economy (2018) – The Third Revolution: Xi Jinping and the New Chinese State WorldCat, Amazon, Audible

Frances McCall Rosenbluth and Ian Shapiro (2018) – Responsible Parties: Saving Democracy from Itself WorldCat, Amazon

George Soroka and Tomasz Stepniewski (editors) (2018) – Ukraine After Maidan: Revisiting Domestic and Regional Security WorldCat, Amazon

Nic Cheeseman and Brian Klaas (2018) – How to Rig an Election WorldCat, Amazon, Audible

Patrick Deneen (2018) – Why Liberalism Failed WorldCat, Amazon, Audible

Paul Chaisty, Nic Cheeseman and Timothy J. Power (2018) – Coalitional Presidentialism in Comparative Perspective: Minority Presidents in Multiparty Systems WorldCat, Amazon

Steven Levitsky and Daniel Ziblatt (2018) – How Democracies Die WorldCat, Amazon, Audible

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