Section 1

publication

Books

The Cline Center for Democracy aspires to create a vertically integrated knowledge production and dissemination system focusing on democratic governance. The Center will use its platform as a leading center for the study of democracy to identify key issues in democratic governance and important voids in our understanding of how democracy can advance societal welfare. It will then use its resources to stimulate, facilitate and organize research on those deficiencies and voids. In creating original and important knowledge it will support research projects, engage a diverse range of faculty, employ graduate students, and attract postdoctoral fellows.

In disseminating knowledge it will employ a range of strategies, including distribution to highly specialized teams of researchers, policymakers, students, interested citizens and alumni. The most prominent of its dissemination efforts, however, will be its book series, Democracy, Free Enterprise and the Rule of Law, which it operates in conjunction with the University of Illinois Press. This series is devoted to work that focuses on democracy throughout the world: the values, processes and institutions that sustain it, as well as the forces that threaten it.

The Center's objective in creating this series is to build a list that, within its domain, is comparable in quality and reputation to the most prestigious academic presses. While the series will include work initiated and supported by the Cline Center for Democracy, the series is open to submissions from scholars anywhere in the world. Indeed, the Center will use its position in this field of study to identify relevant and promising works at an early stage in their development. It will use its resources to expedite the review of promising submissions as well as subsidize their publication. This will allow the Center to secure first-rate submissions and produce books with a long shelf life that will have a major impact on some of the most important issues of our time.

The series on Democracy, Free Enterprise and the Rule of Law was created in late 2006; it includes several titles and has several works under consideration. Interested authors should contact Director Scott Althaus (salthaus@illinois.edu), series editor.

 

Affiliated Works

Collective Preferences in Democratic Politics: Opinions Surveys and the Will of the People

Scott Athaus

Cambridge University Press, 2003

(Amazon)    (Google Books)

 

Popular Efficacy in the Democractic Era: A Reexamination of Electoral Accountability in the United States, 1828-2000

Peter Nardulli

Princeton University Press, 2005

(Princeton University Press)  (Amazon)    (Google Books)

The Endurance of National Constitutions

Zachary Elkins, Tom Ginsburg, and James Melton

Cambridge University Press, 2009

Endurance of National Constitutions

(Cambridge University Press)  (Amazon)    (Google Books)

Fault Lines - Why Republicans Lost Congress

Jeffery Mondak (Editor), Dona-Gene Mitchell (Editor)

Routledge, 2008

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(Amazon)    (Google Books)

Democracy, Free Enterprise and the Rule of Law Book Series

Presidential Campaigns and Presidential Accountability

Michele Claiborn

University of Illinois Press, 2010

Presidential Campaigns and Presidential Accountability

(University of Illinois Press)   (Amazon)    (Google Books)

 

Domestic Perspectives on Contemporary Democracy

Peter F. Nardulli (Editor)

University of Illinois Press, 2008

Domestic Perspectives on Contemporary Democracy

(University of Illinois Press)    (Amazon)   (Google Books)    (Project Muse)

 

International Perspectives on Contemporary Democracy

Peter F. Nardulli, (Editor)

University of Illinois Press, 2008

International Perspectives on Contemporary Democracy

(University of Illinois Press)    (Amazon)    (Google Books)    (Project Muse)