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Books

The books listed here were written by Institute fellows and faculty and by scholars who received support from the Institute. While representing a variety of disciplines, the works all further our understanding of contemporary culture.

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1989: Revolutionary Ideas and Ideals

Krishan Kumar  |  University of Minnesota Press

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A Nation of Religions: The Politics of Pluralism in Multireligious America

Stephen Prothero, Editor  |  University of North Carolina Press - includes “Religious Pluralism and Civil Society” by James Davison Hunter and David Franz

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A Theology of Public Life

Charles T. Mathewes  |  Cambridge University Press

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A World Without Jews: The Nazi Imagination from Persecution to Genocide

Alon Confino  |  Yale University Press, 2014

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Accounts of Innocence: Sexual Abuse, Trauma, and the Self

Joseph E. Davis  |  University of Chicago Press

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Adult Supervision Required: Private Freedom and Public Constraints for Parents and Children

Markella B. Rutherford  |  Rutgers University Press

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Aesthetic Fatigue: Modernity and the Language of Waste

John F. M. Clark and John Scanlan, Editors  |  Cambridge Scholars Publishing, 2013 - includes "Retread America: Postwar Re-Adjustment, Boredom, and Life in the ‘Lonely Crowd’" by Edward J. K. Gitre

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Alexis de Tocqueville and Gustave de Beaumont in America: Their Friendship and Their Travels

Olivier Zunz  |  University of Virginia Press

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American Exceptionalism: An Idea that Made a Nation and Remade the World

Hilde Eliassen Restad  |  Routledge, 2015

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Before the Shooting Begins: Searching for Democracy in America

James Davison Hunter  |  Free Press

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Buckley and Mailer: The Difficult Friendship that Shaped the Sixties

Kevin M. Schultz  |  W. W. Norton & Company, 2015

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Christian Theologies of Scripture: A Comparative Introduction

Justin S. Holcomb, Editor  |  New York University Press

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Church-State Issues in America Today: A Three Volume Set

Steven L. Jones and Ann Williams Duncan, eds.  |  Praeger

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Collectivistic Religions: Religion, Choice, and Identity in Late Modernity

Slavica Jakelić  |  Ashgate

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Comparative Religious Ethics

Charles T. Mathewes, Matthew Puffer and Mark Storslee, Editors  |  Routledge, 2015

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Confronting Political Islam: Six Lessons from the West’s Past

John M. Owen IV  |  Princeton University Press, 2015

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Creating a Nation of Joiners: Democracy and Civil Society in Early National Massachusetts

Johann Neem  |  Harvard University Press

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Crossing Boundaries: From Syria to Slovakia

Slavica Jakelić and J. Varsoke, Editors  |  IWM

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Culture Wars: The Struggle to Define America

James Davison Hunter  |  Basic Books

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Dare We Speak of Hope? Searching for a Language of Life in Faith and Politics

Allan Aubrey Boesak  |  Eerdmans, 2014 - includes foreword by Nicholas Wolterstorff

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Democratic Faith

Patrick Deneen  |  Princeton University Press

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Elites: A General Model

Murray Milner, Jr.  |  Polity, 2015

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Elusive Togetherness: Church Groups Trying to Bridge America

Paul Lichtermann  |  Princeton University Press

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Ethics as a Work of Charity: Thomas Aquinas and Pagan Virtue

David Decosimo  |  Stanford University Press, 2014

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Ethics at the Beginning of Life: A Phenomenological Critique

James Mumford  |  Oxford University Press, 2013

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Evangelical Feminism: A History

Pamela D. H. Cochran  |  New York University Press

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Evil After Postmodernism: Histories, Narratives, Ethics

Jennifer L. Geddes, Editor  |  Routledge

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Evil and the Augustinian Tradition

Charles T. Mathewes  |  Cambridge University Press

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Freaks, Geeks, and Cool Kids: American Teenagers, Schools, and the Culture of Consumption

Murray Milner, Jr.  |  Routledge

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From Post-Industrial to Post-Modern Society: New Theories of the Contemporary World (2nd edition)

Krishan Kumar  |  Blackwell

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God's Century: Resurgent Religion and Global Politics

Monica Duffy Toft, Daniel Philpott, and Timothy Samuel Shah  |  Norton

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Going Public: Christian Responsibility in a Divided America

Lawrence E. Adams  |  Brazos

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Hearing the Call: Liturgy, Justice, Church, and World

Nicholas Wolterstorff, ed. Mark R. Gornik and Gregory Thompson  |  Eerdmans

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Identity and Social Change

Joseph E. Davis, Editor  |  Transaction

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Immigration, Assimilation, and the Cultural Construction of American National Identity

Shannon Latkin Anderson  |  Routledge, 2016

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Inquiring about God: Selected Essays, Volume One

Nicholas Wolterstorff with Terence Cuneo, ed.  |  Cambridge University Press

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Inventing New Beginnings: On the Idea of Renaissance in Modern Judaism

Asher Biemann  |  Stanford University Press

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Is There a Culture War?: A Dialogue on Values and American Public Life

James Davison Hunter and Alan Wolfe  |  Brookings

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Islamic Roots of Democratic Pluralism (Persian translation)

Abdulaziz Sachedina  |  Ferdowsi University of Mashhad

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Journey toward Justice: Personal Encounters in the Global South

Nicholas P. Wolterstorff  |  Baker Academic, 2013

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Just and Unjust Peace: An Ethic of Political Reconciliation

Daniel Philpott  |  Oxford University Press, 2012

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Just Love: Transforming Civic Virtue

Ann Mongoven  |  Indiana University Press

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Justice in Love

Nicholas Wolterstorff  |  Eerdmans

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Justice: Rights and Wrongs

Nicholas Wolterstorff  |  Princeton University Press

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Kingdom Politics: In Search of a New Political Imagination for Today's Church

Kristopher Norris and Sam Speers  |  Cascade Books, 2015

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Liberalism in the Shadow of Totalitarianism

David Ciepley  |  Harvard University Press

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Many Globalizations: Cultural Diversity in the Contemporary World

Peter L. Berger and Samuel P. Huntington, Editors  |  Oxford University Press - includes “In the Vanguard of Globalization: The World of American Globalizers” by Joshua Yates and James Davison Hunter

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Mobilizing for the Common Good: The Lived Theology of John M. Perkins

Peter Slade, Charles Marsh, and Peter Goodwin Heltzel, Editors  |  University Press of Mississippi, 2013

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Muslimism in Turkey and Beyond

Neslihan Cevik  |  Palgrave Macmillan, 2015

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My Life Among the Deathworks: Illustrations of the Aesthetics of Authority, (Sacred Order/Social Order: Volume I)

Philip Rieff  |  University of Virginia Press - includes Introduction by James Davison Hunter

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Of Limits and Growth: The Rise of Global Sustainable Development in the Twentieth Century

Stephen J. Macekura  |  Oxford University Press, 2015

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Open Friendship in a Closed Society: Mission Mississippi and a Theology of Friendship

Peter Slade  |  Oxford University Press

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Organizing Enlightenment: Information Overload and the Invention of the Modern Research University

Chad Wellmon  |  Johns Hopkins University Press, 2015

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Philanthropy in America

Olivier Zunz  |  Princeton University Press

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Politics and the Order of Love: An Augustinian Ethic of Citizenship

Eric Gregory  |  University of Chicago Press

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Politics in the Parish: The Political Influence of Catholic Priests

Greg Smith  |  Georgetown University Press

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Practices of Belief: Selected Essays, Volume Two

Nicholas Wolterstorff with Terence Cuneo, ed.  |  Cambridge University Press

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Promise and Peril: America at the Dawn of a Global Age

Christopher McKnight Nichols  |  Harvard University Press

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Prophesies of Godlessness: Predications of America's Imminent Secularization from the Puritans to the Present Day

Charles T. Mathewes and Christopher McKnight Nichols, Editors  |  Oxford University Press

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Protestant Theology and the Making of the Modern German University

Thomas Albert Howard  |  Oxford University Press

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Public and Private in Thought and Practice

Krishan Kumar and Jeff Weintraub, eds.  |  University of Chicago Press

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Race: A Theological Account

J. Kameron Carter  |  Oxford University Press

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Recreating the American Republic: Rules of Apportionment, Constitutional Change, and American Political Development, 1700-1870

Charles A. Kromkowski  |  Cambridge University Press

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Redefining Christian Britain: Post-1945 Perspectives

Jane Garnett et al., Editors  |  SCM - includes “Is English Education Secular?” by Ashley Rogers Berner

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Reinventing Justice: The American Drug Court Movement

James L. Nolan, Jr.  |  Princeton University Press

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Religion & the Rise of Jim Crow in New Orleans

James Bennett  |  Princeton University Press

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Religion and the Rise of Historicism: W.M.L. de Wette, Jacob Burckhardt, and the Theological Origins of Nineteenth-Century Historical Consciousness

Thomas Albert Howard  |  Cambridge University Press

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Religion, the Enlightenment, and the New Global Order

John Owen and J. Judd Owen  |  Columbia University Press

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Religious Education and the Challenge of Pluralism

Adam B. Seligman, Editor  |  Oxford University Press, 2014 - includes “Educating Citizens in America: The Paradoxes of Difference and Democracy” by James Davison Hunter and Ashley Berner

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Religious Identities in Britain, 1600-1832

William Gibson and Robert G. Ingram, Editors  |  Ashgate

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Routledge International Handbook of Human Rights

Thomas Cushman  |  Routledge

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Salvaging the Fragments: The Double Binds of Ethics after the Holocaust

Jennifer L. Geddes, John K. Roth, and Jules Simon, eds.  |  Palgrave Macmillan

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Secret Faith in the Public Square: An Argument for the Concealment of Christian Identity

Jonathan Malesic  |  Brazos

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Seeker Churches: Promoting Traditional Religion in a Nontraditional Way

Kimon Howland Sargeant  |  Rutgers University Press

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Shop Class as Soulcraft: An Inquiry into the Value of Work

Matthew Crawford  |  Penguin

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Soft Patriarchs, New Men: How Christianity Shapes Fathers and Husbands

W. Bradford Wilcox  |  University of Chicago Press

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Stories of Change: Narrative and Social Movements

Joseph E. Davis, Editor  |  State University of New York Press

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Strategic Narrative: New Perspectives on the Power of Personal and Cultural Stories

Wendy Patterson, Editor  |  Lexington Books - includes “Social Movements and Strategic Narratives: Creating the Sexual Abuse Survivor Account” by Joseph E. Davis

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Student Movements for Multiculturalism: Challenging the Curricular Color Line in Higher Education

David Yamane  |  Johns Hopkins University Press

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The American Culture Wars: Current Contests and Future Prospects

James L. Nolan, Jr., Editor  |  University Press of Virginia

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The Catholic Church in State Politics: Negotiating Prophetic Demands and Political Realities

David Yamane  |  Rowman & Littlefield

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The Clash of Ideas in World Politics: Transnational Networks, States, and Regime Change 1510-2010

John Owen  |  Princeton University Press

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The Crisis of the Officer Class: The Decline of the Tragic Sensibility (Sacred Order/Social Order: Volume III)

Philip Rieff  |  University of Virginia Press

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The Crosses of Auschwitz: Nationalism and Religion in Post-Communist Poland

Genevieve Zubrzycki  |  University of Chicago Press

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The Death of Character: Moral Education in an Age Without Good or Evil

James Davison Hunter  |  Basic Books

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The Democratic Virtues of the Christian Right

Jon Shields  |  Princeton University Press

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The Emotions and Cultural Analysis

Ana Marta González, Editor  |  Ashgate, 2012 - includes "Emotions as Commentaries on Cultural Norms" by Joseph E. Davis

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The Ethos of a Late-Modern Citizen

Stephen K. White  |  Harvard University Press

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The Future of the Study of Religion: Proceedings of Congress 2000

Slavica Jakelić and Lori Pearson, Editors  |  Brill Academic Publishers

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The God We Worship: An Exploration of Liturgical Theology

Nicholas Wolterstorff  |  Eerdmans, 2015

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The Idea of Englishness: English Culture, National Identity and Social Thought

Krishan Kumar  |  Ashgate, 2015

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The Jew of Culture: Freud, Moses, and Modernity (Sacred Order/Social Order: Volume II)

Philip Rieff  |  University of Virginia Press

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The Longings and Limits of Global Citizenship Education: The Moral Pedagogy of Schooling in a Cosmopolitan Age

Jeffrey S. Dill  |  Routledge

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The Making of English National Identity

Krishan Kumar  |  Cambridge University Press

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The Mighty and the Almighty: An Essay in Political Theology

Nicholas Wolterstorff  |  Cambridge University Press

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The Politics of Consolation: Memory and the Meaning of September 11

Christina Simko  |  Oxford University Press, 2015

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The Politics of Regret: On Collective Memory and Historical Responsibility

Jeffrey K. Olick  |  Routledge

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The Politics of Secularism in International Relations

Elizabeth Shakman Hurd  |  Princeton University Press

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The Religious in Responses to Mass Atrocity: Interdisciplinary Perspectives

Thomas Brudholm and Thomas Cushman, Editors  |  Cambridge University Press - includes “Religious Rhetoric in Responses to Atrocity” by Jennifer L. Geddes

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The Republic of Grace: Augustinian Thoughts for Dark Times

Charles T. Mathewes  |  Eerdmans

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The Retrieval of Ethics

Talbot Brewer  |  Oxford University Press

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The Rights of God: Islam, Human Rights, and Comparative Ethics

Irene Oh  |  Georgetown University Press

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The Sacredness of the Person: A New Genealogy of Human Rights

Hans Joas  |  Georgetown University Press, 2013

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The Tocqueville Reader: A Life in Letters and Politics

Olivier Zunz and Alan S. Kahan, Editors  |  Blackwell

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The World Beyond Your Head: On Becoming an Individual in an Age of Distraction

Matthew B. Crawford  |  Farrar, Straus & Giroux, 2015

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Theology, Political Theory, and Pluralism: Beyond Tolerance and Difference

Kristen Deede Johnson  |  Cambridge University Press

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Thrift and Thriving in America: Capitalism and Moral Order from the Puritans to the Present

Joshua J. Yates and James Davison Hunter, eds.  |  Oxford University Press

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To Change the World: The Irony, Tragedy, and Possibility of Christianity in the Late Modern World

James Davison Hunter  |  Oxford University Press

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Tri-Faith America: How Catholics and Jews Held Postwar America to its Protestant Promise

Kevin Schultz  |  Oxford University Press

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Understanding Liberal Democracy: Essays in Political Philosophy

Nicholas Wolterstorff  |  Oxford University Press

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Virtual Communities: Bowling Alone, Online Together

Felicia Wu Song  |  Peter Lang

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