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Shapiro, Ian

Works: 107 works in 547 publications in 5 languages and 31,213 library holdings
Genres: History  Conference proceedings  Sources  Controversial literature  Constitution  Portraits 
Roles: Author, Editor, Other, win, Contributor, Translator, Honoree
Classifications: JC153, 320.011
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Democratic justice by Ian Shapiro( file )
13 editions published between 1994 and 2001 in English and held by 1,992 libraries worldwide
"Democracy and justice are often mutually antagonistic ideas, but in this innovative book Ian Shapiro shows how and why they should be pursued together. Justice must be sought democratically if it is to garner legitimacy in the modern world, he claims, and democracy must be justice-promoting if it is to sustain allegiance over time. Democratic Justice meets these criteria, offering an attractive vision of a practical path to a better future."--Jacket
The moral foundations of politics by Ian Shapiro( file )
26 editions published between 2002 and 2012 in 3 languages and held by 1,780 libraries worldwide
When do governments merit our allegiance, and when should they be denied it? In this investigation of this most enduring of political dilemmas, Ian Shapiro discusses the different answers that have been proposed by the major political theorists in the utilitarian, Marxist, and social contract traditions over the past four centuries. Showing how these political philosophies have all been decisively shaped by the core values of the Enlightenment, he demonstrates that each one contains useful insights that survive their failures as comprehensive doctrines and that should inform our thinking about political legitimacy. Shapiro then turns to the democratic tradition. Exploring the main arguments for and against democracy from Plato's time until our own, he argues that democracy offers the best resources for realizing the Enlightenment's promise and managing its internal tensions. As such, democracy supplies the most attractive available basis for political legitimacy
Containment rebuilding a strategy against global terror by Ian Shapiro( file )
15 editions published between 2007 and 2008 in English and held by 1,780 libraries worldwide
In this powerfully argued book, Ian Shapiro shows that the idea of containment offers the best hope for protecting Americans and their democracy into the future. His bold vision for American security in the post-September 11 world is reminiscent of George Kennan's historic "Long Telegram," in which the containment strategy that won the Cold War was first developed. The Bush Doctrine of preemptive war and unilateral action has been marked by incompetence--missed opportunities to capture Osama bin Laden, failures of postwar planning for Iraq, and lack of an exit strategy. But Shapiro contends tha
The state of democratic theory by Ian Shapiro( file )
35 editions published between 2003 and 2010 in 4 languages and held by 1,602 libraries worldwide
What should we expect from democracy, and how likely is it that democracies will live up to those expectations? In The State of Democratic Theory, Ian Shapiro offers a critical assessment of contemporary answers to these questions, lays out his distinctive alternative, and explores its implications for policy and political action.Some accounts of democracy's purposes focus on aggregating preferences; others deal with collective deliberation in search of the common good. Shapiro reveals the shortcomings of both, arguing instead that democracy should be geared toward minimizing domination throug
Political contingency studying the unexpected, the accidental, and the unforeseen by Ian Shapiro( file )
15 editions published between 2007 and 2009 in English and held by 1,558 libraries worldwide
History is replete with instances of what might, or might not, have been. By calling something contingent, at a minimum we are saying that it did not have to be as it is. Things could have been otherwise, and they would have been otherwise if something had happened differently. This collection of original essays examines the significance of contingency in the study of politics. That is, how to study unexpected, accidental, or unknowable political phenomena in a systematic fashion. Yitzhak Rabin is assassinated. Saddam Hussein invades Kuwait. Hurricane Katrina hits New Orleans. How might histor
The flight from reality in the human sciences by Ian Shapiro( file )
16 editions published between 2005 and 2008 in English and held by 1,487 libraries worldwide
In this captivating yet troubling book, Ian Shapiro offers a searing indictment of many influential practices in the social sciences and humanities today. Perhaps best known for his critique of rational choice theory, Shapiro expands his purview here. In discipline after discipline, he argues, scholars have fallen prey to inward-looking myopia that results from--and perpetuates--a flight from reality. In the method-driven academic culture we inhabit, argues Shapiro, researchers too often make display and refinement of their techniques the principal scholarly activity. The result is that they l
Political criticism by Ian Shapiro( file )
13 editions published between 1990 and 1992 in English and Undetermined and held by 1,483 libraries worldwide
Two treatises of government and a letter concerning toleration by John Locke( file )
15 editions published between 1991 and 2004 in English and held by 1,464 libraries worldwide
Presents John Locke's seventeenth-century classic work on political and social theory; and includes a history of the text, as well as notes and a bibliography
The real world of democratic theory by Ian Shapiro( file )
15 editions published between 2011 and 2012 in 4 languages and held by 1,410 libraries worldwide
In this book Ian Shapiro develops and extends arguments that have established him as one of today's leading democratic theorists. Shapiro is hardheaded about the realities of politics and power, and the difficulties of fighting injustice and oppression. Yet he makes a compelling case that democracy's legitimacy depends on pressing it into the service of resisting domination, and that democratic theorists must rise to the occasion of fashioning the necessary tools. That vital agenda motivates the arguments of this book
Pathologies of rational choice theory : a critique of applications in political science by Donald P Green( Book )
18 editions published between 1993 and 1996 in English and held by 1,194 libraries worldwide
This is the first comprehensive critical evaluation of the use of rational choice explanations in political science. Writing in an accessible and nontechnical style, Donald P. Green and Ian Shapiro assess rational choice theory where it is reputed to be most successful: the study of collective action, the behavior of political parties and politicians, and such phenomena as voting cycles and Prisoner's Dilemmas. In their hard-hitting critique, Green and Shapiro demonstrate that the much-heralded achievements of rational choice theory are in fact deeply suspect and that fundamental rethinking is needed if rational choice theorists are to contribute to the understanding of politics. Green and Shapiro show that empirical tests of rational choice theories are marred by a series of methodological defects. These defects flow from the characteristic rational choice impulse to defend universal theories of politics. As a result, many tests are so poorly conducted as to be irrelevant to evaluating rational choice models. Tests that are properly conducted either tend to undermine rational choice theories or to lend support for propositions that are banal. Green and Shapiro offer numerous suggestions as to how rational choice propositions might be reformulated as parts of testable hypotheses for the study of politics. In a final chapter they anticipate and respond to a variety of rational choice counterarguments, thereby initiating a dialogue that is bound to continue for some time
The democracy sourcebook by Robert A Dahl( file )
17 editions published in 2003 in English and held by 1,081 libraries worldwide
A collection of classic and contemporary writings on democracy, suitable for use in a wide variety of undergraduate and graduate courses
Death by a thousand cuts : the fight over taxing inherited wealth by Michael J Graetz( Book )
16 editions published between 2005 and 2011 in English and held by 1,045 libraries worldwide
How is it that the estate tax, which has been on the books continuously since 1916 and is paid by only the wealthiest two percent of Americans, was repealed in 2001 with broad bipartisan support? The mystery is all the more striking because the repeal was not done in the dead of night, like a Congressional pay raise. It came at the end of a multi-year populist campaign launched by a few individuals, and was heralded by its supporters as a signal achievement for Americans who are committed to the work ethic and the American Dream. Graetz and Shapiro conducted wide-ranging interviews with the relevant players: congressmen, senators, staffers from the key committees and the Bush White House, civil servants, think tank and interest group representatives, and many others. The result is a unique portrait of American politics as viewed through the lens of the death tax repeal saga. Graetz and Shapiro brilliantly illuminate the repeal campaign's many fascinating and unexpected turns--particularly the odd end result whereby the repeal is slated to self-destruct a decade after its passage. They show that the stakes in this fight are exceedingly high; the very survival of the longstanding American consensus on progressive taxation is being threatened
After apartheid reinventing South Africa ( file )
8 editions published between 2011 and 2012 in English and Undetermined and held by 995 libraries worldwide
Divide and deal the politics of distribution in democracies by Ian Shapiro( file )
16 editions published between 2008 and 2010 in English and held by 867 libraries worldwide
Why are democracies so unequal? Despite the widespread expectation that democracy, via expansion of the franchise, would lead to redistribution in favor of the masses, in reality majorities regularly lose out in democracies. Taking a broad view of inequality as encompassing the distribution of wealth, risk, status, and well-being, this volume explores how institutions, individuals, and coalitions contribute to the often surprising twists and turns of distributive politics. The contributors hail from a range of disciplines and employ an array of methodologies to illuminate the central questions
The Federalist papers Alexander Hamilton, James Madison, John Jay by Alexander Hamilton( file )
12 editions published in 2009 in English and held by 823 libraries worldwide
From the Publisher: Originally published anonymously, The Federalist Papers first appeared in 1787 as a series of letters to New York newspapers exhorting voters to ratify the proposed Constitution of the United States. Still hotly debated, and open to often controversial interpretations, the arguments first presented here by three of America's greatest patriots and political theorists were created during a critical moment in our nation's history, providing readers with a running ideological commentary on the crucial issues facing democracy. Today The Federalist Papers are as important and vital a rallying cry for freedom as ever. This edition features the original eighteenth-century text, with James Madison's fascinating marginal notations, as well as a complete text of the Constitution
Political order ( Book )
11 editions published between 1993 and 1996 in English and held by 778 libraries worldwide
What is required to create and sustain a political order is debated as intensively today as it has ever been. Constitutions are being written and rewritten in many parts of the world, a great many possibilities are being explored, and much that matters deeply to millions of people hangs on the results. In the eighteen chapters, all previously unpublished, that make up the present volume, major scholars address some of the most pressing questions about political order. Under what conditions do we get political order rather than political chaos? How is political order sustained once it has been created? Do constitutions and electoral systems matter, and if so how much? Is there one best type of political order, or, if not, what is the range of viable possibilities and how should they be evaluated?
The evolution of rights in liberal theory by Ian Shapiro( Book )
12 editions published between 1986 and 1994 in English and held by 769 libraries worldwide
4 The neo-classical moment
Designing democratic institutions ( Book )
14 editions published in 2000 in English and held by 768 libraries worldwide
The Rule of law ( Book )
12 editions published between 1992 and 1995 in English and held by 597 libraries worldwide
Ethnicity and group rights by American Society for Political and Legal Philosophy( Book )
12 editions published between 1977 and 1997 in English and held by 596 libraries worldwide
Invoking numerous case studies and addressing the issue of ethnicity from a range of perspectives, Ethnicity and Group Rights seeks to answer these questions
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Alternative Names
Shapiro, I.
Шапиро, Йэн
シャピロ, イアン
English (294)
Spanish (9)
Japanese (2)
Czech (2)
Polish (1)
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