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    • How to Rig an Election

    • By: Nic Cheeseman, Brian Klaas
    • Narrated by: Matthew Josdal
    • Length: 9 hrs and 27 mins
    • Unabridged
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    Contrary to what is commonly believed, authoritarian leaders who agree to hold elections are generally able to remain in power longer than autocrats who refuse to allow the populace to vote. In this engaging and provocative audiobook, authors Nic Cheeseman and Brian Klaas expose the limitations of national elections as a means of promoting democratization and reveal the six essential strategies that dictators use to undermine the electoral process in order to guarantee victory for themselves. 

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    • Tedious

    • By Nicholas on 07-06-18

    Regular price: £22.89

    • Anti-Pluralism

    • The Populist Threat to Liberal Democracy
    • By: William A. Galston
    • Narrated by: Matthew Josdal
    • Length: 5 hrs and 25 mins
    • Unabridged
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    The Great Recession, institutional dysfunction, a growing divide between urban and rural prospects, and failed efforts to effectively address immigration have paved the way for a populist backlash that disrupts the postwar bargain between political elites and citizens. Whether today's populism represents a corrective to unfair and obsolete policies or a threat to liberal democracy remains up for debate. To respond to today's crisis, good leaders must strive for inclusive economic growth while addressing social and cultural issues, including demographic anxiety, with frank attention. 

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    • Understand today`s polarization

    • By Vladimir Duret on 03-01-19

    Regular price: £18.29

    • Dreams of Other Worlds

    • The Amazing Story of Unmanned Space Exploration
    • By: Chris Impey, Holly Henry
    • Narrated by: Matthew Josdal
    • Length: 15 hrs and 18 mins
    • Unabridged
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    Spanning four decades of dramatic advances in astronomy and planetary science, this book tells the story of eleven iconic exploratory missions and how they have fundamentally transformed our scientific and cultural perspectives on the universe and our place in it

    • 3 out of 5 stars
    • It didn't need to be so long

    • By Preselector on 20-07-15

    Regular price: £28.09

    • The Bastard of Fort Stikine

    • The Hudson's Bay Company and the Murder of John McLoughlin Jr.
    • By: Debra Komar
    • Narrated by: Matthew Josdal
    • Length: 6 hrs and 47 mins
    • Unabridged
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    Just after midnight on April 21, 1842, John McLoughlin, Jr. - the chief trader for the Hudson's Bay Company at Fort Stikine, in the northwest corner of the territory that would later become British Columbia - was shot to death by his own men. They claimed it was an act of self-defence, their only means of stopping the violent rampage of their drunk and abusive leader. Sir George Simpson, the HBC's Overseas Governor, took the men of Stikine at their word, and the Company closed the book on the matter.

    Regular price: £19.39