"Dialogues in Democracy" at University of Michigan Press


Dialogues in Democracy at University of Michigan Press

Democracy and civic engagement is a core theme of University of Michigan's Vision 2034. "Dialogues in Democracy" is an interdisciplinary collection of University of Michigan Press books that explore the core tensions in American political culture. These tensions erupt every four years during the presidential election, but they also shape our daily experiences of democracy outside the voting booth. This dynamic reading list offers an opportunity for students to experience the richest, most comprehensive scholarship available today. Readers will find books that contextualize their own experiences of voting in America. They will also find big picture analyses of leadership, activism, and international pressures, as well as critiques of the democratic processes that control who gets to sit in the chair, and who gets to pull the lever. All of the books featured in our reading list are Open Access, making the scholarship more accessible to anyone on our campus and  to everyone, worldwide.