S P E C I F I C AT I O N S December 2016 978-0-7735-4798-8 32.95A CDN 32.95A US 24.99 paper 978-0-7735-4797-1 110.00S CDN 110.00S US 84.00 cloth 6 x 9 264pp 16 tables 4 diagrams Ebook available Network Democracy uses the contemporary tools of ecology and network thinking to unearth the ancient intellectual ruins of traditional conservative thought. Questioning the Wests veneration of freedom equality contractual citi- zenship economic progress cosmopolitanism secular institutionalism and reason Jared Giesbrecht illuminates how these ideals fuel violence and inse- curity in our high-speed lives. While the modern age witnesses the rise of a violent conservatism in the form of revolutionary movements enacting terror and vengeance for the interventions of the liberal West this study reveals a different kind of conservatism one that has emerged in direct conversation with liberal thought. Giesbrecht highlights the need for intermediate institu- tions and civil enterprises that form relations and traditions independent of the state in order to develop resistance to the insecurity of the liberal age. This book offers not only a poignant critique but a constructive and peaceable alternative to the violence of both liberalism and reactionary anti-liberalism. Attuned to the new realities of globalization advanced technology and social acceleration Network Democracy is a masterful hybrid of ancient and cutting-edge political philosophy that casts a new light on the values underly- ing western civilization. Jared Giesbrecht practises law in Fort Saint John British Columbia. While primary elections are most often associated with presidential candi- dates in the United States similar methods for selecting party leaders and candidates are becoming increasingly common in parliamentary democracies around the world. The Promise and Challenge of Party Primary Elections introduces the rst comprehensive examination of both the concept and the practice of primary elections outside of the United States. By offering a clear denition of primary elections and examples of their types the authors deliver the tools needed for comparative analysis within and across diverse party systems. Focusing their attention on Canada and Israel two early adopters of primary elections the authors unveil the most pressing challenges of conducting internal elections including questions of nancing monitoring and oversight and the recruitment of new party members. At the same time the book highlights the democratic benets of primaries through direct and widespread participation in internal party decision making. Drawing upon the experience of parties with a long history of primary elections The Promise and Challenge of Party Primary Elections offers valuable lessons and insights for parties around the world in search of more open and inclusive democratic practices. William P. Cross is professor of political science at Carleton University. Ofer Kenig is senior lecturer at Ashkelon Academic College. Scott Pruysers is a postdoctoral fellow in the Department of Political Science at Carleton University. Gideon Rahat is associate professor of political science at the Hebrew University of Jerusalem. 3 4 M Q U P F A L L 2 0 1 6 S P E C I F I C AT I O N S McGill-Queens Studies in the History of Ideas January 2017 978-0-7735-4821-3 100.00S 100.00S US 77.00 cloth 6 x 9 344pp Ebook available P H I L O S O P H Y P O L I T I C A L S C I E N C E Network Democracy Conservative Politics and the Violence of the Liberal Age jared giesbrecht A unique hybrid of ancient and contemporary conservative thought that offers a radical challenge to Western liberalism. P O L I T I C A L S C I E N C E The Promise and Challenge of Party Primary Elections A Comparative Perspective william p. cross ofer kenig scott pruysers and gideon rahat A groundbreaking study of the typologies pathologies and promise of political party primary elections.