Skip to Content

Book Series

Routledge Research in Comparative Politics

New and Published Books

1-10 of 59 results in Routledge Research in Comparative Politics
  1. Inclusion and Exclusion in the Liberal Competition State

    The Cult of the Individual

    By Richard Münch

    Series: Routledge Research in Comparative Politics

    This book examines the increasingly international division of labour, which promotes transnational integration. It analyses the change in worker solidarity as it moves from collective national welfare to a transnational inclusion of workers from various links in the production chain. Examining...

    Published July 3rd 2014 by Routledge

  2. Parliamentary Oversight Tools

    A Comparative Analysis

    By Riccardo Pelizzo, Frederick Stapenhurst

    Series: Routledge Research in Comparative Politics

    This book investigates Parliaments’ capacity to oversee government activities, policies and expenditures. Utilising a comparative approach, the book presents a new examination of oversight tools and discusses the conditions under which such tools are employed effectively. The result of a 9-year...

    Published June 22nd 2014 by Routledge

  3. Corruption and Legislatures

    By Riccardo Pelizzo, Frederick Stapenhurst

    Series: Routledge Research in Comparative Politics

    This book investigates parliaments’ role in curbing corruption. In addition to discussing the definition, causes, and costs of corruption and the role that parliaments have in reducing corruption, the authors consider contemporary issues that parliamentarians – and others – need to be...

    Published May 20th 2014 by Routledge

  4. Global Perspectives on the Politics of Multiculturalism in the 21st Century

    A case study analysis

    Edited by Fethi Mansouri, Boulou Ebanda de B'béri

    Series: Routledge Research in Comparative Politics

    Multiculturalism is now seen by many of its critics as the source of intercultural and social tensions, fostering communal segregation and social conflicts. While the cultural diversity of contemporary societies has to be acknowledged as an empirical and demographic fact, whether multiculturalism...

    Published May 18th 2014 by Routledge

  5. The Political Power of Business

    Structure and Information in Public Policy-Making

    By Patrick Bernhagen

    Series: Routledge Research in Comparative Politics

    This book analyzes the influence of business in democratic politics. Advice from business actors regularly carries more weight with policymakers than other interests because it refers to the core of the state-market nexus in democratic capitalism: the consequences for voters and policymakers of...

    Published May 18th 2014 by Routledge

  6. Electoral Systems and Governance

    How Diversity Can Improve Policy-Making

    By Salomon Orellana

    Series: Routledge Research in Comparative Politics

    Diversity and dissent have been shown to improve decision-making in small groups. This understanding can be extended to the political arena and in turn it can enlighten ideas about policy-making. This book focuses on the relationship between electoral institutions and policy outcomes in order to...

    Published April 2nd 2014 by Routledge

  7. The Organization of Political Interest Groups

    Designing advocacy

    By Darren R. Halpin

    Series: Routledge Research in Comparative Politics

    Interest groups form an important part of the development of political and social systems. This book goes beyond current literature in examining the survival and ‘careers’ of such groups beyond their formation. The author introduces the concept of organizational form and develops a framework to...

    Published January 19th 2014 by Routledge

  8. The Politics of Public Sector Performance

    Pockets of Effectiveness in Developing Countries

    Edited by Michael Roll

    Series: Routledge Research in Comparative Politics

    It is widely believed that the state in developing countries is weak. The public sector, in particular, is often regarded as corrupt and dysfunctional. This book provides an urgently needed corrective to such overgeneralized notions of bad governance in the developing world. It examines the...

    Published December 19th 2013 by Routledge

  9. Government Accountability and Legislative Oversight

    By Riccardo Pelizzo, Frederick Stapenhurst

    Series: Routledge Research in Comparative Politics

    The purpose of the book is to investigate parliaments’ capacity to oversee government activities, policies and budget legislation. By analysing the survey data that the World Bank Institute in collaboration with the Inter-Parliamentary Union collected from 120 parliaments, Pelizzo and...

    Published December 13th 2013 by Routledge

  10. Determinants of the Death Penalty

    A Comparative Study of the World

    By Carsten Anckar

    Series: Routledge Research in Comparative Politics

    Determinants of the Death Penalty seeks to explain the phenomenon of capital punishment - without recourse to value judgements - by identifying those characteristics common to countries that use the death penalty and those that mark countries which do not. This global study uses statistical...

    Published December 11th 2013 by Routledge