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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 5th 2014 by Routledge
How Diversity Can Improve Policy-Making
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
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
Pockets of Effectiveness in Developing Countries
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
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
A Comparative Study of the World
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
A Comparative Analysis
This book provides a systematic and comparative account of the rise of ‘new challenger parties’ across Western Europe. It analyses how parties that challenge the conventional party system by addressing issues neglected by existing parties can succeed and fail. Systematically comparing 229 elections...
Published November 10th 2013 by Routledge
A worldwide approach
This book explores and presents the influence of contextual factors on the choice of electoral systems for parliamentary elections in both democracies and non-democracies around the world. Taking a macroscopic approach, the author focuses on structural explanations, with an emphasis on general...
Published October 18th 2013 by Routledge
Serbia, Croatia and The Hague Tribunal
Leading the debate on the domestic effect of the growing influence of international adjudication, this invaluable text examines Serbia and Croatia’s erratic record of compliance with the International Criminal Tribunal for the Former Yugoslavia (ICTY). Since the demise of the Milosevic and Tudjman...
Published October 6th 2013 by Routledge
Causes of Regional Mobilization in Western Europe
During the past 40 years, regions have become increasingly important in Western Europe both as units of government and as sources for political mobilization. This book examines why regional identities are stronger in some regions than in others, and why regional elites attempt to mobilize the...
Published August 6th 2013 by Routledge
Politics of Religion and Nationalism: Federalism, Consociationalism and Seccession
To Be Published December 17th 2014
Deficits and Debt in Industrialized Democracies
To Be Published March 30th 2015
Consensus Democracies in the Age of European and Global Governance: A Comparative Study of Austria, Belgium, Netherlands and Switzerland
To Be Published June 30th 2015
Minority Integration and State-Building: Post-communist transformations
To Be Published June 30th 2015
Equal Pay for Women: Trends and Prospects in Cross-National Perspective
To Be Published November 1st 2015