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  1. 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

  2. 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 5th 2014 by Routledge

  3. 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

  4. 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

  5. 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

  6. 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

  7. 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

  8. New Challenger Parties in Western Europe

    A Comparative Analysis

    By Airo Hino

    Series: Routledge Research in Comparative Politics

    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

  9. The Origin of Electoral Systems in the Postwar Era

    A worldwide approach

    By Krister Lundell

    Series: Routledge Research in Comparative Politics

    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

  10. The Politics of International Law and Compliance

    Serbia, Croatia and The Hague Tribunal

    By Nikolas M. Rajkovic

    Series: Routledge Research in Comparative Politics

    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

Forthcoming Books

  1. Deficits and Debt in Industrialized Democracies
    Edited by Gene Park, Eisaku Ide
    To Be Published March 30th 2015
  2. Minority Integration and State-Building: Post-communist transformations
    By Ada-Charlotte Regelmann
    To Be Published July 1st 2015
  3. Equal Pay for Women: Trends and Prospects in Cross-National Perspective
    Edited by Gillian Whitehouse
    To Be Published November 1st 2015

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