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  1. The Rise of Regionalism

    Causes of Regional Mobilization in Western Europe

    By Rune Dahl Fitjar

    Series: Routledge Research in Comparative Politics

    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

  2. Party Politics in the Western Balkans

    Edited by Vera Stojarová, Peter Emerson

    Series: Routledge Research in Comparative Politics

    This book examines the development of party politics in the region of Western Balkans, describing party politics and analyzing inter-ethnic or inter-party cooperation and competition. Beginning with a thematic overview of the electoral systems and their link to the party systems, the authors...

    Published April 24th 2013 by Routledge

  3. Political Leadership, Parties and Citizens

    The personalisation of leadership

    Edited by Jean Blondel, Jean-Louis Thiebault

    Series: Routledge Research in Comparative Politics

    Social structure may historically have been of primary importance in accounting for the attitudes and behaviour of many citizens, but now changes in social structure have diminished the role played by class and religious affiliation, whilst the significance of personality in political leadership...

    Published April 24th 2013 by Routledge

  4. Post-communist Regime Change

    A Comparative Study

    By Jørgen Møller

    Series: Routledge Research in Comparative Politics

    This book seeks to explain the divergent political pathways of twenty six post-communist states, following the breakdown and eventual collapse of communism in 1989-1991. Considering the trajectories of individual states between 1990 – 2007, this book challenges two central bodies of theory...

    Published April 14th 2013 by Routledge

  5. Protecting Immigrant Rights in Mexico

    Understanding the State-Civil Society Nexus

    By Laura Valeria González-Murphy

    Series: Routledge Research in Comparative Politics

    The state-civil society relationship to migration policy is an area both largely unexplored and little understood in current scholarly literature. Laura González-Murphy offers a timely analysis of the changing role played by civil society in the formulation and implementation of government policies...

    Published February 28th 2013 by Routledge

  6. Immigration and Public Opinion in Liberal Democracies

    Edited by Gary P. Freeman, Randall Hansen, David L. Leal

    Series: Routledge Research in Comparative Politics

    Although ambivalence characterizes the stance of scholars toward the desirability of close opinion-policy linkages in general, it is especially evident with regard to immigration. The controversy and disagreement about whether public opinion should drive immigration policy are among the factors...

    Published December 18th 2012 by Routledge

  7. Political Disaffection in Contemporary Democracies

    Social Capital, Institutions and Politics

    By Mariano Torcal, José Ramón Montero

    Series: Routledge Research in Comparative Politics

    Citizens of many democracies are becoming more critical of basic political institutions and detached and disaffected from politics in general. This is a new comparative analysis of this trend that focuses on major democracies throughout Latin America, Asia and Central Europe. It brings together...

    Published December 3rd 2012 by Routledge

  8. Comparative Metropolitan Policy

    Governing Beyond Local Boundaries in the Imagined Metropolis

    By Jen Nelles

    Series: Routledge Research in Comparative Politics

    How are metropolitan regions governed? What makes some regions more effective than others in managing policies that cross local jurisdictional boundaries? Political coordination among municipal governments is necessary to attract investment, rapid and efficient public transit systems, and to...

    Published February 8th 2012 by Routledge

  9. The Funding of Political Parties

    Where Now?

    Edited by Keith Ewing, Jacob Rowbottom, Joo-Cheong Tham

    Series: Routledge Research in Comparative Politics

    This book explores the problems associated with regulating the funding of political parties and election campaigns in a timely assessment of a topic of great political controversy. From interest in Obama's capacity to raise vast sums of money, to scandals that have rocked UK and Australian...

    Published August 29th 2011 by Routledge

  10. Climate Policy Changes in Germany and Japan

    A Path to Paradigmatic Policy Change

    By Rie Watanabe

    Series: Routledge Research in Comparative Politics

    Climate Policy Changes in Germany and Japan compares two decades of climate policy development in Germany and Japan. It examines whether there is any difference between the types and levels of policy change in the two countries, and, if so, what factors account for the difference. Using a...

    Published June 26th 2011 by Routledge

Forthcoming Books

  1. Deficits and Debt in Industrialized Democracies
    Edited by Gene Park, Eisaku Ide
    To Be Published March 29th 2015
  2. Minority Integration and State-Building: Post-communist transformations
    By Ada-Charlotte Regelmann
    To Be Published June 30th 2015
  3. Equal Pay for Women: Trends and Prospects in Cross-National Perspective
    Edited by Gillian Whitehouse
    To Be Published October 31st 2015

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