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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 25th 2013 by Routledge
The personalisation of leadership
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 25th 2013 by Routledge
A Comparative Study
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 15th 2013 by Routledge
Understanding the State-Civil Society Nexus
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 March 1st 2013 by Routledge
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 19th 2012 by Routledge
Social Capital, Institutions and 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 4th 2012 by Routledge
Governing Beyond Local Boundaries in the Imagined Metropolis
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 9th 2012 by Routledge
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 30th 2011 by Routledge
A Path to Paradigmatic Policy Change
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 27th 2011 by Routledge
Some of the most far-reaching and innovative parliamentary reform is occurring in Africa. While these reforms are not yet widespread across the continent, parliaments in some African countries are asserting their independence as policymakers, as overseers of government and as the guardian of...
Published June 2nd 2011 by Routledge
Politics of Religion and Nationalism: Federalism, Consociationalism and Seccession
To Be Published December 18th 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 July 1st 2015
Equal Pay for Women: Trends and Prospects in Cross-National Perspective
To Be Published November 1st 2015