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  1. 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 14th 2013 by Routledge

  2. 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 12th 2013 by Routledge

  3. 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 11th 2013 by Routledge

  4. 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 19th 2013 by Routledge

  5. 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 7th 2013 by Routledge

  6. 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 7th 2013 by Routledge

  7. 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 25th 2013 by Routledge

  8. 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 25th 2013 by Routledge

  9. 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 15th 2013 by Routledge

  10. 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 4th 2012 by Routledge