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  1. The Politics of Charity

    By Kerry O'Halloran

    Series: Routledge Research in Comparative Politics

    For the first time since 1601, a number of leading common law nations have almost simultaneously chosen to revise and place on the statute books the law relating to charity. The Politics of Charity examines the reasons for this and for the varying legislative outcomes. This book examines the...

    Published March 25th 2011 by Routledge

  2. Women and Representation in Local Government

    International Case Studies

    Edited by Barbara Pini

    Series: Routledge Research in Comparative Politics

    Women and Representation in Local Government opens up an opportunity to critique and move beyond suppositions and labels in relation to women in local government. Presenting a wealth of new empirical material, this book brings together international experts to examine and compare the presence of...

    Published March 4th 2011 by Routledge

  3. Women in Executive Power

    A Global Overview

    Edited by Gretchen Bauer, Manon Tremblay

    Series: Routledge Research in Comparative Politics

    Women in Executive Power studies the participation of women in the political executive around the world—notably in cabinet positions as ministers and sub-ministers and as heads of government and state. Providing multiple case studies in each chapter, the book provides regional overviews of nine...

    Published March 4th 2011 by Routledge

  4. Social Democracy in Power

    The Capacity to Reform

    By Wolfgang Merkel, Alexander Petring, Christian Henkes, Christoph Egle

    Series: Routledge Research in Comparative Politics

    Globalization, European integration, and social change have devaluated traditional social democratic policy instruments. This book compares and explores how social democratic governments have had to adapt and whether they have successfully managed to uphold old social democratic goals and values in...

    Published February 10th 2011 by Routledge

  5. Semi-Presidentialism Outside Europe

    A Comparative Study

    Edited by Robert Elgie, Sophia Moestrup

    Series: Routledge Research in Comparative Politics

    This is the first academic study of the impact of semi-presidentialism in emerging democracies outside of Europe. Semi-presidentialism is where there is both a directly-elected fixed-term president and a prime minister who is responsible to the legislature. For the most part, semi-presidentialism...

    Published February 10th 2011 by Routledge

  6. Women's Movements

    Flourishing or in abeyance?

    Edited by Sandra Grey, Marian Sawer

    Series: Routledge Research in Comparative Politics

    Written by leading women's movement scholars, this book is the first to systematically apply the idea of social movement abeyance to differing national and international contexts. Its starting point is the idea that the women's movement is over, an idea promoted in the media and encouraged by...

    Published February 2nd 2011 by Routledge

  7. How Political Parties Respond

    Interest Aggregation Revisited

    By Kay Lawson, Thomas Poguntke

    Series: Routledge Research in Comparative Politics

    How Political Parties Respond focuses specifically on the question of interest aggregation. Do parties today perform that function? If so, how? If not, in what different ways do they seek to show themselves responsive to the electorate?This fascinating book studies these questions with reference to...

    Published February 2nd 2011 by Routledge

  8. Democracy and Famine

    By Olivier Rubin

    Series: Routledge Research in Comparative Politics

    Famine is the most extreme manifestation of the existence of poverty, inequality and political apathy. Whereas poverty, hunger and diseases are not easily eradicated in the world today, famines are often perceived to be relatively simple to avert. However, the political incentives to prevent...

    Published November 8th 2010 by Routledge

  9. Parties, Elections, and Policy Reforms in Western Europe

    Voting for Social Pacts

    By Kerstin Hamann, John Kelly

    Series: Routledge Research in Comparative Politics

    Social pacts – policy agreements between governments, labor unions and sometimes employer organizations – began to emerge in many countries in the 1980s. The most common explanations for social pacts tend to focus on economic factors, influenced by industrial relations institutions such as highly...

    Published August 31st 2010 by Routledge

  10. The Globalization of Motherhood

    Deconstructions and reconstructions of biology and care

    Edited by Wendy Chavkin, JaneMaree Maher

    Series: Routledge Research in Comparative Politics

    The convergence of dramatic declines in birth rates worldwide, aside from sub-Saharan Africa, the rise of untrammelled global movement of capital, people and information, and the rapid-fire dissemination of a host of new medical technologies has led to the "globalization of motherhood". This book...

    Published June 24th 2010 by Routledge