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  1. 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 9th 2011 by Routledge

  2. 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 9th 2011 by Routledge

  3. 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 1st 2011 by Routledge

  4. 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 1st 2011 by Routledge

  5. 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 7th 2010 by Routledge

  6. 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 30th 2010 by Routledge

  7. 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 23rd 2010 by Routledge

  8. Comparative Politics

    The Principal-Agent Perspective

    By Jan-Erik Lane

    Series: Routledge Research in Comparative Politics

    Starting from the principal-agent perspective, this book offers a new analysis of government. It interprets political institutions as devices designed to solve the omnipresent principal-agent game in politics. In other words how to select, instruct, monitor and evaluate political agents or elites...

    Published June 9th 2010 by Routledge

  9. European Governmentality

    The Liberal Drift of Multilevel Governance

    By Richard Münch

    Series: Routledge Research in Comparative Politics

    This book contributes to the literature on the change of governance in the context of its European multilevel organization. The integration of Europe is a process of fundamental social change: a process of constructing a European society and of deconstructing the national societies. Münch...

    Published June 2nd 2010 by Routledge

  10. Democratization and the European Union

    Comparing Central and Eastern European Post-Communist Countries

    Edited by Leonardo Morlino, Wojciech Sadurski

    Series: Routledge Research in Comparative Politics

    This book examines in depth the impact of the EU on aspects of the quality of democracy in eight selected post-communist countries. Considering both the political and legal aspects of the dynamics among institutions and focussing on inter-institutional accountability, the book analyses how...

    Published April 15th 2010 by Routledge