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  1. Consociational Theory

    McGarry and O’Leary and the Northern Ireland conflict

    By Rupert Taylor

    Series: Routledge Research in Comparative Politics

    Consociational power sharing is increasingly gaining ground, right around the world, as a means for resolving political conflict in divided societies. In this volume, edited by Rupert Taylor, nineteen internationally-respected scholars engage in a lively debate about the merits of the theory...

    Published May 19th 2011 by Routledge

  2. The International Politics of Democratization

    Comparative perspectives

    Edited by Nuno Severiano Teixeira

    Series: Routledge Research in Comparative Politics

    This book examines the international dimensions of democratization processes, showing the degree to which international actors, ranging from states to non-governmental players, have an influence on what were once thought of as exclusively domestic processes of political change. The contributors to...

    Published March 29th 2011 by Routledge

  3. 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 24th 2011 by Routledge

  4. 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 3rd 2011 by Routledge

  5. 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 3rd 2011 by Routledge

  6. 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

  7. 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

  8. 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

  9. 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

  10. 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