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  1. 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

  2. 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

  3. 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

  4. 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

  5. Civil Society and Activism in Europe

    Contextualizing engagement and political orientations

    Edited by William A. Maloney, Jan W. Van Deth

    Series: Routledge Research in Comparative Politics

    This book examines the role of civil society organizations in several advanced European democracies: Germany, the Netherlands, Spain, Switzerland and the United Kingdom. Specifically the book focuses on how voluntary organizations contribute to civic and democratic health and assesses the impact of...

    Published March 18th 2010 by Routledge

  6. Gender Equality, Citizenship and Human Rights

    Controversies and Challenges in China and the Nordic Countries

    Edited by Pauline Stoltz, Marina Svensson, Sun Zhongxin, Qi Wang

    Series: Routledge Research in Comparative Politics

    This comparative volume examines the ways in which current controversies and political, legal, and social struggles for gender equality raise conceptual questions and challenge our thinking on political theories of equality, citizenship and human rights. Bringing together scholars and activists...

    Published March 18th 2010 by Routledge

  7. Democratization and Market Reform in Developing and Transitional Countries

    Think Tanks as Catalysts

    By James G. McGann

    Series: Routledge Research in Comparative Politics

    This book explores the pivotal role of think tanks in the democratization and economic reform movements by evaluating their overall effect on the transformation process in developing and transitional countries around the world. James G. McGann assesses twenty-three think tanks, located in nine...

    Published January 3rd 2010 by Routledge

  8. Social Capital and Associations in European Democracies

    A Comparative Analysis

    Edited by William A. Maloney, Sigrid Rossteutscher

    Series: Routledge Research in Comparative Politics

    This unique book offers an empirical assessment of how social and political involvement relates to theories of citizenship and democracy, providing a detailed comparative assessment of the potential that voluntary organizations offer citizens for social and political participation in several...

    Published April 27th 2009 by Routledge

  9. Citizenship and Ethnic Conflict

    Challenging the Nation-State

    Edited by Haldun Gülalp

    Series: Routledge Research in Comparative Politics

    Making a new case for separating citizenship from nationality, this book comparatively examines a key selection of nation-states in terms of their definitions of nationality and citizenship, and the ways in which the association of some with the European Union has transformed these definitions. In...

    Published February 26th 2009 by Routledge

  10. Party Policy in Modern Democracies

    By Kenneth Benoit, Michael Laver

    Series: Routledge Research in Comparative Politics

    A new and wide-ranging empirical overview of party policy in 47 modern democracies, including all of the new democracies of Eastern Europe. It updates and radically extends Policy and Party Competition (1992), which established itself as a key mainstream data source for all political...

    Published February 26th 2009 by Routledge