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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
Voting for Social Pacts
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
Deconstructions and reconstructions of biology and care
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
The Principal-Agent Perspective
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
Comparing Central and Eastern European Post-Communist Countries
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
Contextualizing engagement and political orientations
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
Controversies and Challenges in China and the Nordic Countries
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
Think Tanks as Catalysts
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
A Comparative Analysis
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
Challenging the Nation-State
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
Deficits and Debt in Industrialized Democracies
To Be Published March 30th 2015
Minority Integration and State-Building: Post-communist transformations
To Be Published July 1st 2015
Equal Pay for Women: Trends and Prospects in Cross-National Perspective
To Be Published November 1st 2015