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  1. Cultural Theory as Political Science

    Edited by Gunnar Grendstad, Per Selle, Michael Thompson

    Series: Routledge/ECPR Studies in European Political Science

    This is the first major European political science book to discuss the growing interdisciplinary field of 'cultural theory', proposing a coherent and viable alternative to mainstream political science. The authors argue that three elements - social relations, cultural bias and behavioural strategy...

    Published September 8th 2013 by Routledge

  2. Another Europe

    Conceptions and practices of democracy in the European Social Forums

    Edited by Donatella Della Porta

    Series: Routledge/ECPR Studies in European Political Science

    Given the recent focus on the challenges to representative democracy, and the search for new institutions and procedures that can help to channel increasing participation, this book offers empirical insights on alternative conceptions of democracy and the actors that promote them. With a...

    Published May 30th 2013 by Routledge

  3. Religion and Politics in Europe, the Middle East and North Africa

    Edited by Jeffrey Haynes

    Series: Routledge/ECPR Studies in European Political Science

    In the early twenty-first century, it is now clear that religion is increasingly influential in the political realm in ways which call into question the principles and practices of secularism. The Iranian revolution of 1978-9 marked the decisive ‘reappearance’ of political religion in global...

    Published April 9th 2013 by Routledge

  4. European and North American Policy Change

    Drivers and Dynamics

    Edited by Giliberto Capano, Michael Howlett

    Series: Routledge/ECPR Studies in European Political Science

    The issue of policy dynamics is a key one in policy studies and one which is particularly amenable to comparative policy research. This edited volume brings together some of the leading scholars in the field to examine the definition, conceptualization and operationalization of policy change....

    Published April 9th 2013 by Routledge

  5. Referendums and Representative Democracy

    Responsiveness, Accountability and Deliberation

    Edited by Maija Setälä, Theo Schiller

    Series: Routledge/ECPR Studies in European Political Science

    This volume analyses how the use of referendums affects the central functions and characteristics of representative democracy. It provides a balanced account of the interaction between referendums and representative institutions and actors, seeking to evaluate whether referendums supplement or...

    Published April 9th 2013 by Routledge

  6. Education in Political Science

    Discovering a neglected field

    Edited by Anja P. Jakobi, Kerstin Martens, Klaus Dieter Wolf

    Series: Routledge/ECPR Studies in European Political Science

    This pioneering volume is devoted to the analysis of education from the perspective of political science, applying the full range of the discipline’s analytical perspectives and methodological tools. The contributions demonstrate how education policy can be explored systematically from a variety...

    Published March 21st 2013 by Routledge

  7. The Future of Political Community

    Edited by Gideon Baker, Jens Bartelson

    Series: Routledge/ECPR Studies in European Political Science

    This book explores the alternative futures of political community and moves beyond the critique of what is wrong with existing, state-based forms of political community. It does so not with the defence of a particular normative model of political community in mind, but rather in the quest for new...

    Published March 21st 2013 by Routledge

  8. The Discursive Politics of Gender Equality

    Stretching, Bending and Policy-Making

    Edited by Emanuela Lombardo, Petra Meier, Mieke Verloo

    Series: Routledge/ECPR Studies in European Political Science

    This book explores the discursive constructions of gender equality and the implications of these understandings in a broad range of policy fields. Using gender equality as a prime example, a number of internationally renowned scholars offer a new vocabulary to identify and study processes of the...

    Published September 12th 2012 by Routledge

  9. Civil Society Activism under Authoritarian Rule

    A Comparative Perspective

    Edited by Francesco Cavatorta

    Series: Routledge/ECPR Studies in European Political Science

    This book examines how civil society actors operate under authoritarian constraints, and examines how this is linked to regime change. This book moves beyond traditional notions of civil society and explains the complexity of state-society relations in authoritarian contexts outside the framework...

    Published September 5th 2012 by Routledge

  10. Migration and Organized Civil Society

    Rethinking National Policy

    Edited by Dirk Halm, Zeynep Sezgin

    Series: Routledge/ECPR Studies in European Political Science

    Migrant organizations are of vital importance for countries of residence and countries of origin, but the empirical and theoretical knowledge of the cross-border character of migrant organizations remains incomplete. It is clear that migrant transnationalism challenges the governance of...

    Published June 24th 2012 by Routledge