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11-20 of 90 results in Routledge/ECPR Studies in European Political Science
This truly comparative volume examines the "life cycle" of party governments in Europe from 1990 onwards, and analyses its role and function in contemporary European parliamentary democracies. The life and the performance of party governments in Europe became more and more volatile and publicly...
Published May 23rd 2012 by Routledge
This book explores how governance structures - domestic political institutions, international peacekeeping efforts, armed interventions by other states - and natural resources affect the onset, dynamics and the termination of civil wars. Written by leading researchers in the field of conflict...
Published March 21st 2012 by Routledge
Can Participatory Engineering Bring Citizens Back In?
A detailed new examination of the initiatives governments are exploring to reform the institutions and procedures of liberal democracy in order to provide more opportunities for political participation and inclusion. Combining theory and empirical case studies, this is a systematic evaluation of...
Published March 21st 2012 by Routledge
This book gathers the most influential authors on role research and legislative studies to examine the different roles that MPs are playing in modern-day legislatures. It provides a comprehensive and critical overview of current research on legislative roles, summarises previous research, presents...
Published February 6th 2012 by Routledge
This volume explores a variety of forms of transnational private governance where non-state actors cooperate across borders to establish rules and standards accepted as legitimate by other agents. Transnational private governance is a core feature of the devolution of power that we observe in the...
Published January 19th 2012 by Routledge
Professionalization and Individualized Collective Action
This book examines citizen engagement in contemporary democratic politics and the development of new participatory forms. Based on empirical information gathered from citizens, activists and organizations, it examines the changing face of democratic participation. Advanced democracies are ‘plagued’...
Published December 12th 2011 by Routledge
Comparative Studies of Policies and Politics
Most advanced democracies are currently experiencing accelerated population ageing, which fundamentally changes not just their demographic composition; it can also be expected to have far-reaching political and policy consequences. This volume brings together an expert set of scholars from Europe...
Published October 3rd 2011 by Routledge
Modernities in conflict?
Religion is becoming increasingly important to the study of political science and to re-examine key concepts, such as democracy, securitization, foreign policy analysis, and international relations. The secularization of Europe is often understood according to the concept of ‘multiple modernities’...
Published August 21st 2011 by Routledge
Dialogues, Comparisons and New Research Directions
The debates on regionalism have been polarized between European Union (EU) scholars and non-EU scholars, with the assumption being that regionalism within the EU and other regions of the world are quite distinct, with little to be learnt from dialogue with each other. This book challenges such...
Published May 26th 2011 by Routledge
Coalition Theory and Deviant Cases
Understanding the formation of governments has always been central to political science. Traditionally this topic has been considered from a rational choice theory perspective and the empirical testing of these theories; however neither approach alone is able to explain a large proportion of actual...
Published March 31st 2011 by Routledge
Electronic Democracy: Mobilisation, Organisation and Participation via new ICTs
To Be Published August 14th 2014