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31-40 of 90 results in Routledge/ECPR Studies in European Political Science
From localism to intergovernmentalism
The past quarter of a century has seen extensive change throughout Europe. There have been significant changes in local government, and the European Union has come to play an increasing role in relation to municipal government. This book offers a comparative analysis of recent developments in...
Published March 18th 2010 by Routledge
The Interplay of Mass Communication and Political Decision Making
The mass media are playing an increasingly central role in modern political life that expands beyond their traditional function as mediators between the world of politics and the citizens. This volume explores the extent and circumstances under which the media affects public policy; whether the...
Published February 17th 2010 by Routledge
Federalism has experienced a remarkable renaissance in recent decades – as an alternative way to accommodate ethnic differences; as a tool to combat remote, undemocratic and ineffective central governments; and lastly, as a means to promote economic performance in the developing world through...
Published January 3rd 2010 by Routledge
Conceptions and practices of democracy in the European Social Forums
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 25th 2009 by Routledge
Delegation is an ubiquitous social phenomenon linked to the growing differentiation of modern societies. Delegation is one of several different modes of organisation that exist to make collective action successful, but has been overlooked and under-researched.Using a rational choice institutional...
Published March 9th 2009 by Routledge
This is a major contribution to our understanding of European integration. It analyzes for the first time, in a highly systematic fashion, European integration as transnational political society formation in a common political space. Four conceptual chapters discuss different approaches to...
Published March 4th 2009 by Routledge
Political, Strutural and Social Contexts
Voluntary associations have been presented as a solution to political apathy and cynicism towards representative democracy. The authors collected in this volume, however, argue that these claims require more robust substantiation and seek to critically examine the crucial link between the...
Published March 4th 2009 by Routledge
Capacity, Democracy and the Dynamics of Place
This book offers a cross-national analysis of contemporary issues and challenges for the governing of urban regions. The case studies on Germany, Spain, France, Greece, The Netherlands, Finland, the UK, Switzerland, Australia, the US and Canada, place particular emphasis on the tensions building on...
Published February 26th 2009 by Routledge
Social identity and individual attitudes
This volume provides an up-to-date examination of the conceptualisations, causes, and consequences of partisanship, one of the most fundamental concepts in contemporary political science. Presenting a comprehensive account and assessment of partisanship in comparative empirical research,...
Published December 1st 2008 by Routledge
This book explores how intra-party politics affects government formation and termination in parliamentary systems, where the norm is the formation of coalition governments. The authors look beyond party cohesion and discipline in parliamentary democracies to take a broader view, assuming a...
Published October 15th 2008 by Routledge
Another Europe: Conceptions and practices of democracy in the European Social Forums
To Be Published May 31st 2013
Cultural Theory as Political Science
To Be Published September 26th 2013