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  1. Political Discussion in Modern Democracies

    A Comparative Perspective

    Edited by Michael R. Wolf, Laura Morales, Ken'ichi Ikeda

    Series: Routledge/ECPR Studies in European Political Science

    The study of political discussion has been broken into sub-categories including deliberative democracy, discursive studies, dynamics of interpersonal communication, and discussion network analyses, with substantial numbers of books and articles covering each. However, these areas are often treated...

    Published May 11th 2010 by Routledge

  2. Dominant Political Parties and Democracy

    Concepts, Measures, Cases and Comparisons

    Edited by Matthijs Bogaards, Françoise Boucek

    Series: Routledge/ECPR Studies in European Political Science

    This book examines dominant parties in both established democracies and new democracies and explores the relationship between dominant parties and the democratic process. Bridging existing literatures, the authors analyse dominant parties at national and sub-national, district and intra-party...

    Published May 4th 2010 by Routledge

  3. Changing Government Relations in Europe

    From localism to intergovernmentalism

    Edited by Michael J. Goldsmith, Edward C. Page

    Series: Routledge/ECPR Studies in European Political Science

    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

  4. Public Policy and the Mass Media

    The Interplay of Mass Communication and Political Decision Making

    Edited by Sigrid Koch-Baumgarten, Katrin Voltmer

    Series: Routledge/ECPR Studies in European Political Science

    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

  5. New Directions in Federalism Studies

    Edited by Jan Erk, Wilfried Swenden

    Series: Routledge/ECPR Studies in European Political Science

    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

  6. Delegation in Contemporary Democracies

    Edited by Fabrizio Gilardi, Dietmar Braun

    Series: Routledge/ECPR Studies in European Political Science

    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

  7. The Territorial Politics of Welfare

    Edited by Nicola McEwen, Luis Moreno

    Series: Routledge/ECPR Studies in European Political Science

    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

  8. Democracy and the Role of Associations

    Political, Strutural and Social Contexts

    Edited by Sigrid Rossteutscher

    Series: Routledge/ECPR Studies in European Political Science

    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

  9. Metropolitan Governance in the 21st Century

    Capacity, Democracy and the Dynamics of Place

    By Hubert Heinelt, Daniel Kübler

    Series: Routledge/ECPR Studies in European Political Science

    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

  10. Political Parties and Partisanship

    Social identity and individual attitudes

    Edited by John Bartle, Paolo Bellucci

    Series: Routledge/ECPR Studies in European Political Science

    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