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  1. Revisiting the European Union as Empire

    Edited by Hartmut Behr, Yannis A. Stivachtis

    Series: Critical European Studies

    The European Union’s stalled expansion, the Euro deficit and emerging crises of economic and political sovereignty in Greece, Italy and Spain have significantly altered the image of the EU as a model of progressive civilization. However, despite recent events the EU maintains its international...

    Published June 30th 2015 by Routledge

  2. Religion at the European Parliament

    Edited by François Foret

    Series: Routledge Studies in Religion and Politics

    The interactions between religion and politics in the European integration process are the focus of increasing attention in political and academic debates. However the body of research that has been developing for several years relates mainly to the representation of religious interests at the...

    Published June 30th 2015 by Routledge

  3. Building Security in Post-Conflict States

    The Domestic Consequences of Security Sector Reform

    Edited by Ursula Schroeder, Fairlie Chappuis

    Support for security and justice institutions has become a crucial instrument of international engagement in fragile and conflict-affected states. In attempts to shore up security as a precondition for sustainable peace, international actors have become deeply engaged in reforming the security...

    Published June 25th 2015 by Routledge

  4. Protecting Immigrant Rights in Mexico

    Understanding the State-Civil Society Nexus

    By Laura Valeria González-Murphy

    Series: Routledge Research in Comparative Politics

    The state-civil society relationship to migration policy is an area both largely unexplored and little understood in current scholarly literature. Laura González-Murphy offers a timely analysis of the changing role played by civil society in the formulation and implementation of government policies...

    Published June 23rd 2015 by Routledge

  5. Representation and Effectiveness in Latin American Democracies

    Congress, Judiciary and Civil Society

    Edited by Moira B. MacKinnon, Ludovico Feoli

    Series: Routledge Studies in Latin American Politics

    Legislatures, the judiciary and civil society are important actors in representative democracies. In what ways and how well do they represent? And how effectively do they carry out their institutional and social roles? Both questions refer to the key dimensions of democracy analyzed in this book:...

    Published June 23rd 2015 by Routledge

  6. Market Expansion and Social Dumping in Europe

    Edited by Magdalena Bernaciak

    Series: Routledge Advances in European Politics

    The term ‘social dumping’ regularly appears in public debates and in policymaking circles. However, due to its ambiguity it is used in a manner that is convenient for individual discourse participants, thus opening the door for misconceptions and ill-grounded accusations. This book systematically...

    Published June 9th 2015 by Routledge

  7. Democratizing Central and Eastern Europe

    Successes and failures of the European Union

    By Luca Tomini

    Series: Democratization Studies

    At first, it was believed that accession to the EU would have a positive effect on the process of democratization in former communist countries. However, over time it became clear that difficulties with the democratic system endured in a number of these countries. This book reconsiders the results...

    Published June 9th 2015 by Routledge

  8. Sub-State Nationalism

    A Comparative Analysis of Institutional Design

    By Helen Catt, Michael Murphy

    A major feature of the political development of Western democracies is the growth of indigenous, ethnic and national groups striving for political self-determination. This book analyses the institutional responses individual governments have made to these demands. Sub-State Nationalism provides a...

    Published June 9th 2015 by Routledge

  9. Modern Middle East Authoritarianism

    Roots, Ramifications, and Crisis

    Edited by Noureddine Jebnoun, Mehrdad Kia, Mimi Kirk

    Series: Routledge Studies in Middle Eastern Politics

    While the Arab uprisings have overturned the idea of Arab "exceptionalism," or the acceptance of authoritarianism, better analysis of authoritarianism’s resilience in pre- and post-uprising scenarios is still needed. Modern Middle East Authoritarianism: Roots, Ramifications, and Crisis undertakes...

    Published June 9th 2015 by Routledge

  10. Pathways to Judicial Power in Transitional States

    Perspectives from African Courts

    By Rachel Ellett

    This book examines the complex relationship that exists between the construction of judicial power, and the institutional characteristics of the courts and their regime setting. It examines the intriguing connection between the construction of judicial power on the one hand, and the institutional...

    Published June 9th 2015 by Routledge