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  1. Redefining Regional Power in International Relations

    Indian and South African perspectives

    By Miriam Prys

    Series: Global Order Studies

    This book examines the concept of regional power in international relations. Using the emerging powers of India and South Africa as the case studies, it explores how regional powers simultaneously differ and share common features. The book develops a method to classify and evaluate different types...

    Published August 21st 2014 by Routledge

  2. Party Government in the New Europe

    Edited by Hans Keman, Ferdinand Muller-Rommel

    Series: 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 August 21st 2014 by Routledge

  3. Pension Reforms in Central, Eastern and Southeastern Europe

    From Post-Socialist Transition to the Global Financial Crisis

    By Igor Guardiancich

    Series: Routledge Studies in the Political Economy of the Welfare State

    This book traces and analyzes the legislation and implementation of pension reforms in four Central, Eastern and Southeastern European countries: Croatia, Hungary, Poland and Slovenia. By comparing the political economy of their policymaking processes, it seeks to pinpoint regularities between...

    Published August 21st 2014 by Routledge

  4. Coalition Government and Party Mandate

    How Coalition Agreements Constrain Ministerial Action

    By Catherine Moury

    Series: Routledge Research on Social and Political Elites

    Which kind of decisions are passed by Cabinet in coalition governments? What motivates ministerial action? How much leeway do coalition parties give their governmental representatives? This book focuses on a comparative study of ministerial behaviour in Germany, Belgium, Italy and the Netherlands....

    Published August 20th 2014 by Routledge

  5. Comparative Federalism and Intergovernmental Agreements

    Analyzing Australia, Canada, Germany, South Africa, Switzerland and the United States

    By Jeffrey Parker

    Series: Routledge Series in Federal Studies

    Intergovernmental agreements are an important instrument in federal systems, establishing new social programs, regulating agricultural practices, and even changing constitutions. Despite their importance, there have only been limited attempts to understand agreements in a comparative context or to...

    Published August 19th 2014 by Routledge

  6. Regional Cooperation and International Organizations

    The Nordic Model in Transnational Alignment

    Edited by Norbert Götz, Heidi Haggrén

    Series: Routledge Advances in International Relations and Global Politics

    This book explores the roles of national actors within international organizations, with particular emphasis on the collaborative approach adopted by Nordic governments and associations. Analyzing Nordic regional cooperation within international organizations, this volume seeks to shed light on...

    Published August 14th 2014 by Routledge

  7. Debtfare States and the Poverty Industry

    Money, Discipline and the Surplus Population

    By Susanne Soederberg

    Series: RIPE Series in Global Political Economy

    Under the rubric of ‘financial inclusion’, lending to the poor –in both the global North and global South –has become a highly lucrative and rapidly expanding industry since the 1990s. A key inquiry of this book is what is ‘the financial’ in which the poor are asked to join. Instead of embracing...

    Published August 12th 2014 by Routledge

  8. Populism in Western Europe

    Comparing Belgium, Germany and The Netherlands

    By Teun Pauwels

    Series: Extremism and Democracy

    Despite the increasing academic interest in populism, we still lack understanding of individual factors contributing to populist voting. One of the main reasons for this is that populism is almost always attached to other ideologies which makes it difficult to isolate factors. This book draws on...

    Published August 10th 2014 by Routledge

  9. Self-Determination and Secession in Africa

    The Post-Colonial State

    Edited by Redie Bereketeab

    Series: Routledge Studies in African Development

    This book provides a unique comparative study of the major secessionist and self-determination movements in post-colonial Africa, examining theory, international law, charters of the United Nations, and the Organisation of African Unity (OAU)/African Union’s (AU) stance on the issue. The book...

    Published August 7th 2014 by Routledge

  10. Democracy, Law and Religious Pluralism in Europe

    Secularism and Post-Secularism

    Edited by Ferran Requejo, Camil Ungureanu

    Series: Routledge Advances in European Politics

    In contrast with the progressive dilution of religions predicted by traditional liberal and Marxist approaches, religions remain important for many people, even in Europe, the most secularised continent. In the context of increasingly culturally diverse societies, this calls for a reinterpretation...

    Published August 4th 2014 by Routledge