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  1. The Global Political Economy of Trade Protectionism and Liberalization

    Trade Reform and Economic Adjustment in Textiles and Clothing

    By Tony Heron

    Series: RIPE Series in Global Political Economy

    Given the widely-accepted premise that free trade is the best means of maximising overall societal welfare, why has it proven so difficult to achieve in certain industries? This book tackles arguably the most perennial and deep-rooted of all questions in political economy, and questions the...

    To Be Published November 28th 2014 by Routledge

  2. Representing Religion in the European Union

    Does God Matter?

    Edited by Lucian N. Leustean

    Series: Routledge Studies in Religion and Politics

    Religious actors are becoming part of the EU bureaucratic system, and their mobilisation in Brussels and Strasbourg in the last decade has increased dramatically. This book explores the mechanism and impact of religious representation by examining relations between religious practitioners and...

    To Be Published November 28th 2014 by Routledge

  3. Religion, Violence and Cities

    Edited by Liam O'Dowd, Martina McKnight

    In exploring the connections between religion, violence and cities, the book probes the extent to which religion moderates or exacerbates violence in an increasingly urbanised world. Originating in a five year research project , Conflict in Cities and the Contested State, concerned with Belfast,...

    Published November 21st 2014 by Routledge

  4. Framing Civic Engagement, Political Participation and Active Citizenship in Europe

    Edited by Cristiano Bee, Roberta Guerrina

    This book evaluates the role that civic engagement, political participation and active citizenship can play in promoting the establishment of a European polity. The chapters included here examine how the practice of active citizenship is managed and constructed in the context of a European drive to...

    Published November 21st 2014 by Routledge

  5. Class Politics and the Radical Right

    Edited by Jens Rydgren

    Series: Extremism and Democracy

    One of the most significant events in European politics the past two decades is the emergence of radical right-wing parties, mobilizing against immigration and multiethnic societies. Such parties have established themselves in a large number of countries, often with voter shares exceeding ten and...

    Published November 21st 2014 by Routledge

  6. Republicanism in Northeast Asia

    Edited by Jun-Hyeok Kwak, Leigh Jenco

    Series: Political Theories in East Asian Context

    As rapid economic development brings increasing uncertainty in East Asia, interest in a new version of republicanism, termed iscalled neo-Roman republicanism, is growing across the region. Conceptualized as liberty as non-domination, this new form of republicanism has inspired not only Western but...

    Published November 20th 2014 by Routledge

  7. The Politics of Governance

    Actors and Articulations in Africa and Beyond

    Edited by Lucy Koechlin, Till Förster

    Series: Conceptualising Comparative Politics

    How do government arrangements emerge? When and how does individual agency turn into collective agency? How do sensory experiences of violence, instability, etc affect the configuration of governance arrangements? When, why, and how are governance arrangements institutionalized? This book seeks to...

    Published November 20th 2014 by Routledge

  8. Labour Market Deregulation in Japan and Italy

    Worker Protection under Neoliberal Globalisation

    By Hiroaki Richard Watanabe

    Series: Nissan Institute/Routledge Japanese Studies

    Japan and Italy encountered severe economic problems in the early 1990s, and the governments had to deal with those issues effectively under the increasing neoliberal pressures of globalisation. In this context, labour market deregulation was considered an effective tool to cope with those economic...

    Published November 19th 2014 by Routledge

  9. Comparing autocracies in the early Twenty-first Century

    Vol 2: The Performance and Persistence of Autocracies

    Edited by Aurel Croissant, Steffen Kailitz, Patrick Koellner, Stefan Wurster

    Series: Democratization Special Issues

    Authoritarianism research has evolved into one of the fastest growing research fields in comparative politics. The newly awakened interest in autocratic regimes goes hand in hand with a lack of systematic research on the results of the political and substantive policy performance of variants of...

    Published November 18th 2014 by Routledge

  10. States of Democracy

    Gender and Politics in the European Union

    Edited by Yvonne Galligan

    Series: Routledge Studies on Democratising Europe

    The multi-layered political system of the European Union offers a unique environment for the study of comparative democracy. Its policies seek to give effect to an agreed range of values, including that of gender equality. This book explores gender equality and democratic politics in Europe. It...

    Published November 18th 2014 by Routledge