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  1. Routledge Handbook of African Politics

    Edited by Nic Cheeseman, David Anderson, Andrea Scheibler

    Providing a comprehensive and cutting edge examination of this important continent, Routledge Handbook of African Politics surveys the key debates and controversies, dealing with each of the major issues to be found in Africa’s politics today. Structured into 6 broad areas, the handbook features...

    Published November 14th 2014 by Routledge

  2. Can Government Think?

    Flexible economic opportunism and the pursuit of global competitiveness

    By Kris Hartley

    Climate change, financial crises, and other issues of global scale no longer concern only the developed world. The binding power of globalization has placed these challenges at the doorstep of almost every country, testing the evolutionary capacity of monolithic governance systems bound by...

    Published November 12th 2014 by Routledge

  3. Transnational Politics and the State

    The External Voting Rights of Diasporas

    By Jean-Michel Lafleur

    Series: Routledge Research in Transnationalism

    In just two decades, the number of states that have adopted external voting policies has boomed. Today, these policies, which allow emigrants to take part in home country elections from abroad, are widely found in Europe and Latin America. Looking at the cases of Italy, Mexico, and Bolivia, this...

    Published November 10th 2014 by Routledge

  4. Fear and Crime in Latin America

    Redefining State-Society Relations

    By Lucía Dammert

    Series: Routledge Studies in Latin American Politics

    The feeling of insecurity is a little known phenomenon that has been only partially explored by social sciences. However, it has a deep social, cultural and economic impact and may even contribute to define the very structures of the state. In Latin America, fear of crime has become an important...

    Published November 10th 2014 by Routledge

  5. Network Governance in Response to Acts of Terrorism

    Comparative Analyses

    By Naim Kapucu

    Series: Routledge Research in Public Administration and Public Policy

    High performance during catastrophic terrorist events require the ability to assess and adapt capacity rapidly, restore or enhance disrupted or inadequate communications, utilize flexible decision making swiftly, and expand coordination and trust between multiple emergency and crisis response...

    Published November 10th 2014 by Routledge

  6. The Cultural Contradictions of Progressive Politics

    The Role of Cultural Change and the Global Economy in Local Policymaking

    By Donald L. Rosdil

    Series: Routledge Research in Urban Politics and Policy

    Why do some U.S. cities like Seattle and Boston impose social exactions and sustainability targets on private investment while others like Las Vegas and Houston offer property tax and fee remissions to business, tolerate environmentally hazardous activities such as oil drilling, and express...

    Published November 10th 2014 by Routledge

  7. Leadership and Policy Innovation – From Clinton to Bush

    Countering the Proliferation of Weapons of Mass Destruction

    By Joseph R. Cerami

    Series: Routledge Research in Public Administration and Public Policy

    Throughout the Cold War there were longstanding efforts to control the spread of Weapons of Mass Destruction (WMD) through extensive arms control, deterrence, and defense programs. Since then counterproliferation efforts by the U.S. and international community have accelerated. Given the attention...

    Published November 10th 2014 by Routledge

  8. China's Foreign Relations and the Survival of Autocracies

    By Julia Bader

    Series: Routledge Explorations in Development Studies

    The Chinese government has frequently been criticized for propping up anti-democratic governments. This book investigates the rise of China as an emerging authoritarian power. By comparing China’s bilateral relations to three Asian developing countries – Burma, Cambodia and Mongolia – it examines...

    Published November 7th 2014 by Routledge

  9. Local Governance Innovation in China

    Experimentation, Diffusion, and Defiance

    Edited by Jessica C. Teets, William Hurst

    Series: Routledge Contemporary China Series

    Despite a centralized formal structure, Chinese politics and policy-making have long been marked by substantial degrees of regional and local variation and experimentation. These trends have, if anything, intensified as China’s reform matures. Though often remarked upon, the politicsof policy...

    Published November 5th 2014 by Routledge

  10. Policy change in the Area of Freedom, Security and Justice

    How EU institutions matter

    Edited by Florian Trauner, Ariadna Ripoll Servent

    Series: Routledge Studies on Government and the European Union

    The EU plays an increasingly important role in issues such as the fight against organised crime and the management of migration flows, transforming the Area of Freedom, Security and Justice (AFSJ) into a priority of the EU’s political and legislative agenda. This book investigates whether...

    Published November 5th 2014 by Routledge