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  1. Party Politics and Decentralization in Japan and France

    When the Opposition Governs

    By Koichi Nakano

    Series: Nissan Institute/Routledge Japanese Studies

    Decentralization is a curious policy for a central government to pursue. If politics is essentially about the struggle for power, why would anyone want to give away the power that one struggled for and won? This book argues that it is precisely party competition in search of power that propels...

    Published February 17th 2014 by Routledge

  2. Comparative Perspectives on Environmental Policies and Issues

    Edited by Robert A. Dibie

    Series: Routledge Research in Environmental Policy and Politics

    Comparative Perspectives on Environmental Policies and Issues presents tools and concepts about environmental policies in several developed and developing countries. It explores a broad survey of ecological modernization theory, ecological feminism theory, environmental justice theory, the concept...

    Published February 10th 2014 by Routledge

  3. Democracy Promotion

    A Critical Introduction

    By Jeff Bridoux, Milja Kurki

    Series: Interventions

    This critical introduction to democracy promotion seeks to provide students with an understanding of some of the key dynamics and contentions revolving around this controversial policy agenda. Specifically, this textbook examines democracy promotion through seeking to answer, from the perspective...

    Published February 3rd 2014 by Routledge

  4. Cosmopolitanism, Religion and the Public Sphere

    Edited by Maria Rovisco, Sebastian Kim

    Series: Routledge Studies in Religion and Politics

    Although emerging scholarship in the social sciences suggests that religion can be a potential catalyst of cosmopolitanism and global citizenship, few attempts have been made to bring to the fore new theoretical positions and empirical analyses of how cosmopolitanism -- as a philosophical notion, a...

    Published January 29th 2014 by Routledge

  5. Governance Reform in Africa

    International and Domestic Pressures and Counter-Pressures

    By Jerome Bachelard

    Series: Routledge Explorations in Development Studies

    Poor governance is increasingly recognized as the greatest impediment to economic development in Sub-Saharan Africa. Currently, some impressive governance reforms are underway in many countries. This includes cases such as Nigeria – formerly the most corrupt country in the world according to...

    Published January 23rd 2014 by Routledge

  6. Twenty Years of Studying Democratization

    Vol 1: Democratic Transition and Consolidation

    Edited by Aurel Croissant, Jeffrey Haynes

    Series: Democratization Special Issues

    Democratization emerged at a time of epochal change in global politics: the twin impacts of the end of the Soviet Union and the speeding up and deepening of globalisation in the early 1990s meant a whole new ball game in terms of global political developments. The journal’s first issue appeared in...

    Published January 23rd 2014 by Routledge

  7. The Organization of Political Interest Groups

    Designing advocacy

    By Darren R. Halpin

    Series: Routledge Research in Comparative Politics

    Interest groups form an important part of the development of political and social systems. This book goes beyond current literature in examining the survival and ‘careers’ of such groups beyond their formation. The author introduces the concept of organizational form and develops a framework to...

    Published January 19th 2014 by Routledge

  8. Democratization in China, Korea and Southeast Asia?

    Local and National Perspectives

    Edited by Kate Xiao Zhou, Shelley Rigger, Lynn T. White III

    Series: Politics in Asia

    Rapid economic pluralization in East Asia has empowered local and medial groups, and with this change comes the need to rethink usual notions regarding ways in which "democracies" emerge or "citizens" gain more power. Careful examination of current developments in China, Korea, and Southeast Asia...

    Published January 15th 2014 by Routledge

  9. The Politics of Gender Culture under State Socialism

    An Expropriated Voice

    Edited by Hana Havelková, Libora Oates-Indruchová

    Series: Routledge Research in Gender and Politics

    Though there has been much research on the incomplete emancipation project of state socialism in East and Central Europe, very little has been published on how the state and its institutions conceived of gender as a concept. This book seeks to understand if and how this conceptualization developed...

    Published January 8th 2014 by Routledge

  10. The Politics of Public Sector Performance

    Pockets of Effectiveness in Developing Countries

    Edited by Michael Roll

    Series: Routledge Research in Comparative Politics

    It is widely believed that the state in developing countries is weak. The public sector, in particular, is often regarded as corrupt and dysfunctional. This book provides an urgently needed corrective to such overgeneralized notions of bad governance in the developing world. It examines the...

    Published December 19th 2013 by Routledge