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New and Published Books

  1. 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 September 14th 2014 by Routledge

  2. Congressional Primary Elections

    By Robert G. Boatright

    Congressional primaries are increasingly being blamed for polarization and gridlock in Congress. Most American states adopted congressional primaries during the first decades of the 20th century as a means of breaking the hold of political "bosses" on the nomination of candidates. Yet now, many...

    Published September 11th 2014 by Routledge

  3. 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 September 11th 2014 by Routledge

  4. Russia's Regions and Comparative Subnational Politics

    Edited by William M. Reisinger

    Series: Routledge Research in Comparative Politics

    Subnational political units are growing in influence in national and international affairs, drawing increasing scholarly attention to politics beyond national capitals. In this book, leading Russian and Western political scientists contribute to debates in comparative politics by examining Russia’s...

    Published September 11th 2014 by Routledge

  5. White Voters in 21st Century America

    By George Hawley

    Series: Routledge Research in American Politics and Governance

    The United States is experiencing remarkable demographic changes that are having an important impact on the American electorate. As the minority share of the voting-eligible population continues to grow, the political clout of non-Hispanic whites will further decline. The 2012 election demonstrated...

    Published September 8th 2014 by Routledge

  6. Democratic Transformation and Obstruction

    EU, US, and Russia in the South Caucasus

    By Nelli Babayan

    Series: Democratization Studies

    Although "democracy promotion" has become a popular term for policy makers and scholars, democratization is rarely a smooth or linear transition. While some countries quickly democratize, others lag behind despite a long period of democracy promotion activities. Furthermore, while democracy...

    Published September 3rd 2014 by Routledge

  7. Candidate Character Traits in Presidential Elections

    By David B. Holian, Charles L. Prysby

    Series: Routledge Research in American Politics and Governance

    Voter perceptions of the personal traits of presidential candidates are widely regarded to be important influences on the vote. Media pundits frequently explain the outcome of presidential elections in terms of the personal appeal of the candidates. Despite the emphasis on presidential character...

    Published September 3rd 2014 by Routledge

  8. North Africa’s Arab Spring

    Edited by George Joffé

    This book addresses issues surrounding the evolution of the Arab Spring in North Africa. After a general introduction and explanation of the events on a region-wide basis, it turns to examine aspects of each of the countries concerned. The role of the Muslim Brotherhood during the Nasser regime and...

    Published August 21st 2014 by Routledge

  9. 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

  10. 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