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New and Published Books

  1. Governing Metropolitan Areas

    Growth and Change in a Networked Age, 2nd Edition

    By David K. Hamilton

    Interest and research on regionalism has soared in the last decade. Local governments in metropolitan areas and civic organizations are increasingly engaged in cooperative and collaborative public policy efforts to solve problems that stretch across urban centers and their surrounding suburbs. Yet...

    Published April 15th 2014 by Routledge

  2. Governance and Public Management

    Strategic Foundations for Volatile Times

    Edited by Charles Conteh, Thomas J. Greitens, David K. Jesuit, Ian Roberge

    Series: Routledge Critical Studies in Public Management

    The key difference between success and failure for most governance systems is adaptation, specifically the ability to resolve the existing social, cultural, economic and environmental challenges that constrain adaptation. Local, regional and national systems differ in how they are designed to...

    Published April 8th 2014 by Routledge

  3. Electoral Systems and Governance

    How Diversity Can Improve Policy-Making

    By Salomon Orellana

    Series: Routledge Research in Comparative Politics

    Diversity and dissent have been shown to improve decision-making in small groups. This understanding can be extended to the political arena and in turn it can enlighten ideas about policy-making. This book focuses on the relationship between electoral institutions and policy outcomes in order to...

    Published April 2nd 2014 by Routledge

  4. The Crisis of the Twenty-First Century

    Empire in the Age of Austerity

    Edited by Russell Foster, Matthew Johnson, Mark Edward

    Empire is one of the oldest forms of political organisation and has dominated societies in all parts of the world. Yet, despite the emergence of nation-states in the eighteenth and nineteenth centuries, and the apparent end of empire with the breakup of European colonial regimes and the Soviet...

    Published April 2nd 2014 by Routledge

  5. The Conservative Nation (Routledge Revivals)

    By Andrew Gamble

    Series: Routledge Revivals

    Since the 1880s, the Conservative Party has been an important political force in Britain. In this study of Conservative ideology since the end of Second World War, first published in 1974, Andrew Gamble considers the nature of Conservative party opinion, and the factors that have accounted for its...

    Published March 18th 2014 by Routledge

  6. The Arab State and Women's Rights

    The Trap of Authoritarian Governance

    By Elham Manea

    Series: Routledge Studies in Middle Eastern Politics

    Researchers studying gender politics in Arab societies have been puzzled by a phenomenon common in many Arab states – while women are granted suffrage rights, they are often discriminated against by the state in their private lives. This book addresses this phenomenon, maintaining that the Arab...

    Published March 9th 2014 by Routledge

  7. Politics in Morocco

    Executive Monarchy and Enlightened Authoritarianism

    By Anouar Boukhars

    Series: Routledge Studies in Middle Eastern Politics

    Democratization and the process of political reform is a critical issue in the contemporary Middle East and North Africa. This book looks at the situation in Morocco and examines the role of the monarchy and the relative strengths and weaknesses of the Islamic and secular/liberal groupings...

    Published March 4th 2014 by Routledge

  8. A Politics of Patent Law

    Crafting the Participatory Patent Bargain

    By Kali Murray

    Series: Routledge Research in Intellectual Property

    There has been much written on the impact of international treaties like the Trade Related Aspects on Intellectual Property (TRIPS), which laments the failure of patent systems to respond to the interests of a diverse set of non-profit, public interest, and non-corporate entities. This book...

    Published February 26th 2014 by Routledge

  9. The Future of Public Water Governance

    Has Water Privatization Peaked?

    Edited by Christopher A. Scott, Bernard de Gouvello

    Series: Routledge Special Issues on Water Policy and Governance

    The privatization of water supply and wastewater systems, together with institutional restructuring of governance – through decentralization and the penetration of global firms in local and regional markets – have been promoted as solutions to increase economic efficiency and achieve universal...

    Published February 25th 2014 by Routledge

  10. Water and Post-Conflict Peacebuilding

    Edited by Erika Weinthal, Jessica J. Troell, Mikiyasu Nakayama

    Series: Post-Conflict Peacebuilding and Natural Resource Management

    Water is a basic human need, and despite predictions of "water wars," shared waters have proven to be the natural resource with the greatest potential for interstate cooperation and local confidence building. Indeed, water management plays a singularly important role in rebuilding trust after...

    Published February 23rd 2014 by Routledge