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  1. Party Organization and Electoral Volatility in Central and Eastern Europe

    Enhancing voter loyalty

    By Sergiu Gherghina

    Series: Routledge Research in Comparative Politics

    Political parties in post-communist countries have very high levels of electoral volatility. In these environments, political factions fail to establish long-term connections with the electorate and thus regularly rise and fall from the political arena. This book provides an organizational...

    Published September 16th 2014 by Routledge

  2. The Selection of Ministers around the World

    Edited by Keith Dowding, Patrick Dumont

    Series: Routledge Research on Social and Political Elites

    Governing cabinets are composed of ministers who come and go even as governments march on. They work for the chief executive, the prime minister or the president, for their parties and for the constituent groups from which they come. They are chosen for their role and dismissed from it for all...

    Published August 28th 2014 by Routledge

  3. Political Changes in Taiwan Under Ma Ying-jeou

    Partisan Conflict, Policy Choices, External Constraints and Security Challenges

    Edited by Jean-Pierre Cabestan, Jacques deLisle

    Series: Routledge Research on Taiwan Series

    In 2008 Ma Ying-jeou was elected President of Taiwan, and the Kuomintang (KMT) returned to power after eight years of rule by the Democratic Progressive Party (DPP). Since taking power, the KMT has faced serious difficulties, as economic growth has been sluggish, society has been polarised over...

    Published July 14th 2014 by Routledge

  4. The Supreme Command, 1914-1918 (Routledge Revivals)

    Volume I

    By Lord Hankey

    Series: Routledge Revivals

    Lord Hankey (1877-1963) was a British civil servant and the first Cabinet Secretary, a top aide to Prime Minister David Lloyd George and the War Cabinet that directed Britain in World War One. Mostly derived from the author’s diaries, which begin in March 1915, this study describes how Lord Hankey...

    Published June 23rd 2014 by Routledge

  5. The Supreme Command, 1914-1918 (Routledge Revivals)

    Volume II

    By Lord Hankey

    Series: Routledge Revivals

    Lord Hankey (1877-1963) was a British civil servant and the first Cabinet Secretary, a top aide to Prime Minister David Lloyd George and the War Cabinet that directed Britain in World War One. Mostly derived from the author’s diaries, which began in March 1915, this study describes how Lord Hankey...

    Published June 23rd 2014 by Routledge

  6. Comparing autocracies in the early Twenty-first Century

    Volume 1: Unpacking Autocracies - Explaining Similarity and Difference

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

    Series: Democratization Special Issues

    Despite the so-called Third Wave of Democratization, many autocracies have been resilient in the face of political change. Moreover, many of the transition processes that could be included in the Third Wave have reached a standstill, or, at the very least, have taken a turn for the worse,...

    Published June 18th 2014 by Routledge

  7. Putin Redux

    Power and Contradiction in Contemporary Russia

    By Richard Sakwa

    This book builds on the strengths of the previous volumes by the same author to provide the most detailed and nuanced account of the man, his politics and his profound influence on Russian politics, foreign policy and society. However, this is not a new edition of the earlier books but is an...

    Published May 19th 2014 by Routledge

  8. Political Leadership, Nascent Statehood and Democracy

    A comparative study

    By Ulrika Möller, Isabell Schierenbeck

    Series: Democratization Studies

    Do political leaders determine whether a polity will receive a democratic future or not? Research and advocates of democracy agree on the significance of political elites for democratization, yet there is a need for a more specific understanding of their role. This book develops a theory of...

    Published May 19th 2014 by Routledge

  9. Perspectives on Presidential Leadership

    An International View of the White House

    Edited by Michael Patrick Cullinane, Clare Frances Elliott

    Series: Routledge Research in American Politics and Governance

    In 2011 Barack Obama invited ten distinguished biographers to the White House to ask them one question: which past American president should I emulate? This was not the first time Obama asked scholars this, but the answer he received would differ as presidential legacies waxed and waned. In 2008...

    Published February 25th 2014 by Routledge

  10. Policy Entrepreneurship and Elections in Japan

    A Political Biogaphy of Ozawa Ichiro

    By Takashi Oka

    Series: Nissan Institute/Routledge Japanese Studies

    Ozawa Ichiro is one of the most important figures in Japanese politics, having held the positions of Chief Secretary of the Liberal Democrat Party and, after defection from the LDP, President of the Democratic Party of Japan. Ozawa has distinctive ideas that set him apart from the average Japanese...

    Published February 18th 2014 by Routledge