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  1. Direct Democracy and Minority Rights

    A Critical Assessment of the Tyranny of the Majority in the American States

    By Daniel C. Lewis

    Series: Controversies in Electoral Democracy and Representation

    This book conclusively demonstrates that direct democracy—institutions like the ballot initiative and the referendum—endangers the rights of minorities and perpetuates a tyranny of the majority. While advocates of direct democracy advocate that these institutions protect citizens from corrupt...

    Published November 13th 2012 by Routledge

  2. Direct Democracy in the United States

    Petitioners as a Reflection of Society

    Edited by Shauna Reilly, Ryan M. Yonk

    Series: Routledge Research in American Politics and Governance

    The increased use of direct democracy measures across the United States has brought attention to the individual petitioner however their motivations and goals continue to be an enigma. Drawing on behavioral, historical and legal analysis to provide a more concrete depiction of these individuals,...

    Published October 18th 2012 by Routledge

  3. Dynamics of Change in the European Union

    Edited by Daniel Naurin, Anne Rasmussen

    Series: West European Politics

    Agreements concerning inter-institutional rules in the treaties of the European Union often give rise to reactions and processes of adaptation within the EU institutions. Recent literature on EU legislative politics has increasingly examined decision-making within the EU institutions, but has...

    Published July 29th 2012 by Routledge

  4. Counter-Terrorism and Beyond

    The Culture of Law and Justice After 9/11

    Edited by Andrew Lynch, Nicola McGarrity, George Williams

    Series: Routledge Research in Terrorism and the Law

    This book considers the increasing trend towards a ‘culture of control’ in democratic countries. The post-9/11 counter-terrorism laws in nations such as the USA, the UK, Canada and Australia provide a stark demonstration of this trend. These laws share a focus on the pre-emption of crime,...

    Published May 28th 2012 by Routledge

  5. The Roles and Function of Parliamentary Questions

    Edited by Shane Martin, Olivier Rozenberg

    Series: Library of Legislative Studies

    Parliamentary questions are a feature of almost all national legislatures. Despite this, we know very little about how questions are used by MPs and what impact questions have on controlling the government. This volume advances our theoretical and empirical knowledge of the use of questioning in a...

    Published April 4th 2012 by Routledge

  6. Parliamentary Roles in Modern Legislatures

    Edited by Magnus Blomgren, Olivier Rozenberg

    Series: Routledge/ECPR Studies in European Political Science

    This book gathers the most influential authors on role research and legislative studies to examine the different roles that MPs are playing in modern-day legislatures. It provides a comprehensive and critical overview of current research on legislative roles, summarises previous research, presents...

    Published February 6th 2012 by Routledge

  7. Parliamentary Oversight Tools

    A Comparative Analysis

    By Riccardo Pelizzo, Frederick Stapenhurst

    Series: Routledge Research in Comparative Politics

    This book investigates Parliaments’ capacity to oversee government activities, policies and expenditures. Utilising a comparative approach, the book presents a new examination of oversight tools and discusses the conditions under which such tools are employed effectively. The result of a 9-year...

    Published December 19th 2011 by Routledge

  8. Federalism, Plurinationality and Democratic Constitutionalism

    Theory and Cases

    Edited by Ferran Requejo, Miquel Caminal Badia

    Series: Routledge Studies in Nationalism and Ethnicity

    This book provides a theoretical and comparative analysis of federalism and federations in plurinational democracies, examining how states with distinct peoples and communities coexist (or not). Through a theoretical approach to democracy and federalism, and interdisciplinary analysis of...

    Published November 8th 2011 by Routledge

  9. Post-Communist Parliaments

    Change and Stability in the Second Decade

    Edited by David M. Olson, Gabriella Ilonszki

    Series: Library of Legislative Studies

    At the end of the "founding" or initial decade, the new parliaments of post-Communist Europe had developed two distinct types: democratic and presidentially-dominated. Whilst in the early years, they had been characterised as "parliaments in adolescence," they have - through the second decade -...

    Published October 11th 2011 by Routledge

  10. Russian Regional Politics under Putin and Medvedev

    Edited by Cameron Ross

    Series: Routledge Europe-Asia Studies

    Many authors have alluded to the unique nature of Russia’s dual transition and its difficult task of simultaneously reforming its economy and polity. But there is in fact a third transition still far from completed that is of no less importance, the need to reconfigure central-regional relations...

    Published August 30th 2011 by Routledge