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  1. The Government and Politics of Lebanon

    By Imad Salamey

    Aiming to contribute to the reader’s greater understanding of Lebanese government and politics, this book provides a comprehensive examination of the origin, development, and institutionalization of sectarian consociationalism in Lebanon. A recurrent proposition advanced in this book is that...

    Published September 20th 2013 by Routledge

  2. Parliaments and Citizens

    Edited by Cristina Leston-Bandeira

    Series: Library of Legislative Studies

    The relationship between parliaments and citizens is one of the least studied subjects in legislative studies, yet this is a crucial dimension to understand parliaments and the role they play in our political systems. Furthermore, this relationship has gained considerable visibility over the...

    Published June 14th 2013 by Routledge

  3. Representation and Effectiveness in Latin American Democracies

    Congress, Judiciary and Civil Society

    Edited by Moira B. MacKinnon, Ludovico Feoli

    Series: Routledge Studies in Latin American Politics

    Legislatures, the judiciary and civil society are important actors in representative democracies. In what ways and how well do they represent? And how effectively do they carry out their institutional and social roles? Both questions refer to the key dimensions of democracy analyzed in this book:...

    Published May 9th 2013 by Routledge

  4. Legislatures of Small States

    A Comparative Study

    Edited by Nicholas D J Baldwin

    Series: Library of Legislative Studies

    This book provides a comparative study of the legislatures of small nations, states and territories, to explore the extent to which size is a factor in how they function and fulfil the roles and responsibility of a legislature. Though the physical nature and environment of states is a neglected...

    Published December 6th 2012 by Routledge

  5. 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 14th 2012 by Routledge

  6. 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 19th 2012 by Routledge

  7. 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 30th 2012 by Routledge

  8. 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 29th 2012 by Routledge

  9. 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 5th 2012 by Routledge

  10. 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 7th 2012 by Routledge