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New and Published Books

  1. The Turkish Deep State

    State Consolidation, Civil-Military Relations and Democracy

    By Mehtap Söyler

    Series: Routledge Studies in Middle Eastern Politics

    The deep state ranks among the most critical issues in Turkish politics. This book traces its origins and offers an explanation of the emergence and trajectory of the deep state; the meaning and function of informal and authoritarian institutions in the formal security sector of a democratic regime...

    Published February 16th 2015 by Routledge

  2. The President, the State and the Cold War

    Comparing the foreign policies of Truman and Reagan

    By James Bilsland

    Series: Routledge Studies in US Foreign Policy

    US foreign policy during the Cold War has been analysed from a number of perspectives, generating large bodies of literature attempting to explain its origins, its development and its conclusion. However, there are still many questions left only partially explained. In large part this is because...

    Published February 10th 2015 by Routledge

  3. The Problem of Foreign Policy (Routledge Revivals)

    A Consideration of Present Dangers and the Best Methods for Meeting Them

    By Gilbert Murray

    Series: Routledge Revivals

    First published in 1921, Gilbert Murray’s treatise considers a largely euro-centric foreign policy during the inter-war period. Believing passionately in the prospect of a Liberal England and the hope promised by the League of Nations, with Britain at its centre, Murray argues that a secure future...

    Published February 8th 2015 by Routledge

  4. Democratic Decision-making in the EU

    Technocracy in Disguise?

    By Anne Elizabeth Stie

    Series: Routledge Studies on Democratising Europe

    This book examines the democratic legitimacy of the European Union (EU) and evaluates the democratic credentials of the EU’s main decision-making procedure. It finds that though there is potential for democratic decision-making in the EU, the actual process is dominated by technocrats and secret...

    Published February 8th 2015 by Routledge

  5. Contemporary Political Agency

    Theory and Practice

    Edited by Bice Maiguashca, Raffaele Marchetti

    Series: Global Order Studies

    This book explores and critically reflects on the theory and practice of political agency in contemporary global politics. In light of the changing relationship between the state, the market and the society, it seeks to map both theoretically and empirically contemporary forms of global political...

    Published February 8th 2015 by Routledge

  6. Situating Global Resistance

    Between Discipline and Dissent

    Edited by Lara Montesinos Coleman, Karen Tucker

    Series: Rethinking Globalizations

    The book examines some of the ways in which contemporary forms of political dissent are situated within processes of global ordering. Grounded in analysis of concrete practices of discipline and dissent in specific contexts, it explores the ways in which resistance can be shaped by dominant...

    Published February 3rd 2015 by Routledge

  7. Migration, Work and Citizenship in the New Global Order

    Edited by Ronaldo Munck, Carl Ulrik Schierup, Raúl Delgado Wise

    Series: Rethinking Globalizations

    Any consideration of global migration in relation to work and citizenship must necessarily be situated in the context of the Great Recession. A whole historical chapter – that of neoliberalism – has now closed and the future can only be deemed uncertain. Migrant workers were key players during this...

    Published January 31st 2015 by Routledge

  8. Militant Democracy

    Undemocratic Political Parties and Beyond

    By Svetlana Tyulkina

    The term ‘militant democracy’ was coined by Karl Loewenstein in the 1930s. He argued that attempts to establish democracy in the Weimar Republic failed due to the lack of militancy against subversive movements. The concept of militant democracy was introduced to legal scholarship and constitutional...

    Published January 26th 2015 by Routledge

  9. 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 January 26th 2015 by Routledge

  10. Security and Defensive Democracy in Israel

    A Critical Approach to Political Discourse

    By Sharon Weinblum

    Series: Routledge Studies in Liberty and Security

    This book scrutinises how political actors in the Israeli parliament (the Knesset) have articulated the security-democracy nexus in their discourses. Security crises expose political leaders to an uncomfortable dilemma: guaranteeing the safety of citizens while at the same time preserving...

    Published January 22nd 2015 by Routledge