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New and Published Books

  1. 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

  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 January 26th 2015 by Routledge

  3. 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

  4. Nations and Democracy

    New Theoretical Perspectives

    By Amanda Machin

    Series: Routledge Advances in Democratic Theory

    A figure of enduring ingenuity, the nation has for centuries played a part on the socio-political stage. Whether centre stage or background scenery, it has featured in violent tragedies, revolutionary drama and nostalgic fable. Today, the nation is cast simultaneously in the roles of villain and...

    Published December 22nd 2014 by Routledge

  5. The History of Compulsory Voting in Europe

    Democracy's Duty?

    By Anthoula Malkopoulou

    Series: Routledge Studies in Social and Political Thought

    Is voting out of fashion? Does it matter if voters don't show up at the polls? If yes, is legal enforcement of voting compatible with democracy? These are just a few of the questions linked to the thorny problem of electoral abstention. This book addresses the hot question whether there is a duty...

    Published December 18th 2014 by Routledge

  6. Routledge Handbook of the Arab Spring

    Rethinking Democratization

    Edited by Larbi Sadiki

    The self-immolation of Mohammed Bouazizi in Tunisia in December 2010 heralded the arrival of the ‘Arab Spring,’ a startling, yet not unprecedented, era of profound social and political upheaval. The meme of the Arab Spring is characterised by bottom-up change, or the lack thereof, and its effects...

    Published December 17th 2014 by Routledge

  7. The Role of Parties in Twenty-First Century Politics

    Responsive and Responsible?

    Edited by Luciano Bardi, Stefano Bartolini, Alexander H. Trechsel

    Series: West European Politics

    For a long time analyses of political parties were framed within the usual context of democracy and of the historical transformation of the forms of democratic government. More recently several authors, among which eminently Peter Mair, progressively began to question the relationship between the...

    Published December 16th 2014 by Routledge

  8. Regional Integration and Democratic Conditionality

    How Democracy Clauses Help Democratic Consolidation and Deepening

    By Gaspare M. Genna, Taeko Hiroi

    Series: Routledge Advances in International Relations and Global Politics

    How effective are democracy clauses of regional integration organizations (RIOs) in promoting democratization and democratic consolidation among member-states? RIOs are increasingly adopting "democracy only" clauses in their treaties, requiring democracy and political stability as a condition of...

    Published December 11th 2014 by Routledge

  9. Rosa Luxemburg in Action

    For Revolution and Democracy

    By Rosemary H. T. O'Kane

    Series: Routledge Studies in Social and Political Thought

    Neither a work concerned only with her Marxist writings nor a personal biography concerned with her private life, this book examines Rosa Luxemburg’s ideas on revolution and democracy and how the two are bound together by her views on the importance of political action. Stretching, historically,...

    Published December 8th 2014 by Routledge

  10. Parties and Political Change in South Asia

    Edited by James Chiriyankandath

    Over the past seven decades and more, political parties have become an essential feature of the political landscape of the South Asian subcontinent, serving both as a conduit and product of the tumultuous change the region has experienced. Yet they have not been the focus of sustained scholarly...

    Published November 19th 2014 by Routledge