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New and Published Books

  1. The Changing Context of Local Democracy

    Role Perception and Behaviour of Municipal Councillors

    Edited by Hubert Heinelt

    This book reflects on the role and task perception as well as the behaviour of councillors in the changing context of local democracy. Political leadership at the local level has attracted growing attention in recent years in parallel with reforms of local government and of the municipal...

    Published September 29th 2014 by Routledge

  2. Ernesto Laclau

    Post-Marxism, Populism and Critique

    Edited by David Howarth

    Series: Routledge Innovators in Political Theory

    Ernesto Laclau has blazed a unique trail in political theory and philosophy since the early 1970s. In so doing, he has articulated a range of philosophical and theoretical currents into a coherent alternative to mainstream models and practices of conducting social and political science. The editors...

    Published September 23rd 2014 by Routledge

  3. Twenty Years of Studying Democratization

    Vol 3: Building Blocks of Democracy

    Edited by Aurel Croissant, Jeffrey Haynes

    Series: Re Visions: Critical Studies in the History and Theory of Art

    Democratization emerged at a time of epochal change in global politics: the twin impacts of the end of the Soviet Union and the speeding up and deepening of globalisation in the early 1990s meant a whole new ball game in terms of global political developments. The journal’s first issue appeared in...

    Published September 21st 2014 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 September 19th 2014 by Routledge

  5. 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 18th 2014 by Routledge

  6. Politics and Democracy in Microstates

    By Wouter Veenendaal

    Series: Democratization Studies

    Why are small states statistically more likely to have a democratic political system? By addressing this question from a qualitative and comparative methodological angle, this book analyses the effects of a small population size on political competition and participation. By comparing the four...

    Published September 18th 2014 by Routledge

  7. Liberal Peacebuilding and the Locus of Legitimacy

    Edited by David Roberts

    Series: South America, Central America and the Caribbean

    Liberal peacebuilding too often builds neither peace nor Liberalism. In a growing number of cases, people aren’t rejecting and relegating democracy because it’s bad; they’re challenging it because it isn’t relevant to their priorities and needs. The peacebuilding ‘moment’ – when consent for...

    Published September 17th 2014 by Routledge

  8. The Arab Spring

    Critical Analyses

    Edited by Khair El-Din Haseeb

    This volume provides a wealth of in-depth, country-specific analyses of the Arab Spring, in addition to works that examine the larger theoretical framework and socio-political implications of events. Unlike other analyses, often from the perspective of Western scholarship from the outside looking...

    Published September 11th 2014 by Routledge

  9. Ethnic Politics and Democratic Transition in Rwanda

    By David E. Kiwuwa

    Series: Democratization Studies

    This book offers an examination of how a deeply divided post-conflict society embarks on democratic transition. Using Rwanda as the case study, it combines analysis of democratic transition and ethnopolitical debate, asking why deeply divided ethnic societies have a tendency to fail. Though...

    Published September 11th 2014 by Routledge

  10. Society and Democracy in Europe

    Edited by Silke I. Keil, Oscar W. Gabriel

    Series: Routledge Advances in European Politics

    This comparative study examines what kinds of societal forces shape European relationships towards democratic political life in contemporary Europe. Drawing on data from the European Social Survey (ESS), the book develops a theoretical perspective on the relationship between social structure and...

    Published September 11th 2014 by Routledge