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New and Published Books

  1. 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

  2. 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 17th 2014 by Routledge

  3. 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 17th 2014 by Routledge

  4. 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 10th 2014 by Routledge

  5. 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 December 3rd 2014 by Routledge

  6. 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 2nd 2014 by Routledge

  7. 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 20th 2014 by Routledge

  8. Comparing autocracies in the early Twenty-first Century

    Vol 2: The Performance and Persistence of Autocracies

    Edited by Aurel Croissant, Steffen Kailitz, Patrick Koellner, Stefan Wurster

    Series: Democratization Special Issues

    Authoritarianism research has evolved into one of the fastest growing research fields in comparative politics. The newly awakened interest in autocratic regimes goes hand in hand with a lack of systematic research on the results of the political and substantive policy performance of variants of...

    Published November 18th 2014 by Routledge

  9. Presidential Rhetoric from Wilson to Obama

    Constructing crises, fast and slow

    By Wesley Widmaier

    Series: Routledge Studies in US Foreign Policy

    Over the past century, presidential constructions of crises have spurred recurring redefinitions of U.S. interests, as crusading advance has alternated with realist retrenchment. For example, Harry Truman and George W. Bush constructed crises that justified liberal crusades in the Cold War and War...

    Published November 14th 2014 by Routledge

  10. Reflections on the Revolution of our Time (Works of Harold J. Laski)

    By Harold J. Laski

    Series: The Works of Harold J. Laski

    This is Laski’s most important book after A Grammar of Politics. It discusses, on a grand scale, every aspect of American public life. Laski surveys American traditions and the American spirit, political institutions, the entire educational, religious, economic and social scene, America as a world...

    Published November 13th 2014 by Routledge