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  1. Reflections on 1989 in Eastern Europe

    Edited by Terry Cox

    Series: Routledge Europe-Asia Studies

    This book presents a selection of recent research on the events and developments of 1989 in Eastern Europe. It offers a mix of detailed examinations of the events of 1989 in Eastern Europe, thoughtful and considered appraisals of developments, and ‘middle-range’ theoretical discussions of patterns...

    Published November 20th 2012 by Routledge

  2. The Dynamics of Opposition Cooperation in the Arab World

    Contentious Politics in Times of Change

    Edited by Hendrik Jan Kraetzschmar

    Within the democratisation literature, opposition unity is widely seen as an important requisite to successfully pressure authoritarian rulers into liberalising reforms and in bringing about democratic change. Taking up on this theme, this book examines the myriad ways in which opposition groups...

    Published November 15th 2012 by Routledge

  3. 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 November 15th 2012 by Routledge

  4. Direct Democracy and Minority Rights

    A Critical Assessment of the Tyranny of the Majority in the American States

    By Daniel 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 13th 2012 by Routledge

  5. Rethinking the 'Coloured Revolutions'

    Edited by David Lane, Stephen White

    The communist world was supposed to have had its ‘revolution’ in 1989. But the demise of the Soviet Union came two years later, at the end of 1991; and then, perplexingly, a series of irregular executive changes began to take place the following decade in countries that were already postcommunist....

    Published November 12th 2012 by Routledge

  6. EU External Governance

    Projecting EU Rules beyond Membership

    Edited by Sandra Lavenex, Frank Schimmelfennig

    Series: Journal of European Public Policy Special Issues as Books

    The European Union has developed a wide array of external relations with its neighbouring countries. Without offering full membership, the EU nevertheless attempts to transfer its rules and policies to non-member countries. It is this extension of EU rules beyond EU borders that the analysis of...

    Published November 12th 2012 by Routledge

  7. The Gender of Democracy

    Citizenship and Gendered Subjectivity

    By Maro Pantelidou Maloutas

    Series: Routledge Research in Gender and Society

    As developments in the European Union and elsewhere make the re-examination of citizenship a pressing issue, this book reflects on the persisting "masculine" character of contemporary democracy and the measures taken in the EU to combat it. Combining a theoretical approach with a specific critique...

    Published November 1st 2012 by Routledge

  8. Building Democracy and Civil Society East of the Elbe

    Essays in Honour of Edmund Mokrzycki

    By Sven Eliaeson

    Series: Routledge Contemporary Russia and Eastern Europe Series

    This book explores the idea of civil society and how it is being implemented in Eastern Europe. The implosion of the Russian empire fifteen years ago and the new wave of democratization opened a new field of inquiry. The wide-ranging debate on the transition became focused on a conceptual battle,...

    Published September 18th 2012 by Routledge

  9. EU Conditionality in the Western Balkans

    Edited by Florian Bieber

    Series: Routledge Europe-Asia Studies

    This volume examines how European institutions, the European Union in particular through its policy of conditionality, have shaped the post-conflict reconstruction of the Western Balkans. From state-building to democratization and environmental policies, this book explores whether and in...

    Published August 15th 2012 by Routledge

  10. Hard Questions for Democracy

    Edited by Raj Chari

    The recent financial and economic crisis has forced governments and people from around the globe to ask some hard questions about how democracy has evolved. Some of these are old questions; others are new. Is democracy really the most desirable form of government? How democratic is policy-making...

    Published July 8th 2012 by Routledge