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  1. Democratic Futures

    Re-Visioning Democracy Promotion

    By Milja Kurki

    Series: Interventions

    Democracy promotion has been an influential policy agenda in many Western states and international organisations, and amongst many NGO actors. But what kinds of models of democracy do democracy promoters promote? This book examines in detail the conceptual orders that underpin democracy...

    Published December 12th 2012 by Routledge

  2. Human Rights and Constituent Power

    Without Model or Warranty

    By Illan rua Wall

    With the emergence of modern human rights in the Universal Declaration, what remained of a radical political potential of the discourse withdrew: statism and individualism became its authorised foundations and the possibilities of other human rights traditions were denied. The strife that once lay...

    Published December 7th 2012 by Routledge

  3. Ethnic Party Bans in Africa

    Edited by Matthijs Bogaards, Matthias Basedau, Christof Hartmann

    Series: Democratization Special Issues

    In Sub-Saharan Africa, the spread of democracy since the 1990s has been accompanied by the proliferation of bans on ethnic political parties. A majority of constitutions in the region explicitly prohibit political parties to organize on the basis of race, ethnicity, religion, region and other...

    Published December 5th 2012 by Routledge

  4. Political Disaffection in Contemporary Democracies

    Social Capital, Institutions and Politics

    By Mariano Torcal, José Ramón Montero

    Series: Routledge Research in Comparative Politics

    Citizens of many democracies are becoming more critical of basic political institutions and detached and disaffected from politics in general. This is a new comparative analysis of this trend that focuses on major democracies throughout Latin America, Asia and Central Europe. It brings together...

    Published December 4th 2012 by Routledge

  5. Democratic Transition in the Middle East

    Unmaking Power

    Edited by Larbi Sadiki, Heiko Wimmen, Layla Al Zubaidi

    Popular uprisings and revolts across the Arab Middle East have often resulted in a democratic faragh or void in power. How society seeks to fill that void, regardless of whether the regime falls or survives, is the common trajectory followed by the seven empirical case studies published here for...

    Published November 30th 2012 by Routledge

  6. Global Movement

    Edited by Ruth Reitan

    Series: Rethinking Globalizations

    Critical research and theorizing on the Anti- or Alter-Globalization Movement has exploded over the last two decades. This volume provides a platform for scholar-activists themselves to share insights from engaged research and to critically reflect on movement histories and internal dynamics. It...

    Published November 29th 2012 by Routledge

  7. 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 21st 2012 by Routledge

  8. 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 16th 2012 by Routledge

  9. 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 16th 2012 by Routledge

  10. 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 14th 2012 by Routledge