European Politics Catalog 2013

New & Forthcoming Titles

Eastern Europe

  1. Institutional Legacies of Communism

    Change and Continuities in Minority Protection

    Edited by Karl Cordell, Timofey Agarin, Alexander Osipov

    Series: Routledge Advances in European Politics

    Twenty years after the demise of communist policy, this book evaluates the continuing communist legacies in the current minority protection systems and legislations across a number of states in post-communist Europe. The fall of communism and the process of democratisation across post-communist...

    Published May 20th 2013 by Routledge

  2. New Democracies in Crisis?

    A Comparative Constitutional Study of the Czech Republic, Hungary, Poland, Romania and Slovakia

    By Paul Blokker

    Series: Routledge Advances in European Politics

    This book considers whether the potential of democracy following the end of the Cold War was diminished by technocratic, judicial control of politics in the new democracies of Central and Eastern Europe. It explores the complexities and drawbacks of modern constitutionalism by offering a...

    Published August 26th 2013 by Routledge

  3. The Politics of International Law and Compliance

    Serbia, Croatia and The Hague Tribunal

    By Nikolas M. Rajkovic

    Series: Routledge Research in Comparative Politics

    Leading the debate on the domestic effect of the growing influence of international adjudication, this invaluable text examines Serbia and Croatia’s erratic record of compliance with the International Criminal Tribunal for the Former Yugoslavia (ICTY). Since the demise of the Milosevic and Tudjman...

    Published August 30th 2011 by Routledge

  4. Post-Communist Parliaments

    Change and Stability in the Second Decade

    Edited by David M. Olson, Gabriella Ilonszki

    Series: Library of Legislative Studies

    At the end of the "founding" or initial decade, the new parliaments of post-Communist Europe had developed two distinct types: democratic and presidentially-dominated. Whilst in the early years, they had been characterised as "parliaments in adolescence," they have - through the second decade -...

    Published October 11th 2011 by Routledge

  5. Memory, Conflict and New Media

    Web Wars in Post-Socialist States

    Edited by Ellen Rutten, Julie Fedor, Vera Zvereva

    Series: Media, War and Security

    This book examines the online memory wars in post-Soviet states – where political conflicts take the shape of heated debates about the recent past, and especially World War II and Soviet socialism. To this day, former socialist states face the challenge of constructing national identities,...

    Published April 2nd 2013 by Routledge

  6. 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

  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 20th 2012 by Routledge

  8. European Foreign Policy and the Challenges of Balkan Accession

    Conditionality, legitimacy and compliance

    By Gergana Noutcheva

    Series: Routledge/UACES Contemporary European Studies

    The Balkan countries have responded differently to the EU’s conditional offer of membership. This book examines the diverging compliance patterns of the Balkan accession states and asks why some of them have complied substantially, some only partially and others have defied the EU. The book...

    Published June 6th 2012 by Routledge

  9. European Integration and Transformation in the Western Balkans

    Europeanization or Business as Usual?

    Edited by Arolda Elbasani

    Series: Routledge/UACES Contemporary European Studies

    The book investigates the scope and limitations of the transformative power of EU enlargement in the Western Balkans. The extension of EU enlargement policy to the region has generated high expectations that enlargement will regulate democratic institution-building and foster reform, much as it did...

    Published March 17th 2013 by Routledge

  10. The Political Psychology of War Rape

    Studies from Bosnia and Herzegovina

    By Inger Skjelsbæk

    Series: War, Politics and Experience

    This book provides a conceptual framework for understanding war rape and its impact, through empirical examination of the case of Bosnia. Providing a contextual understanding of sexual violence in war, and situating Bosnian war rape in relation to subsequent conflicts, the book offers a...

    Published September 15th 2011 by Routledge

  11. Citizenship after Yugoslavia

    Edited by Jo Shaw, Igor Štiks

    This book is the first comprehensive examination of the citizenship regimes of the new states that emerged out of the break up of Yugoslavia. It covers both the states that emerged out of the initial disintegration across 1991 and 1992 (Slovenia, Croatia, Bosnia-Herzegovina, the Federal Republic of...

    Published November 18th 2012 by Routledge

  12. The European Union and the Baltic States

    Changing Forms of Governance

    Edited by Bengt Jacobsson

    Series: Europe and the Nation State

    This book explores how the Baltic States have adapted to, and been embedded in, a wider European environment and how they have become modern European states. It focuses on changes in the policies, politics and administrative practices that have taken place after 1991 in Estonia, Latvia and...

    Published October 6th 2011 by Routledge

  13. Uncivil Society?

    Contentious Politics in Post-Communist Europe

    Edited by Petr Kopecky, Cas Mudde

    Series: Extremism and Democracy

    This volume makes a significant contribution to the debate about the development of post-communist civil society by focusing on its alleged 'dark side', i.e., on the groups that are excluded from 'civil society' on both conceptual and normative grounds. The chapters, written by specialists in the...

    Published April 15th 2012 by Routledge