European Politics Catalog 2013

New & Forthcoming Titles

European Politics: Parties, Elections and Political Behaviour

  1. Routledge Handbook of European Elections

    Edited by Donatella M. Viola

    This Handbook is a comprehensive reference guide to the European Parliamentary Elections. The opening section analyzes the European Parliament’s evolution, profile and political dynamics while the rest of the Handbook focuses on an analysis of Euro-elections in all EU member states. Each of the...

    To Be Published September 29th 2014 by Routledge

  2. New Participatory Dimensions in Civil Society

    Professionalization and Individualized Collective Action

    Edited by Jan W. van Deth, William A. Maloney

    Series: Routledge/ECPR Studies in European Political Science

    This book examines citizen engagement in contemporary democratic politics and the development of new participatory forms. Based on empirical information gathered from citizens, activists and organizations, it examines the changing face of democratic participation. Advanced democracies are ‘plagued’...

    Published December 12th 2011 by Routledge

  3. Party Government in the New Europe

    Edited by Hans Keman, Ferdinand Muller-Rommel

    Series: Routledge/ECPR Studies in European Political Science

    This truly comparative volume examines the "life cycle" of party governments in Europe from 1990 onwards, and analyses its role and function in contemporary European parliamentary democracies. The life and the performance of party governments in Europe became more and more volatile and publicly...

    Published May 23rd 2012 by Routledge

  4. Cohesion and Discipline in Legislatures

    Edited by Reuven Y. Hazan

    Series: Library of Legislative Studies

    The existence of noticeable 'unified' parties is central to the theory and practice of democracy in general, and to parliamentary democracy in particular. However, legislative studies scholars have good reason to cease treating parties as monolithic, unitary actors, for they evidently are not. The...

    Published December 12th 2011 by Routledge

  5. New Challenger Parties in Western Europe

    A Comparative Analysis

    By Airo Hino

    Series: Routledge Research in Comparative Politics

    This book provides a systematic and comparative account of the rise of ‘new challenger parties’ across Western Europe. It analyses how parties that challenge the conventional party system by addressing issues neglected by existing parties can succeed and fail. Systematically comparing 229 elections...

    Published January 18th 2012 by Routledge

  6. Party Strategies in Western Europe

    Party Competition and Electoral Outcomes

    By Gemma Loomes

    Series: Routledge Advances in European Politics

    This book examines political party system change from a party-centric perspective and assesses how, and to what extent, established political parties in western Europe can maintain their dominant positions. Parties are increasingly competing in a changeable environment and this book assesses the...

    Published October 30th 2011 by Routledge

  7. Parties, Elections, and Policy Reforms in Western Europe

    Voting for Social Pacts

    By Kerstin Hamann, John Kelly

    Series: Routledge Research in Comparative Politics

    Social pacts – policy agreements between governments, labor unions and sometimes employer organizations – began to emerge in many countries in the 1980s. The most common explanations for social pacts tend to focus on economic factors, influenced by industrial relations institutions such as highly...

    Published August 30th 2010 by Routledge

  8. Routledge Handbook of European Elections

    Edited by Donatella M. Viola

    This Handbook is a comprehensive reference guide to the European Parliamentary Elections. The opening section analyzes the European Parliament’s evolution, profile and political dynamics while the rest of the Handbook focuses on an analysis of Euro-elections in all EU member states. Each of the...

    To Be Published September 29th 2014 by Routledge

  9. New Participatory Dimensions in Civil Society

    Professionalization and Individualized Collective Action

    Edited by Jan W. van Deth, William A. Maloney

    Series: Routledge/ECPR Studies in European Political Science

    This book examines citizen engagement in contemporary democratic politics and the development of new participatory forms. Based on empirical information gathered from citizens, activists and organizations, it examines the changing face of democratic participation. Advanced democracies are ‘plagued’...

    Published December 12th 2011 by Routledge

  10. Party Government in the New Europe

    Edited by Hans Keman, Ferdinand Muller-Rommel

    Series: Routledge/ECPR Studies in European Political Science

    This truly comparative volume examines the "life cycle" of party governments in Europe from 1990 onwards, and analyses its role and function in contemporary European parliamentary democracies. The life and the performance of party governments in Europe became more and more volatile and publicly...

    Published May 23rd 2012 by Routledge

  11. Cohesion and Discipline in Legislatures

    Edited by Reuven Y. Hazan

    Series: Library of Legislative Studies

    The existence of noticeable 'unified' parties is central to the theory and practice of democracy in general, and to parliamentary democracy in particular. However, legislative studies scholars have good reason to cease treating parties as monolithic, unitary actors, for they evidently are not. The...

    Published December 12th 2011 by Routledge

  12. New Challenger Parties in Western Europe

    A Comparative Analysis

    By Airo Hino

    Series: Routledge Research in Comparative Politics

    This book provides a systematic and comparative account of the rise of ‘new challenger parties’ across Western Europe. It analyses how parties that challenge the conventional party system by addressing issues neglected by existing parties can succeed and fail. Systematically comparing 229 elections...

    Published January 18th 2012 by Routledge

  13. Party Strategies in Western Europe

    Party Competition and Electoral Outcomes

    By Gemma Loomes

    Series: Routledge Advances in European Politics

    This book examines political party system change from a party-centric perspective and assesses how, and to what extent, established political parties in western Europe can maintain their dominant positions. Parties are increasingly competing in a changeable environment and this book assesses the...

    Published October 30th 2011 by Routledge

  14. Parties, Elections, and Policy Reforms in Western Europe

    Voting for Social Pacts

    By Kerstin Hamann, John Kelly

    Series: Routledge Research in Comparative Politics

    Social pacts – policy agreements between governments, labor unions and sometimes employer organizations – began to emerge in many countries in the 1980s. The most common explanations for social pacts tend to focus on economic factors, influenced by industrial relations institutions such as highly...

    Published August 30th 2010 by Routledge