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Explaining European Identity Formation Citizens' Attachment from Maastricht Treaty to Crisis by Stephanie Bergbauer Explaining European Identity Formation Citizens' Attachment from Maastricht Treaty to Crisis

What makes people identify with Europe? To answer this question, this book analyzes the development and determinants of a common European identity among EU citizens from the Maastricht Treaty in 1992 to the recent financial and economic crisis. The author...
Format: Hardback - Released: 13/11/2017

Power, Networks and Violent Conflict in Central Asia A Comparison of Tajikistan and Uzbekistan by Idil (Istanbul Medeniyet University, Turkey) Tuncer-Kilavuz Power, Networks and Violent Conflict in Central Asia A Comparison of Tajikistan and Uzbekistan
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When the five Central Asian republics gained independence from the Soviet Union in 1991, expectations of violent conflict were widespread. Indeed, the country of Tajikistan suffered a five-year civil war from 1992 to 1997. The factors that the literature on...
Format: Paperback - Released: 09/11/2017

Anti-Politics, Depoliticization, and Governance by Paul (Associate Professor of Governance and Director of the Centre for Change Governance, University of Canberra) Fawcett Anti-Politics, Depoliticization, and Governance
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This volume redefines the research agenda for studying anti-politics and contemporary governance, and presents and examines new case-study material from a range of countries and policy areas.
Format: Hardback - Released: 07/11/2017

Myth and Reality of the Legitimacy Crisis Explaining Trends and Cross-National Differences in Established Democracies by Carolien (Lecturer in Comparative Politics, University of New South Wales) Van Ham Myth and Reality of the Legitimacy Crisis Explaining Trends and Cross-National Differences in Established Democracies
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This volume provides a state-of-the-art assessment of citizens' beliefs in the legitimacy of modern Western democracies, an overview of current explanations of fluctuations in these beliefs (both over-time and cross-national), and a perspective on fruitful future lines of investigation into...
Format: Hardback - Released: 07/11/2017

Governing Human Well-Being Domestic and International Determinants by Nisha Bellinger Governing Human Well-Being Domestic and International Determinants

This book provides a comprehensive explanation of human well-being outcomes by analyzing the role of domestic and international political factors. The well-being outcomes under study are the building blocks of development, and play a crucial developmental role in the lives...
Format: Hardback - Released: 06/11/2017

WTF What have we done? Why did it happen? How do we take back control? by Robert Peston WTF What have we done? Why did it happen? How do we take back control?

Peston explains what the f*ck happened and what happens next
Format: Paperback - Released: 02/11/2017

Why the left loses The Decline of the Centre-Left in Comparative Perspective by Rob Manwaring Why the left loses The Decline of the Centre-Left in Comparative Perspective

Social Democracy is on the back-foot, and increasingly centre-left political parties are struggling to win office. Bringing together a range of leading academics and experts on social democratic politics and policy, Why the Left Loses offers an international, comparative view...
Format: Paperback - Released: 01/11/2017

Are Politics Local? The Two Dimensions of Party Nationalization around the World by Scott (University of Pittsburgh) Morgenstern Are Politics Local? The Two Dimensions of Party Nationalization around the World

Are politics local? Why? Where? How do we measure local versus national politics? And what are the effects?
Format: Hardback - Released: 31/10/2017

Money for Votes The Causes and Consequences of Electoral Clientelism in Africa by Eric (George Washington University, Washington DC) Kramon Money for Votes The Causes and Consequences of Electoral Clientelism in Africa
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This book explains why vote buying is common in low-income democracies in Africa, and examines its consequences for democratic accountability.
Format: Hardback - Released: 31/10/2017

The Political Economy of Pension Policy Reversal in Post-Communist Countries by Sarah Wilson (University of Colorado Boulder) Sokhey The Political Economy of Pension Policy Reversal in Post-Communist Countries

This book examines how and why policies are reversed by focusing on post-communist backtracking on pension privatization.
Format: Hardback - Released: 31/10/2017

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Environmental Politics and Policy by John McCormick Environmental Politics and Policy

This book provides systematic coverage of the key concepts in the study of environmental politics; the evolution of environmental thinking; the national and international actors involved in environmental policy; and a selection of specific environmental problems including their causes, the...
Format: Hardback - Released: 23/11/2017

Environmental Politics and Policy by John McCormick Environmental Politics and Policy

This book provides systematic coverage of the key concepts in the study of environmental politics; the evolution of environmental thinking; the national and international actors involved in environmental policy; and a selection of specific environmental problems including their causes, the...
Format: Paperback - Released: 23/11/2017

Reconciliation in Conflict-Affected Communities Practices and Insights from the Asia-Pacific by Bert Jenkins Reconciliation in Conflict-Affected Communities Practices and Insights from the Asia-Pacific

This book focuses on the formal and informal reconciliation processes during conflict and post-conflict periods in various locations in the Asia-Pacific, and includes cases studies based on primary research conducted in countries such as Cambodia, Timor-Leste, Nepal, Sri Lanka, Pakistan,...
Format: Hardback - Released: 30/11/2017

Rethinking Right-Wing Women Gender and the Conservative Party, 1880s to the Present by Clarisse Berthezene Rethinking Right-Wing Women Gender and the Conservative Party, 1880s to the Present

Explores the institutional structures for and the representations, mobilisation, and the political careers of women in the British Conservative Party since the late 19th century. This book tackles the ambivalences between women's politicisation and women's emancipation in the history of...
Format: Hardback - Released: 01/12/2017

Hans J. Morgenthau and the American Experience by Cornelia Navari Hans J. Morgenthau and the American Experience

This edited volume covers the development of the thought of the political realist Hans J. Morgenthau from the time of his arrival in America from Nazi-dominated Europe through to his emphatic denunciation of American policy in the Vietnam War. Critical...
Format: Hardback - Released: 11/12/2017

Practising Eu Foreign Policy Russia and the Eastern Neighbours by Beatrix Futak-Campbell Practising Eu Foreign Policy Russia and the Eastern Neighbours

Focusing on EU practitioners approach the Union's foreign policy to its eastern neighbourhood including Russia from a post-structuralist prospective, this title offers a new methodology to capture practices through the analytical approach of Discursive International Relations and Discursive Practice Model...
Format: Hardback - Released: 11/12/2017

Global Politics and Its Violent Care for Indigeneity Sequels to Colonialism by Marjo Lindroth, Heidi Sinevaara-Niskanen Global Politics and Its Violent Care for Indigeneity Sequels to Colonialism
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This book challenges the common perception that global politics is making progress on indigenous issues and argues that the current global care for indigeneity is, in effect, violent in nature.
Format: Hardback - Released: 21/12/2017

East Asian Perspectives on Political Legitimacy Bridging the Empirical-Normative Divide by Joseph Chan East Asian Perspectives on Political Legitimacy Bridging the Empirical-Normative Divide

A key exploration of political legitimacy in East Asian societies undertaken by normative political theorists and empirical political scientists.
Format: Paperback - Released: 31/12/2017

The Politics of Identity Place, Space and Discourse by Christine Agius The Politics of Identity Place, Space and Discourse

This book explores identity as contingent, fragmented and dynamic across a range of global sites and approaches that deal with citizenship, security, migration, subjectivity, memory, exclusion and belonging, and space and place. It explores the political and social effects and...
Format: Hardback - Released: 01/01/2018

Neoliberalism and Post-Soviet Transition Kazakhstan and Uzbekistan by Wumaier Yilamu Neoliberalism and Post-Soviet Transition Kazakhstan and Uzbekistan

This collection emphasizes a cross-disciplinary approach to the problem of scale, with essays ranging in subject matter from literature to film, architecture, the plastic arts, philosophy, and scientific and political writing.
Format: Hardback - Released: 10/01/2018

Remaking Policy Scale, Pace, and Political Strategy in Health Care Reform by Carolyn Tuohy Remaking Policy Scale, Pace, and Political Strategy in Health Care Reform

In Remaking Policy, Carolyn Hughes Tuohy advances an ambitious new approach to understanding the relationship between political context and policy change.
Format: Paperback - Released: 15/01/2018

Remaking Policy Scale, Pace, and Political Strategy in Health Care Reform by Carolyn Tuohy Remaking Policy Scale, Pace, and Political Strategy in Health Care Reform

In Remaking Policy, Carolyn Hughes Tuohy advances an ambitious new approach to understanding the relationship between political context and policy change.
Format: Hardback - Released: 15/01/2018

Digital Middle East State and Society in the Information Age by Mohamed Zayani Digital Middle East State and Society in the Information Age

Assesses government and civil society responses to the digital revolution in the Middle East.
Format: Paperback - Released: 18/01/2018

Deadly Justice A Statistical Portrait of the Death Penalty by Frank (Professor of Political Science, University of North Carolina) Baumgartner, Marty (Student, University of North Davidson Deadly Justice A Statistical Portrait of the Death Penalty
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Format: Paperback - Released: 25/01/2018

Deadly Justice A Statistical Portrait of the Death Penalty by Frank (Professor of Political Science, University of North Carolina) Baumgartner, Marty (Student, University of North Davidson Deadly Justice A Statistical Portrait of the Death Penalty
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Format: Hardback - Released: 25/01/2018

Other books in this genre

Comparative Health Policy by Robert H. Blank, Viola Burau, Ellen Kuhlmann Comparative Health Policy
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A broad-ranging introduction to the provision, funding and governance of health care across a variety of systems. This revised fifth edition incorporates additional material on low/middle income countries, as well as broadened coverage relating to healthcare outside of hospitals and...
Format: Hardback - Released: 17/10/2017

Far Right Parties and Euroscepticism Patterns of Opposition by Sofia Vasilopoulou Far Right Parties and Euroscepticism Patterns of Opposition


Format: Hardback - Released: 16/10/2017

Government and Politics of Italy by Robert Leonardi Government and Politics of Italy

The political history of Italy has been an undeniably turbulent one. The country's political system has been repeatedly threatened by the historical existence of extremist parties on the left and right, an economy which struggles to adapt, the cleavage between...
Format: Hardback - Released: 15/10/2017

The Law and Religious Market Theory China, Taiwan and Hong Kong by Jianlin (University of Melbourne) Chen The Law and Religious Market Theory China, Taiwan and Hong Kong

A fresh descriptive and normative perspective on law and religion supported by comparative case studies of Greater China.
Format: Hardback - Released: 12/10/2017

Who Judges? Designing Jury Systems in Japan, East Asia, and Europe by Rieko (University of Tokyo) Kage Who Judges? Designing Jury Systems in Japan, East Asia, and Europe

Who Judges? is the first book to explain why different states design their new jury systems in markedly different ways.
Format: Hardback - Released: 12/10/2017

Multi-Level Electoral Politics Beyond the Second-Order Election Model by Sona Nadenichek (Associate Professor, Department of Political Science, Pennsylvania State University) Golder, Ignacio (As Lago Multi-Level Electoral Politics Beyond the Second-Order Election Model
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This volume re-examines how the incentives created by specific electoral institutions affect the behaviour of voters and party elites. It provides the first systematic analysis of multi-level politics at three distinct levels: regional, national, and European Parliament elections.
Format: Hardback - Released: 12/10/2017

Populism and Patronage Why Populists Win Elections in India, Asia, and Beyond by Paul D. (Research Fellow in Indian Political and Social Change, Australian National University) Kenny Populism and Patronage Why Populists Win Elections in India, Asia, and Beyond
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This volume provides a new explanation for why populists are so successful in political systems where vote buying and other such patronage-based practices are common.
Format: Hardback - Released: 12/10/2017

WTF What have we done? Why did it happen? How do we take back control? by Robert Peston WTF What have we done? Why did it happen? How do we take back control?

ITV's political editor explains what the f--- happened and what happens next in today's uncertain political climate.
Format: Hardback - Released: 05/10/2017

Energy Politics and Rural Development in Sub-Saharan Africa The Case of Ghana by Naaborle Sackeyfio Energy Politics and Rural Development in Sub-Saharan Africa The Case of Ghana

This book addresses the paradox of uneven electricity in one of the fastest growing and now petro rich economies, Ghana, by addressing the question of why one of the most hydro rich countries in sub-Saharan Africa produces irregular access for...
Format: Hardback - Released: 02/10/2017

State Expansion and Conflict In and between Israel/Palestine and Lebanon by Oren (Hebrew University of Jerusalem) Barak State Expansion and Conflict In and between Israel/Palestine and Lebanon

A detailed comparison of Lebanon and Israel/Palestine, two expanded states which have experienced conflict and stability domestically and in their mutual relations.
Format: Hardback - Released: 28/09/2017

Government and Politics of Italy by Robert Leonardi Government and Politics of Italy

The political history of Italy has been an undeniably turbulent one. The country's political system has been repeatedly threatened by the historical existence of extremist parties on the left and right, an economy which struggles to adapt, the cleavage between...
Format: Paperback - Released: 25/09/2017

The Democratic Developmental State - North-South Perspectives by Chris Tapscott, Tor Halvorsen, Teresita Cruz-del Rosari The Democratic Developmental State - North-South Perspectives
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The concept of a democratic developmental state is part of the current development discourse advocated by international aid agencies, deliberated on by academics, and embraced by policymakers in many emerging economies in the global South. What is noticeable in this...
Format: Paperback - Released: 22/09/2017

The Global Rise of Populism Performance, Political Style, and Representation by Benjamin Moffitt The Global Rise of Populism Performance, Political Style, and Representation

Once seen as a fringe phenomenon, populism is back. While some politicians and media outlets present it as dangerous to the U.S., Europe, and Latin America, others hail it as the fix for broken democracies. Not surprisingly, questions about populism...
Format: Paperback - Released: 05/09/2017

The Politics of Secularism Religion, Diversity, and Institutional Change in France and Turkey by Murat Akan The Politics of Secularism Religion, Diversity, and Institutional Change in France and Turkey

Discussions of modernity-or alternative and multiple modernities-often hinge on the question of secularism, especially how it travels outside its original European context. Too often, attempts to answer this question either imagine a universal model derived from the history of Western...
Format: Hardback - Released: 05/09/2017

Strengthening Electoral Integrity by Pippa Norris Strengthening Electoral Integrity

Norris counters current pessimism about the effectiveness of democratic programs monitoring and assisting elections worldwide, arguing for international engagement.
Format: Hardback - Released: 29/08/2017

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