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Conceptualising Comparative Politics

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Advisory Board: Colin Hay (University of Sheffield), Courtney Jung (University of Toronto), Todd Landman (University of Essex), Mark Lichbach (University of Maryland), Shinasi Rama (New York University), Vivien Schmidt (Boston University), Till Förster (University of Basel), Zheng Yongnian (East Asia Institute/National University of Singapore)

Conceptualising Comparative Politics: People, Polities, and Markets seeks to bring a distinctive approach to comparative politics by rediscovering the discipline’s rich conceptual tradition and inter-disciplinary foundations. It aims to fill out the conceptual framework on which the rest of the subfield draws but to which books only sporadically contribute, and to complement theoretical and conceptual analysis by applying it to deeply explored case studies. The series publishes books that make serious inquiry into fundamental concepts in comparative politics (crisis, legitimacy, credibility, representation, institutions, civil society, reconciliation) through theoretically engaging and empirical deep analysis.

15 Series Titles

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Right-Wing Populism in Latin America and Beyond

Right-Wing Populism in Latin America and Beyond

1st Edition

Edited By Anthony W. Pereira
June 02, 2023

With contributions from 22 scholars and empirical material from 29 countries within and beyond Latin America, this book identifies subtypes of populism to further understand right-wing populist movements, parties, leaders, and governments. It seeks to examine whether the term populism continues to ...

Populism in Power Discourse and Performativity in SYRIZA and Donald Trump

Populism in Power: Discourse and Performativity in SYRIZA and Donald Trump

1st Edition

By Giorgos Venizelos
May 09, 2023

Shifting attention away from policy achievements and effects on democracy, this book focuses on the charismatic function of populist discourse – comprising antagonistic narratives, transgressive style and appeals to the common people. The book puts forward an integrative approach that brings ...

Authoritarian Gravity Centers A Cross-Regional Study of Authoritarian Promotion and Diffusion

Authoritarian Gravity Centers: A Cross-Regional Study of Authoritarian Promotion and Diffusion

1st Edition

Edited By Marianne Kneuer, Thomas Demmelhuber
December 13, 2021

Autocracies not only resist the global spread of democracy but are sources of autocratic influence and pressure. This book presents a conceptual model to understand, assess, and explain the promotion and diffusion of authoritarian elements. Employing a cross-regional approach, leading experts ...

Populism in Global Perspective A Performative and Discursive Approach

Populism in Global Perspective: A Performative and Discursive Approach

1st Edition

Edited By Pierre Ostiguy, Francisco Panizza, Benjamin Moffitt
December 30, 2020

Pathbreaking theoretically and innovative in treatment, Populism in Global Perspective is a seminal addition to the literature on arguably the most controversial and fervently discussed topic in political science today. The book brings together established and rising stars in the field of populism ...

Politics as a Science A Prolegomenon

Politics as a Science: A Prolegomenon

1st Edition

By Philippe C. Schmitter, Marc Blecher
July 22, 2020

In Politics as a Science, two of the world's leading authorities on Comparative Politics, Philippe C. Schmitter and Marc Blecher, provide a lively introduction to the concepts and framework to study and analyze politics. Written with dexterity, concision and clarity, this short text makes no claim ...

The End of Communist Rule in Albania Political Change and The Role of The Student Movement

The End of Communist Rule in Albania: Political Change and The Role of The Student Movement

1st Edition

Edited By Shinasi A. Rama
September 30, 2019

This book provides a comprehensive examination of the Albanian Student Movement of 1990–1991. To date, there are no thorough studies of the first year of the post-Communist transition in Albania, which constitutes the most critical period of transition. The lessons to be learned are vast and of ...

Manipulating Political Decentralisation Africa's Inclusive Autocrats

Manipulating Political Decentralisation: Africa's Inclusive Autocrats

1st Edition

By Lovise Aalen, Ragnhild L. Muriaas
July 12, 2019

Can autocrats establish representative subnational governments? And which strategies of manipulation are available if they would like to reduce the uncertainty caused by introducing political decentralisation? In the wake of local government reforms, several states across the world have introduced ...

What Kind of Democracy? Participation, Inclusiveness and Contestation

What Kind of Democracy?: Participation, Inclusiveness and Contestation

1st Edition

By Kateřina Vráblíková
July 27, 2018

The broad expansion of non-electoral political participation is considered one of the major changes in the nature of democratic citizenship in the 21st century. Most scholars – but also governments, transnational and subnational political institutions, and various foundations – have adopted the ...

Shaping Citizenship A Political Concept in Theory, Debate and Practice

Shaping Citizenship: A Political Concept in Theory, Debate and Practice

1st Edition

Edited By Claudia Wiesner, Anna Björk, Hanna-Mari Kivistö, Katja Mäkinen
December 26, 2017

Citizenship is a core concept for the social sciences, and citizenship is also frequently interpreted, challenged and contested in different political arenas. Shaping Citizenship explores how the concept is debated and contested, defined and redefined, used and constructed by different agents, at ...

Migration Governance across Regions State-Diaspora Relations in the Latin America-Southern Europe Corridor

Migration Governance across Regions: State-Diaspora Relations in the Latin America-Southern Europe Corridor

1st Edition

By Ana Margheritis
June 16, 2017

Migration policies are rarely effective. Examples of unintended and undesirable outcomes abound. In Latin America, very little is known about the impact and long-term sustainability of state policies towards emigrants. Following a world-wide trend, Ecuador, Uruguay, Mexico, Argentina, and Brazil ...

Trust and Terror Social Capital and the Use of Terrorism as a Tool of Resistance

Trust and Terror: Social Capital and the Use of Terrorism as a Tool of Resistance

1st Edition

By Ammar Shamaileh
May 02, 2017

Why do some individuals choose to protest political grievances via non-violent means, while others take up arms? What role does whom we trust play in how we collectively act? This book explores these questions by delving into the relationship between interpersonal trust and the nature of the ...

The Politics of Governance Actors and Articulations in Africa and Beyond

The Politics of Governance: Actors and Articulations in Africa and Beyond

1st Edition

Edited By Lucy Koechlin, Till Förster
November 29, 2016

How do government arrangements emerge? When and how does individual agency turn into collective agency? How do sensory experiences of violence, instability, etc affect the configuration of governance arrangements? When, why, and how are governance arrangements institutionalized? This book seeks to...

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