The Power of Opposition How Legislative Organization Influences Democratic Consolidation
Electoral Participation in Newly Consolidated Democracies Turnout in Africa, Latin America, East Asia, and Post-Communist Europe
The Future of Political Leadership in the Digital Age Neo-Leadership, Image and Influence
Coalition Government as a Reflection of a Nation’s Politics and Society A Comparative Study of Parliamentary Parties and Cabinets in 12 Countries
Corruption and Legislatures
By Edoardo Guaschino
August 05, 2022
This book provides a comprehensive understanding of how, and under which conditions, regulators in the social sectors are able to influence political agendas and issue definitions. In these political processes, agencies may become the policy entrepreneurs which are able to prioritize issues, ...
By Simone Wegmann
July 01, 2022
Proposing a novel way to look at the consolidation of democratic regimes, this book presents important theoretical and empirical contributions to the study of democratic consolidation, legislative organization, and public opinion. Theoretically, Simone Wegmann brings legislatures into focus as the ...
By Irene Dingeldey, Damian Grimshaw, Thorsten Schulten
June 28, 2021
This book goes beyond traditional minimum wage research to investigate the interplay between different country and sectoral institutional settings and actors’ strategies in the field of minimum wage policies. It asks which strategies and motives, namely free collective bargaining, fair pay and/or ...
By Michael Dobbins, Rafał Riedel
May 19, 2021
This book examines organized interests in post-communist Central and Eastern Europe (CEE), providing incisive analyses in three critically important policy areas - healthcare, higher education and energy. The four countries surveyed – Poland, Hungary, Slovenia and the Czech Republic – afford rich ...
By Elvis Bisong Tambe
March 02, 2021
This book examines why people vote in the newly consolidated democracies of Africa, Latin America, East Asia, and Central and Eastern European countries.It addresses the question of how well models or theories of electoral participation, initially developed in established democracies, "travel" to ...
By Rüdiger K.W. Wurzel, Mikael Skou Andersen, Paul Tobin
December 31, 2020
This book takes an innovative approach to studying international climate governance by providing a critical analysis of climate leadership, pioneership and followership across the globe. The volume assesses the interactions between climate leaders, pioneers and followers, across multilevel and/or ...
By Agnieszka Kasińska-Metryka, Tomasz Gajewski
December 31, 2020
This book comprehensively describes the impact of modern technologies on political leadership by providing a new paradigm of the phenomenon of neo-leadership, that is political leadership oriented on creating both the image and political influence on the Internet. It examines its functioning in ...
By Dorota Mokrosinska
November 12, 2020
This edited volume offers a critical discussion of the trade-offs between transparency and secrecy in the actual political practice of democratic states in Europe. As such, it answers to a growing need to systematically analyse the problem of secrecy in governance in this political and geographical...
By Christopher James Rastrick
April 28, 2020
Why do US and EU think tanks diverge in their roles, priorities, and main constituencies? Providing the first substantive analytical comparison of think tanks in Washington and Brussels, this book explores the differences that exist and why they developed. Two principal variables are identified&...
By Matt Evans
November 15, 2019
Through examination of parliamentary governments in twelve countries, this book demonstrates the ways in which study of the parties in governing coalitions, and their parliamentary opposition, provides insight into numerous aspects of countries’ cultural values, societal schisms, and the issues of ...
By Riccardo Pelizzo, Frederick Stapenhurst
August 23, 2018
This book investigates parliaments’ role in curbing corruption. In addition to discussing the definition, causes, and costs of corruption and the role that parliaments have in reducing corruption, the authors consider contemporary issues that parliamentarians – and others – need to be ...
By José M. Magone
August 14, 2018
Drawing on the work of Arend Lijphart, this book focuses on consensus democracies. These democracies entail a complex set of democratic institutional and conventional arrangements and can be regarded as a product of path-dependent development towards a national culture of compromise and bargaining....