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Routledge/ECPR Studies in European Political Science


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The Routledge/ECPR Studies in European Political Science series is published in association with the European Consortium for Political Research - the leading organisation concerned with the growth and development of political science in Europe. The series presents high-quality edited volumes on topics at the leading edge of current interest in political science and related fields, with contributions from European scholars and others who have presented work at ECPR workshops or research groups.

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Democracy and the Role of Associations Political, Strutural and Social Contexts

Democracy and the Role of Associations: Political, Strutural and Social Contexts

1st Edition

Sigrid Rossteutscher
March 05, 2009

Voluntary associations have been presented as a solution to political apathy and cynicism towards representative democracy. The authors collected in this volume, however, argue that these claims require more robust substantiation and seek to critically examine the crucial link between the ...

The Territorial Politics of Welfare

The Territorial Politics of Welfare

1st Edition

Nicola McEwen, Luis Moreno
March 05, 2009

This is a major contribution to our understanding of European integration. It analyzes for the first time, in a highly systematic fashion, European integration as transnational political society formation in a common political space. Four conceptual chapters discuss different approaches to ...

Metropolitan Governance in the 21st Century Capacity, Democracy and the Dynamics of Place

Metropolitan Governance in the 21st Century: Capacity, Democracy and the Dynamics of Place

1st Edition

Hubert Heinelt, Daniel Kübler
February 27, 2009

This book offers a cross-national analysis of contemporary issues and challenges for the governing of urban regions. The case studies on Germany, Spain, France, Greece, The Netherlands, Finland, the UK, Switzerland, Australia, the US and Canada, place particular emphasis on the tensions building on...

Politicians, Bureaucrats and Administrative Reform

Politicians, Bureaucrats and Administrative Reform

1st Edition

Guy Peters, Jon Pierre
April 06, 2006

Adminstrative reform in most western democracies over the past couple of decades has been characterized by bringing in market-based concepts of public-service delivery. This book looks critically at administrative reform in a comparative perspective. The contributors - experts on administrative ...

Social Capital and European Democracy

Social Capital and European Democracy

1st Edition

Marco Maraffi, Kenneth Newton, Jan Van Deth, Paul Whiteley
June 10, 1999

The authors of this work examine the dominant view that voluntary activity promotes social capital and hence good government, but also explore alternative models for the creation of social capital. Theoretical discussion is combined with detailed case studies to provide a new explanation of : * the...

Organised Crime and the Challenge to Democracy

Organised Crime and the Challenge to Democracy

1st Edition

Felia Allum, Renate Siebert
January 10, 2008

This innovative book investigates the paradoxical situation whereby organized crime groups, authoritarian in nature and anti-democratic in practice, perform at their best in democratic countries. It uses examples from the United States, Japan, Russia, South America, France, Italy and the European ...

Economic Voting

Economic Voting

1st Edition

Han Dorussen, Michaell Taylor
October 22, 2007

Economic voting is a phenomenon that political scientists and economists can hardly overlook. There is ample evidence for a strong link between economic conditions and government popularity. However, not everything is that simple and this edited collection focuses on 'the comparative puzzle' of ...

Governance and Democracy Comparing National, European and International Experiences

Governance and Democracy: Comparing National, European and International Experiences

1st Edition

Arthur Benz, Ioannis Papadopoulos
October 22, 2007

For the first time, this new collection brings together country specialists, researchers on the European Union, and leading international relations scholars to tackle a crucial question: how compatible are today’s new patterns of ‘policy networks’ and ‘multi-level’ governance with democratic ...

Political Journalism New Challenges, New Practices

Political Journalism: New Challenges, New Practices

1st Edition

Raymond Kuhn, Erik Neveu
October 22, 2007

Political Journalism explores practices of political journalism, ranging from American 'civic journalism' to the press corps covering the European Union in Brussels, from Bangkok newsrooms to French and Italian scandal hunters. Challenging both the 'mediamalaise' thesis and the notion of the ...

The European Union's Roles in International Politics Concepts and Analysis

The European Union's Roles in International Politics: Concepts and Analysis

1st Edition

Ole Elgström, Michael Smith
October 22, 2007

This new volume develops a conceptual framework for considering and evaluating the roles played by the EU in international politics, drawing upon the literatures of role analysis, international relations and European integration. It pays particular attention to five aspects of role analysis: role ...

Mass Media and Political Communication in New Democracies

Mass Media and Political Communication in New Democracies

1st Edition

Katrin Voltmer
October 15, 2007

This book examines how political communication and the mass media have played a central role in the consolidation of emerging democracies around the world. Covering a broad range of political and cultural contexts, including Eastern and Southern Europe, Latin America, Asia and Africa, this new ...

The Transformation of Governance in the European Union

The Transformation of Governance in the European Union

1st Edition

Rainer Eising, Beate Kohler-Koch
June 29, 2007

The book presents a theoretically informed typology of modes of governance which is tested in a careful selection of comparative country and policy studies. At the core is the question whether the European Union is destined to a network type of governance and whether and how this type of ...

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