• Governance and Democracy in the Asia Pacific: Political and Civil Society book cover

    Governance and Democracy in the Asia Pacific

    Political and Civil Society, 1st Edition

    Edited by Stephen McCarthy, Mark R. Thompson

    In the Asia Pacific region, historical legacies and social structures dispose civil and political society to interact in different ways to Western best-practice scenarios which then go on to produce have implications for democracy and governance. These outcomes are derived from conditions that…

    Hardback – 2020-01-31 
    Politics in Asia

  • China, the West and Democratization: The Struggle for the Local and Global in Post-Soviet Kazakhstan book cover

    China, the West and Democratization

    The Struggle for the Local and Global in Post-Soviet Kazakhstan, 1st Edition

    By Luba von Hauff

    Drawing upon insights from international socialization theory and social psychology, this book examines China’s efforts to multi-polarize - and hence potentially de-liberalize - the international system from a local (non-democratic) perspective and then applies these insights to Beijing’s current…

    Hardback – 2020-01-30 
    Routledge Studies on Challenges, Crises and Dissent in World Politics

  • The Transformative Potential of Participatory Budgeting: Creating an Ideal Democracy book cover

    The Transformative Potential of Participatory Budgeting

    Creating an Ideal Democracy, 1st Edition

    By George Bateman Jr

    In this book, George R. Bateman, Jr presents a philosophical examination of the potential benefits of participatory budgeting (PB), with recommendations of how they might be realized. The work of social philosophers like Thomas Jefferson, John Dewey, Robert Putnam are studied to better understand…

    Hardback – 2019-12-20 
    Routledge Research in Public Administration and Public Policy

  • On Public Imagination: A Political and Ethical Imperative book cover

    On Public Imagination

    A Political and Ethical Imperative, 1st Edition

    Edited by Victor A Faessel, Richard Falk, Michael Curtin

    In this wide-ranging and multidisciplinary volume, leading scholars, activists, journalists, and public figures deliberate about the creative and critical potential of public imagination in an era paradoxically marked by intensifying globalization and resurgent nationalism. Divided into five…

    Paperback – 2019-12-19 

  • Peremptory International Legal Norms and the Democratic Rule of Law book cover

    Peremptory International Legal Norms and the Democratic Rule of Law

    1st Edition

    Edited by Sonja Grover

    Peremptory International Legal Norms and the Democratic Rule of Law explores the risks to the democratic State inherent in the attempt to divorce the notion of democratic rule of law from respect for and adherence to peremptory international legal norms which allow for no derogation therefrom such…

    Hardback – 2019-12-18 

  • Transitional Justice from State to Civil Society: Democratization in Indonesia book cover

    Transitional Justice from State to Civil Society

    Democratization in Indonesia, 1st Edition

    By Sri Lestari Wahyuningroem

    This book is the first to offer an in-depth analysis of transitional justice as an unfinished agenda in Indonesia’s democracy. Examining the implementation of transitional justice measures in post-authoritarian Indonesia, this book analyses the factors within the democratic transition that either…

    Hardback – 2019-12-18 
    Transitional Justice

  • Experts and Democratic Legitimacy: Tracing the social ties of expert bodies in Europe book cover

    Experts and Democratic Legitimacy

    Tracing the social ties of expert bodies in Europe, 1st Edition

    Edited by Eva Krick, Cathrine Holst

    Experts and Democratic Legitimacy challenges the technocratic reading of expert bodies, such as central banks, advisory committees and regulatory agencies. Expert contributors ask in what way expert bodies are subject to some of the key pressures in contemporary governance, such as democratisation…

    Hardback – 2019-12-13 

  • Taiwan: Nation-State or Province? book cover


    Nation-State or Province?, 7th Edition

    By John Franklin Copper

    In this newly revised and updated 7th edition of Taiwan: Nation-State or Province? Copper examines Taiwan's geography and history, society and culture, economy, political system and foreign and security politics in the context of Taiwan's uncertain status, as either a sovereign nation or a province…

    Paperback – 2019-12-10 

  • The Politics of Memory of the Second World War in Contemporary Serbia: Collaboration, Resistance and Retribution book cover

    The Politics of Memory of the Second World War in Contemporary Serbia

    Collaboration, Resistance and Retribution, 1st Edition

    By Jelena Đureinović

    Exploring the concepts of collaboration, resistance, and post-war retribution and focusing on the Chetnik movement, this book analyses the politics of memory. Since the overthrow of Slobodan Milošević in 2000, memory politics in Serbia has undergone drastic changes in the way in which the Second…

    Hardback – 2019-12-10 
    Southeast European Studies

  • The Problem of Value Pluralism: Isaiah Berlin and Beyond book cover

    The Problem of Value Pluralism

    Isaiah Berlin and Beyond, 1st Edition

    By George Crowder

    Value pluralism is the idea, most prominently endorsed by Isaiah Berlin, that fundamental human values are universal, plural, conflicting, and incommensurable with one another. Incommensurability is the key component of pluralism, undermining familiar monist philosophies such as utilitarianism. But…

    Hardback – 2019-11-26 
    Routledge Innovations in Political Theory

  • Agonistic Democracy: Rethinking Political Institutions in Pluralist Times book cover

    Agonistic Democracy

    Rethinking Political Institutions in Pluralist Times, 1st Edition

    By Marie Paxton

    Agonistic Democracy explores how theoretical concepts from agonistic democracy can inform institutional design in order to mediate conflict in multicultural, pluralist societies. Drawing on the work of Foucault, Nietzsche, Schmitt, and Arendt, Marie Paxton outlines the importance of their themes of…

    Hardback – 2019-11-26 
    Routledge Advances in Democratic Theory

  • Political Meritocracy and Populism: Cure or Curse? book cover

    Political Meritocracy and Populism

    Cure or Curse?, 1st Edition

    By Mark Chou, Benjamin Moffitt, Octavia Bryant

    Offering the first in-depth analysis of the relationship between populism and political meritocracy, this book asks why states with meritocratic systems such as Singapore and China have not faced the populist challenge to the extent that liberal democratic states have. Is political meritocracy…

    Hardback – 2019-11-22 
    Routledge Studies in Anti-Politics and Democratic Crisis

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