Conceptualising Comparative Politics

Series Editors:

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.

  • Authoritarian Gravity Centers

    A Cross-Regional Study of Authoritarian Promotion and Diffusion, 1st Edition

    Edited by Marianne Kneuer, Thomas Demmelhuber

    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…

    Hardback – 2020-06-12 
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  • The End of Communist Rule in Albania

    Political Change and The Role of The Student Movement, 1st Edition

    Edited by Shinasi A. Rama

    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…

    Hardback – 2019-09-30
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  • Manipulating Political Decentralisation

    Africa's Inclusive Autocrats, 1st Edition

    By Lovise Aalen, Ragnhild L. Muriaas

    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…

    Paperback – 2019-07-12
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  • What Kind of Democracy?

    Participation, Inclusiveness and Contestation, 1st Edition

    By Kateřina Vráblíková

    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…

    Paperback – 2018-07-27
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  • Shaping Citizenship

    A Political Concept in Theory, Debate and Practice, 1st Edition

    Edited by Claudia Wiesner, Anna Björk, Hanna-Mari Kivistö, Katja Mäkinen

    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…

    Hardback – 2017-12-26
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  • Migration Governance across Regions

    State-Diaspora Relations in the Latin America-Southern Europe Corridor, 1st Edition

    By Ana Margheritis

    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…

    Paperback – 2017-06-16
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  • Trust and Terror (Open Access)

    Social Capital and the Use of Terrorism as a Tool of Resistance, 1st Edition

    By Ammar Shamaileh

    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…

    Hardback – 2017-05-02
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  • The Politics of Governance

    Actors and Articulations in Africa and Beyond, 1st Edition

    Edited by Lucy Koechlin, Till Förster

    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…

    Paperback – 2016-11-29
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  • From Religious Empires to Secular States

    State Secularization in Turkey, Iran, and Russia, 1st Edition

    By Birol Başkan

    In the 1920s and the 1930s, Turkey, Iran and Russia vehemently pursued state-secularizing reforms, but adopted different strategies in doing so. But why do states follow different secularizing strategies? The literature has already shattered the illusion that secularization of the state has been a…

    Paperback – 2016-05-31
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  • Conceptualising Comparative Politics

    1st Edition

    Edited by Anthony Petros Spanakos, Francisco Panizza

    Comparative politics often involves testing of hypotheses using new methodological approaches without giving sufficient attention to the concepts which are fundamental to hypotheses, particularly the ability of these concepts to ‘travel’. Proper operationalising requires deep reflection on the…

    Paperback – 2015-07-10
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  • Moments of Truth

    The Politics of Financial Crises in Comparative Perspective, 1st Edition

    Edited by Francisco Panizza, George Philip

    The current financial and sovereign debt crisis of the European Union and the United States can be regarded as the most recent of a wave of financial and sovereign debt crises that have affected different regions of the world over the past quarter century. While there is a large and growing body of…

    Paperback – 2015-05-21
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