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  • Challenges to Democracies in East Central Europe

    Edited by Jan Holzer, Miroslav Mareš

    Democratic development in Central and Eastern Europe is not a finished project, nor is its progress immune to internal and external threats. The current social, economic, ethnic and political situation within the region presents new dangers. This text identifies and analyses challenges to current…

    Hardback – 2016-05-20 
    Routledge
    Routledge Advances in European Politics

  • Social Mobilization, Global Capitalism and Struggles over Food

    A Comparative Study of Social Movements

    By Renata Motta

    This book explores the transformation of Brazil and Argentina into two of the world’s largest producers of genetically modified (GM) crops. Systematically comparing their stories in order to explain their paths, differences, ruptures and changes, the author reveals that the emergence of the two…

    Hardback – 2016-05-18 
    Routledge

  • What Kind of Democracy?

    Participation, Inclusiveness and Contestation

    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. The mass character and importance of political activism between elections is evident in such mobilizations as Occupy Wall Street,…

    Hardback – 2016-05-15 
    Routledge
    Conceptualising Comparative Politics

  • The Right in Latin America

    Elite Power, Hegemony and the Struggle for the State

    By Barry Cannon

    Most current analysis on Latin American politics has been directed at examining the shift to the left in the region. Very little attention, however, has been paid to the reactions of the right to this phenomenon. What kind of discursive, policy, and strategic responses have emerged among the right…

    Paperback – 2016-05-13 
    Routledge

  • Domestic Role Contestation, Foreign Policy, and International Relations

    Edited by Cristian Cantir, Juliet Kaarbo

    Despite the increase in the number of studies in International Relations using concepts from a role theory perspective, scholarship continues to assume that a state’s own expectations of what role it should play on the world stage is shared among domestic political actors. Cristian Cantir and…

    Paperback – 2016-05-04 
    Routledge
    Role Theory and International Relations

  • The Radical Left in Europe in the Age of Austerity

    Edited by Babak Amini

    The complex trajectory of Europe after the 2008 global financial crisis, has led to the catastrophic failure of deep austerity measures that swept across the Union, and is reflected in the rise of some radical left parties such as SYRIZA as well as an unfortunate rise in far right and nationalist…

    Hardback – 2016-05-03 
    Routledge

  • Intelligence Governance and Democratisation

    A Comparative Analysis of the Limits of Reform

    By Peter Gill

    This book analyses changes in intelligence governance and offers a comparative analysis of intelligence democratisation. Within the field of Security Sector Reform (SSR), academics have paid significant attention to both the police and military. The democratisation of intelligence structures that…

    Hardback – 2016-04-28 
    Routledge
    Studies in Intelligence

  • China's Influence on Non Trade Concerns in International Economic Law

    By Elena Cima

    Edited by Paolo D. Farah

    This volume examines the range of Non-Trade Concerns (NTCs) that may conflict with international economic rules and proposes ways to protect them within international law and international economic law. Focusing on China, the book shows the current trends of Chinese law and policy towards…

    Hardback – 2016-04-28 
    Routledge

  • Economic Development and Political Action in the Arab World

    By M.A. Mohamed Salih

    Analysis of North African revolt against authoritarianism, known as the ‘Arab Spring’, embraced reductionist explanations such as the social media, youth unemployment and citizens’ agitations to regain dignity in societies humiliated by oppressive regimes. This book illustrates that reductionist…

    Paperback – 2016-04-26 
    Routledge
    Routledge Explorations in Development Studies

  • Judicial Review of Elections in Asia

    Edited by Po Jen Yap

    In the past century, Asian nations have experienced a wave of democratisation as countries in the region have gained independence or transitioned from authoritarian military rule towards more participatory politics. At the same time, there has been an expansion of judicial power in Asia, whereby…

    Hardback – 2016-04-25 
    Routledge
    Routledge Studies in Asian Law

  • Governance Reform in Africa

    International and Domestic Pressures and Counter-Pressures

    By Jerome Bachelard

    Poor governance is increasingly recognized as the greatest impediment to economic development in Sub-Saharan Africa. Currently, some impressive governance reforms are underway in many countries. This includes cases such as Nigeria – formerly the most corrupt country in the world according to…

    Paperback – 2016-04-22 
    Routledge
    Routledge Explorations in Development Studies

  • Colonial and Post-colonial Constitutionalism in the Commonwealth

    Peace, Order and Good Government

    By Hakeem O. Yusuf

    The peace, order and good government (POGG) clause is found in the constitutions of almost all Commonwealth countries. Since its introduction, the clause has played a significant role in colonial and post-colonial constitutionalism in Commonwealth jurisdictions.This book is the first full length…

    Paperback – 2016-04-15 
    Routledge
    Routledge Research in Constitutional Law

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