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  • When Democracies Collapse

    Assessing Transitions to Non-Democratic Regimes in the Contemporary World, 1st Edition

    By Luca Tomini

    While the process of democratization is nowadays an established scholarship, the reverse process of de-democratization has generated less attention even when the regression or even breakdown of democracy occurred on a regular basis over past decades.This book investigates both the different…

    Paperback – 2019-12-12
    Routledge

  • Rampage Shootings and Gun Control (Open Access)

    Politicization and Policy Change in Western Europe, 1st Edition

    By Steffen Hurka

    While the causes of rampage violence have been analysed thoroughly in diverse academic disciplines, we hardly know anything about the factors that affect their consequences for public policy. This book addresses rampage shootings in Western Europe and their conditional impact on politicization and…

    Paperback – 2019-12-12
    Routledge

  • Minorities and Reconstructive Coalitions

    The Catholic Question, 1st Edition

    By Willie Gin

    As with Muslims today, Catholics were once suspected of being antidemocratic, oppressive of women, and supportive of extremist political violence. By the end of the twentieth century, Catholics were considered normal and sometimes valorized as exemplary citizens. Can other ethnic, racial, and…

    Paperback – 2019-12-12
    Routledge

  • Sovereignty, State Failure and Human Rights

    Petty Despots and Exemplary Villains, 1st Edition

    By Neil Englehart

    This book argues that the effectiveness of the state apparatus is one of the crucial variables determining human rights conditions, and that state weakness and failure is responsible for much of the human rights abuses we see today. Weak states are unable to control their own agents or to police…

    Paperback – 2019-12-12
    Routledge

  • The Regulation of Post-Communist Party Politics

    1st Edition

    Edited by Fernando Casal Bértoa, Ingrid van Biezen

    The question of how political parties are, and ought to be, regulated has assumed an increased importance in recent years, both within the scholarly community and among policy-makers and politicians as the state assumes an increasingly active role in the management of, and control over, their…

    Paperback – 2019-12-12
    Routledge

  • Political Participation, Diffused Governance, and the Transformation of Democracy

    Patterns of Change, 1st Edition

    By Yvette Peters

    Although democratic governments have introduced a number of institutional reforms in part intended to increase citizens’ political involvement, studies show a continued decline in regular political engagement. This book examines different forms of political participation in democracies, and in what…

    Paperback – 2019-12-12
    Routledge

  • Law and International Religious Freedom

    The Rise and Decline of the American Model, 1st Edition

    By Pasquale Annicchino

    This book analyzes the promotion and protection of freedom of religion in the international arena with a particular focus on the role and influence of the US International Religious Freedom Act, 1998. It also investigates the impact of the IRFA on the legislation and policies of third countries and…

    Paperback – 2019-12-12
    Routledge

  • Expertisation and Democracy in Europe

    1st Edition

    Edited by Magdalena Góra, Cathrine Holst, Marta Warat

    Expertisation and Democracy in Europe provides a much-needed account of the role and re-organisation of expertise and expert knowledge in Europe and the European Union in a broad range of policy spheres, contributing to the debate triggered by the recent crises. It brings novel perspectives to…

    Paperback – 2019-12-12
    Routledge

  • Electoral Integrity and Political Regimes

    Actors, Strategies and Consequences, 1st Edition

    Edited by Holly Ann Garnett, Margarita Zavadskaya

    Following a normative approach that suggests international norms and standards for elections apply universally, regardless of regime type or cultural context, this book examines the challenges to electoral integrity, the actors involved, and the consequences of electoral malpractice and poor…

    Paperback – 2019-12-12
    Routledge

  • Government Formation and Minister Turnover in Presidential Cabinets

    Comparative Analysis in the Americas, 1st Edition

    Edited by Marcelo Camerlo, Cecilia Martínez-Gallardo

    Portfolio allocation in presidential systems is a central tool that presidents use to deal with changes in the political and economic environment. Yet, we still have much to learn about the process through which ministers are selected and the reasons why they are replaced in presidential…

    Paperback – 2019-12-12
    Routledge

  • The European Mainstream and the Populist Radical Right

    1st Edition

    Edited by Pontus Odmalm, Eve Hepburn

    Are populist radical right (PRR) parties the only alternatives for voters seeking restrictive and assimilationist outcomes? Or is a mainstream choice available? Popular opinion and social media commentaries often criticize mainstream parties for facing in the same liberal and multicultural…

    Paperback – 2019-12-12
    Routledge

  • China's Aid to Africa

    Does Friendship Really Matter?, 1st Edition

    By Zhangxi Cheng, Ian Taylor

    Although China has rapidly increased foreign aid to Africa and is now a relatively major player in the developmental assistance regime, little is still known regarding how China delivers its foreign aid, and even less about how this foreign aid actually works in the recipient countries. This book,…

    Paperback – 2019-12-12
    Routledge

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