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  • Catalonia: A New Independent State in Europe?

    A Debate on Secession within the European Union, 1st Edition

    Edited by Xavier Cuadras Morató

    Catalonia: A New Independent State in Europe examines the main issues of the political process which is taking place in Catalonia today. The political confrontation between the Spanish and Catalan institutions has now reached the international arena, especially the debates concerning international…

    Paperback – 2020-03-31
    Routledge
    Europa Country Perspectives

  • Nationalism, Referendums and Democracy

    Voting on Ethnic Issues and Independence, 2nd Edition

    Edited by Matt Qvortrup

    This revised and expanded edition analyses the factors conducive to holding independence and secession referendums, to winning these votes and to their status in domestic and international law. Taking into account the votes in Catalonia and Scotland, the book shows that votes on secession and…

    Paperback – 2020-03-24
    Routledge
    Democratization Studies

  • The Road to Federalism in Nepal, Myanmar and Sri Lanka

    Finding the Middle Ground, 1st Edition

    By Michael G Breen

    Nations built on exclusion and assimilation, decades of civil war, widespread poverty, authoritarianism and the decline of democracy. Nepal, Myanmar and Sri Lanka are travelling a road to federalism. Institutions and ethnic identity have interacted to privilege some and marginalise others. But when…

    Paperback – 2019-10-10
    Routledge

  • Federalism and Decentralization in Sub-Saharan Africa

    1st Edition

    Edited by Jan Erk

    The 1990s were marked by democratic reforms throughout Africa, which went in tandem with decentralization reforms. The chapters of the volume all highlight the gradual changes that have taken place since. Long-term structural uncodified factors – be it societal, economic, geographic, demographic –…

    Paperback – 2019-02-14
    Routledge

  • New Histories of South Africa's Apartheid-Era Bantustans

    1st Edition

    Edited by Shireen Ally, Arianna Lissoni

    The bantustans – or ‘homelands’ – were created by South Africa’s apartheid regime as ethnically-defined territories for Africans. Granted self-governing and ‘independent’ status by Pretoria, they aimed to deflect the demands for full political representation by black South Africans and were shunned…

    Paperback – 2019-01-17
    Routledge

  • Is Turkey De-Europeanising?

    Encounters with Europe in a Candidate Country, 1st Edition

    Edited by Alper Kaliber, Senem Aydin-Düzgit

    This comprehensive edited volume conceptually develops the notion of ‘de-Europeanisation’ as an important development in the literature on Europeanisation, and applies it specifically to the case of Turkey. ‘De-Europeanisation’ is defined as the loss or weakening of the EU/Europe as a normative/…

    Paperback – 2019-01-03
    Routledge
    South European Society and Politics

  • Centralisation, Devolution and the Future of Local Government in England

    1st Edition

    By Steve Leach, John Stewart, George Jones

    English local government is in a state of decline after 40 years of incremental but cumulative centralisation by central government. This book is the first to directly address this trend's impact upon the institution of local government, a crucial element in the democratic viability of a unitary…

    Paperback – 2017-08-01
    Routledge
    Routledge Studies in British Politics

  • European Democracy as Demoi-cracy

    1st Edition

    Edited by Francis Cheneval, Sandra Lavenex, Frank Schimmelfennig

    Whereas ‘democracy’ assumes a single demos or people, ‘demoi-cracy’ refers to democratic government and governance in a polity constituted by separate peoples. Since the European Union consists of many demoi with different collective identities, largely separate public spheres, and a predominantly…

    Paperback – 2017-06-07
    Routledge
    Journal of European Public Policy Series

  • Coping with Power Dispersion

    Autonomy, Co-ordination and Control in Multi-Level Systems, 1st Edition

    Edited by Mads Dagnis Jensen, Christel Koop, Michaël Tatham

    The last decades have witnessed a significant shift in policy competencies away from central governments in Europe. The reallocation of competencies spans over three dimensions: upwards, sideways, and downwards. This collection takes the dispersion of powers as a starting point and seeks to assess…

    Paperback – 2017-03-31
    Routledge
    Journal of European Public Policy Series

  • Government and Policy-Making Reform in China

    The Implications of Governing Capacity, 1st Edition

    By Bill K.P. Chou

    China’s rapid economic development has not translated automatically into political development, with many of its institutions still in need of major reform. In the post-Mao era, despite the decentralization of local government with significant administrative and fiscal authority, China’s government…

    Paperback – 2016-07-28
    Routledge
    Comparative Development and Policy in Asia

  • New Challenges for Stateless Nationalist and Regionalist Parties

    1st Edition

    Edited by Eve Hepburn

    Throughout Europe, stateless nationalist and regionalist parties have moved from ‘niche’ actors in party systems to mainstream political players. No longer the ‘outsider’ in party politics, these parties have successfully entered government at the regional and state levels and many have been…

    Paperback – 2016-06-20
    Routledge

  • The Invention of Scotland (Routledge Revivals)

    The Stuart Myth and the Scottish Identity, 1638 to the Present, 1st Edition

    By Murray G. H. Pittock

    A dynasty of high ability and great charm, the Stuarts exerted a compelling fascination over their supporters and enemies alike. First published in 1991, this title assesses the influence of the Stuart mystique on the modern political and cultural identity of Scotland. Murray Pittock traces the…

    Paperback – 2016-02-05
    Routledge
    Routledge Revivals

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