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  • Presidents, Governors, and the Politics of Distribution in Federal Democracies

    Primus Contra Pares in Argentina and Brazil

    By Lucas I. González

    Tensions between central authorities and subnational units over centralization and fiscal autonomy are on top of the political agenda in many developing federal countries. This book examines historical changes in the balance between the resources that presidents and governors control and the…

    Hardback – 2016-03-11 
    Routledge Studies in Federalism and Decentralization

  • China's Governance Model

    Flexibility and Durability of Pragmatic Authoritarianism

    By Hongyi Lai

    Many books on government in China either simply describe the political institutions or else focus, critically, on the weaknesses of the system, such as corruption or the absence of Western-style democracy. This book, on the other hand, takes a more balanced, more positive view. This view is based…

    Paperback – 2016-03-09 
    China Policy Series

  • Gender, Development and the State in India

    By Carole Spary

    Gender, Development and the State in India offers an original contribution in two ways: firstly as an explicitly gender-focused study of the politics of development policy-making in India, and secondly, as an empirical study of the Indian case which rarely finds mention in the gender mainstreaming…

    Hardback – 2016-03-01 
    Routledge Research on Gender in Asia Series

  • Fiscal Tiers

    The Economics of Multi-Level Government

    By David King

    First published in 1984. This book brings together and develops the economic theory relating to the design and operation of systems of non-central government — positing major developments in several areas. It considers what functions systems most suitably perform in non-central governments, and…

    Hardback – 2016-02-29 

  • State Fragility Around the World

    Fractured Justice and Fierce Reprisal

    By Laurie A. Gould, Stephen Matthew Pate

    Failed and fragile governments often govern through the criminalization of otherwise inconsequential or tolerated acts. On the flipside, these weak states often use murder, kidnapping, and other violent or oppressive actions to maintain order and keep power. This volume provides an analysis of the…

    Hardback – 2016-02-25 
    CRC Press

  • Public Opinion and Democracy in Transitional Regimes

    A Comparative Perspective

    Edited by Juliet Pietsch, Michael Miller, Jeffrey Karp

    Despite the enthusiasm surrounding the Colour Revolutions and the Arab Spring, the world’s share of democracies has stagnated over the past 15 years. The steady rise of China, Russia, and Iran has also led to warnings of a resurgence of "authoritarian great powers", especially in light of the…

    Hardback – 2016-02-24 

  • Self-Determination and Secession in Africa

    The Post-Colonial State

    Edited by Redie Bereketeab

    This book provides a unique comparative study of the major secessionist and self-determination movements in post-colonial Africa, examining theory, international law, charters of the United Nations, and the Organisation of African Unity (OAU)/African Union’s (AU) stance on the issue. The book…

    Paperback – 2016-02-17 
    Routledge Studies in African Development

  • Managing Digital Governance

    Issues, Challenges, and Solutions

    By Yu-Che Chen, PhD

    This book provides public managers with an integrated conceptual framework for making informed electronic governance decisions. The book focuses on the core issues that public administrators face when using information and communication technologies (ICTs) to produce and deliver public service and…

    Hardback – 2016-02-15 
    CRC Press
    ASPA Series in Public Administration and Public Policy

  • Interpreting Governance, High Politics and Public Policy

    Essays commemorating Interpreting British Governance

    Edited by Nick Turnbull

    Interpreting Governance, High Politics and Public Policy offers the latest perspectives on the interpretive approach to governance and public policy research. This book commemorates more than a decade of governance research by Mark Bevir and R.A.W. Rhodes, the leading exponents of interpretive…

    Hardback – 2016-02-12 
    Routledge Studies in Governance and Public Policy

  • Global Bioethics

    An introduction

    By Henk ten Have

    The panorama of bioethical problems is different today. Patients travel to Thailand for fast surgery; commercial surrogate mothers in India deliver babies to parents in rich countries; organs, body parts and tissues are trafficked from East to Western Europe; physicians and nurses migrating from…

    Paperback – 2016-02-10 

  • Elites and Governance in China

    Edited by Xiaowei Zang, Chien-wen Kou

    This book reveals the complex relationship between elite perceptions and behaviour, and governance, in China. It moves away from existing scholarship by focusing on functionaries, grass-roots elites, leading intellectuals, and opinion-makers in China and by looking beyond the top leadership, makes…

    Paperback – 2016-02-10 
    Routledge Studies on China in Transition

  • Democracy or Alternative Political Systems in Asia

    After the Strongmen

    Edited by Hsin-Huang Michael Hsiao

    From the 1980s onwards, a tide of democratization swept across the Asian region, as the political strongmen who had led since the end of World War II began to fall. Although it is generally assumed that once authoritarian leaders no longer hold power, the political landscape will drastically change…

    Paperback – 2016-02-10 
    Routledge Contemporary Asia Series

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