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  • Civil Society in the Global South

    Edited by Palash Kamruzzaman

    In recent years the idea of civil society has become seen by many as a key route for democracy promotion and solving development 'problems' in poor countries. However, in seeking to promote democratisation, hasten economic development and strengthen civil society, many well-meaning&…

    Hardback – 2019-01-22 
    Routledge Studies in Development and Society

  • 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 – 2019-01-15 
    Routledge Research on Gender in Asia Series

  • The Official History of Criminal Justice in England and Wales

    Volume II: Institution-Building

    By Paul Rock

    This is the second volume in the Official History of Criminal Justice in England and Wales, and examines the origins and shaping of two critical institutions: the Crown Court, which rose from the ashes of the Courts of Assize and Quarter Sessions, and the Crown Prosecution Service, which…

    Hardback – 2018-12-31 
    Government Official History Series

  • Italy Transformed

    Politics, Society and Institutions at the End of the Great Recession

    Edited by Martin Bull, Gianfranco Pasquino

    The decade commencing with the great crash of 2008 was a watershed period for Italian politics, involving fundamental and dramatic changes, many of which had not been anticipated. This comprehensive volume explores these changes. It was originally published as a special issue of the journal South…

    Hardback – 2018-12-15 
    South European Society and Politics

  • Silent Citizenship

    The Politics of Marginality in Unequal Democracies

    Edited by Justin Gest, Sean Gray

    What does silent citizenship mean in a democracy? With levels of economic and political inequality on the rise across the developed democracies, citizens are becoming more disengaged from their neighbourhoods and communities, more distrustful of politicians and political parties, more sceptical of…

    Paperback – 2018-12-08 

  • Statebuilding and State Formation in the Western Pacific

    Solomon Islands in Transition?

    Edited by Matthew Allen, Sinclair Dinnen

    This book provides a rigorous and cross-disciplinary analysis of this Melanesian nation at a critical juncture in its post-colonial and post-conflict history, with contributions from leading scholars of Solomon Islands. The notion of ‘transition’ as used to describe the recent drawdown of the…

    Paperback – 2018-11-30 

  • How Parliament Works

    8th Edition

    By Nicolas Besly, Tom Goldsmith, Robert Rogers, Rhodri Walters

    Parliament is constantly in the news and televised daily, but much of its work remains a mystery to outsiders and is sometimes perplexing even to its own members. Written by expert insiders, How Parliament Works is a straightforward and readable analysis of one of the country's most complex - and…

    Paperback – 2018-11-20 

  • Governance and Constitutionalism

    Law, Politics and Institutional Neutrality

    Edited by Bogdan Iancu, Elena Simina Tănăsescu

    This collection studies the rise of neutral bodies as a challenge to the constitutional paradigm of the nation state. Administrative entities such as commissions, agencies, councils, authorities or ‘independent agencies’ as they are sometimes known, are relatively autonomous from majoritarian…

    Hardback – 2018-11-19 
    Studies in the Sociology of Law

  • Dawn of Democracy in the Eastern Himalayan Kingdoms

    The 20th Century

    By Awadhesh C. Sinha

    This book traces the beginnings of democracy in the three Himalayan kingdoms of Sikkim, Nepal and Bhutan. Charting the mobilisations and political experimentations that took place in the former buffer states under monarchies to establish democratic regimes, this book investigates their varying…

    Hardback – 2018-11-16 
    Routledge India
    Nepal and Himalayan Studies

  • Constitutional Politics and the Judiciary

    Decision-making in Central and Eastern Europe

    Edited by Kálmán Pócza

    Recent confrontations between constitutional courts and parliamentary majorities, for example in Poland and Hungary, have attracted international interest in the relationship between the judiciary and the legislature in Central and Eastern European countries. Several political actors have argued…

    Hardback – 2018-11-14 
    Routledge Research in Constitutional Law

  • National Interest Organizations in the EU Multilevel System

    Edited by Rainer Eising, Daniel Rasch, Patrycja Rozbicka

    Political scientists have always accorded interest organizations a prominent place in EU policy-making because they connect the EU institutions to citizens, provide important information to EU policy-makers, and control resources that impact on the problem-solving capacity of EU policies. In other…

    Hardback – 2018-10-30 
    West European Politics

  • In Defense of the United States Constitution

    By Robert S. Singh

    Constitutional reform is a topic of perennial academic debate, perhaps now more than ever amid sharp polarization in the electorate and government. At once a cogent, new contribution to the scholarly literature and appropriate for American politics and government students, this book mounts a…

    Paperback – 2018-09-03 

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