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  • Challenges of Democracy in the 21st Century

    Concepts, Methods, Causality and the Quality of Democracy

    Edited by Luca Tomini, Giulia Sandri

    The effectiveness and capacity of survival of democratic regimes has been recently and widely questioned in the public and political debate. Both democratic institutions and political actors are increasingly confronted with rapid economic and societal transformations that, at least according to…

    Hardback – 2018-06-08 
    Democratization Studies

  • Governance and Constitutionalism

    Law, Politics and Institutional Neutrality

    Edited by BOGDAN IANCU, Simina Elena 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 – 2018-06-01 
    Studies in the Sociology of Law

  • Regional Parliaments

    Effective Actors in EU Policy-Making?

    Edited by Gabriele Abels, Anna-Lena Hogenauer

    In an attempt to strengthen the legitimacy of EU policy-making, the 2009 Lisbon Treaty strengthened the principle of parliamentary control in EU affairs. This pertains to parliaments at all levels ranging from the regional to the supranational level. This book analyses the potential of regional…

    Hardback – 2018-05-20 
    Library of Legislative Studies

  • Routledge Handbook of Politics in Asia

    Edited by Shiping Hua

    The Routledge Handbook of Politics in Asia is designed to serve as a comprehensive reference guide to politics in Asia. Covering East, South, Southeast and Central Asia, this Handbook brings together the work of leading international academics to cover the political histories, institutions,…

    Hardback – 2018-03-29 

  • The Promise of Democratic Equality in the United States

    By Douglas D. Roscoe

    The Promise of Democratic Equality in the United States explores the ways in which the American political system fails to fully respect political equality. Douglas D. Roscoe argues these deficiencies are not necessarily failures of justice, but often reflect attempts to balance important but…

    Paperback – 2018-03-26 

  • Intergovernmental Relations in Transition

    Reflections and Directions

    Edited by Carl W. Stenberg, David K. Hamilton

    The field of intergovernmental relations has changed substantially in the past two decades, and it holds a critical and evolving role in the US federal system as well as in public policy and management. Building upon the legacy of Deil S.Wright’s scholarship, this collection of essays by…

    Paperback – 2018-03-07 

  • The Interest Group Society

    6th Edition

    By Jeffrey M Berry, Clyde Wilcox

    Considered the gold standard on interest group politics, this widely-used text analyzes interest groups within the intuitive framework of democratic theory, enabling readers to understand the workings of interest groups within the larger context of our political system. Comprehensive coverage…

    Paperback – 2018-02-28 

  • The Politics of Bureaucracy

    An Introduction to Comparative Public Administration, 7th Edition

    By B. Guy Peters

    Written by B. Guy Peters, a leading authority in the field, this comprehensive exploration of the political and policy-making roles of public bureaucracies is now available in a fully revised seventh edition, offering extensive, well documented comparative analysis of the effects of politics on…

    Paperback – 2018-02-23 

  • South Sudan

    Post-Independence Dilemmas

    Edited by Amir Idris

    South Sudan: Post-Independence Dilemmas is an interdisciplinary collection of essays which engages with the failure of the newest African State to transition itself successfully to a state and nation after its independence in July 2011. The contributors explore the prospects for new modes of…

    Hardback – 2018-02-05 
    African Governance

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

    Finding the Middle Ground

    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…

    Hardback – 2018-01-30 
    Politics in Asia

  • Assessing the Balance of Power in Central-Local Relations in China

    Edited by John Donaldson

    How do we understand the evolution of central-local relations in China during the reform period? This book addresses this question by focusing on eight separate issues in which the central-local relationship has been especially salient – government finance, investment control, regional development,…

    Paperback – 2018-01-16 

  • Developmental Regionalism, Peace and Economic Transformation in Southern Africa

    Edited by Said Adejumobi, Cyril. L Obi

    Regionalism discourse has assumed that by promoting strong regional economic and political cooperation, and facilitating collective policy choices and harmonization at the regional level, nation-states and their peoples will be able to enjoy accelerated economic growth, enhanced standard of living,…

    Hardback – 2018-01-16 
    Routledge Studies in Peace, Conflict and Security in Africa

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