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  • Routledge Handbook of Judicial Behavior

    Edited by Robert M. Howard, Kirk A. Randazzo

    Interest in social science and empirical analyses of law, courts and specifically the politics of judges has never been higher or more salient. Consequently, there is a strong need for theoretical work on the research that focuses on courts, judges and the judicial process. The Routledge Handbook…

    Hardback – 2017-10-11 
    Routledge

  • Sectarianism in the Contemporary Middle East

    Edited by Simon Mabon, Lucia Ardovini

    In recent years, the term sectarianism has been widely used to explain contemporary affairs across the Middle East and North Africa. A range of assumptions about the nature of sectarianism have become prevalent amongst scholars and policy makers who engage with these areas, in part driven by the…

    Hardback – 2017-10-10 
    Routledge

  • Contending Legitimacy in World Politics

    The State, Civil Society and the International Sphere in the Twenty-first Century

    Edited by Bronwyn Winter, Lucia Sorbera

    Legitimacy, along with security and democracy, is arguably one of the most widely used global buzzwords of the new millennium. Yet, the idea of political legitimacy is not new and has been constructed in different ways at different moments in history. This book problematizes this notion, from…

    Hardback – 2017-10-03 
    Routledge

  • Post-socialist Informalities

    Power, Agency and the Construction of Extra-legalities from Bosnia to China

    Edited by Abel Polese, Lela Rekhviashvili, Borbála Kovács, Jeremy Morris

    This book is a comprehensive collection of key scholarship on informality from the whole post-socialist region. From Bosnia to Central Asia, passing through Russia and Azerbaijan, the contributions to this volume illustrate the multi-faceted and complex nature of informality, while demonstrating…

    Hardback – 2017-10-02 
    Routledge

  • Russian Modernisation

    Structures and Agencies

    Edited by Markku Kivinen, Terry Cox

    Russia’s post-Soviet modernisation is complex and subject to changing interpretations among Russian political leaders and observers of Russia. This has created serious problems for understanding Russia and the changes it is currently undergoing. With this in mind, a new Finnish Centre of Excellence…

    Hardback – 2017-10-02 
    Routledge
    Routledge Europe-Asia Studies

  • Last Lectures on the Prevention and Intervention of Genocide

    Edited by Samuel Totten

    Last Lectures: The Prevention/Intervention of Genocide is an innovative collection of hypothetical ‘last lectures’ by some of the many top scholars and practitioners across the globe in the fields of human rights and genocide studies. Each lecture purportedly constitutes the last thing the…

    Hardback – 2017-09-15 
    Routledge
    Routledge Studies in Genocide and Crimes against Humanity

  • Federalism and the Making of America

    2nd Edition

    By David Brian Robertson

      Though Americans rarely appreciate it, federalism has profoundly shaped their nation’s past, present, and future. Federalism—the division of government authority between the national government and the states—affects the prosperity, security, and daily life of every American. Some of the most…

    Paperback – 2017-09-15 
    Routledge

  • Federal Challenges and Challenges to Federalism

    Edited by John Erik Fossum, Markus Jachtenfuchs

    Discussing what we may learn from thinking about the EU in federal terms represents a two-fold challenge. It is on the one hand a matter of establishing ‘how federal’ the EU is (the EU’s federal challenge). On the other, the EU has federal features but is not a state, thus raising the question of…

    Hardback – 2017-09-05 
    Routledge
    Journal of European Public Policy Special Issues as Books

  • Democratic Latin America

    2nd Edition

    By Craig L. Arceneaux

    This much-expanded and updated second edition of Democratic Latin America takes an institutional approach to Latin American politics to discuss contemporary politics and to highlight how past politics have shaped current institutional designs. It draws explicit connections between certain political…

    Paperback – 2017-09-04 
    Routledge

  • Decision-Making Reform in Japan

    The DPJ’s Failed Attempt at a Politician-Led Government

    By Karol Zakowski

    In the election to the House of Representatives in 2009, the Democratic Party of Japan (DPJ) almost tripled the number of its lower house members by winning 308 seats. It subsequently formed a coalition government with the Social Democratic Party and the People’s New Party. The new ruling party…

    Paperback – 2017-09-01 
    Routledge
    Routledge Contemporary Japan Series

  • Fiscal Tiers (Routledge Revivals)

    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…

    Paperback – 2017-08-29 
    Routledge

  • Organizing for Policy Influence

    Comparing Parties, Interest Groups, and Direct Action

    By Benjamin Farrer

    In this book, Benjamin Farrer explains how activists can influence the policies they care about, even when they are outnumbered and their issues are ignored. The solution lies in a surprising place: organizational choice. Different types of organizations will be more influential under particular…

    Hardback – 2017-08-24 
    Routledge
    Environmental Politics

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