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  • Russia after 2012

    From Putin to Medvedev to Putin – Continuity, Change, or Revolution?

    Edited by J.L. Black, Michael Johns

    This book provides an overview of the state of Russia after the 2012 presidential election. It considers a wide range of both domestic and international issues, examining both the run up to and the consequences of the election. It covers political, economic, and social topics. It assesses the…

    Paperback – 2015-08-29 
    Routledge
    Routledge Contemporary Russia and Eastern Europe Series

  • Political Communication and Leadership

    Mimetisation, Hugo Chavez and the construction of power and identity

    By Elena Block

    The long-lasting hegemonic rule of President Hugo Chávez not only involved significant rearrangements in the control of political power in Venezuela but also shifts in the way its citizens constructed, connected and interacted with politics. In this book, Elena Block explores the political…

    Hardback – 2015-08-17 
    Routledge
    Routledge Studies in Global Information, Politics and Society

  • Ethnic Party Bans in Africa

    Edited by Matthijs Bogaards, Matthias Basedau, Christof Hartmann

    In Sub-Saharan Africa, the spread of democracy since the 1990s has been accompanied by the proliferation of bans on ethnic political parties. A majority of constitutions in the region explicitly prohibit political parties to organize on the basis of race, ethnicity, religion, region and other…

    Paperback – 2015-07-22
    Routledge
    Democratization Special Issues

  • Parliamentary Representation in France

    Edited by Olivier Costa

    Despite real improvements since the beginning of the last decade, legislative studies are still underdeveloped in France, compared to other modern democracies. This weakness is linked to the characteristics of the political system itself: the Constitution of 1958 has created a semi-presidential…

    Paperback – 2015-07-22
    Routledge
    Library of Legislative Studies

  • U.S. Foreign Policy Towards Syria

    Perceiving Syria

    By Ahed Alhouis

    Since the war started in Syria, the Obama administration has been reluctant to intervene militarily but unhesitating in adopting an antagonistic attitude towards the Assad regime. In fact, for decades the U.S. foreign policy towards Syria has been characterised as confrontational, antagonistic and…

    Hardback – 2015-06-29
    Routledge
    Routledge Studies in US Foreign Policy

  • The Development of the American Presidency

    2nd Edition

    By Richard J. Ellis

    A full understanding of the institution of the American presidency requires us to examine how it developed from the founding to the present. This developmental lens, analyzing how historical turns have shaped the modern institution, allows for a richer, more nuanced understanding beyond the current…

    Paperback – 2015-06-28
    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…

    Hardback – 2015-05-25
    Routledge
    Routledge Contemporary Japan Series

  • Putin and Putinism

    Edited by Ronald J. Hill, Ottorino Cappelli

    After two terms as president of the Russian Federation, Vladimir Putin handed over to his hand-picked successor Dmitri Medvedev on 7 May 2008, and became prime minister. As president, Putin moved swiftly and effectively to overcome the chaotic legacy of his predecessor, post-Soviet Russia’s first…

    Paperback – 2015-04-26
    Routledge

  • Chinese Politics in the Era of Xi Jinping

    Renaissance, Reform, or Retrogression?

    By Willy Wo-Lap Lam

    Renowned for his coverage of China's elite politics and leadership transitions, veteran Sinologist Willy Lam has produced the first book-length study in English of the rise of Xi Jinping--General Secretary of the Chinese Communist Party (CCP) since November 2012. With rare insight, Lam describes…

    Paperback – 2015-03-17
    Routledge

  • Scientific Statesmanship, Governance and the History of Political Philosophy

    Edited by Kyriakos N. Demetriou, Antis Loizides

    Over the centuries, the question of "good" or "effective" governance has undergone several transformations and ramifications to fit within certain social, cultural and historical contexts. What defines political knowledge? What is the measure of expert political leadership? Various interpretations,…

    Hardback – 2015-02-23
    Routledge
    Routledge Innovations in Political Theory

  • Political Reputation Management

    The Strategy Myth

    By Christian Schnee

    It is widely assumed that a competitive political environment of public distrust and critical media forces political parties to manage communications and reputations strategically, but is this really true? Comprehensive control of communications in a fast-moving political and media setting isoften…

    Hardback – 2015-01-05
    Routledge
    Routledge New Directions in Public Relations & Communication Research

  • Making Public Policy Decisions

    Expertise, skills and experience

    Edited by Damon Alexander, Jenny M. Lewis

    To understand public policy decisions, it is imperative to understand the capacities of the individual actors who are making them, how they think and feel about their role, and what drives and motivates them. However, the current literature takes little account of this, preferring instead to frame…

    Hardback – 2014-12-22
    Routledge
    Routledge Critical Studies in Public Management

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