Political Lobbying & Interest Groups Products

  • Catalonia: A New Independent State in Europe?

    A Debate on Secession within the European Union

    Edited by Xavier Cuadras Morató

    Catalonia: A New Independent State in Europe examines the main issues of the political process which is taking place in Catalonia today. The political confrontation between the Spanish and Catalan institutions has now reached the international arena, especially the debates concerning international…

    Hardback – 2016-04-26 
    Routledge
    Europa Country Perspectives

  • The Politics of Evasion

    A Post-Globalization Dialogue Along the Edge of the State

    By Robert Latham

    Burgeoning national security programs; thickening borders; Wikileaks and Anonymous; immigrant rights rallies; Occupy movements; student protests; neoliberal austerity; global financial crises – these developments underscore that the fable of a hope-filled post-cold war globalization is fading away.…

    Hardback – 2016-04-13 
    Routledge
    Interventions

  • Political Representation in the European Union

    Still democratic in times of crisis?

    Edited by Sandra Kröger

    In recent years the financial and economic crisis of 2008–9 has progressed into an equally important political and democratic crisis of the EU. These troubled times have set the framework to re-assess a number of important questions in regard to representative democracy in the EU, such as the…

    Paperback – 2016-04-11 
    Routledge
    Routledge Advances in European Politics

  • 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
    Routledge Studies on China in Transition

  • Globality, Democracy and Civil Society

    Edited by Terrell Carver, Jens Bartelson

    Globality, Democracy and Civil Society explores the relationship between the concepts of democracy and civil society through a comparison of their meaning and function in different historical and cultural contexts. This volume presents detailed contextual studies in Europe, North America, Japan,…

    Paperback – 2016-01-21
    Routledge
    Democratization Studies

  • Drugs, Power, and Politics

    Narco Wars, Big Pharma, and the Subversion of Democracy

    By Carl Boggs

    This book explores the increasingly broad terrain of drugs in American society with an emphasis on politics. It begins with the War on Drugs initiated by President Richard Nixon in the early 1970s and extends to the current day with the vast power of the pharmaceutical industry (Big Pharma),…

    Paperback – 2015-12-21
    Routledge

  • The Politics of Global Climate Change

    By Patrick M. Regan

    In 2009 the US House of Representatives passed legislation requiring reductions in greenhouse gas emissions by 18 percent over the coming decade. Later that year, President Obama went to Copenhagen to sign a treaty requiring reductions by 50 percent over a two-decade period. The President came back…

    Paperback – 2015-12-17
    Routledge

  • Global Governance and NGO Participation

    Shaping the information society in the United Nations

    By Charlotte Dany

    This book explores the limits of NGO influence and the conditions that constrain NGOs when they participate in international negotiations Through an empirically rich study of the UN World Summits on the Information Society (WSIS) this book conceptualizes structural power mechanisms that shape…

    Paperback – 2015-11-02
    Routledge
    Rethinking Globalizations

  • Civic Engagement in Food System Governance

    A comparative perspective of American and British local food movements

    By Alan R. Hunt

    The local food movement is one of the most active of current civil engagement social movements. This work presents primary evidence from over 900 documents, interviews, and participant observations, and provides the first descriptive history of local food movement national policy achievements in…

    Hardback – 2015-10-15
    Routledge
    Routledge Studies in Food, Society and the Environment

  • Presidential Administration and the Environment

    Executive Leadership in the Age of Gridlock

    By David M. Shafie

    After sweeping environmental legislation passed in the 1970s and 1980s, the 1990s ushered in an era when new legislation and reforms to existing laws were consistently caught up in a gridlock. In response, environmental groups became more specialized and professional, learning how to effect policy…

    Paperback – 2015-10-06
    Routledge
    Routledge Studies in Public Administration and Environmental Sustainability

  • Super PAC!

    Money, Elections, and Voters After Citizens United

    By Conor M. Dowling, Michael G. Miller

    Recent federal court activity has dramatically changed the regulatory environment of campaign finance in the United States. Since 2010, the judiciary has decided that corporations and labor unions may freely spend in American elections, and that so-called "Super PACs" can accept unlimited…

    Paperback – 2015-09-24
    Routledge
    Routledge Research in American Politics and Governance

  • Legislative Lobbying in Context

    The Policy and Polity Determinants of Interest Group Politics in the European Union

    Edited by Jan Beyers, Caelesta Braun, Heike Klüver

    The lack of previous research into political interest groups and taking into account policy-specific and institutional context characteristics is largely due to research designs that have been primarily focused on a small number of policy debates, with the result that contextual characteristics…

    Hardback – 2015-09-11
    Routledge
    Journal of European Public Policy Special Issues as Books

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