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  • Drugs, Power, and Politics

    Narco Wars, Big Pharma, and the Subversion of Democracy, 1st Edition

    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 – 2015-10-30

  • Presidential Administration and the Environment

    Executive Leadership in the Age of Gridlock, 1st Edition

    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 Studies in Public Administration and Environmental Sustainability

  • Super PAC!

    Money, Elections, and Voters After Citizens United, 1st Edition

    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 Research in American Politics and Governance

  • Institutional Legacies of Communism

    Change and Continuities in Minority Protection, 1st Edition

    Edited by Karl Cordell, Timofey Agarin, Alexander Osipov

    Twenty years after the demise of communist policy, this book evaluates the continuing communist legacies in the current minority protection systems and legislations across a number of states in post-communist Europe. The fall of communism and the process of democratisation across post-communist…

    Paperback – 2015-08-14
    Routledge Advances in European Politics

  • The Organization of Political Interest Groups

    Designing advocacy, 1st Edition

    By Darren R. Halpin

    Interest groups form an important part of the development of political and social systems. This book goes beyond current literature in examining the survival and ‘careers’ of such groups beyond their formation. The author introduces the concept of organizational form and develops a framework to…

    Paperback – 2015-08-14
    Routledge Research in Comparative Politics

  • Interfaith Advocacy

    The Role of Religious Coalitions in the Political Process, 1st Edition

    By Katherine E. Knutson

    Using the historic Minnesota state government shutdown of 2011 as a backdrop, Interfaith Advocacy describes the work of the Joint Religious Legislative Coalition, an interfaith advocacy group that brings together leaders from Catholic, Protestant, Jewish, and Muslim traditions to advocate on…

    Paperback – 2015-07-16
    Routledge Research in American Politics and Governance

  • The Politics of Global Climate Change

    1st Edition

    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 – 2015-06-30

  • Contemporary Political Agency

    Theory and Practice, 1st Edition

    Edited by Bice Maiguashca, Raffaele Marchetti

    This book explores and critically reflects on the theory and practice of political agency in contemporary global politics. In light of the changing relationship between the state, the market and the society, it seeks to map both theoretically and empirically contemporary forms of global political…

    Paperback – 2015-05-22
    Global Order Studies

  • Civil Society Activism under Authoritarian Rule

    A Comparative Perspective, 1st Edition

    Edited by Francesco Cavatorta

    This book examines how civil society actors operate under authoritarian constraints, and examines how this is linked to regime change. This book moves beyond traditional notions of civil society and explains the complexity of state-society relations in authoritarian contexts outside the framework…

    Paperback – 2015-04-27
    Routledge/ECPR Studies in European Political Science

  • Green Grabbing: A New Appropriation of Nature

    1st Edition

    Edited by James Fairhead, Melissa Leach, Ian Scoones

    Across the world, ecosystems are for sale. ‘Green grabbing’ – the appropriation of land and resources for environmental ends – is an emerging process of deep and growing significance. A vigorous debate on ‘land grabbing’ already highlights instances where ‘green’ credentials are called…

    Paperback – 2015-04-27
    Critical Agrarian Studies

  • Situating Global Resistance

    Between Discipline and Dissent, 1st Edition

    Edited by Lara Montesinos Coleman, Karen Tucker

    The book examines some of the ways in which contemporary forms of political dissent are situated within processes of global ordering. Grounded in analysis of concrete practices of discipline and dissent in specific contexts, it explores the ways in which resistance can be shaped by dominant…

    Paperback – 2015-04-27
    Rethinking Globalizations

  • The New Politics of European Civil Society

    1st Edition

    Edited by Ulrike Liebert, Hans-Jörg Trenz

    Over the past two decades, civil society has played a pivotal role in Europe, from the demise of Communist rule to the reunification of Europe, followed by the expansion of the single market to the reconstitution of democracy in the enlarged European Union. European civil society has emerged as a…

    Paperback – 2015-04-27

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