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  • Opposition Parties in European Legislatures

    Conflict or Consensus?

    Edited by Elisabetta De Giorgi, Gabriella Ilonszki

    Democratic theory considers it fundamental for parties in government to be both responsive to their electorate and responsible to internal and international constraints. But recently these two roles have become more and more incompatible with Mair’s growing divide in European party systems between…

    Hardback – 2018-05-15 
    Routledge Studies on Political Parties and Party Systems

  • Transforming Rebel Movements in Croatia and Macedonia

    From Bullets to Ballots

    By Dane Taleski

    The transition from war to democracy in countries such as South Africa, Sri Lanka, Mozambique, El Salvador and Cambodia have witnessed the transformation of former soldiers and rebel actions into political actors and parties. Exploring the electoral success of political parties formed by rebel…

    Hardback – 2018-04-30 
    Southeast European Studies

  • Africa’s Big Men

    Predatory State-Society Relations in Africa

    Edited by Kenneth E. Kalu, Olajumoke Yacob-Haliso, Toyin Falola

    This book spotlights, analyzes and explains varying forms and patterns of state-society relations on the African continent, taking as point of departure the complexities created by the emergence, proliferation and complicated interactions of so-called ‘big men’ across Africa's fifty-four states.…

    Paperback – 2018-04-09 
    Global Africa

  • Trumping Ethical Norms

    Teachers, Preachers, Pollsters, and the Media Respond to Donald Trump

    Edited by L. Sandy Maisel, Hannah E. Dineen

    Questions of ethics and politics have a long tradition in the classroom as well as the political world. Those who act in the political realm – including the media, political strategists and consultants, educators, and religious leaders – are in professions for which a clear code of conduct or an…

    Paperback – 2018-03-20 

  • 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 

  • Routledge Handbook of Primary Elections

    Edited by Robert G Boatright

    Primary elections have been used for the past century for most U.S. elective offices and their popularity is growing in other nations as well. In some circumstances, primaries ensure that citizens have a say in elections and test the skills of candidates before they get to the general election. Yet…

    Hardback – 2018-02-23 

  • Is This Any Way to Run a Democratic Election?

    6th Edition

    By Stephen J. Wayne

    The 2016 elections are over, but the debate over the fairness and accuracy of our electoral process has never been more contentious. Hacking, fake news, a "rigged system," voter ID challenges, Super PACs, and an Electoral College defying the popular vote count--all lead to a common question and…

    Paperback – 2018-02-15 

  • Party Systems in Young Democracies

    Varieties of institutionalization in Sub-Saharan Africa

    By Edalina Rodrigues Sanches

    Institutionalization has become a paramount concept to compare party systems in regions spanned by the third wave of democratization. Based on raw electoral data from 30 sub-Saharan African countries observed between 1966 and 2016, this text explores the causes and mechanisms of Party System…

    Hardback – 2018-01-17 
    Routledge Studies on Political Parties and Party Systems

  • Crisis Elections, New Contenders and Government Formation

    Breaking the Mould in Southern Europe

    Edited by Anna Bosco, Susannah Verney

    The parliamentary elections of 2015-16 in Greece, Spain and Portugal had extraordinary consequences, bringing repeat elections, unprecedented processes of government formation and uncharted government outcomes. Greece has a coalition of radical left and radical right and Portugal its first…

    Hardback – 2017-12-12 
    South European Society and Politics

  • One Party Dominance

    Fianna Fáil and Irish Politics 1926–2016

    Edited by Sean McGraw, Eoin O'Malley

    Fianna Fáil was for most of the 20th century the democratic world’s most successful political party. It dominated the politics of Ireland from 1932, when it first took power, until 2011 when it became a prominent electoral victim of the Great Recession. This book provides original research that…

    Hardback – 2017-11-27 

  • Canada's Corruption at Home and Abroad

    Edited by Robert I. Rotberg, David Carment

    Although Canada is regarded as one of the least corrupt countries, this volume draws on wide ranging evidence and innovative research from scholars around the world to challenge this assumption. Corruption, defined as the "abuse of entrusted power for private gain," is often understood as being…

    Hardback – 2017-10-31

  • Neoliberalism and the Transforming Left in India

    A contradictory manifesto

    By Ritanjan Das

    West Bengal has often been perceived as somewhat of an aberration in the wider context of a rather chaotic Indian democracy, as the Left Front (spearheaded by the Communist Party of India-Marxist, CPIM) demonstrated a rare instance of political stability, decisively winning seven consecutive…

    Hardback – 2017-10-30
    Routledge/Edinburgh South Asian Studies Series

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