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  • The Law and Legitimacy of Imposed Constitutions

    Edited by Richard Albert, Xenophon Contiades, Alkmene Fotiadou

    Constitutions are often seen as the product of the free will of a people exercising their constituent power. This, however, is not always the case, particularly when it comes to `imposed constitutions’. In recent years the divide between constituent and constituted power has been revisited, raising…

    Hardback – 2018-11-01 
    Routledge
    Comparative Constitutional Change

  • Parliamentary Practices and the Nature of Constitutional Power

    Assembling the Leviathan

    Edited by Kristin Asdal, Bard Hobaek

    As institutions of law, parliaments are usually understood with reference to constitutional texts, and analysed as sites of speech and rhetoric, the material aspects of parliamentary politics are routinely overlooked. In response, this book considers how, in order to assemble and to enact its…

    Hardback – 2018-10-15 
    Routledge
    Space, Materiality and the Normative

  • How Parliament Works

    8th Edition

    By Nicolas Besly, Tom Goldsmith, Robert Rogers, Rhodri Walters

    Parliament is constantly in the news and televised daily, but much of its work remains a mystery to outsiders and is sometimes perplexing even to its own members. Written by expert insiders, How Parliament Works is a straightforward and readable analysis of one of the country's most complex - and…

    Paperback – 2018-10-15 
    Routledge

  • Human Rights and the Judicialisation of African Politics

    By Peter Brett

    Human Rights and the Judicialisation of African Politics shows readers how central questions in African politics have entered courtrooms over the last three decades, and provides the first transnational explanation for this development. The book begins with three conditions that have made…

    Hardback – 2018-08-20 
    Routledge
    Routledge Studies in African Politics and International Relations

  • Leadership in the U.S. Senate

    Herding Cats in the Modern Era

    Edited by Colton C. Campbell

    Unlike leadership in the House of Representatives, the nature of Senate leadership continues to remain a mystery to so many. Absent of an "operator’s manual," leaders have had to use their individual skills, intelligence, and personalities to lead the Senate, which means they each have had their…

    Paperback – 2018-08-13 
    Routledge

  • National Political Elites, European Integration and the Eurozone Crisis

    Edited by Nicolò Conti, Borbála Göncz, José Real-Dato

    The global financial, economic and sovereign debt crisis since 2008 has led to increases in political disaffection among citizens, a loss of legitimacy of political institutions, the discredit of mainstream parties and the rise of extremist or anti-system political alternatives. This comparative…

    Hardback – 2018-06-28 
    Routledge
    Routledge Research on Social and Political Elites

  • Regional Parliaments

    Effective Actors in EU Policy-Making?

    Edited by Gabriele Abels, Anna-Lena Hogenauer

    In an attempt to strengthen the legitimacy of European Union (EU) policy-making, the 2009 Lisbon Treaty strengthened the principle of parliamentary control in EU affairs. This pertains to parliaments at all levels ranging from the regional to the supranational level. This book analyses the…

    Hardback – 2018-06-15 
    Routledge
    Library of Legislative Studies

  • American Government

    Constitutional Democracy Under Pressure

    By Cal Jillson

    American Government: Constitutional Democracy Under Pressure highlights the necessary tension between our constitutional principles and institutions and the populist heat that sometimes roils our national politics, especially at the current political moment. Our constitutional democracy has been…

    Paperback – 2018-06-14 
    Routledge

  • The Context of Legislating

    Constraints on the Legislative Process in the United States

    By Shannon Jenkins

    The Context of Legislating provides a much-needed examination of how the rules, resources, and political conditions within and surrounding different institutions raise or lower the costs of legislating. Using data tracking over 1,100 legislators, 230 committees and 12,000 bills introduced in ten…

    Paperback – 2018-05-10
    Routledge

  • Law, Lawyering and Legal Education

    Building an Ethical Profession in a Globalizing World

    By Charles Sampford, Hugh Breakey

    Once a highly cosmopolitan profession, law was largely domesticated by the demands of the Westphalian state. But as the walls between sovereign states are lowered, law is globalizing in a way that is likely to change law, lawyering and legal education as much over the next 30 years – when the…

    Paperback – 2018-04-15
    Routledge
    Challenges of Globalisation

  • Democracy and Transparency in the Indian State

    The Making of the Right to Information Act

    By Prashant Sharma

    The enactment of the national Right to Information (RTI) Act in 2005 has been produced, consumed, and celebrated as an important event of democratic deepening in India both in terms of the process that led to its enactment (arising from a grassroots movement) and its outcome (fundamentally altering…

    Paperback – 2018-01-24
    Routledge
    Routledge/Edinburgh South Asian Studies Series

  • Mediating Power-Sharing

    Devolution and Consociationalism in Deeply Divided Societies

    By Feargal Cochrane, Neophytos Loizides, Thibaud Bodson

    This book focuses on the design and operation of power-sharing in deeply divided societies. Beyond this starting point, it seeks to examine the different ways in which consociational institutions emerge from negotiations and peace settlements across three counter-intuitive cases – post-Brexit…

    Hardback – 2018-01-09
    Routledge

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