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  • Mediating Power-Sharing

    Devolution and Consociationalism in Deeply Divided Societies

    By Feargal Cochrane, Neophytos Loizides, Thibaud Bodson

    This book brings together a number of intersecting themes concerning consociationalism as a means of sharing power and building effective political institutions within deeply divided societies. Assessing the applicability of the consociational approach (and engaging with its robust critique) …

    Hardback – 2017-12-31 
    Routledge

  • The Legislature of Brazil

    An Analysis of Its Policy-Making and Public Engagement Roles

    Edited by Cristiane Brum Bernardes, Cristina Leston-Bandeira, Ricardo de João Braga

    This book develops a critical analysis of the Brazilian Legislature, specifically the role of its lower chamber, the Chamber of Deputies, in policy making and how this combines with its public engagement role, namely in terms of promoting participation and transparency. The book draws from Nelson…

    Hardback – 2017-12-11 
    Routledge
    Library of Legislative Studies

  • The Politics of Gun Control

    7th Edition

    By Robert J. Spitzer

    The new edition of this classic text covers the latest developments in American gun policy, including shooting incidents plaguing the American landscape—especially the Orlando nightclub shootings, the San Bernardino incident, and the ongoing legacy of Sandy Hook—placing them in context with similar…

    Paperback – 2017-10-26 
    Routledge

  • The Drug War in Latin America

    Hegemony and Global Capitalism

    By William Avilés

    Since the mid-1980s subsequent US governments have promoted a highly militarized and prohibitionist drug control approach in Latin America. Despite this strategy the region has seen increasing levels of homicide, displacement and violence. Why did the militarization of U.S. drug war policies in…

    Hardback – 2017-09-29 
    Routledge
    Routledge Studies in US Foreign Policy

  • Varieties of Legal Order

    The Politics of Adversarial and Bureaucratic Legalism

    Edited by Thomas F. Burke, Jeb Barnes

    Across the globe, law in all its variety is becoming more central to politics, public policy, and everyday life. For over four decades, Robert A. Kagan has been a leading scholar of the causes and consequences of the march of law that is characteristic of late 20th and early 21st century governance…

    Paperback – 2017-08-29
    Routledge
    Law, Courts and Politics

  • Federal Challenges and Challenges to Federalism

    Edited by John Erik Fossum, Markus Jachtenfuchs

    Discussing what we may learn from thinking about the EU in federal terms represents a two-fold challenge. It is on the one hand a matter of establishing ‘how federal’ the EU is (the EU’s federal challenge). On the other, the EU has federal features but is not a state, thus raising the question of…

    Hardback – 2017-08-22
    Routledge
    Journal of European Public Policy Special Issues as Books

  • Congressional Communication in the Digital Age

    By Jocelyn Evans, Jessica M. Hayden

    Communication defines political representation. At the core of the representational relationship lies the interaction between principal and agent; the quality of this relationship is predicated upon the accessibility of effective channels of communication between the constituent and representative.…

    Hardback – 2017-07-11
    Routledge
    Routledge Research in American Politics and Governance

  • Environmental Policy and Politics

    7th Edition

    By Michael E. Kraft

    Covering global threats such as climate change, population growth, and loss of biodiversity, as well as national, state, and local problems of environmental pollution, energy use, and natural resource use and conservation, Environmental Policy and Politics provides a comprehensive overview of U.S.…

    Paperback – 2017-07-05
    Routledge

  • The Roles and Function of Parliamentary Questions

    Edited by Shane Martin, Olivier Rozenberg

    Parliamentary questions are a feature of almost all national legislatures. Despite this, we know very little about how questions are used by MPs and what impact questions have on controlling the government. This volume advances our theoretical and empirical knowledge of the use of questioning in a…

    Paperback – 2017-06-16
    Routledge
    Library of Legislative Studies

  • Gender Quotas and Women's Representation

    New Directions in Research

    Edited by Mona Lena Krook, Pär Zetterberg

    Electoral gender quotas have emerged as one of the most critical political reforms of the last two decades, having now been introduced in more than 130 countries worldwide. The recent and global nature of these developments has sparked both scholarly and popular interest in the in which these…

    Paperback – 2017-06-07
    Routledge

  • Government-Opposition in Southern European Countries during the Economic Crisis

    Great Recession, Great Cooperation?

    Edited by Elisabetta De Giorgi, Catherine Moury

    The international economic crisis has hit Europe, especially its ‘periphery’, remarkably hard, and has had deep consequences at the economic and political levels. Since its onset, parties in parliament (especially those in opposition) have found themselves faced with a dilemma: choosing between the…

    Paperback – 2017-06-07
    Routledge
    Library of Legislative Studies

  • Contingencies, Resilience and Legal Constitutionalism

    Edited by Clive Walker

    Contingency planning and resilience are of prime importance to the late modern risk society, with implications for law and for governance arrangements. Our risk society continues to seek ever more complex and detailed risk mitigation responses by law, including the UK’s Civil Contingencies Act 2004…

    Paperback – 2017-05-24
    Routledge

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