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  • 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…

    Hardback – 2016-05-10 
    Routledge

  • 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

  • Parliamentary Elites in Central and Eastern Europe

    Recruitment and Representation

    Edited by Elena Semenova, Michael Edinger, Heinrich Best

    Legislators are entrusted with key parliamentary functions and are important figures in the decision-making process. Their behaviour as political elites is as much responsible for the failures and successes of the new democracies as their institutional designs and constitutional reforms. This…

    Paperback – 2015-10-20
    Routledge
    Routledge Research on Social and Political Elites

  • Gender, Race, and Office Holding in the United States

    Representation at the Intersections

    By Becki Scola

    Over the past several decades, the number of women elected to higher office in the United States has grown substantially. However, when the electoral gains of women are considered on a state-by-state basis, there are observable variations in the rate by state at which women are elected to state…

    Paperback – 2015-09-29
    Routledge
    Routledge Research in American Politics and Governance

  • Inventive Politicians and Ethnic Ascent in American Politics

    The Uphill Elections of Italians and Mexicans to the U.S. Congress

    By Miriam Jiménez

    This innovative book investigates the process through which ethnic minorities penetrate into higher echelons of political power: specifically, how they succeed in getting elected to the U.S. Congress. Analysts today see ethnic politicians largely in relation to their collectivities, but by actually…

    Paperback – 2015-09-08
    Routledge
    Routledge Research in American Politics and Governance

  • Legislative Codecision in the European Union

    Experience over Twenty Years and Implications

    Edited by Anne Rasmussen, Charlotte Burns, Christine Reh

    This volume takes stock of twenty years of practising and studying codecision in the European Union (EU) and examines the procedure’s long-term implications for the EU’s institutions, politics and policies. The introduction of co-legislation between the Council of Ministers and the European…

    Paperback – 2015-09-04
    Routledge
    Journal of European Public Policy Special Issues as Books

  • American Government

    Political Development and Institutional Change, 8th Edition

    By Cal Jillson

    Features of this Innovative Text The 8th edition of this well-respected text features the 2014 midterm Congressional elections, the latest on Obama’s presidency, important Supreme Court decisions, the implementation of the Affordable Care Act, and other timely updates. An increased attention to…

    Paperback – 2015-08-11
    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…

    Hardback – 2015-07-24
    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…

    Hardback – 2015-07-24
    Routledge

  • Parliamentary Representation in France

    Edited by Olivier Costa

    Despite real improvements since the beginning of the last decade, legislative studies are still underdeveloped in France, compared to other modern democracies. This weakness is linked to the characteristics of the political system itself: the Constitution of 1958 has created a semi-presidential…

    Paperback – 2015-07-23
    Routledge
    Library of Legislative Studies

  • Representation and Effectiveness in Latin American Democracies

    Congress, Judiciary and Civil Society

    Edited by Moira B. MacKinnon, Ludovico Feoli

    Legislatures, the judiciary and civil society are important actors in representative democracies. In what ways and how well do they represent? And how effectively do they carry out their institutional and social roles? Both questions refer to the key dimensions of democracy analyzed in this book:…

    Paperback – 2015-06-23
    Routledge
    Routledge Studies in Latin American Politics

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