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  • Manipulating Political Decentralisation

    Africa's Inclusive Autocrats

    By Lovise Aalen, Ragnhild L. Muriaas

    Can autocrats establish representative subnational governments? And which strategies of manipulation are available if they would like to reduce the uncertainty caused by introducing political decentralisation?  In the wake of local government reforms, several states across the world have introduced…

    Hardback – 2017-11-06 
    Routledge
    Conceptualising Comparative Politics

  • Linguistic Justice

    Van Parijs and his Critics

    Edited by Helder De Schutter, David Robichaud

    The world contains over 6000 languages and less than 200 states to accommodate them. This creates the important normative question of how to respond politically to linguistic diversity. What is a just language policy? Are language minorities entitled to language protection? Should language rights…

    Paperback – 2017-11-05 
    Routledge

  • Judicial Review and Contemporary Democratic Theory

    Power, Domination and the Courts

    By Scott E. Lemieux, David J. Watkins

    For decades, the question of judicial review’s status in a democratic political system has been adjudicated through the framework of what Alexander Bickel labelled "the counter-majoritarian difficulty." That is, the idea that judicial review is particularly problematic for democracy because it…

    Paperback – 2017-11-02 
    Routledge
    Law, Courts and Politics

  • Exit from Democracy

    Illiberal governance in Turkey and beyond

    Edited by Kerem Öktem, Karabekir Akkoyunlu

    Democratic government is facing unprecedented challenges at a global scale. Yet, Turkey's descent into conflict, crisis and autocracy is exceptional. Only a few years ago, the country was praised as a successful Muslim-majority democracy and a promising example of sustainable growth. In Turkey’s…

    Hardback – 2017-11-01 
    Routledge

  • Political Theory and the Enlarged Mentality

    By Stephen Acreman

    In this book, Stephen Acreman follows the development and reception of a hitherto under-analyzed concept central to modern and postmodern political theory: the Kantian ein erweiterte Denkungsart, or enlarged mentality. While the enlarged mentality plays a major role in a number of key texts…

    Hardback – 2017-10-31 
    Routledge
    Routledge Advances in Democratic Theory

  • When Democracies Collapse

    Assessing Transitions to Non-Democratic Regimes in the Contemporary World

    By Luca Tomini

    While the process of democratization is nowadays an established scholarship, the reverse process of de-democratization has generated less attention even when the regression or even breakdown of democracy occurred on a regular basis over past decades. This book investigates both the different…

    Hardback – 2017-10-30 
    Routledge
    Democratization Studies

  • Democratic Political Tragedy in the Postcolony

    The Tragedy of Postcoloniality in Michael Manley’s Jamaica and Nelson Mandela’s South Africa

    By Greg A. Graham

    A ground-breaking work in Africana political thought that links the plight of progressive political endeavors in Africa with those in the Diaspora and beyond, Democratic Tragedy in the Postcolony engages with two of the defining political sagas of the postcolonial era. The book presents Michael…

    Hardback – 2017-10-27 
    Routledge
    Routledge Innovations in Political Theory

  • Compromise and Disagreement in Contemporary Political Theory

    Edited by Christian Rostboll, Theresa Scavenius

    Until recently, discussions of compromise have been largely absent in political theory. However, political theorists have become increasingly interested in understanding the practice and justification of compromise in politics. This interest is connected to the increased concern with pluralism and…

    Hardback – 2017-10-27 
    Routledge
    Routledge Innovations in Political Theory

  • Creativity and Limitation in Political Communities

    Spinoza, Schmitt and Ordering

    By Ignas Kalpokas

    There is an inherent tension between popular and establishment powers in political communities. With anti-establishment sentiment on the rise across Western democracies, exploring the underpinnings of this dualism and rethinking theories of political life within states is of paramount importance.…

    Hardback – 2017-10-26 
    Routledge
    Rethinking Political and International Theory

  • 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 – 2017-10-24 
    Routledge

  • Equal Recognition, Minority Rights and Liberal Democracy

    Alan Patten and His Critics

    Edited by Sergi Morales-Gálvez, Nenad Stojanovic

    Multiculturalism is not à la mode nowadays. It is attacked by both right-wing populists and mainstream politicians and leaders of liberal democracies. Indeed, conflicts surrounding cultural diversity and recognition are among the most salient issues in contemporary societies. Should liberal…

    Hardback – 2017-10-20 
    Routledge

  • Political Participation in Asia

    Defining and Deploying Political Space

    Edited by Eva Louise Hansson, Meredith L. Weiss

    A combination of economic transformation, political transitions, and changes in media have substantially, if incrementally, altered the terrain for political participation globally, but particularly in Asia, home to several of the most dramatic such shifts over the past two decades. This book…

    Hardback – 2017-10-17 
    Routledge
    Routledge Contemporary Asia Series

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