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  • Political Representation

    Roles, representatives and the represented

    Edited by Marc Bühlmann, Jan Fivaz

    In an ideal democracy, representatives would entirely reflect citizens’ views, preferences and wishes in their legislative work. However, real-life democracies do not meet this ideal and citizens’ policy preferences and priorities are mirrored only inadequately. This book provides new insights on…

    Hardback – 2016-03-01 
    Routledge Research on Social and Political Elites

  • Democratic Decision-making in the EU

    Technocracy in Disguise?

    By Anne Elizabeth Stie

    This book examines the democratic legitimacy of the European Union (EU) and evaluates the democratic credentials of the EU’s main decision-making procedure. It finds that though there is potential for democratic decision-making in the EU, the actual process is dominated by technocrats and secret…

    Paperback – 2016-02-29 
    Routledge Studies on Democratising Europe

  • Social Democracy in Capitalist Society

    Working-Class Politics in Britain and Sweden

    By Richard Scase

    First published in 1977. This book considers the nature of industrial society, contemporary capitalism and the impact of political ideas on social structure. These ideas are discussed by reference to the impact of social democracy on the structure of capitalist society in a comparative analysis of…

    Hardback – 2016-02-29 

  • Public Opinion and Democracy in Transitional Regimes

    A Comparative Perspective

    Edited by Juliet Pietsch, Michael Miller, Jeffrey Karp

    Despite the enthusiasm surrounding the Colour Revolutions and the Arab Spring, the world’s share of democracies has stagnated over the past 15 years. The steady rise of China, Russia, and Iran has also led to warnings of a resurgence of "authoritarian great powers", especially in light of the…

    Hardback – 2016-02-24 

  • Richard E. Flathman

    Situated Concepts, Virtuosity Liberalism and Opalescent Individuality

    Edited by P.E. Digeser

    Richard E. Flathman is a ground-breaking theorist of key political concepts, a fierce defender of individuality, a close and original reader of Hobbes and an advocate of a willful conception of liberalism. In this volume P E Digeser draws together some of his key works, the collection is framed by…

    Hardback – 2016-02-15 
    Routledge Innovators in Political Theory

  • Democracy or Alternative Political Systems in Asia

    After the Strongmen

    Edited by Hsin-Huang Michael Hsiao

    From the 1980s onwards, a tide of democratization swept across the Asian region, as the political strongmen who had led since the end of World War II began to fall. Although it is generally assumed that once authoritarian leaders no longer hold power, the political landscape will drastically change…

    Paperback – 2016-02-10 
    Routledge Contemporary Asia Series

  • Democratization and Social Movements in South Korea

    Defiant Institutionalization

    By Sun-Chul Kim

    South Korea provides an intellectual challenge in the fields of social movements and democracy in that intense mobilization and the strong influence of social movements have accompanied steady democratization for more than two decades, despite major theories having predicted otherwise. This book…

    Hardback – 2016-02-05 
    Routledge Studies on Modern Korea

  • Values, Economic Crisis and Democracy

    Edited by Mălina Voicu, Ingvill C. Mochmann, Hermann Dülmer

    For the past decade European countries have undergone a severe economic crisis, with severe consequences both for individuals and for governments. Unemployment and rising poverty have compelled individuals to reconsider their own priorities and goals, while governments have been forced to rethink…

    Hardback – 2016-02-05 
    Routledge Advances in Sociology

  • Comparative Perspectives on EU Democracy Promotion

    Edited by Anne Wetzel, Jan Orbie, Fabienne Bossuyt

    This book examines the substance of European Union (EU) democracy promotion by comparing it with norms of governance that other international actors promote, among them the United Nations, the United States, the Central and East European EU member states, Russia, China and non-governmental…

    Hardback – 2016-02-01 

  • Self-Determination in the early Twenty First Century

    A Double Edged Concept

    Edited by Uriel Abulof, Karl Cordell

    In a world in which change is constant, the principle of self-determination is important. Through (collective) acts of self-determination, nations exercise the right to govern themselves. At present the nation-state system with which we are familiar faces several challenges. In Western Europe,…

    Hardback – 2016-02-01 

  • Constrained Elitism and Contemporary Democratic Theory

    By Timothy Kersey

    Today, examples of the public’s engagement with political issues through commercial and communicative mechanisms have become increasingly common. In February 2012, the Susan G. Komen Foundation reversed a decision to cease funding of cancer screening programs through Planned Parenthood amidst…

    Hardback – 2016-01-27 
    Routledge Advances in Democratic Theory

  • The Economics of Voting

    Studies of self-interest, bargaining, duty and rights

    By Dan Usher

    The economics of voting is about whether and to what extent self-interest may be relied upon in voting. The central proposition in economics is that the world’s work gets done satisfactorily when each person does what they think is best for themselves. The commonsense view of the matter is that…

    Hardback – 2016-01-04 
    Routledge Frontiers of Political Economy

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