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  • Human Rights and Democracy in EU Foreign Policy

    The Cases of Ukraine and Egypt, 1st Edition

    By Rosa Balfour

    This book investigates the disparity between rhetoric and performance in the European Union response to abuses of human rights and transgression of democracy. With the Arab spring putting the spotlight on the EU’s self-portrait as committed to promoting global human rights and democracy, this book…

    Hardback – 2011-12-21
    Routledge Advances in European Politics

  • New Participatory Dimensions in Civil Society

    Professionalization and Individualized Collective Action, 1st Edition

    Edited by Jan W. van Deth, William A. Maloney

    This book examines citizen engagement in contemporary democratic politics and the development of new participatory forms. Based on empirical information gathered from citizens, activists and organizations, it examines the changing face of democratic participation. Advanced democracies are ‘plagued’…

    Hardback – 2011-12-13
    Routledge/ECPR Studies in European Political Science

  • Human Rights and Constituent Power

    Without Model or Warranty, 1st Edition

    By Illan rua Wall

    With the emergence of modern human rights in the Universal Declaration, what remained of a radical political potential of the discourse withdrew: statism and individualism became its authorised foundations and the possibilities of other human rights traditions were denied. The strife that once lay…

    Hardback – 2011-10-04

  • Liberal Democracy as the End of History

    Fukuyama and Postmodern Challenges, 1st Edition

    By Christopher Hughes

    Francis Fukuyama claims that liberal democracy is the end of history. This book provides a theoretical re-examination of this claim through postmodernist ideas. The book argues that postmodern ideas provide a valuable critique to Fukuyama’s thesis, and poses the questions: can we talk about a…

    Hardback – 2011-09-30
    Routledge Innovations in Political Theory

  • The Conceptual Politics of Democracy Promotion

    1st Edition

    Edited by Christopher Hobson, Milja Kurki

    How do different meanings of the concept of ‘democracy’ operate in democracy promotion? How do conceptual decisions influence real political events? How is policy and reflection on democracy promotion shaped by the way different practitioners and scholars understand democracy? The Conceptual…

    Hardback – 2011-08-09
    Democratization Studies

  • Social Networks and Japanese Democracy

    The Beneficial Impact of Interpersonal Communication in East Asia, 1st Edition

    By Ken'ichi Ikeda, Sean Richey

    Many who critique democracy as practiced in East Asia suggest that the Confucian political culture of these nations prevents democracy from being the robust participatory type, and limits it to a spectacle designed to create obedience from the public. Certainly some East Asian nations have had…

    Hardback – 2011-07-21
    Routledge Contemporary Japan Series

  • Democracy Promotion and Conflict-Based Reconstruction

    The United States & Democratic Consolidation in Bosnia, Afghanistan & Iraq, 1st Edition

    By Matthew Alan Hill

    This book investigates US foreign policy and tests the hypothesis that transition-inspired democracy promotion will successfully establish liberal democracy around the world, and thus fulfil the aims of the American mission and its application of the democratic peace. It features two detailed case…

    Hardback – 2011-06-27
    Democratization Studies

  • South Korean Social Movements

    From Democracy to Civil Society, 1st Edition

    Edited by Gi-Wook Shin, Paul Y Chang

    This book explores the evolution of social movements in South Korea by focusing on how they have become institutionalized and diffused in the democratic period. The contributors explore the transformation of Korean social movements from the democracy campaigns of the 1970s and 1980s to the rise of…

    Hardback – 2011-06-01
    Routledge Advances in Korean Studies

  • Party System Formation in Kazakhstan

    Between Formal and Informal Politics, 1st Edition

    By Rico Isaacs

    Since the collapse of the Soviet Union, Central Asian states have developed liberal-constitutional formal institutions. However, at the same time, political phenomena in Central Asia are shaped by informal political behaviour and relations. This relationship is now a critical issue affecting…

    Hardback – 2011-03-21
    Central Asian Studies

  • Administrative Reforms and Democratic Governance

    1st Edition

    Edited by Jean-Michel Eymeri-Douzans, Jon Pierre

    After a quarter of a century of implementation of New Public Management (NPM) reform strategies, this book assesses the major real outcomes of these reforms on states and public sectors, at both the organisational level and a more political level. Unlike most previous accounts of reform, this book…

    Hardback – 2011-03-16
    Routledge/ECPR Studies in European Political Science

  • Democracy and Famine

    1st Edition

    By Olivier Rubin

    Famine is the most extreme manifestation of the existence of poverty, inequality and political apathy. Whereas poverty, hunger and diseases are not easily eradicated in the world today, famines are often perceived to be relatively simple to avert. However, the political incentives to prevent…

    Hardback – 2010-11-08
    Routledge Research in Comparative Politics

  • Globality, Democracy and Civil Society

    1st Edition

    Edited by Terrell Carver, Jens Bartelson

    Globality, Democracy and Civil Society explores the relationship between the concepts of democracy and civil society through a comparison of their meaning and function in different historical and cultural contexts. This volume presents detailed contextual studies in Europe, North America, Japan,…

    Hardback – 2010-10-15
    Democratization Studies

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