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  • Interpreting Governance, High Politics and Public Policy

    Essays commemorating Interpreting British Governance

    Edited by Nick Turnbull

    Interpreting Governance, High Politics and Public Policy offers the latest perspectives on the interpretive approach to governance and public policy research. This book commemorates more than a decade of governance research by Mark Bevir and R.A.W. Rhodes, the leading exponents of interpretive…

    Hardback – 2016-02-12 
    Routledge Studies in Governance and Public Policy

  • Collaborative Strategies for Sustainable Cities

    Economy, Environment and Community in Baltimore

    By Eric S. Zeemering

    Baltimore, like many other cities around the globe, is redesigning local government policy and programs in order to become a more sustainable city. Sustainability, as a concept guiding public action, encourages city officials to integrate policy and programs addressing the economic, environmental,…

    Paperback – 2016-01-15 
    Routledge Studies in Public Administration and Environmental Sustainability

  • The Political Culture of Nordic Self-Understanding

    Power Investigation

    Edited by Ainur Elmgren, Norbert Götz

    ‘Power investigation’, or the practice of power to legitimize itself through commissioned programmes of scientific enquiry, is a hallmark of Nordic democracy. Five power investigations have been conducted in the Nordic countries since 1972. The close connection to state power has not dissuaded…

    Hardback – 2015-09-04

  • EU Treaties and the Judicial Politics of National Courts

    A Law and Politics Approach

    By Pablo José Castillo Ortiz

    Cases such as the Maastricht ruling by the German Federal Constitutional Court or the 'Crotty; decision by the Irish Supreme Court have gone down in the history of European integration as outstanding examples of intervention by judicial actors in important political processes. In this book, Dr.…

    Hardback – 2015-08-25
    Law, Courts and Politics

  • Elucidating Social Science Concepts

    An Interpretivist Guide

    By Frederic Charles Schaffer

    Concepts have always been foundational to the social science enterprise. This book is a guide to working with them. Against the positivist project of concept "reconstruction"—the formulation of a technical, purportedly neutral vocabulary for measuring, comparing, and generalizing—Schaffer adopts an…

    Paperback – 2015-08-06
    Routledge Series on Interpretive Methods

  • Critical Methods in Terrorism Studies

    By Priya Dixit, Jacob L. Stump

    This book shows how to use a range of critical approaches to conduct research on terrorism. Featuring the work of researchers who have already utilized these methods to study terrorism, it includes a diverse range of critical methodological approaches – including discourse analysis, feminist,…

    Paperback – 2015-07-06

  • Dialectics in World Politics

    Edited by Shannon Brincat

    This volume explores the conceptual, methodological and praxeological aspects of dialectical analysis in world politics. As dialectics has remained an under-theorised analytical tool in international relations, this volume provides a critical resource for those seeking to deploy dialectics in their…

    Hardback – 2015-06-15
    Rethinking Globalizations

  • Analyzing Social Narratives

    By Shaul R. Shenhav

    Interpreting human stories, whether those told by individuals, groups, organizations, nations, or even civilizations, opens a wide scope of research options for understanding how people construct, shape, and reshape their perceptions, identities, and beliefs. Such narrative research is a rapidly…

    Paperback – 2015-05-05
    Routledge Series on Interpretive Methods

  • The Turkish Deep State

    State Consolidation, Civil-Military Relations and Democracy

    By Mehtap Söyler

    The deep state ranks among the most critical issues in Turkish politics. This book traces its origins and offers an explanation of the emergence and trajectory of the deep state; the meaning and function of informal and authoritarian institutions in the formal security sector of a democratic regime…

    Hardback – 2015-02-17
    Routledge Studies in Middle Eastern Politics

  • Researching Terrorism, Peace and Conflict Studies

    Interaction, Synthesis and Opposition

    Edited by Ioannis Tellidis, Harmonie Toros

    This book examines potential synergies between the fields of Terrorism Studies and Peace and Conflict Studies. The volume presents theoretically- and empirically-informed contributions, which shed light on whether the two fields can inform each other on issues of mutual interest and importance.…

    Hardback – 2015-01-27
    Routledge Critical Terrorism Studies

  • Research Ethics and Social Movements

    Scholarship, Activism and Knowledge Production

    Edited by Kevin Gillan, Jenny Pickerill

    What ethical challenges are faced by researchers studying social and political movements? Should scholars integrate their personal politics and identities into their research? What role should activists have in shaping the purposes or processes of social scientific research? How do changing…

    Hardback – 2014-11-27

  • Victims of Terrorism

    A Comparative and Interdisciplinary Study

    Edited by Orla Lynch, Javier Argomaniz

    This book examines the politicisation of victims of terrorism and the reality of the victimisation experience within the broader field of terrorism and the resulting conflict. Victims of terrorism are a unique group of individuals whose experience is overlooked in the current literature on…

    Hardback – 2014-09-16
    Political Violence

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