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  • 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 

  • Social Attitudes in Contemporary China

    By Chen Yu, Fang Wei, Liqing Li, Paul Morrissey, Nie Chen

    Unlike many studies of social attitudes, which are based on large scale quantitative surveys, or which focus on the attitude of elites, this book considers the views of ordinary people, and is based on in-depth, qualitative interviews. This approach results in rich, nuanced data, and is especially…

    Hardback – 2016-02-19 
    Routledge Contemporary China Series

  • The Power of Information Networks

    New Directions for Agenda Setting

    Edited by Lei Guo, Maxwell McCombs

    The news media have significant influence on the formation of public opinion. Called the agenda-setting role of the media, this influence occurs at three levels. Focusing public attention on a select few issues or other topics at any moment is level one. Emphasizing specific attributes of those…

    Paperback – 2015-12-18 
    Routledge Studies in Global Information, Politics and Society

  • The Public Understanding of Assessment

    Edited by John Gardner

    Assessment of educational achievement, whether by traditional examinations or by teachers in schools, attracts considerable public interest, particularly when it is associated with ‘high stakes’ outcomes such as university entry or selection for employment. When the individual’s results do not…

    Hardback – 2015-12-18 

  • New Directions in Public Opinion

    2nd Edition

    Edited by Adam J. Berinsky

    The field of public opinion is one of the most diverse in political science. Over the last 60 years, scholars have drawn upon the disciplines of psychology, economics, sociology, and even biology to learn how ordinary people come to understand the complicated business of politics. But much of the…

    Paperback – 2015-12-17 
    New Directions in American Politics

  • Cinema in the Cold War

    Political Projections

    Edited by Cyril Buffet

    The film industry was an important propaganda element during the Cold War. As with other conflicts, the Cold War was fought not just with weapons, but with words and images. Throughout the conflict, cinema was a reflection of the societies, the ideologies, and the political climates in which the…

    Hardback – 2015-11-16

  • The Act of Voting

    Identities, Institutions and Locale

    Edited by Johan A. Elkink, David M. Farrell

    Electoral behaviour is one of the most dynamic areas of study in the field of comparative politics today. A strongly emerging theme in recent years has been the need to set the study of voting behaviour in its wider context, that is to understand how the behaviour of the individual (non)voter is…

    Hardback – 2015-10-19

  • Israel at the Polls 2013

    Continuity and Change in Israeli Political Culture

    Edited by Eithan Orkibi, Manfred Gerstenfeld

    The 2013 elections took place less than two years after the overwhelming wave of social protests of summer 2011. At first, the election campaign did not raise much public interest, but the emergence of new players and young political forces energized the political race. Polls conducted throughout…

    Hardback – 2015-09-23

  • Political Representation in Times of Bailout

    Evidence from Greece and Portugal

    Edited by André Freire, Marco Lisi, Ioannis Andreadis, José Manuel Leite Viegas

    Since 2008 many European states have experienced significant challenges in adapting to austerity, and political actors within these states have made significant changes in their discourses and practices. This book explores the short-term impact of the sovereign debt crisis on aspects of political…

    Hardback – 2015-09-21
    South European Society and Politics

  • The State of Democracy in Central and Eastern Europe

    A Comparative Perspective

    Edited by Ramona Coman, Luca Tomini

    The State of Democracy in Central and Eastern Europe brings together scholars specialising in the study of Central and Eastern Europe, and provides a comprehensive analysis of some of the major issues in the democratic make-up of the EU’s new member states. The book covers the main dimensions of…

    Hardback – 2015-09-21
    Routledge Europe-Asia Studies

  • European Integration in Times of Crisis

    Theoretical perspectives

    Edited by Demosthenes Ioannou, Patrick Leblond, Arne Niemann

    Few events over the past few decades have given rise to an amount of debate and speculation concerning the state of the European Union (EU) and the future of European integration as the economic and financial crisis that began in 2007. In spite of substantial media, policy-making and academic…

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

  • 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

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