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Growth, Crisis, Democracy: The Political Economy of Social Coalitions and Policy Regime Change

Growth, Crisis, Democracy: The Political Economy of Social Coalitions and Policy Regime Change

1st Edition

Hideko Magara, Bruno Amable
May 30, 2017

Since the global financial crisis of 2008, advanced economies have been making various efforts to overcome the economic impasse. While the contrast between the countries that have escaped from the crisis relatively quickly and those still suffering from serious problems is becoming clearer, a new...

Rampage Shootings and Gun Control (Open Access): Politicization and Policy Change in Western Europe

Rampage Shootings and Gun Control (Open Access): Politicization and Policy Change in Western Europe

1st Edition

Steffen Hurka
May 11, 2017

While the causes of rampage violence have been analysed thoroughly in diverse academic disciplines, we hardly know anything about the factors that affect their consequences for public policy. This book addresses rampage shootings in Western Europe and their conditional impact on politicization and...

Deficits and Debt in Industrialized Democracies

Deficits and Debt in Industrialized Democracies

1st Edition

Eisaku Ide, Gene Park
March 14, 2017

Since the global financial crisis, government debt has soared globally by 40 percent and now exceeds an astonishing $100 trillion. Not all countries, though, have fared the same. Indeed, even prior to the financial crisis, the fiscal fates of countries have been diverging, despite predictions...

Party Organization and Electoral Volatility in Central and Eastern Europe: Enhancing voter loyalty

Party Organization and Electoral Volatility in Central and Eastern Europe: Enhancing voter loyalty

1st Edition

Sergiu Gherghina
February 07, 2017

Political parties in post-communist countries have very high levels of electoral volatility. In these environments, political factions fail to establish long-term connections with the electorate and thus regularly rise and fall from the political arena. This book provides an organizational...

Drivers of Integration and Regionalism in Europe and Asia: Comparative perspectives

Drivers of Integration and Regionalism in Europe and Asia: Comparative perspectives

1st Edition

Louis Brennan, Philomena Murray
February 07, 2017

This book examines the drivers of regionalism and integration in both Europe and Asia and seeks to forge comparative perspectives between the two regions. Comprising contributions from scholars, analysts and policymakers, this volume explores and debates how and why regional bodies such as the...

Policy Change under New Democratic Capitalism

Policy Change under New Democratic Capitalism

1st Edition

Hideko Magara
December 19, 2016

Democratic capitalism in developed countries has been facing an unprecedented crisis since 2008. Its political manageability is declining sharply. Both democracy and capitalism now involve crucial risks that are significantly more serious than those observed in earlier periods. The notion of policy...

Politics of Religion and Nationalism: Federalism, Consociationalism and Seccession

Politics of Religion and Nationalism: Federalism, Consociationalism and Seccession

1st Edition

Ferran Requejo, Klaus-Jürgen Nagel
November 11, 2016

There are numerous examples of how religion and nationalism intertwine. In some cases, a common religion is the fundamental marker of a nation’s identity, whereas in others secular nationalism tries to hold together people of different religious beliefs. This book examines the link between...

The Politics of Women's Interests: New Comparative Perspectives

The Politics of Women's Interests: New Comparative Perspectives

1st Edition

Louise Chappell, Lisa Hill
July 18, 2016

This new study reveals how institutional practices and discourses shape the way men and women are conceived of, and how through this process, gender stereotypes and expectations are created. Informed by the latest research and trends, these expert authors examine the way in which domestic...

Civil Society and Activism in Europe: Contextualizing engagement and political orientations

Civil Society and Activism in Europe: Contextualizing engagement and political orientations

1st Edition

William A. Maloney, Jan W. Van Deth
July 11, 2016

This book examines the role of civil society organizations in several advanced European democracies: Germany, the Netherlands, Spain, Switzerland and the United Kingdom. Specifically the book focuses on how voluntary organizations contribute to civic and democratic health and assesses the impact of...

Electoral Systems and Governance: How Diversity Can Improve Policy-Making

Electoral Systems and Governance: How Diversity Can Improve Policy-Making

1st Edition

Salomon Orellana
April 21, 2016

Diversity and dissent have been shown to improve decision-making in small groups. This understanding can be extended to the political arena and in turn it can enlighten ideas about policy-making. This book focuses on the relationship between electoral institutions and policy outcomes in order to...

Global Perspectives on the Politics of Multiculturalism in the 21st Century: A case study analysis

Global Perspectives on the Politics of Multiculturalism in the 21st Century: A case study analysis

1st Edition

Fethi Mansouri, Boulou Ebanda de B'béri
April 21, 2016

Multiculturalism is now seen by many of its critics as the source of intercultural and social tensions, fostering communal segregation and social conflicts. While the cultural diversity of contemporary societies has to be acknowledged as an empirical and demographic fact, whether multiculturalism...

Generations, Political Participation and Social Change in Western Europe

Generations, Political Participation and Social Change in Western Europe

1st Edition

Maria T. Grasso
April 08, 2016

This new comparative analysis shows that there are reasons to be concerned about the future of democratic politics. Younger generations have become disengaged from the political process. The evidence presented in this comprehensive study shows that they are not just less likely than older...

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