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Routledge/ECPR Studies in European Political Science


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The Routledge/ECPR Studies in European Political Science series is published in association with the European Consortium for Political Research - the leading organisation concerned with the growth and development of political science in Europe. The series presents high-quality edited volumes on topics at the leading edge of current interest in political science and related fields, with contributions from European scholars and others who have presented work at ECPR workshops or research groups.

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The Role of Governments in Legislative Agenda Setting

The Role of Governments in Legislative Agenda Setting

1st Edition

Bjorn Erik Rasch, George Tsebelis
November 26, 2015

Setting the agenda for parliament is the most significant institutional weapon for governments to shape policy outcomes, because governments with significant agenda setting powers, like France or the UK, are able to produce the outcomes they prefer, while governments that lack agenda setting powers...

Political Discussion in Modern Democracies: A Comparative Perspective

Political Discussion in Modern Democracies: A Comparative Perspective

1st Edition

Michael R. Wolf, Laura Morales
May 08, 2015

The study of political discussion has been broken into sub-categories including deliberative democracy, discursive studies, dynamics of interpersonal communication, and discussion network analyses, with substantial numbers of books and articles covering each. However, these areas are often treated...

Party Government in the New Europe

Party Government in the New Europe

1st Edition

Hans Keman, Ferdinand Muller-Rommel
April 27, 2015

This truly comparative volume examines the "life cycle" of party governments in Europe from 1990 onwards, and analyses its role and function in contemporary European parliamentary democracies. The life and the performance of party governments in Europe became more and more volatile and publicly...

Migration and Organized Civil Society: Rethinking National Policy

Migration and Organized Civil Society: Rethinking National Policy

1st Edition

Dirk Halm, Zeynep Sezgin
April 27, 2015

Migrant organizations are of vital importance for countries of residence and countries of origin, but the empirical and theoretical knowledge of the cross-border character of migrant organizations remains incomplete. It is clear that migrant transnationalism challenges the governance of...

Civil Society Activism under Authoritarian Rule: A Comparative Perspective

Civil Society Activism under Authoritarian Rule: A Comparative Perspective

1st Edition

Francesco Cavatorta
April 27, 2015

This book examines how civil society actors operate under authoritarian constraints, and examines how this is linked to regime change. This book moves beyond traditional notions of civil society and explains the complexity of state-society relations in authoritarian contexts outside the framework...

Dominant Political Parties and Democracy: Concepts, Measures, Cases and Comparisons

Dominant Political Parties and Democracy: Concepts, Measures, Cases and Comparisons

1st Edition

Matthijs Bogaards, Françoise Boucek
April 10, 2015

This book examines dominant parties in both established democracies and new democracies and explores the relationship between dominant parties and the democratic process. Bridging existing literatures, the authors analyse dominant parties at national and sub-national, district and intra-party...

New Participatory Dimensions in Civil Society: Professionalization and Individualized Collective Action

New Participatory Dimensions in Civil Society: Professionalization and Individualized Collective Action

1st Edition

Jan W. van Deth, William A. Maloney
May 30, 2014

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’...

Ageing Populations in Post-Industrial Democracies: Comparative Studies of Policies and Politics

Ageing Populations in Post-Industrial Democracies: Comparative Studies of Policies and Politics

1st Edition

Pieter Vanhuysse, Achim Goerres
May 30, 2014

Most advanced democracies are currently experiencing accelerated population ageing, which fundamentally changes not just their demographic composition; it can also be expected to have far-reaching political and policy consequences. This volume brings together an expert set of scholars from Europe...

Electronic Democracy: Mobilisation, Organisation and Participation via new ICTs

Electronic Democracy: Mobilisation, Organisation and Participation via new ICTs

1st Edition

Rachel Gibson, Andrea Römmele, Steven Ward
May 19, 2014

Electronic Democracy analyses the impact of new information and communication technologies (ICTs) within representative democracy, such as political parties, pressure groups, new social movements and executive and legislative bodies. Arguing for the validity of social perspective in theory building...

Cultural Theory as Political Science

Cultural Theory as Political Science

1st Edition

Gunnar Grendstad, Per Selle, Michael Thompson
September 09, 2013

This is the first major European political science book to discuss the growing interdisciplinary field of 'cultural theory', proposing a coherent and viable alternative to mainstream political science. The authors argue that three elements - social relations, cultural bias and behavioural strategy...

Another Europe: Conceptions and practices of democracy in the European Social Forums

Another Europe: Conceptions and practices of democracy in the European Social Forums

1st Edition

Donatella Della Porta
May 31, 2013

Given the recent focus on the challenges to representative democracy, and the search for new institutions and procedures that can help to channel increasing participation, this book offers empirical insights on alternative conceptions of democracy and the actors that promote them.   With a...

Religion and Politics in Europe, the Middle East and North Africa

Religion and Politics in Europe, the Middle East and North Africa

1st Edition

Jeffrey Haynes
April 10, 2013

In the early twenty-first century, it is now clear that religion is increasingly influential in the political realm in ways which call into question the principles and practices of secularism. The Iranian revolution of 1978-9 marked the decisive ‘reappearance’ of political religion in global...

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