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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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European and North American Policy Change: Drivers and Dynamics

European and North American Policy Change: Drivers and Dynamics

1st Edition

Giliberto Capano, Michael Howlett
April 10, 2013

The issue of policy dynamics is a key one in policy studies and one which is particularly amenable to comparative policy research. This edited volume brings together some of the leading scholars in the field to examine the definition, conceptualization and operationalization of policy change....

Referendums and Representative Democracy: Responsiveness, Accountability and Deliberation

Referendums and Representative Democracy: Responsiveness, Accountability and Deliberation

1st Edition

Maija Setälä, Theo Schiller
April 10, 2013

This volume analyses how the use of referendums affects the central functions and characteristics of representative democracy. It provides a balanced account of the interaction between referendums and representative institutions and actors, seeking to evaluate whether referendums supplement or...

Education in Political Science: Discovering a neglected field

Education in Political Science: Discovering a neglected field

1st Edition

Anja P. Jakobi, Kerstin Martens, Klaus Dieter Wolf
March 22, 2013

This pioneering volume is devoted to the analysis of education from the perspective of political science, applying the full range of the discipline’s analytical perspectives and methodological tools. The contributions demonstrate how education policy can be explored systematically from a variety...

The Future of Political Community

The Future of Political Community

1st Edition

Gideon Baker, Jens Bartelson
March 22, 2013

This book explores the alternative futures of political community and moves beyond the critique of what is wrong with existing, state-based forms of political community. It does so not with the defence of a particular normative model of political community in mind, but rather in the quest for new...

The Discursive Politics of Gender Equality: Stretching, Bending and Policy-Making

The Discursive Politics of Gender Equality: Stretching, Bending and Policy-Making

1st Edition

Emanuela Lombardo, Petra Meier, Mieke Verloo
September 13, 2012

This book explores the discursive constructions of gender equality and the implications of these understandings in a broad range of policy fields. Using gender equality as a prime example, a number of internationally renowned scholars offer a new vocabulary to identify and study processes of the...

Resources, Governance and Civil Conflict

Resources, Governance and Civil Conflict

1st Edition

Magnus Öberg, Kaare Strøm
March 22, 2012

This book explores how governance structures - domestic political institutions, international peacekeeping efforts, armed interventions by other states - and natural resources affect the onset, dynamics and the termination of civil wars. Written by leading researchers in the field of conflict...

Participatory Democracy and Political Participation: Can Participatory Engineering Bring Citizens Back In?

Participatory Democracy and Political Participation: Can Participatory Engineering Bring Citizens Back In?

1st Edition

Thomas Zittel, Dieter Fuchs
March 22, 2012

A detailed new examination of the initiatives governments are exploring to reform the institutions and procedures of liberal democracy in order to provide more opportunities for political participation and inclusion. Combining theory and empirical case studies, this is a systematic evaluation of...

Transnational Private Governance and its Limits

Transnational Private Governance and its Limits

1st Edition

Jean-Christophe Graz, Andreas Nölke
January 20, 2012

This volume explores a variety of forms of transnational private governance where non-state actors cooperate across borders to establish rules and standards accepted as legitimate by other agents. Transnational private governance is a core feature of the devolution of power that we observe in the...

Politics of Religion in Western Europe: Modernities in conflict?

Politics of Religion in Western Europe: Modernities in conflict?

1st Edition

François Foret, Xabier Itçaina
August 22, 2011

Religion is becoming increasingly important to the study of political science and to re-examine key concepts, such as democracy, securitization, foreign policy analysis, and international relations. The secularization of Europe is often understood according to the concept of ‘multiple modernities’...

New Regionalism and the European Union: Dialogues, Comparisons and New Research Directions

New Regionalism and the European Union: Dialogues, Comparisons and New Research Directions

1st Edition

Alex Warleigh-Lack, Nick Robinson, Ben Rosamond
May 27, 2011

The debates on regionalism have been polarized between European Union (EU) scholars and non-EU scholars, with the assumption being that regionalism within the EU and other regions of the world are quite distinct, with little to be learnt from dialogue with each other. This book challenges such...

Puzzles of Government Formation: Coalition Theory and Deviant Cases

Puzzles of Government Formation: Coalition Theory and Deviant Cases

1st Edition

Rudy W. Andeweg, Lieven De Winter, Patrick Dumont
April 01, 2011

Understanding the formation of governments has always been central to political science. Traditionally this topic has been considered from a rational choice theory perspective and the empirical testing of these theories; however neither approach alone is able to explain a large proportion of actual...

Administrative Reforms and Democratic Governance

Administrative Reforms and Democratic Governance

1st Edition

Jean-Michel Eymeri-Douzans, Jon Pierre
March 16, 2011

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...

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