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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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Policy-Making Processes and the European Constitution: A Comparative Study of Member States and Accession Countries

Policy-Making Processes and the European Constitution: A Comparative Study of Member States and Accession Countries

1st Edition

Thomas König, Simon Hug
March 14, 2011

This new volume presents a wealth of fresh data documenting and analyzing the different positions taken by governments in the development of the European Constitution. It examines how such decisions have substantial effects on the sovereignty of nation states and on the lives of...

New Parties in Government: In Power for the First Time

New Parties in Government: In Power for the First Time

1st Edition

Kris Deschouwer
February 10, 2011

Party literature is largely focused on the rise and success of new parties and their effects on party systems and older parties. This book, on the other hand, provides a valuable and original addition to such literature by analyzing what happens to a party when it enters government for the first...

Democratic Politics and Party Competition

Democratic Politics and Party Competition

1st Edition

Judith Bara, Albert Weale
July 30, 2010

This new book introduces innovative research on democracy from the leading Comparative Manifestos Project (CMP). It details the key achievements of the project to date, illustrates how its findings may be applied, lays out the future challenges it faces and examines how the field as...

Governments, NGOs and Anti-Corruption: The New Integrity Warriors

Governments, NGOs and Anti-Corruption: The New Integrity Warriors

1st Edition

Luís de Sousa, Barry Hindess, Peter Larmour
July 30, 2010

The purpose of this book is to understand the rise, future and implications of two important new kinds of "integrity warriors" - official anti-corruption agencies (ACAs) and anti-corruption NGOs – and to locate them in a wider context and history of anti-corruption activity. Key issues of...

In Pursuit of Sustainable Development: New governance practices at the sub-national level in Europe

In Pursuit of Sustainable Development: New governance practices at the sub-national level in Europe

1st Edition

Susan Baker, Katarina Eckerberg
July 30, 2010

The book explores how implementation strategies engage sub-national, regional and local actors in the promotion of sustainable development. Following the obligations incurred at the Rio Earth Summit and the related UNCED process, European states began to produce sustainable development strategies...

International Organizations and Implementation: Enforcers, Managers, Authorities?

International Organizations and Implementation: Enforcers, Managers, Authorities?

1st Edition

Jutta Joachim, Bob Reinalda, Bertjan Verbeek
July 30, 2010

International organizations have once more become subjects of investigation for a whole range of scholars: political scientists, international relations specialists, organization theorists, and policy experts alike. The end of the Cold War, increased globalization, and the intensification of...

Civil Societies and Social Movements: Potentials and Problems

Civil Societies and Social Movements: Potentials and Problems

1st Edition

Derrick Purdue
June 10, 2010

This volume examines and contributes to debates surrounding social capital, social movements and the role of civil society in emerging forms of governance. The authors adopt a broad range of research approaches, from testing hypotheses drawn from rationale choice theory against available...

Public Policy and the Mass Media: The Interplay of Mass Communication and Political Decision Making

Public Policy and the Mass Media: The Interplay of Mass Communication and Political Decision Making

1st Edition

Sigrid Koch-Baumgarten, Katrin Voltmer
February 25, 2010

The mass media are playing an increasingly central role in modern political life that expands beyond their traditional function as mediators between the world of politics and the citizens. This volume explores the extent and circumstances under which the media affects public policy; whether the...

Delegation in Contemporary Democracies

Delegation in Contemporary Democracies

1st Edition

Fabrizio Gilardi, Dietmar Braun
March 10, 2009

Delegation is an ubiquitous social phenomenon linked to the growing differentiation of modern societies. Delegation is one of several different modes of organisation that exist to make collective action successful, but has been overlooked and under-researched.Using a rational choice institutional...

The Territorial Politics of Welfare

The Territorial Politics of Welfare

1st Edition

Nicola McEwen, Luis Moreno
March 05, 2009

This is a major contribution to our understanding of European integration. It analyzes for the first time, in a highly systematic fashion, European integration as transnational political society formation in a common political space. Four conceptual chapters discuss different approaches to...

Democracy and the Role of Associations: Political, Strutural and Social Contexts

Democracy and the Role of Associations: Political, Strutural and Social Contexts

1st Edition

Sigrid Rossteutscher
March 05, 2009

Voluntary associations have been presented as a solution to political apathy and cynicism towards representative democracy. The authors collected in this volume, however, argue that these claims require more robust substantiation and seek to critically examine the crucial link between the...

Metropolitan Governance in the 21st Century: Capacity, Democracy and the Dynamics of Place

Metropolitan Governance in the 21st Century: Capacity, Democracy and the Dynamics of Place

1st Edition

Hubert Heinelt, Daniel Kübler
February 27, 2009

This book offers a cross-national analysis of contemporary issues and challenges for the governing of urban regions. The case studies on Germany, Spain, France, Greece, The Netherlands, Finland, the UK, Switzerland, Australia, the US and Canada, place particular emphasis on the tensions building on...

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