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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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Political Parties and Partisanship: Social identity and individual attitudes

Political Parties and Partisanship: Social identity and individual attitudes

1st Edition

John Bartle, Paolo Bellucci
December 02, 2008

Political Parties and Partisanship provides an up-to-date examination of the conceptualizations, causes, and consequences of partisanship in both new and established democracies in Eastern Europe....

Organised Crime and the Challenge to Democracy

Organised Crime and the Challenge to Democracy

1st Edition

Felia Allum, Renate Siebert
January 10, 2008

This innovative book investigates the paradoxical situation whereby organized crime groups, authoritarian in nature and anti-democratic in practice, perform at their best in democratic countries. It uses examples from the United States, Japan, Russia, South America, France, Italy and the European...

The European Union's Roles in International Politics: Concepts and Analysis

The European Union's Roles in International Politics: Concepts and Analysis

1st Edition

Ole Elgström, Michael Smith
October 22, 2007

This new volume develops a conceptual framework for considering and evaluating the roles played by the EU in international politics, drawing upon the literatures of role analysis, international relations and European integration. It pays particular attention to five aspects of role analysis: role...

Governance and Democracy: Comparing National, European and International Experiences

Governance and Democracy: Comparing National, European and International Experiences

1st Edition

Arthur Benz, Ioannis Papadopoulos
October 22, 2007

For the first time, this new collection brings together country specialists, researchers on the European Union, and leading international relations scholars to tackle a crucial question: how compatible are today’s new patterns of ‘policy networks’ and ‘multi-level’ governance with democratic...

Economic Voting

Economic Voting

1st Edition

Han Dorussen, Michaell Taylor
October 22, 2007

Economic voting is a phenomenon that political scientists and economists can hardly overlook. There is ample evidence for a strong link between economic conditions and government popularity. However, not everything is that simple and this edited collection focuses on 'the comparative puzzle' of...

Political Journalism: New Challenges, New Practices

Political Journalism: New Challenges, New Practices

1st Edition

Raymond Kuhn, Erik Neveu
October 22, 2007

Political Journalism explores practices of political journalism, ranging from American 'civic journalism' to the press corps covering the European Union in Brussels, from Bangkok newsrooms to French and Italian scandal hunters. Challenging both the 'mediamalaise' thesis and the notion of the...

Mass Media and Political Communication in New Democracies

Mass Media and Political Communication in New Democracies

1st Edition

Katrin Voltmer
October 15, 2007

This book examines how political communication and the mass media have played a central role in the consolidation of emerging democracies around the world. Covering a broad range of political and cultural contexts, including Eastern and Southern Europe, Latin America, Asia and Africa, this new...

The Transformation of Governance in the European Union

The Transformation of Governance in the European Union

1st Edition

Rainer Eising, Beate Kohler-Koch
June 29, 2007

The book presents a theoretically informed typology of modes of governance which is tested in a careful selection of comparative country and policy studies. At the core is the question whether the European Union is destined to a network type of governance and whether and how this type of...

Politics and the European Commission: Actors, Interdependence, Legitimacy

Politics and the European Commission: Actors, Interdependence, Legitimacy

1st Edition

Andy Smith
December 05, 2006

The European Commission is an organization which has come to fascinate or repulse a range of national politicians, journalists and social scientists. In contrast to the prevailing image of the Commission as a 'bureaucrat's paradise', however, and by using the results of original research, this book...

Politics of Sexuality: Identity, Gender, Citizenship

Politics of Sexuality: Identity, Gender, Citizenship

1st Edition

Terrell Carver, Veronique Mottier
August 01, 2006

This book recognises sexuality as a mainstream concept in political analysis and explores issues in the politics of sexuality that are highly salient and controversial today. These include conceptions of citizenship and nationality linked to gender and sexuality, the legislation about the age of...

Social Capital and Participation in Everyday Life

Social Capital and Participation in Everyday Life

1st Edition

PAUL DEKKER, ERIC M. USLANER
May 01, 2006

This timely volume puts emphasis on the effect of social capital on everyday life: how the routines of daily life lead people to get involved in their communities. Focussing on its micro-level causes and consequences, the book's international contributors argue that social capital is fundamentally...

Decision Making Within International Organisations

Decision Making Within International Organisations

1st Edition

Bob Reinalda, Bertjan Verbeek
April 06, 2006

Following the end of the Cold War and in the context of globalization, this book examines the extent to which member states dominate decision making in international organizations and whether non-state actors, for example non-governmental organizations and multinational corporations, are...

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