Edited by Monika Steffen. Health constitutes a core element of welfare states and a vital nerve in the trust relation between citizen and their governments. Focusing on the health sector, this book analyzes the closely interwoven relationship between the European Union and Member States. The authors explore the dynamic and…. Edited by Iseult Honohan , Jeremy Jennings.
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Recent claims that civic republicanism can better address contemporary political problems than either liberalism or communitarianism are generating an intense debate. Edited by Percy B. Theories of Secession presents a systematic analysis of the recent rise of secessionist movements in global politics.
Bringing together some of the most respected scholars in their field, this study locates the right to secede in the context of contemporary political theory. The chapters deal with…. Edited by Michael J. Goldsmith , Edward C. The past quarter of a century has seen extensive change throughout Europe. There have been significant changes in local government, and the European Union has come to play an increasing role in relation to municipal government.
This book offers a comparative analysis of recent developments in…. In , almost , immigrants acquired the citizenship of a member state of the European Union; over , became US citizens; nearly , became Australians and approximately , Canadians. During the past decades, many advanced liberal democracies….
Edited by Jan Erk , Wilfried Swenden. Federalism has experienced a remarkable renaissance in recent decades — as an alternative way to accommodate ethnic differences; as a tool to combat remote, undemocratic and ineffective central governments; and lastly, as a means to promote economic performance in the developing world through….
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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…. This truly comparative volume examines the "life cycle" of party governments in Europe from 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…. Edited by Dirk Halm , Zeynep Sezgin. 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…. Edited by Francesco Cavatorta. 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…. Edited by Jan W. 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. Edited by Pieter Vanhuysse , Achim Goerres. 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 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…. 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….
Edited by Donatella Della Porta. 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. Edited by Jeffrey Haynes. 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.
Edited by Giliberto Capano , Michael Howlett. 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. 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….
Edited by Anja P. The contributions demonstrate how education policy can be explored systematically from a variety…. Edited by Gideon Baker , Jens Bartelson. 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….
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…. 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…. Edited by Thomas Zittel , Dieter Fuchs. 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….
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…. 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.
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Edited by Rudy W. 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…. 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…. Edited by Kris Deschouwer.
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…. Edited by Judith Bara , Albert Weale. 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.
Edited by Susan Baker , Katarina Eckerberg. The book explores how implementation strategies engage sub-national, regional and local actors in the promotion of sustainable development.
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International organizations have once more become subjects of investigation for a whole range of scholars: The end of the Cold War, increased globalization, and the intensification of…. Edited by Derrick Purdue. This volume examines and contributes to debates surrounding social capital, social movements and the role of civil society in emerging forms of governance. CPD consists of any educational activity which helps to maintain and develop knowledge, problem-solving, and technical skills with the aim to provide better health care through higher standards.
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