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    The Routledge Handbook of Global Public Policy and Administration by Thomas R. Klassen    THE FUTURE OF DEMOCRACY: Lessons From the Past and Present To Guide us on our Path Forward by Steve Zolno    Globalization and Welfare Restructuring in China: The Authoritarianism That Listens? by Huisheng Shou    Disability Rights Advocacy Online: Voice, Empowerment and Global Connectivity by Filippo Trevisan    Muslim Democratic Parties in the Middle East: Economy and Politics of Islamist Moderation by A. Kadir Yildirim    Egypt beyond Tahrir Square by Bessma Momani    God on Our Side: Religion in International Affairs by Shireen T. Hunter    The Elements of Reconstruction by H. G. Wells    The Politics of Institutional Choice: The Formation of the Russian State Duma by Steven S. Smith & Thomas F. Remington    What Is Populism? by Jan-Werner Muller    Politics in Contemporary Southeast Asia: Authority, Democracy and Political Change by Damien Kingsbury    Useful Complaints: How Petitions Assist Decentralized Authoritarianism in China by Jing Chen    The Jarring Road to Democratic Inclusion: A Comparative Assessment of State-Society Engagements in Israel and Turkey by Aviad Rubin    Good Governance and Coalition Politics (PDP-Congress in Jammu & Kashmir) by M. M. Khajooria    Dictators and Democrats: Masses, Elites, and Regime Change by Stephan Haggard & Robert R. Kaufman    The International Politics of the Persian Gulf by Mehran Kamrava    We're Still Right, They're Still Wrong: The Democrats' Case for 2016 by James Carville    Writing the Decline by Richard Pithouse    Quebec-Ontario Relations: A Shared Destiny? by Jean-Fran Savard    Summary of Why the Right Went Wrong: by E.J. Dionne | Includes Analysis by Instaread Summaries    The United States and Asia: Regional Dynamics and Twenty-First-Century Relations by Robert G. Sutter    The Polarized Congress: The Post-Traditional Procedure of Its Current Struggles by Charles Tiefer    Radical Right-Wing Populist Parties in Western Europe: Into the Mainstream? by Tjitske Akkerman    The World of Protracted Conflicts by Michael Brecher    Intelligence Governance and Democratisation: A Comparative Analysis of the Limits of Reform by Peter Gill    A Comparative Introduction to Political Science: Contention and Cooperation by Alan G. Smith    Nation-Building and Identity in the Post-Soviet Space: New Tools and Approaches by Rico Isaacs & Abel Polese    Power and Change in Iran: Politics of Contention and Conciliation by Daniel Brumberg & Farideh Farhi    The Right in Latin America: Elite Power, Hegemony and the Struggle for the State by Barry Cannon    Contemporary Mexican Politics by Emily Edmonds-Poli & David A. Shirk    A Century of Arab Politics: From the Arab Revolt to the Arab Spring by Bruce Maddy-Weitzman    African Institutions: Challenges to Political, Social, and Economic Foundations of Africa's Development by Ali A. Mazrui & Francis Wiafe-Amoako    Democracy (Made in Taiwan): The 'Success' State as a Political Theory by Chih-Yu Shih    Chinese Foreign Relations: Power and Policy since the Cold War by Robert G. Sutter    Vladimir Putin and the New World Order: Looking East, Looking West? by J. L. Black    Unfinished Revolutions: Yemen, Libya, and Tunisia after the Arab Spring by Ibrahim Fraihat    Challenges of the Developing World by Howard Handelman    Reputation and International Cooperation: Sovereign Debt across Three Centuries by Michael Tomz    How Armies Respond to Revolutions and Why by Zoltan Barany    Chinese Foreign Relations: Power and Policy since the Cold War by Robert G. Sutter    Language and Identity Politics: A Cross-Atlantic Perspective by Christina Spati    Crafting Civilian Control of the Military in Venezuela: A Comparative Perspective by Harold A. Trinkunas    Eroding Military Influence in Brazil: Politicians Against Soldiers by Wendy Hunter    Blazing the Neoliberal Trail: Urban Political Development in the United States and the United Kingdom by Timothy P. R. Weaver    Very British Rebels? The Culture and Politics of Ulster Loyalism by James White McAuley    Latin American Revolutionaries and the Arab World: From the Suez Canal to the Arab Spring by Dr. Federico V?lez    Achieving Democracy: Democratization in Theory and Practice by Mary Fran T. Malone    Executive Politics in Semi-Presidential Regimes: Power Distribution and Conflicts between Presidents and Prime Ministers by Martin Carrier    US Climate Change Policy by Christopher J. Professor Bailey    Transformations of Populism in Europe and the Americas: History and Recent Tendencies by John Abromeit

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The Routledge Handbook of Global Public Policy and Administration

Thomas R. Klassen

The Routledge Handbook of Global Public Policy and Administration by Thomas R. Klassen

The Routledge Handbook of Global Public Policy and Administration is a comprehensive leading-edge guide for students, scholars and practitioners of public policy and administration. Public policy and administration are key aspects of modern societies that affect the daily lives of all citizens. This handbook examines current trends and reforms in public policy and administration, such as financial regulation, risk management, public health, e-government and many others at the local, national and international levels. The two themes of the book are that public policy and administration have acquired...

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THE FUTURE OF DEMOCRACY: Lessons From the Past and Present To Guide us on our Path Forward

Steve Zolno

THE FUTURE OF DEMOCRACY: Lessons From the Past and Present To Guide us on our Path Forward by Steve ZolnoWhat is democracy and where did it come from? Is it a new development or was it always present in human society? And perhaps the most important question: what can we do to preserve and strengthen democracy among the forces that oppose it? In this book we explore trends throughout history that have brought democratic - and undemocratic - government to people wherever civilization exists. We discuss where democracy has been most, and least, successful and why. But our most important task is to clarify what each of us can do, as politicians or ordinary citizens, to bring the benefits of democracy...
2016 / 10 / 19
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Globalization and Welfare Restructuring in China: The Authoritarianism That Listens?

Huisheng Shou

Globalization and Welfare Restructuring in China: The Authoritarianism That Listens? by Huisheng Shou

In the past few decades, the change in China's welfare system has been characterised by a balanced distribution of benefits across social sectors and the institutionalization of welfare redistribution. This process has occurred without significant political change that would empower politically disadvantaged groups such as the urban and rural poor. This book questions what has motivated the regime to redistribute welfare benefits through an institutionalized manner whilst its political structure remains largely unchanged.

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2016 / 10 / 15
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Disability Rights Advocacy Online: Voice, Empowerment and Global Connectivity

Filippo Trevisan

Disability Rights Advocacy Online: Voice, Empowerment and Global Connectivity by Filippo Trevisan

Disability rights advocates in the United Kingdom and the United States recently embraced new media technologies in unexpected and innovative ways. This book sheds light on this process of renewal and asks whether the digitalisation of disability rights advocacy can help re-configure political participation into a more inclusive experience for disabled Internet users, enhancing their stakes in democratic citizenship. Through the examination of social media content, Web link analysis, and interviews with leading figures in grassroots groups on both sides of the Atlantic, Filippo Trevisan reveals...

2016 / 10 / 14
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Muslim Democratic Parties in the Middle East: Economy and Politics of Islamist Moderation

A. Kadir Yildirim

Muslim Democratic Parties in the Middle East: Economy and Politics of Islamist Moderation by A. Kadir YildirimA.Kadir Yildirim and other scholars have used the term "Muslim Democrat" to describe moderate Islamist political parties, suggesting a parallel with Christian Democratic parties in Europe. These parties (MDPs) are marked by their adherence to a secular political regime, normative commitment to the rules of a democratic political system, and the democratic political representation of a religious identity. In this book, Yildirim draws on extensive field research in Turkey, Egypt, and Morocco to examine this phenomenon and assess the interaction of economic and political factors in the development...
2016 / 10 / 4
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Egypt beyond Tahrir Square

Bessma Momani

Egypt beyond Tahrir Square by Bessma MomaniOn January 25, 2011, the world's eyes were on Egypt's Tahrir Square as millions of people poured into the city center to call for the resignation of president Hosni Mubarak. Since then, few scholars or journalists have been given the opportunity to reflect on the nationwide moment of transformation and the hope that was embodied by the Egyptian Revolution. In this important and necessary volume, leading Egyptian academics and writers share their eyewitness experiences. They examine how events unfolded in relation to key social groups and institutions such as the military, police, labor, intellectuals,...
2016 / 10 / 4
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God on Our Side: Religion in International Affairs

Shireen T. Hunter

God on Our Side: Religion in International Affairs by Shireen T. Hunter
2016 / 9 / 30
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The Elements of Reconstruction

H. G. Wells

The Elements of Reconstruction by H. G. WellsThis book contains a series of articles contributed to "The Times" in July and August of 1916. Due to their originality and depth of view, the articles deeply interested H. G. Wells, who collected them into this volume. The articles are primarily concerned with modern law and its creation in a post-WWI society, and will appeal to those with an interest in law and post-WWI society. Contents include: "Introduction", "Science in education and industry", "Scientific agriculture and the nation's food", "The long view and labour", "Problems of political adaptation", "An imperial constitution", and...
2016 / 9 / 27
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The Politics of Institutional Choice: The Formation of the Russian State Duma

Steven S. Smith & Thomas F. Remington

The Politics of Institutional Choice: The Formation of the Russian State Duma by Steven S. Smith & Thomas F. Remington

Events in Russia since the late 1980s have created a rare opportunity to watch the birth of democratic institutions close at hand. Here Steven Smith and Thomas Remington provide the first intensive, theoretically grounded examination of the early development of the State Duma, the lower house of the Russian Federation's parliament created by the 1993 constitution. They offer an integrated account of the choices made by the newly elected members of the Duma in establishing basic operating arrangements: an agenda-setting governing body, a standing committee system, an electoral law, and a party...

2016 / 9 / 23
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What Is Populism?

Jan-Werner Muller

What Is Populism? by Jan-Werner Muller

Donald Trump, Silvio Berlusconi, Marine Le Pen, Hugo Chávez

2016 / 9 / 15
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Politics in Contemporary Southeast Asia: Authority, Democracy and Political Change

Damien Kingsbury

Politics in Contemporary Southeast Asia: Authority, Democracy and Political Change by Damien Kingsbury

The countries of Southeast Asia continue to change, evolve and chart courses that sometimes leave outside observers puzzled. Politics in Contemporary Southeast Asia thoroughly assesses the political challenges and changes faced by the countries of Southeast Asia in the 21st century. Focusing on political processes throughout, Kingsbury introduces readers to the challenges of representation and accountability of the regional governments, degrees of good governance and transparency, and the role of elites and militaries in shaping or determining political outcomes.

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2016 / 9 / 14
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Useful Complaints: How Petitions Assist Decentralized Authoritarianism in China

Jing Chen

Useful Complaints: How Petitions Assist Decentralized Authoritarianism in China by Jing ChenThis book examines the positive effects of the petition system on China
2016 / 9 / 11
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The Jarring Road to Democratic Inclusion: A Comparative Assessment of State-Society Engagements in Israel and Turkey

Aviad Rubin

The Jarring Road to Democratic Inclusion: A Comparative Assessment of State-Society Engagements in Israel and Turkey by Aviad RubinThis edited volume brings together that offer theoretically pertinent comparisons between various dimensions of Israeli and Turkish politics. Each chapter covers a different aspect of state
2016 / 9 / 9
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Good Governance and Coalition Politics (PDP-Congress in Jammu & Kashmir)

M. M. Khajooria

Good Governance and Coalition Politics (PDP-Congress in Jammu & Kashmir) by M. M. Khajooria"Good governance and Coalition Politics" is a tale of two coalition governments of Jammu and Kashmir -(PDP-Congress(2002-2008) and NC-Congress ( 2008-2014)- prefaced by concept and contours of Good Governance in historical and philosophical contexts. The focus was on dynamic changes in the philosophy, structure, functions and goals of governance and the triangular relationship among state, society, and citizen that evolved during the last two centauries or so. The policy frame, processes and motivation informing the decision making on important issues were subjected to similar treatment. The...
2016 / 9 / 6
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Dictators and Democrats: Masses, Elites, and Regime Change

Stephan Haggard & Robert R. Kaufman

Dictators and Democrats: Masses, Elites, and Regime Change by Stephan Haggard & Robert R. Kaufman

From the 1980s through the first decade of the twenty-first century, the spread of democracy across the developing and post-Communist worlds transformed the global political landscape. What drove these changes and what determined whether the emerging democracies would stabilize or revert to authoritarian rule? Dictators and Democrats takes a comprehensive look at the transitions to and from democracy in recent decades. Deploying both statistical and qualitative analysis, Stephen Haggard and Robert Kaufman engage with theories of democratic change and advocate approaches that emphasize political...

2016 / 8 / 30
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The International Politics of the Persian Gulf

Mehran Kamrava

The International Politics of the Persian Gulf by Mehran KamravaFor much of the contemporary history of the Middle East, the Persian Gulf has stood at the center of the region's strategic significance. At the same time, the Gulf has been wracked by political instability and tension. As far back as the late nineteenth and early twentieth centuries, Britain zeroed in on the Persian Gulf as a critical passageway to its crown jewel, India, and entered into protectorate agreements with local ruling families, thus bestowing on them international legitimacy and, eventually, the resources and support necessary to ascend to kingships. Today, the region is undergoing...
2016 / 8 / 11
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We're Still Right, They're Still Wrong: The Democrats' Case for 2016

James Carville

We're Still Right, They're Still Wrong: The Democrats' Case for 2016 by James Carville
2016 / 8 / 5
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Writing the Decline

Richard Pithouse

Writing the Decline by Richard PithouseRichard Pithouse, an activist intellectual who has been an important contributor to the South African public sphere for twenty years, offers a penetrating andbeautifully written exploration of the escalating crisis in South Africa in the Zuma era. Writing the Decline, often written with a view from the underside of society but also always acutely aware of global developments, brings activist and academic knowledge together to provide a searing account of our condition. It takes on xenophobia, racism, homophobia, inequality andpolitical repression.

In a moment when old certainties are breaking...

2016 / 7 / 1
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Quebec-Ontario Relations: A Shared Destiny?

Jean-Fran Savard

Quebec-Ontario Relations: A Shared Destiny? by Jean-Fran Savard
2016 / 6 / 29
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Summary of Why the Right Went Wrong: by E.J. Dionne | Includes Analysis

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Why the Right Went Wrong by E.J. Dionne Jr. is a history and analysis of the conservative movement from the early 1960s to 2015. Conservative polarization and radicalization did not happen in response to the election of President Barack Obama in 2008. Instead, the roots of the radical conservative Tea Party movement of 2010, and the violently nativist 2016 campaign of Donald Trump, stretch back to Barry Goldwater's unsuccessful 1964 Republican campaign.

Goldwater??s conservatism was based on two central themes. The...

2016 / 5 / 14
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The United States and Asia: Regional Dynamics and Twenty-First-Century Relations

Robert G. Sutter

The United States and Asia: Regional Dynamics and Twenty-First-Century Relations by Robert G. SutterThis book offers a cogent overview of U.S. relations with Asia. Noted scholar Sutter provides a balanced analysis of post??"Cold War dynamics in Asia. He assesses how the United States has responded to Asia??s growing strength while at the same time trying to maintain its leading position as an Asian power despite China??s rising influence.


2016 / 5 / 12
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The Polarized Congress: The Post-Traditional Procedure of Its Current Struggles

Charles Tiefer

The Polarized Congress: The Post-Traditional Procedure of Its Current Struggles by Charles TieferThis book challenges the easy assumption that Congressional procedure is descending into nothing more than chaotic brutishness or eternal stalemate. Instead, it explains the transformation of the traditional model about "how a bill becomes a law" before 2000, into the new current model in which Congress acts very differently.
2016 / 5 / 9
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Radical Right-Wing Populist Parties in Western Europe: Into the Mainstream?

Tjitske Akkerman

Radical Right-Wing Populist Parties in Western Europe: Into the Mainstream? by Tjitske Akkerman

Radical right-wing populist parties, such as Geert Wilders' Party for Freedom, Marine Le Pen's National Front or Nigel Farage's UKIP, are becoming increasingly influential in Western European democracies. Their electoral support is growing, their impact on policy-making is substantial, and in recent years several radical right-wing populist parties have assumed office or supported minority governments.

Are these developments the cause and/or consequence of the mainstreaming of radical right-wing populist parties? Have radical right-wing populist parties expanded their issue profiles, moderated...

2016 / 5 / 7
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The World of Protracted Conflicts

Michael Brecher

The World of Protracted Conflicts by Michael BrecherThe World of Protracted Conflicts analyzes interstate protracted conflict, a widespread phenomenon in the global system and regional subsystems during the past near-century. It describes the content of a protracted conflict, explains the cause-effect linkages in this multi-dimensional phenomenon, and explores models to forecast protracted conflict.
2016 / 5 / 1
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Intelligence Governance and Democratisation: A Comparative Analysis of the Limits of Reform

Peter Gill

Intelligence Governance and Democratisation: A Comparative Analysis of the Limits of Reform by Peter Gill

This book analyses changes in intelligence governance and offers a comparative analysis of intelligence democratisation.

Within the field of Security Sector Reform (SSR), academics have paid significant attention to both the police and military. The democratisation of intelligence structures that are at the very heart of authoritarian regimes, however, have been relatively ignored. The central aim of this book is to develop a conceptual framework for the specific analytical challenges posed by intelligence as a field of governance. Using examples from Latin America and Europe, it examines the...

2016 / 4 / 27
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A Comparative Introduction to Political Science: Contention and Cooperation

Alan G. Smith

A Comparative Introduction to Political Science: Contention and Cooperation by Alan G. SmithWhen do legislators tend to cast votes in cooperation with their parties and when do they go their own way? When and why do nations contend with each other, and when are they more likely to cooperate? Thematically arranged around the interplay of contention and cooperation, A Comparative Introduction to Political Science encourages students to explore causal factors and consequences related to political phenomena in order to become knowledgeable and resourceful citizens of their nations and the world. Emphasizing real-world politics, the author includes two country studies at the end of each...
2016 / 4 / 25
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Nation-Building and Identity in the Post-Soviet Space: New Tools and Approaches

Rico Isaacs & Abel Polese

Nation-Building and Identity in the Post-Soviet Space: New Tools and Approaches by Rico Isaacs & Abel PoleseNation-building as a process is never complete and issues related to identity, nation, state and regime-building are recurrent in the post-Soviet region. This comparative, inter-disciplinary volume explores how nation-building tools emerged and evolved over the last twenty years. Featuring in-depth case studies from countries throughout the post-Soviet space it compares various aspects of nation-building and identity formation projects. Approaching the issue from a variety of disciplines, and geographical areas, contributors illustrate chapter by chapter how different state and non-state actors...
2016 / 4 / 25
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Power and Change in Iran: Politics of Contention and Conciliation

Daniel Brumberg & Farideh Farhi

Power and Change in Iran: Politics of Contention and Conciliation by Daniel Brumberg & Farideh FarhiThis volume provides an unparalleled and timely look at political, social, economic, and ideological dynamics in contemporary Iran. Through chapters on social welfare and privatization, university education, the role and authority of the Supreme Leader, the rule of law, the evolving electoral system, and the intense debate over human rights within and outside the regime, the contributors offer a comprehensive overview of Iranian politics. Their case studies reveal a society whose multiple vectors of contestation, negotiation, and competition are creating possibilities for transformation that...
2016 / 4 / 25
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The Right in Latin America: Elite Power, Hegemony and the Struggle for the State

Barry Cannon

The Right in Latin America: Elite Power, Hegemony and the Struggle for the State by Barry Cannon

Most current analysis on Latin American politics has been directed at examining the shift to the left in the region. Very little attention, however, has been paid to the reactions of the right to this phenomenon. What kind of discursive, policy, and strategic responses have emerged among the right in Latin America as a result of this historic turn to the left? Have there been any shifts in attitudes to inequality and poverty as a result of the successes of the left in those areas? How has the right responded strategically to regain the political initiative from the left? And what implications...

2016 / 4 / 25
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Contemporary Mexican Politics

Emily Edmonds-Poli & David A. Shirk

Contemporary Mexican Politics by Emily Edmonds-Poli & David A. ShirkNow in a thoroughly updated edition, this comprehensive and engaging text explores contemporary Mexico??s political development and examines the most important policy issues facing Mexico in the twenty-first century.
2016 / 4 / 23
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A Century of Arab Politics: From the Arab Revolt to the Arab Spring

Bruce Maddy-Weitzman

A Century of Arab Politics: From the Arab Revolt to the Arab Spring by Bruce Maddy-WeitzmanFrom the “Great Arab Revolt” against Ottoman rule in World War I to the upheavals of the Arab Spring, this text analyzes a century of modern Arab history through the lens of three intertwined notions: the idea of a single Arab nation, the reality of multiple Arab states, and the competition between them over both concrete and symbolic interests. These concepts are presented against the background of Great Power involvement in the region, regional issues such as the Arab-Israeli conflict and the Iran-Iraq war, and the rise of political Islam.
2016 / 4 / 17
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African Institutions: Challenges to Political, Social, and Economic Foundations of Africa's Development

Ali A. Mazrui & Francis Wiafe-Amoako

African Institutions: Challenges to Political, Social, and Economic Foundations of Africa's Development by Ali A. Mazrui & Francis Wiafe-Amoako
Written by the leading scholar on African, this comprehensive text examines three key issue areas in Africa: politics, society, and economy. It demonstrates how the lack of consideration for domestic norms and societal realities explain the weaker institutions and lack of development on the African continent. The chapters examine critical issues such as gender, ethnicity and constitution development, legitimacy and the state, the correlation between abundant resources and instability, the dilemmas of political dynasties, international economic regimes and Africa??s economy, and more. Featuring...
2016 / 4 / 17
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Democracy (Made in Taiwan): The 'Success' State as a Political Theory

Chih-Yu Shih

Democracy (Made in Taiwan): The 'Success' State as a Political Theory by Chih-Yu ShihWhile political scientists generally see Taiwan as a success state because of its economic modernization and political democratization, this book reinterprets Taiwan's success from the Confucian and postcolonial perspectives. Democracy (Made in Taiwan) uncovers the hegemonic construction of the myth of the "success state" and challenges political scientists to abandon both the liberal-centrism and state-centrism prevailing in the literature of democratization.
2016 / 4 / 17
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Chinese Foreign Relations: Power and Policy since the Cold War

Robert G. Sutter

Chinese Foreign Relations: Power and Policy since the Cold War by Robert G. SutterThis comprehensive introduction to Chinese foreign relations assesses the accomplishments and limits China faces as it exerts increasing international influence. This balanced and thorough assessment shows China's leaders exerting more influence in world affairs but remaining far from dominant, even in key areas along China??s border.
2016 / 4 / 17
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Vladimir Putin and the New World Order: Looking East, Looking West?

J. L. Black

Vladimir Putin and the New World Order: Looking East, Looking West? by J. L. BlackJ. L. Black's latest work is a rich and carefully crafted attempt to expose the textures of Russia's perceptions of itself and its place in the world. Based almost entirely on Russian sources, Vladimir Putin and the New World Order argues that to understand Russian foreign policymaking, international situations must be viewed through the prism of Russian analysts and officials.
2016 / 4 / 14
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Unfinished Revolutions: Yemen, Libya, and Tunisia after the Arab Spring

Ibrahim Fraihat

Unfinished Revolutions: Yemen, Libya, and Tunisia after the Arab Spring by Ibrahim FraihatPost-revolution states often find that once dictators have been deposed, other problems arise, such as political polarization and the threat of civil war. A respected commentator on Middle Eastern politics, Ibrahim Fraihat examines three countries grappling with political transitions in the wake of the Arab Spring: Yemen, Libya, and Tunisia. Drawing on extensive research and interviews, Fraihat argues that to attain enduring peace and stability, post-revolution states must engage in inclusive national reconciliation processes with the support of women, civil society, and tribes.
2016 / 3 / 28
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Challenges of the Developing World

Howard Handelman

Challenges of the Developing World by Howard HandelmanFor many Westerners, the challenges faced by Less Developed Countries, or LDCs, seem remote until a major event bursts into the news and demands our attention, such as the rise of the Islamic State and the Syrian civil war. The purpose of this book is to enhance our understanding of the political, economic and cultural forces that lay behind these changes. Challenges of the Developing World explores the people, struggles, and triumphs of development in Africa, Asia, Latin America, and the Middle East. Updated to include an examination of the emergence of the Islamic State as the world??s most...
2016 / 2 / 27
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Reputation and International Cooperation: Sovereign Debt across Three Centuries

Michael Tomz

Reputation and International Cooperation: Sovereign Debt across Three Centuries by Michael Tomz

How does cooperation emerge in a condition of international anarchy? Michael Tomz sheds new light on this fundamental question through a study of international debt across three centuries. Tomz develops a reputational theory of cooperation between sovereign governments and foreign investors. He explains how governments acquire reputations in the eyes of investors, and argues that concerns about reputation sustain international lending and repayment.

Tomz's theory generates novel predictions about the dynamics of cooperation: how investors treat first-time borrowers, how access to credit evolves...

2016 / 2 / 9
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How Armies Respond to Revolutions and Why

Zoltan Barany

How Armies Respond to Revolutions and Why by Zoltan Barany

We know that a revolution's success largely depends on the army's response to it. But can we predict the military's reaction to an uprising? How Armies Respond to Revolutions and Why argues that it is possible to make a highly educated guess??"and in some cases even a confident prediction??"about the generals' response to a domestic revolt if we know enough about the army, the state it is supposed to serve, the society in which it exists, and the external environment that affects its actions. Through concise case studies of modern uprisings in Iran, China, Eastern Europe, Burma, and the Arab...

2016 / 1 / 20
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Chinese Foreign Relations: Power and Policy since the Cold War

Robert G. Sutter

Chinese Foreign Relations: Power and Policy since the Cold War by Robert G. SutterThis comprehensive introduction to Chinese foreign relations assesses the accomplishments and limits China faces as it exerts increasing international influence. This balanced and thorough assessment shows China's leaders exerting more influence in world affairs but remaining far from dominant, even in key areas along China??s border.
2016 / 1 / 9
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Language and Identity Politics: A Cross-Atlantic Perspective

Christina Spati

Language and Identity Politics: A Cross-Atlantic Perspective by Christina Spati In an increasingly multicultural world, the relationship between language and identity remains a complicated and often fraught subject for most societies. The growing political salience of questions relating to language is evident not only in the expanded implementation of new policies and legislation, but also in heated public debates about national unity, collective identities, and the rights of linguistic minorities. By taking a comprehensive approach that considers both the inclusive and exclusive dimensions of linguistic identity across Europe and North America, the studies assembled here...
2016 / 1 / 8
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Crafting Civilian Control of the Military in Venezuela: A Comparative Perspective

Harold A. Trinkunas

Crafting Civilian Control of the Military in Venezuela: A Comparative Perspective by Harold A. TrinkunasUnlike most other emerging South American democracies, Venezuela has not succumbed to a successful military coup d'etat during four decades of democratic rule. What drives armed forces to follow the orders of elected leaders? And how do emerging democracies gain that control over their military establishments? Harold Trinkunas answers these questions in an examination of Venezuela's transition to democracy following military rule and its attempts to institutionalize civilian control of the military over the past sixty years, a period that included three regime changes.

Trinkunas first focuses...
2015 / 12 / 20
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Eroding Military Influence in Brazil: Politicians Against Soldiers

Wendy Hunter

Eroding Military Influence in Brazil: Politicians Against Soldiers by Wendy HunterWendy Hunter explores civil-military relations in Brazil following the transition to civilian leadership in 1985. She documents a marked, and surprising, decline in the political power of the armed forces, even as they have remained involved in national policy making. To account for the success of civilian politicians, Hunter invokes rational-choice theory in arguing that politicians will contest even powerful forces in order to gain widespread electoral support.

Many observers expected Brazil's fledgling democracy to remain under the firm direction of the military, which had tightly controlled...
2015 / 12 / 17
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Blazing the Neoliberal Trail: Urban Political Development in the United States and the United Kingdom

Timothy P. R. Weaver

Blazing the Neoliberal Trail: Urban Political Development in the United States and the United Kingdom by Timothy P. R. Weaver

Blazing the Neoliberal Trail asks how and why urban policy and politics have become dominated, over the past three decades, by promarket thinking. Drawing on extensive archival research, Timothy P. R. Weaver shows how elites became persuaded by neoliberal ideas and remade political institutions in their image.

2015 / 12 / 6
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Very British Rebels? The Culture and Politics of Ulster Loyalism

James White McAuley

Very British Rebels? The Culture and Politics of Ulster Loyalism by James White McAuleyChallenging traditional narrow views, this unique work proposes to rethink and reinterpret Ulster loyalism from the beginning of the "Troubles" to the present day, by tracing its religious, paramilitary, political, and community influences.

The work examines the core values of loyalist communities, the roots of violence, and the shift toward peaceful coexistence with former enemies. Also discussed are the DUP's claims that it represents loyalism's "true voice" along with the complex and varying degrees of commitment to the Crown, the Protestant Faith, and the British governance of Northern Ireland....
2015 / 12 / 1
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Latin American Revolutionaries and the Arab World: From the Suez Canal to the Arab Spring

Dr. Federico V?lez

Latin American Revolutionaries and the Arab World: From the Suez Canal to the Arab Spring by Dr. Federico V?lezRecounting recent encounters between Latin American and Arab countries this unique volume explores how, despite both geographical and cultural distances, Latin American revolutionaries constructed an image of the Arab World as one sharing their own political views and interests. From the nationalization of the Suez Canal to Latin American perspectives on the Arab Spring Federico Vélez offers a fascinating historical and contemporary analysis on the behaviour of actors on the periphery of the international system. Contributing to debates regarding ideological and political autonomy the book...
2015 / 11 / 30
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Achieving Democracy: Democratization in Theory and Practice

Mary Fran T. Malone

Achieving Democracy: Democratization in Theory and Practice by Mary Fran T. MaloneAchieving Democracy analyzes why some nations become democratic while others remain authoritarian by looking at issues of democratization from a cross-national and historical perspective.
2015 / 11 / 30
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Executive Politics in Semi-Presidential Regimes: Power Distribution and Conflicts between Presidents and Prime Ministers

Martin Carrier

Executive Politics in Semi-Presidential Regimes: Power Distribution and Conflicts between Presidents and Prime Ministers by Martin CarrierThis book analyzes the variation of power distribution between presidents and prime ministers in semi-presidential regimes. Through selected case studies, it exposes the necessity to understand power variation in a configurative perspective and to further consider contextual factors.
2015 / 11 / 27
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US Climate Change Policy

Christopher J. Professor Bailey

US Climate Change Policy by Christopher J. Professor BaileyThe United States is often perceived as sceptical, if not hostile, to the need to address man-made climate change. US government policy has undoubtedly disappointed environmentalists and scientists who believe more concerted action is needed, but a careful examination of the evidence reveals a number of policy actions designed to investigate, mitigate, and adapt to climate change have been implemented. Laws, regulatory action, and court rulings have led to advances in climate science, action to reduce levels of greenhouse gas emissions and efforts to prepare for the potential consequences of...
2015 / 11 / 26
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Transformations of Populism in Europe and the Americas: History and Recent Tendencies

John Abromeit

Transformations of Populism in Europe and the Americas: History and Recent Tendencies by John AbromeitThe recent resurgence of populist movements and parties has led to a revival of scholarly interest in populism. This volume brings together well-established and new scholars to reassess the subject and combine historical and theoretical perspectives to shed new light on the history of the subject, as well as enriching contemporary discussions.

In three parts, the contributors explore the history of populism in different regions, theories of populism and recent populist movements. Taken together, the contributions included in this book represent the most comprehensive and wide-ranging study of...
2015 / 11 / 16
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