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

by Luís|Hindess, Barry de Sousa & Peter Larmour

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...


The Politics of Crisis Management in China: The Sichuan Earthquake

by Sonny Shiu-Hing Lo

This book studies the Chinese government and military’s rapid mobilization and coordination work in the aftermath of the 2008 Wenchuan earthquake. It is a comparative and historical analysis for scholars and...


The Arab Uprisings: Catalysts, Dynamics, and Trajectories

by Fahed Al-Sumait, Nele Lenze & Michael C. Hudson

This collection of essays uses the term “Arab Uprisings” as the organizing frame to address numerous socio-cultural, economic, political, experiential, and communicative aspects of the uprisings. The text...


Europeanization of Judicial Review

by Nicola Ch. Corkin

Europeanization of Judicial Review argues that the higher complexity of the political framework in which laws are made today leads to less well-designed laws and loop-holes, allowing politicians to leave decisions...


Policy change in the Area of Freedom, Security and Justice: How EU institutions matter

by Florian Trauner & Ariadna Ripoll Servent

The EU plays an increasingly important role in issues such as the fight against organised crime and the management of migration flows, transforming the Area of Freedom, Security and Justice (AFSJ) into a priority...


Local Governance Innovation in China: Experimentation, Diffusion, and Defiance

by Jessica C. Teets & William Hurst

Despite a centralized formal structure, Chinese politics and policy-making have long been marked by substantial degrees of regional and local variation and experimentation. These trends have, if anything, intensified...


Nations in Transit 2014: Democratization from Central Europe to Eurasia

by Freedom House

Since 1995, Freedom House’s Nations in Transit series has monitored the status of democratic change from Central Europe to Eurasia, pinpointing the region’s greatest reform opportunities and challenges for...


Routledge Handbook of Latin America in the World

by Jorge I Dominguez & Ana Covarrubias

The Handbook of Latin America in the World explains how the Latin American countries have both reacted and contributed to changing international dynamics over the last 30 years. It provides a comprehensive picture...


In Pursuit of Prosperity: U.S Foreign Policy in an Era of Natural Resource Scarcity

by David Reed

In Pursuit of Prosperity provides a much needed exploration of the evolution of environmental sustainability in U.S. foreign policy.

Through expert analysis of nine countries and regions of strategic importance,...


A Different Democracy: American Government in a 31-Country Perspective

by Steven L. Taylor, Matthew Soberg Shugart & Arend Lijphart

Four distinguished scholars in political science analyze American democracy from a comparative point of view, exploring how the U.S. political system differs from that of thirty other democracies and what those...


Iran Divided: The Historical Roots of Iranian Debates on Identity, Culture, and Governance in the Twenty-First Century

by Shireen T. Hunter

This text discusses the historical roots of Iran’s current divisions and debates. It identifies major conflicts, such as Iran versus Islam, secularism versus religion, and constitutionalism versus Islamic...


Party Politics in Japan: Political Chaos and Stalemate in the 21st Century

by Ronald J. Hrebenar & Akira Nakamura

    The Japanese political system is a parliamentary democracy and was the first western style government in Asia when the parliamentary system was adopted in the 1880s. It has a multiparty system, free elections,...


System and Succession: The Social Bases of Political Elite Recruitment

by John B. Nagle

System and Succession provides a comparative analysis of the social composition of national political leadership in the United States, Russia, Germany, and Mexico. These systems were chosen as case studies because...


Political Attitudes in Venezuela: Societal Cleavages and Political Opinion

by Enrique A. Baloyra & John D. Martz

Here is a benchmark study of voter attitudes in a Latin American country. This volume is based on extensive survey research conducted during the Venezuelan elections of 1973. The methods employed by Baloyra...


Securing Freedom

by Eliza Manningham-Buller

How do we balance our belief in human freedom with the need to defend ourselves against those who believe the use of terror can be justified? Can our handling of security risk and the laws we pass to deal with...


Breakdown and Change of Private Interest Governments

by Claudius Wagemann

Private Interest Governments were identified in the 1980s as a special form of public regulation in selected economic sectors, rivalling conventional market, state, or community-based forms of public order....


Europe Today: A Twenty-first Century Introduction

by Ronald Tiersky & Erik Jones

Now in its fifth edition, Europe Today presents unrivaled coverage of developments in major European countries and across the region. Thoroughly revised and updated—with a new introduction and an added chapter...


The Trouble with History: Morality, Revolution, and Counterrevolution

by Adam Michnik

Renowned Eastern European author Adam Michnik was jailed for more than six years by the communist regime in Poland for his dissident activities. He was an outspoken voice for democracy in the world divided by...


An Uncanny Era: Conversations between Václav Havel and Adam Michnik

by Elzbieta Matynia

Czech playwright and dissident Vaclav Havel first encountered Polish historian and dissident Adam Michnik in 1978 at a clandestine meeting on a mountaintop along the Polish-Czechoslovak border. This initial...


The National Origins of Policy Ideas: Knowledge Regimes in the United States, France, Germany, and Denmark

by John L. Campbell & Ove K. Pedersen

In politics, ideas matter. They provide the foundation for economic policymaking, which in turn shapes what is possible in domestic and international politics. Yet until now, little attention has been paid to...