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Parties, Elections and Electoral Contests: Competition and Contamination Effects

by Marc Guinjoan

According to the Duvergerian theories, in the long run, only viable parties are expected to stand for elections. Non-viable parties should join a pre-electoral coalition with another party or withdraw from competition...


Understanding Influence: The Use of Statebuilding Research in British Policy

by Thomas Waldman, Sultan Barakat & Andrea Varisco

Despite the increasing volume of research on state building, the use and uptake of findings by those involved in policy-making remains largely under-examined. As such, the main themes running through this book...


Between Justice and Stability: The Politics of War Crimes Prosecutions in Post-Miloševic Serbia

by Mladen Ostojic

Lack of cooperation and compliance with the International Criminal Tribunal (ICTY) was one of the biggest obstacles to Serbia's integration into Euro-Atlantic political structures following the overthrow of...


When Care Work Goes Global: Locating the Social Relations of Domestic Work

by Mary Romero, Valerie Preston & Wenona Giles

We know that migration systems link the women who migrate and the households and organizations that employ domestic and care workers, but how do these migration systems work, and more importantly, what are their...


Welfare State Capitalst Society

by Ramesh Mishra

First published in 1991. Routledge is an imprint of Taylor & Francis, an informa company.


Criminological Theory: Assessing Philosophical Assumptions

by Anthony Walsh

Criminologists can benefit from questioning the underlying assumptions upon which they rest their work. Philosophy has the ability to clarify our thoughts, inform us of why we think about things the way we do,...


What Works (and Doesn't) in Reducing Recidivism

by Edward J. Latessa, Shelley J. Listwan & Deborah Koetzle

This book offers criminologists and students an evidence-based discussion of the latest trends in corrections. Over the last several decades, research has clearly shown that rehabilitation efforts can be effective...


The Republic of Kazakhstan: Financial System Stability Assessment

by International Monetary Fund. Midd Dept.

In recent years, the IMF has released a growing number of reports and other documents covering economic and financial developments and trends in member countries. Each report, prepared by a staff team after...


The Politics of Population in Brazil: Elite Ambivalence and Public Demand

by Peter Mcdonough & Amaury DeSouza

The population of Brazil increased tenfold, from 10 to over 100 million, between 1880 and 1980, nearly half of this increase occurring since the end of World War II. The Politics of Population in Brazil examines...


Locked Down, Locked Out: Why Prison Doesn't Work and How We Can Do Better

by Maya Schenwar

Through the stories of prisoners and their families, including her own family’s experiences, Maya Schenwar shows how the institution that locks up 2.3 million Americans and decimates poor communities of color...


Child Welfare for the Twenty-first Century: A Handbook of Practices, Policies, & Programs

by Gerald P. Mallon & Peg McCartt Hess

The Adoption and Safe Families Act (ASFA), which became law in 1997, elicited a major shift in federal policy and thinking toward child welfare, emphasizing children’s safety, permanency, and well-being over...


Charisma and Patronage: Reasoning with Max Weber

by Andrew D. McCulloch

A detailed and richly illustrated analysis of charisma and the political and cultural conditions in which charismatic figures arise, this work of historical sociology critically engages with Max Weber's ambiguous...


Roma in Europe: The Politics of Collective Identity Formation

by Ioana Bunescu

This path-breaking book explains the processes through which the heterogeneous population of Roma in Europe constitutes itself into a transnational collective identity through the practices and discourses of...


The Fight for Ethical Fashion: The Origins and Interactions of the Clean Clothes Campaign

by Philip Balsiger

Drawing on insights from qualitative fieldwork using a wide range of empirical sources, Philip Balsiger traces the emergence of the Clean Clothes Campaign back to the rise of 'consumer campaigns' and shows how...


Eventful Bodies: The Cosmopolitics of Illness

by Michael Schillmeier

Disrupting, questioning and altering the taken-for-granted 'cosmos' of everyday life, the experiences of illness challenge the different ways in which social normalcy is remembered, maintained and expected....


Racial Prescriptions: Pharmaceuticals, Difference, and the Politics of Life

by Jonathan Xavier Inda

Racial Prescriptions explores the politics of dealing with health inequities through targeting pharmaceuticals at specific racial groups based on the idea that they are genetically different. Drawing on the...


Research Methods in Spatial and Regional Planning

by Elisabete A. Silva, Patsy Healey & Neil Harris

The Routledge Handbook of Planning Research Methods is an expansive look at the traditions, methods, and challenges of research design and research projects in contemporary urban planning. Through case studies,...


Enforcing Normalcy: Disability, Deafness, and the Body

by Lennard J. Davis

In this highly original study of the cultural assumptions governing our conception of people with disabilities, Lennard J. Davis argues forcefully against “ableist” discourse and for a complete recasting...


New Strategies for Social Innovation: Market-Based Approaches for Assisting the Poor

by Steven G Anderson

Market-based development strategies designed to help the world’s poor receive significant support from advocates, academics, governments, and the media, yet frequently the perceived success of these programs...


Routledge Handbook of Health Security

by Simon Rushton & Jeremy Youde

This new Handbook presents an overview of cutting-edge research in the growing field of global health security.

Over the past decade, the study of global health and its interconnection with security has become...