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Closing the Feedback Loop: Can Technology Bridge the Accountability Gap?

by Björn-Sören Gigler & Savita Bailur

This book is a collection of articles, written by both academics and practitioners as an evidence base for citizen engagement through information and communication technologies (ICTs). In it, the authors ask:...


THE POLITICS OF DESTROYING SURPLUS: Inconspicuous Disarmament

by Aaron Karp

Although it receives much less attention than better known disarmament processes, the destruction of small arms is reshaping the military arsenals of the world. Out of roughly 200 modern military small arms...


ETHNIC AND MULTICULTURAL DRUG ABUSE: Perspectives on Current Research

by William Liu & Joseph Trimble

Here in one volume is a compilation of cutting-edge research in the field of drug abuse research with specific ethnic-minority groups. This book suggests effective ways to conduct research and enhance research...


Ethnicity and Religion: Intersections and Comparisons

by Joseph B. Ruane & Jennifer Todd

Religion has regained political prominence in the twenty first century and not least for the manner in which it intersects with ethnicity. Many ethnic conflicts have a strong religious dimension, and religion...


The Power of the European Court of Justice

by Susanne K. Schmidt & R. Daniel Kelemen

The European Court of Justice (ECJ) has played a vital role in promoting the process of European integration. In recent years, however, the expansion of EU law has led it to impact ever more politically sensitive...


China¿s Search for Energy Security: Domestic Sources and International Implications

by Suisheng Zhao

China's rapid economic growth in the recent decades has produced an unprecedented energy vulnerability that could threaten the sustainability of its economic development, a linchpin to social stability and ultimately...


The International Economic Crisis and the Post-Soviet States

by Valentina Feklyunina & Stephen White

At first, it seemed as if the international financial crisis that broke out in 2008 would have little effect in Russia and the other post-Soviet states. But, by the end of the year, growth was slowing, banks...


Outcomes of post-2000 Fast Track Land Reform in Zimbabwe

by Lionel Cliffe, Jocelyn Alexander & Ben Cousins

The struggle over land has been the central issue in Zimbabwe ever since white settlers began to carve out large farms over a century ago. Their monopolisation of the better-watered half of the land was the...


Political Marketing in Retrospective and Prospective

by Christine B. Williams & Bruce I. Newman

Political marketing coalesced as a subfield in the mid-1990s, and in 2002 the Journal of Political Marketing began publication. This anniversary collection reviews the existing theory, empirical evidence and...


Gender, Migration and the Media

by Myria Georgiou

This volume brings together a number of experts who explore conceptual and policy challenges, as well as empirical realities, associated with gender and migration in highly mediated societies. The need to more...


Media and Social Inequality: Innovations in Community Structure Research

by John C. Pollock

This book is among the first to systematically explore the impact of community inequality on reporting political and social change. Although most journalism scholars are still fascinated by the impact of media...


Understanding Deterrence

by Keith B. Payne

For decades, the rational actor model served as the preferred guide for U.S. deterrence policy. It has been a convenient and comforting guide because it requires little detailed knowledge of an opponent's unique...


Child Protection in Development

by Michael Bourdillon & William Myers

Every day millions of children in developing countries face adversities of many kinds, yet there is a shortage of sound evidence concerning their plight and an urgent need to identify the most appropriate and...


Memory and Pluralism in the Baltic States

by Eva-Clarita Pettai

Memories, both in individual and collective form, still have a significant impact on how people relate to political processes in Europe today. While much has been written about top-down attempts by states and...


Stop and Search: Police Power in Global Context

by Leanne Weber & Ben Bowling

Police powers to stop, question and search people in public places, and the way these powers are exercised, is a contentious aspect of police-community relations, and a key issue for criminological and policing...


Why Regions Matter: Small Worlds in Comparative Perspective

by Ailsa Henderson

Bringing together experts on regionalism and federalism this collection explores the impact of legislative regions on parties and voters. It reflects on the 1980 publication of Small Worlds by David Elkins and...


Strategy, Money and Technology in the 2008 Presidential Election

by Costas Panagopoulos

The 2008 presidential election, perhaps more so than the typical quadrennial race, will undoubtedly spawn an abundance of scholarly inquiry. The confluence of historic and peculiar features associated with the...


Green Activism in Post-Socialist Europe and the Former Soviet Union

by Adam Fagan & JoAnn Carmin

Green activism played a critical role in the downfall of Soviet-style communism in Eastern Europe at the end of the 1980s. After the revolutions, environmentalists were expected to exert influence within the...


Theorising Integration and Assimilation

by Jens Schneider & Maurice Crul

Theorising Integration and Assimilation discusses the current theories of integration and assimilation, particularly those focused on the native-born children of immigrants, the second generation. Using empirical...


Child Welfare Practice with Immigrant Children and Families

by Alan Dettlaff & Rowena Fong

Children in immigrant families represent nearly one-fourth of all children living in the United States. As this population of children has increased, so has their representation among children involved in child...