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Routledge/ECPR Studies in European Political Science


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The Routledge/ECPR Studies in European Political Science series is published in association with the European Consortium for Political Research - the leading organisation concerned with the growth and development of political science in Europe. The series presents high-quality edited volumes on topics at the leading edge of current interest in political science and related fields, with contributions from European scholars and others who have presented work at ECPR workshops or research groups.

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Parliamentary Roles in Modern Legislatures

Parliamentary Roles in Modern Legislatures

1st Edition

Magnus Blomgren, Olivier Rozenberg
May 22, 2017

This book gathers the most influential authors on role research and legislative studies to examine the different roles that MPs are playing in modern-day legislatures. It provides a comprehensive and critical overview of current research on legislative roles, summarises previous research, presents...

Public Opinion and the International Use of Force

Public Opinion and the International Use of Force

1st Edition

Philip Everts, Pierangelo Isernia
August 26, 2016

Recent years have witnessed a growing interest in the relationship between public opinion and foreign policy in Western democracies. This international board of contributors examine the ways in which the connection between public opinion and the use of military force has developed since the end of...

Democracy without Borders: Transnationalisation and Conditionality in New Democracies

Democracy without Borders: Transnationalisation and Conditionality in New Democracies

1st Edition

Jean Grugel
May 31, 2016

This book carves out a new area of democratisation studies by analysing the transnational dimension and the role of non state actors across three different geographical regions. Chapters utilise empirical data from Europe, Africa and Latin America....

Political Theory and the European Union: Legitimacy, Constitutional Choice and Citizenship

Political Theory and the European Union: Legitimacy, Constitutional Choice and Citizenship

1st Edition

Michael Nentwich, Albert Weale
May 20, 2016

The contributors to this book examine the issues of constitutional choice that face the governments and citizens of today's Europe. Divided into three sections this study addresses: questions of political legitimacy and the meaning of democratic deficit in the EU; the reality of what institutional...

Intra-Party Politics and Coalition Governments

Intra-Party Politics and Coalition Governments

1st Edition

Daniela Giannetti, Kenneth Benoit
February 28, 2016

This book explores how intra-party politics affects government formation and termination in parliamentary systems, where the norm is the formation of coalition governments. The authors look beyond party cohesion and discipline in parliamentary democracies to take a broader view, assuming a...

Liberal Democracy and Environmentalism: The End of Environmentalism?

Liberal Democracy and Environmentalism: The End of Environmentalism?

1st Edition

Yoram Levy, Marcel Wissenburg
February 28, 2016

In recent decades, environmental issues have increasingly been incorporated into liberal democratic thought and political practice. Environmentalism and ecologism have become fashionable, even respectable schools of political thought. This apparently successful integration of environmental...

Health Governance in Europe: Issues, Challenges, and Theories

Health Governance in Europe: Issues, Challenges, and Theories

1st Edition

Monika Steffen
December 21, 2015

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...

Republicanism in Theory and Practice

Republicanism in Theory and Practice

1st Edition

Iseult Honohan, Jeremy Jennings
December 21, 2015

Recent claims that civic republicanism can better address contemporary political problems than either liberalism or communitarianism are generating an intense debate. This is a sharp insight into this debate, confronting normative theory with historical and comparative analysis. It examines...

Theories of Secession

Theories of Secession

1st Edition

Percy B. Lehning
December 21, 2015

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...

Changing Government Relations in Europe: From localism to intergovernmentalism

Changing Government Relations in Europe: From localism to intergovernmentalism

1st Edition

Michael J. Goldsmith, Edward C. Page
December 09, 2015

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...

The Political Representation of Immigrants and Minorities: Voters, Parties and Parliaments in Liberal Democracies

The Political Representation of Immigrants and Minorities: Voters, Parties and Parliaments in Liberal Democracies

1st Edition

Karen Bird, Thomas Saalfeld, Andreas M. Wüst
December 01, 2015

In 2005, almost 700,000 immigrants acquired the citizenship of a member state of the European Union; over 600,000 became US citizens; nearly 100,000 became Australians and approximately 200,000 Canadians. 2005 was not an exceptional year. During the past decades, many advanced liberal democracies...

New Directions in Federalism Studies

New Directions in Federalism Studies

1st Edition

Jan Erk, Wilfried Swenden
November 26, 2015

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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