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- Palgrave Macmillan 2011; US$ 100.00
Analyzes the communication processes in direct democratic campaigns and their effect on the opinion formation of the voters. Based on a detailed analysis of the politicians' strategies, media coverage and the opinion formation of the public in three campaigns, this book argues that the campaigns are more enlightening than manipulating. more...
- Lexington Books 2005; US$ 36.99
Direct Democratic Choice sets out to understand how the citizens actually decide in direct-democratic votes. Author Hanspeter Kriesi has analyzed nearly twenty years of post-election surveys in Switzerland (1981-1999), which he has contextualized according to the various political issues and the relevant arguments provided by the political elites.... more...
- Ashgate Publishing Ltd 2015; US$ 104.95
Popular protests are on the rise in China. However, since protesters rely on existing channels of participation and on patronage by elite backers, the state has been able to stymie attempts to generalize resistance and no large scale political movements have significantly challenged party rule. Yet the Chinese state is not monolithic. Decentralization... more...
- University of Minnesota Press 1995; US$ 120.00
New social movements are defined as those that have arisen since the late sixties, and include the ecology, gay rights, peace, and women?s movements. This volume provides a cross-national comparison of the development, mobilization, and impact of new social movements in four Western European nations?France, Germany, the Netherlands, and Switzerland. more...
- Wiley 2008; US$ 225.95
“It’s hard to imagine how this volume could be improved. The organizing framework is terrific and the cast of characters is a virtual ‘who’s who’ of social movement scholars. All in all, a wonderful addition to the bookshelf of any social movement analyst.” Doug McAdam, Stanford University <!--end--> ... more...
- Palgrave Macmillan 2005; US$ 163.00
This volume presents the major findings involved in a large scale research programme to describe and analyse the transformation of contemporary Swiss society. The contributions focus on three key areas: the Swiss way of life, the Swiss labour market and the country's political institutions. The chapters give an idea of current trends in Swiss society,... more...
- Cambridge University Press 2008; US$ 36.00
Examines the new configuration of political power in Western Europe, as the radical right mobilises globalisation's losers. more...