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- Palgrave Macmillan 2011; US$ 95.00
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...
- 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
The Blackwell Companion to Social Movements is a compilation of original, state-of-the-art essays by internationally recognized scholars on an array of topics in the field of social movement studies. Contains original, state-of-the-art essays by internationally recognized scholars Covers a wide array of topics in the field of social movement... more...
- Palgrave Macmillan 2005; US$ 155.00
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$ 34.00
Examines the new configuration of political power in Western Europe, as the radical right mobilises globalisation's losers. more...
- Palgrave Macmillan 2013; US$ 38.00
This book provides comprehensive coverage of the models of contemporary democracy; its social, cultural, economic and political prerequisites; its empirically existing varieties and its two major challenges - globalization and mediatization. The book also covers the global spread of democracy and its spread into supranational democracies. more...