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  • Equivalence in Comparative Politicsby Jan van Deth

    Taylor and Francis 2006; US$ 190.00

    This book tackles the issues involved and explores strategies to deal with many of the problems of establishing equivalence. Each contribution focuses on a theoretically relevant theme, such as: tolerance; political values; religious orientations; gender roles; voluntary associations; party organizations and party positions; democratic regimes, and... more...

  • Politik im Kontext: Ist alle Politik lokale Politik?by Jan van Deth

    Springer Fachmedien Wiesbaden 2012; US$ 59.99

    Gemeinden haben positive Effekte auf die politischen Orientierungen der Bürger. Weil die räumliche Nähe intensivere Kontakte mit Politikern ermöglicht, mehr Möglichkeiten der Beteiligung bietet und eine größere Vertrautheit mit dem politischen Prozess erlaubt, trägt die lokale Ebene dazu bei, die Legitimität des politischen Systems zu stärken und... more...

  • Demokratie in der Großstadtby Jan van Deth

    Springer Fachmedien Wiesbaden 2015; US$ 29.99

    Wie funktioniert die lokale Demokratie in Deutschland und was sind die wichtigsten Determinanten politischer Orientierungen und politischen Verhaltens der Bürgerinnen und Bürger in einer Stadt? In diesem Buch geht es um die Wahrnehmung der politischen Wirklichkeit und die Beschaffung politischer Informationen, aber auch um die Verbundenheit mit und... more...

  • Private Groups and Public Lifeby Jan W. van Deth

    Taylor and Francis 2003; US$ 190.00

    This book focuses on the changing relationship between social and political involvement in Western Europe. Empirical case studies examine how new social movements interact with conventional political structures as individuals and groups experiment with new forms of political expression. The results indicate not a declining, but a changing democratic... more...

  • Foundations of Comparative Politicsby Ken Newton; Jan W. Van Deth

    Cambridge University Press 2005; US$ 40.00

    An authoritative new introductory text covering the key concepts, theories and issues in comparative politics. more...

  • The Handbook of Social Capitalby Dario Castiglione; Jan W. van Deth; Guglielmo Wolleb

    Oxford University Press, UK 2008; US$ 194.99

    The study of social capital is one of the most exciting recent developments in the social sciences. Written by some of the main experts in the field this Handbook is an authoritative, critical, and innovative introduction to the study of social capital. - ;Social capital is a relatively new concept in the social sciences. In the last twenty or so years... more...

  • Foundations of Comparative Politicsby Kenneth Newton; Jan W. van Deth

    Cambridge University Press 2009; US$ 40.00

    Now with global coverage, this new edition brings key concepts, theories and methods of comparative politics to life. more...

  • Civil Society and Activism in Europeby William A. Maloney; Jan W. Van Deth

    Taylor and Francis 2010; US$ 140.00

    This book examines the role of civil society organizations in several advanced European democracies: Germany, the Netherlands, Spain, Switzerland and the United Kingdom. Specifically the book focuses on how voluntary organizations contribute to civic and democratic health and assesses the impact of different organizational types on social capital.... more...

  • New Participatory Dimensions in Civil Societyby Jan W. van Deth; William A. Maloney

    Taylor and Francis 2012; US$ 48.95

    This book examines citizen engagement in contemporary democratic politics and the development of new participatory forms. Based on empirical information gathered from citizens, activists and organizations, it examines the changing face of democratic participation. Advanced democracies are ?plagued? by the complex problem of basing political decisions... more...

  • Citizenship and Involvement in European Democraciesby Jan W. Van Deth; José Ramón Montero; Anders Westholm

    Taylor and Francis 2007; US$ 54.95

    This unique study presents the results of a cross-national analysis of citizenship and participation among citizens in twelve European democracies. Research on the future and quality of contemporary democracy is usually restricted to focus either on political participation, on particular aspects of citizenship, or on social activities, exclusively.... more...