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  • Understanding Influenceby Thomas Waldman; Sultan Barakat; Andrea Varisco

    Ashgate Publishing Ltd 2014; US$ 119.95

    Despite the increasing volume of research on state building, the use and uptake of findings by those involved in policy-making remains largely under-examined. As such, the main themes running through this book relate to issues of research influence, use and uptake into policy. It grapples with problems associated with decision-making dynamics, knowledge... more...

  • Revolution to Devolutionby Kenneth O. Morgan

    University of Wales Press 2014; US$ 125.00

    This is an integrated range of studies focusing on Wales by a long-established and internationally-recognised academic authority and member of the House of Lords on the advance of democracy and the evolving idea of national identity in modern Britain. more...

  • Europe, The State & Globalisationby Simon Sweeney

    Taylor and Francis 2014; US$ 77.95

    Europe, the State and Globalisation explores the interplay between the state and state sovereignty, nationalism, European integration and globalisation. It provides essential foundations in all these areas, while using stimulating arguments to prompt discussion and provoke interest in the relationships between these processes. Throughout, Europe,... more...

  • Partizipation im Wandelby Bertelsmann Stiftung; Staatsministerium Baden-Württemberg

    Verlag Bertelsmann Stiftung 2014; US$ 35.27

    Politische Partizipation ist ein zentrales Wesensmerkmal von Demokratien. Neben den traditionellen Partizipationsformen wie der Stimmabgabe bei Wahlen haben neuere Formen in den letzten Jahren zunehmend an Bedeutung gewonnen. Bürger nehmen heute ebenso durch dialogorientierte und direktdemokratische Verfahren, wie Bürgerforen oder Bürgerentscheide,... more...

  • The Military Covenantby Sarah Ingham

    Ashgate Publishing Ltd 2014; US$ 119.95

    The Military Covenant states that in exchange for their military service and their willingness to make the ultimate sacrifice, soldiers should receive the nation’s support. Exploring the concept’s invention by the Army in the late 1990s, its migration to the civilian sphere from 2006 and its subsequent entrenchment in public policy, Ingham... more...

  • Extreme Right in Scandinaviaby Anders Widfeldt

    Taylor and Francis 2014; US$ 125.00

    This book provides an up-to-date account of extreme right parties in Denmark, Norway and Sweden. It seeks to explain why these parties have grown in support, and in Denmark and Norway reached positions of direct political influence. Following an analytical framework, in which explanatory factors on the demand- as well as supply-sides are identified,... more...

  • Paradoxes of Liberal Democracyby Paul M. Sniderman; Michael Bang Petersen; Rune Slothuus; Rune Stubager

    Princeton University Press 2014; US$ 35.00

    In 2005, twelve cartoons mocking the prophet Mohammed appeared in the Danish newspaper Jyllands-Posten , igniting a political firestorm over demands by some Muslims that the claims of their religious faith take precedence over freedom of expression. Given the explosive reaction from Middle Eastern governments, Muslim clerics, and some Danish politicians,... more...

  • Moscow in Movementby Samuel Greene

    Stanford University Press 2014; US$ 25.95

    Moscow in Movement is the first exhaustive study of social movements, protest, and the state-society relationship in Vladimir Putin's Russia. Beginning in 2005 and running through the summer of 2013, the book traces the evolution of the relationship between citizens and their state through a series of in-depth case studies, explaining how Russians... more...

  • Das politische System der EUby Ingeborg Tömmel

    De Gruyter Oldenbourg 2014; US$ 630.00

    This volume conveys essential basic information about the political system of the European Union. It provides a concise and lucid presentation about the genesis, structure, and operation of the EU. Incisive summaries make it possible to review important content and firm up one?s understanding of the material. more...

  • The Global Revolutionby Silvio Pons; Alan Cameron

    Oxford University Press 2014; US$ 54.99

    The Global Revolution. A History of International Communism 1917-1991 establishes a relationship between the history of communism and the main processes of globalization in the past century. Drawing on a wealth of archival sources, Silvio Pons analyses the multifaceted and contradictory relationship between the Soviet Union and the international communist... more...