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  • Austerity and the Third Sector in Greeceby Jennifer Clarke; Asteris Huliaras

    Taylor and Francis 2016; US$ 124.95

    Organised civil society in Greece is generally regarded as weak with rankings for associational density, volunteerism and levels of social capital traditionally among the lowest in Europe. Austerity and the Third Sector in Greece explores the context behind the statistics and general perceptions of a society of takers, not givers. Stereotypes of a... more...

  • Virtue and Economyby Andrius Bielskis; Kelvin Knight

    Taylor and Francis 2016; US$ 119.95

    Interest in Aristotelianism and in virtue ethics has been growing for half a century but as yet the strengths of the study of Aristotelian ethics in politics have not been matched in economics. This ground-breaking text fills that gap. Challenging the premises of neoclassical economic theory, the contributors take issue with neoclassicism?s foundational... more...

  • Understanding Federalism and Federationby Alain-G. Gagnon; Soeren Keil

    Taylor and Francis 2016; US$ 124.95

    Based on a variety of contemporary debates on federal theory Understanding Federalism and Federation honours Michael Burgessâ?? contribution to the study of these topics through a selection of approaches, theories, debates and interpretations. Gathering contributors from diverse subfields to synthesize current debates it offers a snapshot of the immense... more...

  • State Power 2.0by Muzammil M. Hussain; Philip N. Howard

    Taylor and Francis 2016; US$ 149.95

    Digital media and online social networking applications have changed the way in which dissent is organized with social movement leaders using online applications and digital content systems to organize collective action, activate local protest groups, network with international social movements and share their political perspectives. In the past, authoritarian... more...

  • After Ethnic Conflictby Cvete Koneska

    Taylor and Francis 2016; US$ 149.95

    After Ethnic Conflict: Policy-making in Post-conflict Bosnia and Herzegovina and Macedonia investigates how sensitive policy issues can be resolved in the aftermath of war by investigating how political elites interact and make decisions in ethnically divided societies. Focussing on the interactions between political elites and attempts to reach agreement... more...

  • Strategies of Symbolic Nation-building in South Eastern Europeby Pål Kolstø

    Taylor and Francis 2016; US$ 149.95

    After the conflagration of Tito?s Yugoslavia a medley of new and not-so-new states rose from the ashes. Some of the Yugoslav successor states have joined, or are about to enter, the European Union, while others are still struggling to define their national borders, symbols, and relationships with neighbouring states. Strategies of Symbolic Nation-building... more...

  • Radical Democracy and Collective Movements Todayby Alexandros Kioupkiolis; Giorgos Katsambekis

    Taylor and Francis 2016; US$ 149.95

    The 'Arab spring', the Spanish indignados, the Greek aganaktismenoi and the Occupy Wall Street movement all share a number of distinctive traits; they made extensive use of social networking and were committed to the direct democratic participation of all as they co-ordinated and conducted their actions. Leaderless and self-organized, they were socially... more...

  • Autonomyby David Eden

    Taylor and Francis 2016; US$ 149.95

    Autonomy: Capital, Class and Politics explores and critiques one of the most dynamic terrains of political theory, sometimes referred to as 'Autonomist Marxism' or post-Operaismo. This theory shot to prominence with the publication of Empire by Hardt and Negri and has been associated with cutting edge developments in political and cultural practice;... more...

  • Policy Expertise in Contemporary Democraciesby Stephen Brooks; Dorota Stasiak

    Taylor and Francis 2016; US$ 149.95

    In the world of Wikipedia, blogging and citizen journalism where huge masses of information and the capability to disseminate opinions, thoughts and ideas is available at the click of a mouse what is the role and impact of political experts? The contributors to this insightful and original volume argue that across the western world in general, the... more...

  • Devolution and Localism in Englandby David M. Smith; Enid Wistrich

    Taylor and Francis 2016; US$ 149.95

    Combining historical and policy study with empirical research from a qualitative study of regional elites this book offers an original and timely insight into the progress of devolution of governance in England. With particular interest in how governments have tried and continue to engage English people in sub-national democratic processes while dealing... more...