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  • Government of Peaceby Ranabir Samaddar

    Taylor and Francis 2016; US$ 119.95

    Government of Peace addresses a major question in world politics today: how does post-colonial democracy produce a form of governance that copes with conflicts, insurgencies, revolts, and acute dissents? The contributors view social governance as a crucial component in answering this question and their narratives of governance aim to show how certain... 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...

  • Non-Western Encounters with Democratizationby Christopher K. Lamont; Jan van der Harst

    Taylor and Francis 2016; US$ 119.95

    Non-Western Encounters with Democratization offers diverse perspectives on democracy and transition spanning the Middle East and North Africa to East Asia. This unique collection of essays, drawn from contextually rich case studies presents readers with a variety of non-western encounters with democracy and provides important insights into the dramatic... more...

  • Autocratic and Democratic External Influences in Post-Soviet Eurasiaby Anastassia Obydenkova; Alexander Libman

    Taylor and Francis 2016; US$ 109.95

    As the Ukrainian Crisis shows both political regimes and national borders in Eurasia are still in a state of flux. Bringing together literatures on the external influences of democratization, the post-Soviet space and support for autocracy Autocratic and Democratic External influences in Post-Soviet Eurasia provides a comprehensive overview of the... more...

  • The Authoritarian Interludeby Peter Marden

    Taylor and Francis 2016; US$ 119.95

    What do we value as a political virtue? What are the core values of democracy in the modern era? What is a democratic culture and can it coexist with a predatory capitalist corporatism? Is democracy just about human rights? What is the nature of public dissent? These are some of the questions posed in this book as Peter Marden extends debates on... more...

  • 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...

  • 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...

  • 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...