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  • EU Enlargement and Referendumsby Aleks Szcerbiak; Paul Taggart

    Taylor and Francis 2013; US$ 54.95

    A series of EU accession referendums were held in nine candidate countries, eight post-communist states and Malta, between March and September 2003. These referendums provide us with an excellent comparative opportunity to deepen our understanding of the European integration issue and how it interacts with domestic politics, and of the dynamics of... more...

  • New Challenges for Stateless Nationalist and Regionalist Partiesby Eve Hepburn

    Taylor and Francis 2013; US$ 47.95

    Throughout Europe, stateless nationalist and regionalist parties have moved from ?niche? actors in party systems to mainstream political players. No longer the ?outsider? in party politics, these parties have successfully entered government at the regional and state levels and many have been responsible for pushing the agenda for radical constitutional... more...

  • Ceremony and Ritual in Parliamentby Shirin M. Rai

    Taylor and Francis 2013; US$ 160.00

    Ceremony and Ritual in Parliament breaks new ground in the study of legislatures. It combines mainstream historical and social science approaches with cultural theory to consider how parliamentary ritual is constructed through ceremony, space and socialisation. The focus is on the marginalised groups especially women and members of ethnic minorities... more...

  • Political Pollingby Jeffrey M. Stonecash

    Rowman & Littlefield Publishers 2008; US$ 32.99

    Professor Stonecash combines his twenty years of polling experience with academic theory to show how and why polling is done and how information can be used to help win elections. more...

  • A Policy Approach to Political Representationby Helen M. Ingram; Nancy K. Laney; John R. McCain

    Taylor and Francis 2013; US$ 120.00

    Analyzes the extent to which the voters of Colorado, New Mexico, Arizona, and Utah are concerned about problems associated with development and the extent to which state senators respond to voters' concerns.Originally published in 1980 more...

  • Gender, Race, and Office Holding in the United Statesby Becki Scola

    Taylor and Francis 2013; US$ 42.95

    Over the past several decades, the number of women elected to higher office in the United States has grown substantially. However, when the electoral gains of women are considered on a state-by-state basis, there are observable variations in the rate by state at which women are elected to state legislative office. Scholars have noted an additional... more...

  • Transforming Brazilby Rafael R. Ioris

    Taylor and Francis 2014; US$ 42.95

    In this book, Rafael R. Ioris critically revisits the postwar context in Brazil to reexamine traditional questions and notions pertaining to the nature of Latin America?s political culture and institutions. It was in this period that the region lived some of its most intense and successful experiences of fast economic growth, which was paradoxically... more...

  • Federal Policymaking and the Poorby Michael J. Rich

    Princeton University Press 2014; US$ 66.00 US$ 52.80

    Do federal, state, and local governments differ in their responsiveness to the needs of the poorest citizens? Are policy outcomes different when federal officials have greater influence regarding the use of federal program funds? To answer such questions, Michael Rich examines to what extent benefits of federal programs actually reach needy people,... more...

  • The Autumn of Dictatorshipby Samer Soliman

    Stanford University Press 2011; US$ 22.95

    The Egyptian protests in early 2011 took many by surprise. In the days immediately following, commentators wondered openly over the changing situation across the Middle East. But protest is nothing new to Egypt, and labor activism and political activism, most notably the Kifaya (Enough) movement, have increased dramatically over recent years. In hindsight,... more...

  • Central Debates in British Politicsby John Benyon; David Denver; Justin Fisher

    Taylor and Francis 2014; US$ 75.95

    Central Debates in British Politics focuses on British politics in a changing social, economic and institutional context. The book explores issues and debates using a variety of approaches and techniques. It is written and edited by a team of leading experts who analyse key issues in a highly structured and thematic manner.   more...