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  • The Legitimacy of the European Union After Enlargementby Jacques Thomassen

    OUP Oxford 2009; US$ 109.99

    The enlargement of the EU from 15 to 25 states was a major and unprecedented event in its history. This groundbreaking study examines the effect of this enlargement on the much tested legitimacy of the EU. more...

  • The European Voterby Jacques Thomassen

    OUP Oxford 2005; US$ 154.99

    This is the first book-length comparison of the dynamics of electoral behaviour across a wide range of European countries over the past forty years. Leading scholars come together to assess how voting patterns have changed in six established democracies: Britain, Germany, The Netherlands, Sweden, Denmark, and Norway. more...

  • Elections and Democracyby Jacques Thomassen

    OUP Oxford 2014; US$ 97.99

    Elections and Democracy is based on data from the Comparative Study of Electoral Systems, spanning 36 countries. It considers the majoritarian and consensus models of democracy and how and their embodiment in institutional structures influence vote choice, political participation and satisfaction within a functioning democracy more...

  • Political Representation and European Union Governanceby Peter Mair; Jacques Thomassen

    Taylor and Francis 2013; US$ 54.95

    This book confronts and discusses different conceptions of political representation with respect to their application to the system of multi-level governance in the European Union. Political representation is an essentially contested concept. Its meaning has evolved with the development of representative democracy at the level of the nation state,... more...

  • Perfect Worldsby Douwe Fokkema; Jacques Thomassen; Kasper van Ommen

    Amsterdam University Press 2012; US$ 45.00

    Perfect Worlds is an extensive, comparative study of utopian narratives in both the East and the West. Douwe Fokkema provides an elegant argument about the human impulse to imagine new and better worlds, astutely observing that the utopian imagination thrives in the context of secularization. Fokkema also tracks the rise of dystopian narratives,... more...

  • The Making of the New Negroby Anna Pochmara; Jacques Thomassen; Lena Tsipouri; Vanja Stenius

    Amsterdam University Press 2012; US$ 39.95

    The Making of the New Negro examines black masculinity in the period of the Harlem Renaissance, a cultural movement that spanned the 1920s and 1930s in America and was marked by an outpouring of African American art, music, theater and literature. The Harlem Renaissance, or New Negro Movement, began attracting extensive academic attention in the... more...

  • The Fateful Journeyby Robert Joost Willink; Jacques Thomassen; Kasper van Ommen

    Amsterdam University Press 2012; US$ 65.00

    Bold, headstrong, and fabulously wealthy, Dutch traveller Alexine Tinne (1834–1869) made several excursions into the African interior, often accompanied by her mother, at a time when very few European women traveled. The Fateful Journey follows her trip with German zoologist Theodor von Heuglin, which took them through Egypt and Sudan in search... more...

  • Myth and Reality of the Legitimacy Crisisby Carolien van Ham; Jacques Thomassen; Kees Aarts; Rudy Andeweg

    OUP Oxford 2017; US$ 79.99

    This volume provides a state-of-the-art assessment of citizens' beliefs in the legitimacy of modern Western democracies, an overview of current explanations of fluctuations in these beliefs (both over-time and cross-national), and a perspective on fruitful future lines of investigation into political legitimacy. more...

  • Colonial Memoryby Sarah De Mul; Jacques Thomassen; Kasper van Ommen; Sarah de Mul

    Amsterdam University Press 2012; US$ 45.00

    Exploring the intersections of memory, gender, and the postcolonial, Colonial Memory explores the phenomenon of colonial memory through the specific genre of women’s travel writing. Building on criticism of memory and travel writing, Sarah De Mul seeks to open Dutch literature to postcolonial themes and concepts and to insert the history of the... more...

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