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New and Published Books

  1. Congressional Communication in the Digital Age

    By Jocelyn Evans, Jessica M. Hayden

    Series: Routledge Research in American Politics and Governance

    Communication defines political representation. At the core of the representational relationship lies the interaction between principal and agent; the quality of this relationship is predicated upon the accessibility of effective channels of communication between the constituent and representative....

    Published July 21st 2017 by Routledge

  2. Europe's Union in Crisis

    Tested and Contested

    Edited by Brigid Laffan

    Series: West European Politics

    The European Union faces a set of inter-related crises that it struggles to contain and address. By exploring how the EU responds to crises and conflict, this volume addresses both its resilience and vulnerability. The EU faces significant challenges: European integration is increasingly...

    Published July 13th 2017 by Routledge

  3. From Bullets to Ballots

    The Transformation of Rebel Groups into Political Parties

    By John Ishiyama

    Series: Democratization Special Issues

    In recent years, an increasing amount of research has argued that the successful transformation of rebel organization into parties is critical to stable post-conflict peace and democratization. However, this process is not well understood. This volume brings together some of the most notable...

    Published July 4th 2017 by Routledge

  4. Decision-Making Reform in Japan

    The DPJ’s Failed Attempt at a Politician-Led Government

    By Karol Zakowski

    Series: Routledge Contemporary Japan Series

    In the election to the House of Representatives in 2009, the Democratic Party of Japan (DPJ) almost tripled the number of its lower house members by winning 308 seats. It subsequently formed a coalition government with the Social Democratic Party and the People’s New Party. The new ruling party...

    Published June 30th 2017 by Routledge

  5. The Roles and Function of Parliamentary Questions

    Edited by Shane Martin, Olivier Rozenberg

    Series: Library of Legislative Studies

    Parliamentary questions are a feature of almost all national legislatures. Despite this, we know very little about how questions are used by MPs and what impact questions have on controlling the government. This volume advances our theoretical and empirical knowledge of the use of questioning in a...

    Published June 16th 2017 by Routledge

  6. Congressional Travels

    Places, Connections, and Authenticity; Tenth Anniversary Edition, With a New Foreword by Morris P. Fiorina

    By Richard F. Fenno, Jr.

    Written in preeminent legislative studies scholar Richard Fenno’s "homespun" story-telling style, Congressional Travels argues that authenticity -- knowing what a representative is like in his/her district and looking beyond mere roll-call voting -- contributes significantly to understanding the...

    Published June 12th 2017 by Routledge

  7. European Democracy as Demoi-cracy

    Edited by Francis Cheneval, Sandra Lavenex, Frank Schimmelfennig

    Series: Journal of European Public Policy Special Issues as Books

    Whereas ‘democracy’ assumes a single demos or people, ‘demoi-cracy’ refers to democratic government and governance in a polity constituted by separate peoples. Since the European Union consists of many demoi with different collective identities, largely separate public spheres, and a predominantly...

    Published June 7th 2017 by Routledge

  8. European Integration in Times of Crisis

    Theoretical perspectives

    Edited by Demosthenes Ioannou, Patrick Leblond, Arne Niemann

    Series: Journal of European Public Policy Special Issues as Books

    Few events over the past few decades have given rise to an amount of debate and speculation concerning the state of the European Union (EU) and the future of European integration as the economic and financial crisis that began in 2007. In spite of substantial media, policy-making and academic...

    Published June 7th 2017 by Routledge

  9. Traditional Institutions in Contemporary African Governance

    Edited by Kidane Mengisteab, Gerard Hagg

    Series: African Governance

    Most African economies range from moderately advanced capitalist systems with modern banks and stock markets to peasant and pastoral subsistent systems. Most African countries are also characterized by parallel institutions of governance – one is the state sanctioned (formal) system and the other...

    Published May 30th 2017 by Routledge

  10. Parties and Parliaments in Southeast Asia

    Non-Partisan Chambers in Indonesia, the Philippines and Thailand

    By Roland Rich

    Series: Routledge Contemporary Southeast Asia Series

    Political parties are an essential ingredient in a modern democracy. They are also seen as the least trusted and most problematic institution in most democratic systems. While there have been attempts to strengthen parties through institutional design and capacity building, a new strategy has been...

    Published May 27th 2017 by Routledge