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By Graham Smith
Can we design institutions that increase and deepen citizen participation in the political process? This book examines a range of democratic innovations from around the world, and offers a rare systematic analysis of the evidence, drawing lessons for the future development of both democratic theory and practice.
International Justice in Rwanda and the Balkans: Virtual Trials and the Struggle for State Cooperation
This book investigates how the UN International Criminal Court pressures states to hand over their own leaders for trial.
In seven lucid, groundbreaking essays, Stephen F. Cohen questions many conventional assumptions about the course of Soviet history, the fall of communism, and the impact of Russia's policies at home and abroad.
Contains the ideas percolating among political scientists, from hallway conversations to conference room discussions. This book offers points of departure for those who are concerned about political science - whether as a scholar, teacher, student, or interested reader.
A more sustainable world will require radical changes at all levels of society. This book examines these necessary processes and consequences across many important areas of concern, revealing that the governance of sustainable development is politically contested, and that it will continue to test existing governance systems to their limits.
Thanks to new transparency rules and increased efforts by scholars, researchers are better equipped than ever before to analyze the decision-making processes of the Council of the European Union and to test old wisdoms. This book covers the most contentious areas and important debates in current research.
Compares the distinctive welfare states of Latin America, East Asia, and Eastern Europe. This book traces the historical origins of social policy in these regions to crucial political changes in the mid-twentieth century, and show how the legacies of these early choices are influencing welfare reform following democratization and globalization.
Social Democracy Inside Out: Partisanship and Labor Market Policy in Advanced Industrialized Democracies
By David Rueda
A controversial new analysis of the relationship between social democratic governments and labor. The book will make a major contribution to the comparative political economy of industrialized democracies.
In the 1990s, the Russian and Ukrainian governments undertook a project to privatize the collective farms created under Stalin. Under the guise of benefiting former farm employees, the plan instead dispossessed millions of rural people and created a Potemkin village for the post-Soviet era.
National Parliaments within the Enlarged European Union: From \'Victims\' of Integration to Competitive Actors?
Presents a range of perspectives on the role of national parliaments in EU politics and policy-making. Many accounts of the role of parliaments portray them as passive victims of European integration. This book examines their role within the EU policy-making process, looking at efforts to address perceived democratic and information...