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  1. Handbook of Political Citizenship and Social Movements

    Handbook of Political Citizenship and Social Movements

    Edited by Hein-Anton van der Heijden
    This Handbook uniquely collates the results of several decades of academic research in these two important fields. The expert contributions successively address the different forms of political citizenship and current approaches and recent developments in social movement studies. Salient social movements in recent history are explored in depth, covering the environmental, women’s, international human rights, urban, Tea Party, and animal rights movements. Social movements and political citizenship in the ‘global South’: China, India, Africa, and the Arab World, are discussed, presenting a novel empirical insight into these fields of study. Learn More
    2014   Hardback Price: $ 290.00   Web: $ 261.00
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  2. Juridification and Social Citizenship in the Welfare State

    Juridification and Social Citizenship in the Welfare State

    Edited by Henriette Sinding Aasen, Siri Gloppen, Anne-Mette Magnussen, Even Nilssen
    The concept of juridification refers to a diverse set of processes involving shifts towards more detailed legal regulation, regulations of new areas, and conflicts and problems increasingly being framed in legal and rights-oriented terms. This timely book questions the impact international and national regulations have upon vulnerable groups (the unemployed, patients, prisoners, immigrants, and others) in terms of inclusion, exclusion and social citizenship. Focusing on European welfare states, as well as lessons from Latin America, it considers the implementation of the right to health and the role of international courts. This book brings empirical analysis and multidisciplinary, comparative perspectives to the previously fragmented and largely theoretical debate on juridification in the welfare state. Learn More
    2014   Hardback Price: $ 135.00   Web: $ 121.50
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  3. Sweden and the Revival of the Capitalist Welfare State

    Sweden and the Revival of the Capitalist Welfare State

    Andreas Bergh
    This book tackles a number of controversial questions regarding Sweden’s economic and political development: • How did Sweden become rich? • How did Sweden become egalitarian? • Why has Sweden since the early 1990s grown faster than the US and most EU-countries despite its high taxes and generous welfare state? The author uses new research on institutions and economic reforms to explain the rise, the fall and the recent revival of the Swedish welfare state. The central argument is that a generous welfare state like Sweden’s can work well, provided that it is built on well-functioning capitalist institutions and economic openess. Learn More
    2014   Hardback Price: $ 105.00   Web: $ 94.50
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  4. Introduction to Comparative Public Administration

    Introduction to Comparative Public Administration

    Sabine Kuhlmann, Hellmut Wollmann
    This innovative textbook provides an in-depth analysis and account of the state of public administration and recent administrative reforms in European countries. It introduces key features of public administration in six European countries, by comparing current administrative reforms and highlighting the extent to which the different administrative systems have converged or continue to persist in their respective traditions. This textbook will make the students familiar with the concepts and empirical base of comparative public administration. Learn More
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  5. The Privatisation and Nationalisation of European Roads

    The Privatisation and Nationalisation of European Roads

    Daniel Albalate
    This distinctive and timely book examines the current state and trends in the ownership, management and financing of European high capacity roads. Offering an analysis of three pioneer countries in road privatisation, Spain, France and Italy, from their origins to their recent developments, it evaluates how the design of privatisation policies may lead to their success or failure. Learn More
    2014   Hardback Price: $ 130.00   Web: $ 117.00
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  6. Building the Knowledge Economy in Europe

    Building the Knowledge Economy in Europe

    Edited by Meng-Hsuan Chou, Åse Gornitzka
    Building the Knowledge Economy in Europe investigates the integration of emerging knowledge policy domains on the European political agenda, and the dynamics of this in relation to knowledge policies. Professors Meng-Hsuan Chou and åse Gornitzka bring together leading experts who address the two central pillars of the ‘Europe of Knowledge’, research and higher education, to reveal the vertical, horizontal and sequential tensions in European knowledge governance Learn More
    2014   Hardback Price: $ 120.00   Web: $ 108.00
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  7. How Welfare States Shape the Democratic Public

    How Welfare States Shape the Democratic Public

    Edited by Staffan Kumlin, Isabelle Stadelmann-Steffen
    Staffan Kumlin and Isabelle Stadelmann-Steffen bring together political scientists and sociologists from different and frequently separated research communities to examine policy feedback in European welfare states. In doing so, they offer a rich menu of different methodological approaches. The book demonstrates how long-term policy legacies and short-term policy change affect the public, but also shows that such processes are contingent on individual characteristics and political context. Learn More
    2014   Hardback Price: $ 145.00   Web: $ 130.50
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  8. Quality of Government and Corruption from a European Perspective

    Quality of Government and Corruption from a European Perspective

    Nicholas Charron, Victor Lapuente, Bo Rothstein
    In this book the authors tackle the concept of ‘quality of government’ (QoG) both conceptually and empirically and apply their focus to EU countries and regions. In a pioneering empirical effort, they map out regional QoG for the first time for 172 NUTS 1 and 2 regions throughout 18 countries in the EU, and provide a detailed methodology. They follow up the quantitative assessment with three case studies demonstrating the wide variation of QoG found within the countries of Italy, Belgium and Romania. The book concludes with important lessons and ideas for future research. Learn More
    2013   Hardback Price: $ 128.00   Web: $ 115.20
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  9. The Handbook of Political Change in Eastern Europe, Third Edition

    The Handbook of Political Change in Eastern Europe, Third Edition

    Edited by Sten Berglund, Joakim Ekman, Kevin Deegan-Krause, Terje Knutsen
    This third edition of The Handbook of Political Change in Eastern Europe provides an authoritative and thorough analysis of the political changes, which have occurred in Central and Eastern Europe since the demise of communism. It offers an historical, comparative perspective of the region and focuses on the social consequences of the democratisation process. Learn More
    2013   Hardback Price: $ 349.00   Web: $ 314.10
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  10. Environmental Governance in Europe

    Environmental Governance in Europe

    Rüdiger K.W. Wurzel, Anthony R. Zito, Andrew J. Jordan
    European governance has witnessed dramatic changes in recent decades. By assessing the use of ‘new’ environmental policy instruments in European Union countries including the United Kingdom, Germany, the Netherlands and Austria, this timely book analyses whether traditional forms of top-down government have given way to less hierarchical governance instruments, which rely strongly on societal self-steering and/or market forces. The authors provide important new theoretical insights as well as fresh empirical detail on why, and in what form, these instruments are being adopted within and across different levels of governance, along with analysis of the often-overlooked interactions between the instrument types. Learn More
    2013   Hardback Price: $ 146.00   Web: $ 131.40
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  11. Before and Beyond the Global Economic Crisis

    Before and Beyond the Global Economic Crisis

    Edited by Mats Benner
    This timely and far-reaching book addresses the long-term impact of the recent global economic crisis. New light is shed on the crisis and its historical roots, and resolutions for a more robust, resilient future socio-economic model are prescribed. Learn More
    2013   Hardback Price: $ 128.00   Web: $ 115.20
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  12. The Economics of European Integration, Second Edition

    The Economics of European Integration, Second Edition

    Miroslav N. Jovanović
    Thoroughly revised and updated, the second edition of this highly acclaimed textbook will be required reading for graduate and undergraduate students on a wide range of courses including: European economics, economic policy, European integration, European studies and international relations. Exploring the EU at an important turning point and during uncertain and turbulent times, the text will also prove an invaluable reference tool for academics and policy makers concerned with any facet of European integration. Learn More
    2013   Hardback Price: $ 332.00   Web: $ 298.80
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  13. The Law and Policy of Harmonisation in Europe’s Internal Market

    The Law and Policy of Harmonisation in Europe’s Internal Market

    Isidora Maletić
    This innovative book explores the constitutional compromise between the European Union’s legislative competence and member states’ regulatory autonomy, and analyses the reconciliation of economic integration and welfare protection within the European internal market. It does so through the original lens of article 114 TFEU, the law-making clause underlying the European harmonisation process. Learn More
    2013   Hardback Price: $ 120.00   Web: $ 108.00
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  14. Social Capital in Europe

    Social Capital in Europe

    Emanuele Ferragina
    The book investigates the determinants of social capital across 85 European regions capturing the renewed interest among social capital theorists for the importance of active secondary groups in supporting the correct functioning of society and its democratic institutions. Robert Putnam merged quantitative and historical analyses, suggesting that the lack of social capital in the south of Italy was mainly due to a peculiar historical development rather than being the product of a mix of structural socio-economic factors, a conclusion that has been the subject of fierce criticism and debate. Learn More
    2012   Hardback Price: $ 120.00   Web: $ 108.00
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  15. Environmental Governance

    Environmental Governance

    Edited by Karl Hogl, Eva Kvarda, Ralf Nordbeck, Michael Pregernig
    Environmental policy making has become an experimental field for new modes of governance. This timely book focuses on three prominent characteristics of new governance arrangements: the broad participation of non-state actors, the attempt to improve vertical and horizontal coordination, and the effort to integrate different types of expertise in an effective and democratically accountable way. Learn More
    2012   Hardback Price: $ 150.00   Web: $ 135.00
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  16. The Future of the Welfare State

    The Future of the Welfare State

    Edited by Heikki Ervasti, Jørgen Goul Andersen, Torben Fridberg, Kristen Ringdal
    At a time when welfare states in Europe are coming under increasing pressure from both growing demand and, in some countries, severe financial austerity measures, the attitudes of ordinary people and European social cohesion are much debated. Using data from the European Social Survey, these empirical analyses examine welfare state attitudes and draw conclusions for the future. Theoretically the book is linked to analyses of altering social risks, policy challenges, policy changes and policy performance of the European welfare states. The analyses in the book explore a variety of individual and macro-level determinants of welfare policy attitudes ranging from socio-economic factors to religiosity, but a special emphasis is laid on solidarity, social cohesion and social capital among European nations. Learn More
    2012   Hardback Price: $ 128.00   Web: $ 115.20
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  17. Economy and Society in Europe

    Economy and Society in Europe

    Edited by Luigi Burroni, Maarten Keune, Guglielmo Meardi
    While an economy is always ‘embedded’ in society, the relationship between the two is undergoing profound changes in Europe, resulting in widespread instability which is emphasised by the current crisis. This book analyses these changes, and in particular pressures of intensifying international competition, globalization and financialization within Europe. Learn More
    2012   Hardback Price: $ 120.00   Web: $ 108.00
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  18. Land Use Policies for Sustainable Development

    Land Use Policies for Sustainable Development

    Edited by Desmond McNeill, Ingrid Nesheim, Floor Brouwer
    The urgent need to enhance sustainable development in developing countries has never been greater: poverty levels are growing, land conversions are uncontrolled, and there is rapid loss of biodiversity through land use change. This timely book highlights the need for integrated assessment tools for developing countries, considering the long-term impacts of decisions taken today. Learn More
    2012   Hardback Price: $ 140.00   Web: $ 126.00
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  19. Climate Change and Human Security

    Climate Change and Human Security

    Michael R. Redclift, David Manuel-Navarette, Mark Pelling
    The challenge presented by climate change is, by its nature, global. The populations of the Mexican Caribbean, the focus of this book, are faced by everyday decisions not unlike those in the urban North. The difference is that for the people of the Mexican Caribbean evidence of the effects of climate change, including hurricanes, is very familiar to them. This important study documents the choices and risks of people who are powerless to change the economic development model which is itself forcing climate change. Learn More
    2011   Hardback Price: $ 116.00   Web: $ 104.40
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  20. The Dynamics of Change in EU Governance

    The Dynamics of Change in EU Governance

    Edited by Udo Diedrichs, Wulf Reiners, Wolfgang Wessels
    This book brings together the research of different academic disciplines to explore the recent transformation of governance in the European Union. The emergence, execution and evolution of new modes of EU governance across several policy fields – encompassing all three former pillars of the European Union – are mapped, analysed and evaluated. In particular, the contributors focus on the ways in which these innovative mechanisms and practices relate to ‘old’ methods of governance and what their implications are for both the effectiveness and efficiency of policy-making. Particular attention is devoted to the impact of the Lisbon Treaty on the shape of EU governance. Conclusions are drawn in the form of an integrated framework that explores the dynamics and differentiation of EU governance. Learn More
    2011   Hardback Price: $ 133.00   Web: $ 119.70
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