The Oxford Handbook of Swedish Politics

The Oxford Handbook of Swedish Politics
Author: Jon Pierre
Publsiher: Oxford University Press
Total Pages: 707
Release: 2016
ISBN: 0199665672
Category: Political Science
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

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The Oxford Handbook of Political Leadership

The Oxford Handbook of Political Leadership
Author: R. A. W. Rhodes,Paul 't Hart
Publsiher: OUP Oxford
Total Pages: 800
Release: 2014-05-29
ISBN: 0191645869
Category: Political Science
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

The Oxford Handbook of Political Leadership Book Excerpt:

Political leadership has made a comeback. It was studied intensively not only by political scientists but also by political sociologists and psychologists, Sovietologists, political anthropologists, and by scholars in comparative and development studies from the 1940s to the 1970s. Thereafter, the field lost its way with the rise of structuralism, neo-institutionalism, and rational choice approaches to the study of politics, government, and governance. Recently, however, students of politics have returned to studying the role of individual leaders and the exercise of leadership to explain political outcomes. The list of topics is nigh endless: elections, conflict management, public policy, government popularity, development, governance networks, and regional integration. In the media age, leaders are presented and stage-managed—spun—DDLas the solution to almost every social problem. Through the mass media and the Internet, citizens and professional observers follow the rise, impact, and fall of senior political officeholders at closer quarters than ever before. This Handbook encapsulates the resurgence by asking, where are we today? It orders the multidisciplinary field by identifying the distinct and distinctive contributions of the disciplines. It meets the urgent need to take stock. It brings together scholars from around the world, encouraging a comparative perspective, to provide a comprehensive coverage of all the major disciplines, methods, and regions. It showcases both the normative and empirical traditions in political leadership studies, and juxtaposes behavioural, institutional, and interpretive approaches. It covers formal, office-based as well as informal, emergent political leadership, and in both democratic and undemocratic polities.

The Oxford Handbook of Political Representation in Liberal Democracies

The Oxford Handbook of Political Representation in Liberal Democracies
Author: Robert Rohrschneider,Jacques Thomassen
Publsiher: Oxford University Press, USA
Total Pages: 704
Release: 2020
ISBN: 0198825080
Category: Political Science
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

The Oxford Handbook of Political Representation in Liberal Democracies Book Excerpt:

"How can democracies effectively represent citizens? The goal of this Handbook is to evaluate comprehensively how well the interests and preferences of mass publics become represented by institutions in liberal democracies. It first explores how the idea and institutions of liberal democracies were formed over centuries and became enshrined in Western political systems. The contributors to this Handbook, made up of the world's leading scholars on the various aspects of political representation, examine how well the political elites and parties who are charged with the representation of the public interest meet their duties. Clearly, institutions often fail to live up to their own representation goals. With this in mind, the contributors explore several challenges to the way that the system of representation is organized in modern democracies. For example, actors such as parties and established elites face rising distrust among electorates. Also, the rise of international problems such as migration and environmentalism suggests that the focus of democracies on nation states may have to shift to a more international level. All told, this Handbook illuminates the normative and functional challenges faced by representative institutions in liberal democracies"--

The Oxford Handbook of Australian Politics

The Oxford Handbook of Australian Politics
Author: Jenny M. Lewis,Anne Tiernan
Publsiher: Oxford University Press
Total Pages: 568
Release: 2021-10-20
ISBN: 0192527886
Category: Political Science
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

The Oxford Handbook of Australian Politics Book Excerpt:

The Oxford Handbook of Australian Politics is a comprehensive collection that considers Australia's distinctive politics— both ancient and modern— at all levels and across many themes. It examines the factors that make Australian politics unique and interesting, while firmly placing these in the context of the nation's Indigenous and imported heritage and global engagement. The book presents an account of Australian politics that recognizes and celebrates its inherent diversity by taking a thematic approach in six parts. The first theme addresses Australia's unique inheritances, examining the development of its political culture in relation to the arrival of British colonists and their conflicts with First Nations peoples, as well as the resulting geopolitics. The second theme, improvization, focuses on Australia's political institutions and how they have evolved. Place-making is then considered to assess how geography, distance, Indigenous presence, and migration shape Australian politics. Recurrent dilemmas centres on a range of complex, political problems and their influence on contemporary political practice. Politics, policy, and public administration covers how Australia has been a world leader in some respects, and a laggard in others, when dealing with important policy challenges. The final theme, studying Australian politics, introduces some key areas in the study of Australian politics and identifies the strengths and shortcomings of the discipline. The Oxford Handbook of Australian Politics is an opportunity for others to consider the nation's unique politics from the perspective of leading and emerging scholars, and to gain a strong sense of its imperfections, its enduring challenges, and its strengths.

The Mediatization of Foreign Policy Political Decision Making and Humanitarian Intervention

The Mediatization of Foreign Policy  Political Decision Making and Humanitarian Intervention
Author: Douglas Brommesson,Ann-Marie Ekengren
Publsiher: Springer
Total Pages: 206
Release: 2017-01-16
ISBN: 1137544619
Category: Political Science
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

The Mediatization of Foreign Policy Political Decision Making and Humanitarian Intervention Book Excerpt:

This book examines under what scope conditions foreign policy actors adopt media logic. The authors analyze media logic under three specific scope conditions: uncertainty, identity, resonance. First, they lay out the general adaptation of media logic in the general debate of the UN General Assembly 1992-2010. They then explore the adaptation of media logic in Finland, Sweden and the United Kingdom concerning the cases of humanitarian intervention in Côte d’Ivoire and Libya, both in 2011. The results indicate the need to move beyond the assumption of a general process of mediatization affecting politics in total. Instead, they point in the direction of a nuanced process of mediatization more likely under certain scope conditions and in certain political contexts.

European Regions 1870 2020

European Regions  1870     2020
Author: Jordi Martí-Henneberg
Publsiher: Springer Nature
Total Pages: 392
Release: 2021-08-20
ISBN: 3030615375
Category: History
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

European Regions 1870 2020 Book Excerpt:

This volume explains the national and regional border modifications that took place in Europe from 1870 to 2020. It provides insights that allow us to understand boundary changes for several different levels of territorial organization. The text describes the state formation process related to the regional-administrative structures in each European country, and offers insight into the degree of centralization historically by describing the extent of legislative autonomy at different administrative levels and the competences reserved for each of them. The book sheds light on the complex regional organization of Europe and the difficulties its reform has faced. The main audience will be academics and PhD/Masters students working in a variety of geography fields, and the maps included in each chapter will also be of interest to a broader audience including undergraduate and secondary-school students wishing to better understand the political history of Europe.

Engaged Neutrality

Engaged Neutrality
Author: Heinz Gärtner
Publsiher: Lexington Books
Total Pages: 240
Release: 2017-02-08
ISBN: 1498546196
Category: Political Science
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Engaged Neutrality Book Excerpt:

The notion that neutrality is a phenomenon only relevant to the Cold War is false in many ways. The Cold War was about building blocks, neutrality about staying out of them. From 1975 until the end of the Cold War, neutral states offered mediation and good offices and fought against the stagnation of the détente policy especially in the framework of the CSCE. After the end of the Cold War, neutral states became active in peace-operations outside of military alliances. The concept of neutrality has proven time and again that it can adapt to new situations. In many ways, small neutral states have more room to maneuver than members of alliances or big powers. They have more acceptance and fewer geopolitical interests. Neutrality has been declared obsolete many times in its long and layered history., yet it has also made many comebacks in varying forms and contexts. Neutrality in the 21st century does not involve to staying out but engaging. In contrast to disengagement and staying out, engaged neutrality entails active participation in the international security policy in general and in international peace operations in particular. Engaged neutrality means involvement whenever possible and staying out only if necessary.

Indigenous Aspirations and Structural Reform in Australia

Indigenous Aspirations and Structural Reform in Australia
Author: Harry Hobbs
Publsiher: Bloomsbury Publishing
Total Pages: 240
Release: 2021-01-28
ISBN: 1509940162
Category: Law
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Indigenous Aspirations and Structural Reform in Australia Book Excerpt:

Can the Australian state be restructured to empower Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander peoples and ensure that their distinct voices are heard in the processes of government? This book provides an answer to that question for Australia and provides guidance for all states that claim jurisdiction and authority over the traditional lands of Indigenous peoples. By engaging directly with Indigenous peoples' nuanced and complex aspirations, this book presents a viable model for structural reform. It does so by adopting a distinctive and innovative approach: drawing on Indigenous scholarship globally it presents a coherent and compelling account of Indigenous peoples' political aspirations through the concept of sovereignty. It then articulates those themes into a set of criteria legible to Australia's system of governance. This original perspective produces a culturally informed metric to assess institutional mechanisms and processes designed to empower Indigenous peoples. Reflecting the Uluru Statement from the Heart's call for a First Nations Voice, the book applies the criteria to one specific institutional mechanism – Indigenous representative bodies. It analyses in detail the Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander Commission and the Swedish Sámi Parliament, a representative body for the Indigenous people of Sweden. In examining the Sámi Parliament the book draws on a rich source of primary and secondary untranslated Swedish-language sources, resulting in the most comprehensive English language exploration of this unique institution. Highlighting the opportunities and challenges of Indigenous representative bodies, the book concludes by presenting a novel and informed model for structural reform in Australia that meets Indigenous aspirations.

Nordic States and European Integration

Nordic States and European Integration
Author: Malin Stegmann McCallion,Alex Brianson
Publsiher: Springer
Total Pages: 143
Release: 2017-07-06
ISBN: 3319575627
Category: Political Science
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Nordic States and European Integration Book Excerpt:

This book provides the first lengthy study of awkward states/partners in regional integration. Is awkwardness a characteristic of states in many global regions, or is it reducible to the particular case of the United Kingdom in European integration? The authors assess how far the concept of ‘awkwardness’ can travel, and apply it to the cases of the Nordic States’ involvement in and with the European Union - Denmark, Finland, Sweden, Iceland and Norway. The renewed interest in the Nordic region is in part thanks to recent events in the on-going crisis of European integration, and particular its member states’ response to the refugee question, which appears to be undermining years of intra-regional solidarity even between the Nordic countries. The security dimension of the region further broadens the book’s readership beyond Nordic Politics specialists to IR scholars, as the Nordic countries share borders with Russia and are key players in the Baltic Sea Strategy seeking to involve Russia in looser forms of regional cooperation.

Austerity A Journey to an Unknown Territory

Austerity  A Journey to an Unknown Territory
Author: Roland Sturm,Tim Griebel,Thorsten Winkelmann
Publsiher: Nomos Verlag
Total Pages: 306
Release: 2017-12-04
ISBN: 3845281723
Category: Political Science
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Austerity A Journey to an Unknown Territory Book Excerpt:

Austerität ist ein bis heute heiß diskutiertes Thema. Es kann keineswegs auf staatliche Ausgabenkürzungen reduziert werden, sondern ist vielmehr ein komplexes Terrain, das sich über wirtschaftliche, politische und kulturelle Dimensionen erstreckt. Einige Beobachter sprechen deshalb von einem "Age of Austerity". Strittig bleiben jedoch die Ursachen und Wirkungen dieses zentralen Phänomens unserer Zeit. Während Befürworter Austerität als rationalen Weg zurück zu fiskalischer Nachhaltigkeit und wirtschaftlichem Wachstum verstehen, sehen Kritiker in Austerität eine gefährliche neoliberale Idee, die "beißt" oder sogar "tötet". Um der Komplexität der Austeritätslandschaft wie auch der unterschiedlichen wissenschaftlichen "Stämme", die diese bearbeiten, gerecht zu werden, wählt der Band eine Kombination von sprach-, wirtschafts- als auch politikwissenschaftlichen Zugängen. Gerade diese Verbindung erlaubt einen innovativen Weg durch das immer noch weitestgehend unbekannte Land der Austerität. Mit Beiträgen von Philipp Adorf, Christoph Bruckmüller, Constantine Dimoulas, Vassilis K. Fouskas, Brian Girvin, Klaus Gretschmann, Tim Griebel, Reiner Grundmann, Bob Jessop , Kim-Sue Kreischer, Sabina Monza, Wolfram Ridder, Mike Scott, Roland Sturm, Erik Vollman, Claudia Wiesner und Thorsten Winkelmann.

Comparative Multidisciplinary Perspectives on Omnibus Legislation

Comparative Multidisciplinary Perspectives on Omnibus Legislation
Author: Ittai Bar-Siman-Tov
Publsiher: Springer Nature
Total Pages: 333
Release: 2021-05-27
ISBN: 3030727483
Category: Law
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Comparative Multidisciplinary Perspectives on Omnibus Legislation Book Excerpt:

This book is the first in the world to provide a cross-national, comparative exploration of omnibus legislation. It contributes to the global debate over omnibus legislation and offers comprehensive, thorough and multifaceted coverage that concerns the fields of legislation and legisprudence, comparative law, political science, public policy and economics. Beyond its relevance for these fields, the book will support practitioners in parliaments, governments and courts, thereby impacting the actual use of omnibus legislation. A new, major and controversial reform is enacted in the middle of the night. It is buried in a massive omnibus bill hundreds of pages in length, which is rammed through the legislative process at breakneck speed. The legislators receive the final version of the bill in the very last minute, and protest that they’ve had no opportunity to read it in detail and know what they’re voting upon. The majority party’s legislative leaders, however, are unimpressed, and the law is eventually passed on the basis of strict party discipline. Though it may sound far-fetched, this scenario is all too familiar in many legislatures around the world. The legislative practice of combining numerous unrelated measures in one long bill, which is often passed via a highly expedited process, has become a matter of intense debate and criticism in many countries.

Europeanization and Territorial Politics in Small European Unitary States

Europeanization and Territorial Politics in Small European Unitary States
Author: Sandrina Antunes,John Loughlin
Publsiher: Routledge
Total Pages: 210
Release: 2020-12-17
ISBN: 1000245780
Category: Political Science
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Europeanization and Territorial Politics in Small European Unitary States Book Excerpt:

The book addresses the impact of the European Union (EU) on subnational mobilization in small unitary states. Located at the intersection of contributions from the literatures on multilevel governance and Europeanization, this book offers a new theoretical framework to account for state rescaling processes in small unitary states. By means of a comparative analysis of eight small unitary states in Europe, this book shows that the impact of the EU on subnational mobilization is filtered through domestic mediating factors which can lead to three possible outcomes: decentralization, recentralization or no change. The book offers a balanced combination of analytical clarity and the richness of empirical accounts in a wide diversity of case studies. It sheds a new light on the ‘hybrid nature’ of the European polity and demonstrates that member state governments have remained the most important pieces of the European puzzle. Overall, it arrives at two conclusions: first, that we are witnessing a ‘transformation of the state’ rather than its demise; second, the notion of a ‘Europe of the Regions’ in small unitary states was no more than a ‘damp squib’. The chapters in this book were originally published as a special issue of the journal, Regional & Federal Studies.

Routledge Handbook of Political Advertising

Routledge Handbook of Political Advertising
Author: Christina Holtz-Bacha,Marion R. Just
Publsiher: Routledge
Total Pages: 418
Release: 2017-02-24
ISBN: 1317439775
Category: Political Science
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Routledge Handbook of Political Advertising Book Excerpt:

This Handbook provides the most comprehensive overview of the role of electoral advertising on television and new forms of advertising in countries from all parts of the world currently available. Thematic chapters address advertising effects, negative ads, the perspective of practitioners and gender role. Country chapters summarize research on issues including political and electoral systems; history of ads; the content of ads; reception and effects of ads; regulation of political advertising on television and the Internet; financing political advertising; and prospects for the future. The Handbook confirms that candidates spend the major part of their campaign budget on television advertising. The US enjoys a special situation with almost no restrictions on electoral advertising whereas other countries have regulation for the time, amount and sometimes even the content of electoral advertising or they do not allow television advertising at all. The role that television advertising plays in elections is dependent on the political, the electoral and the media context and can generally be regarded as a reflection of the political culture of a country. The Internet is relatively unregulated and is the channel of the future for political advertising in many countries

Welfare States and Immigrant Rights

Welfare States and Immigrant Rights
Author: Diane Sainsbury
Publsiher: Oxford University Press
Total Pages: 135
Release: 2012-08-30
ISBN: 0191625973
Category: Political Science
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Welfare States and Immigrant Rights Book Excerpt:

Welfare States and Immigrant Rights deals with the impact of welfare states on immigrants' social rights, economic well-being and social inclusion, and it offers the first systematic comparison of immigrants' social rights across welfare states. To study immigrants' social rights the author develops an analytical framework that focuses on the interplay between 1) the type of welfare state regime, 2) forms of entry, or entry categories, and 3) the incorporation regime regulating the inclusion or exclusion of immigrants. The book maps out the development of immigrants' social rights from the early postwar period until around 2010 in six countries representing different welfare state regimes: the United States, the United Kingdom, Germany, France, Sweden, and Denmark. Part I addresses three major issues. The first is how inclusive or exclusionary welfare state policies are in relation to immigrants, and especially how the type of welfare state and incorporation regime affect their social rights. The second issue concerns changes in immigrant rights and the direction of the change: rights extension versus rights contraction. The third issue is how immigrants' social rights compare to those of citizens. Part II shifts from policies affecting immigrant rights to the politics of the policies. It examines the politics of inclusion and exclusion in the six countries, focusing on social rights extension and contraction and changes in the policy dimensions of the incorporation regime that impinge on immigrant rights.

Policy Styles and Trust in the Age of Pandemics

Policy Styles and Trust in the Age of Pandemics
Author: Nikolaos Zahariadis,Evangelia Petridou,Theofanis Exadaktylos,Jörgen Sparf
Publsiher: Routledge
Total Pages: 276
Release: 2022-04-08
ISBN: 1000567966
Category: Political Science
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Policy Styles and Trust in the Age of Pandemics Book Excerpt:

This book explores the reasons behind the variation in national responses to the COVID-19 pandemic. In doing so, it furthers the policy studies scholarship through an examination of the effects of policy styles on national responses to the pandemic. Despite governments being faced with the same threat, significant variation in national responses, frequently of contradictory nature, has been observed. Implications about responses inform a broader class of crises beyond this specific context. The authors argue that trust in government interacts with policy styles resulting in different responses and that the acute turbulence, uncertainty, and urgency of crises complicate the ability of policymakers to make sense of the problem. Finally, the book posits that unless there is high trust between society and the state, a decentralized response will likely be disastrous and concludes that while national responses to crises aim to save lives, they also serve to project political power and protect the status quo. This text will be of key interest to scholars and students of public policy, public administration, political science, sociology, public health, and crisis management/disaster management studies.

Party System Change the European Crisis and the State of Democracy

Party System Change  the European Crisis and the State of Democracy
Author: Marco Lisi
Publsiher: Routledge
Total Pages: 338
Release: 2018-08-06
ISBN: 1351377647
Category: Political Science
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Party System Change the European Crisis and the State of Democracy Book Excerpt:

Party systems are crucial elements for the functioning of political systems and representative democracies. With several European countries experiencing significant changes recently, it is necessary to update our knowledge. This volume analyses party system changes in Europe in the 21st century by considering several dimensions such as interparty competition, the cleavage structure, electoral volatility and the emergence of new actors. The book describes the principal continuities and changes in party systems in Europe; analyzes the main explanations for these trends; and assesses the impact of the crisis on the patterns observed. By considering a wide range of Western and Eastern European countries, and focusing on the ‘parameters’ of party system change, this book seeks to fill an important gap in the literature through a comparative analysis of the evolution of party systems in Europe over the last decades. This book will be of key interest to scholars and students of political parties, party systems and politics, electoral behavior as well as more broadly to European politics, comparative politics. political representation and the quality of democracies.

Core Executives in a Comparative Perspective

Core Executives in a Comparative Perspective
Author: Kristoffer Kolltveit
Publsiher: Springer Nature
Total Pages: 135
Release: 2022
ISBN: 3030945030
Category: Electronic Book
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Core Executives in a Comparative Perspective Book Excerpt:

Constitutionalizing World Politics

Constitutionalizing World Politics
Author: Karolina M. Milewicz
Publsiher: Cambridge University Press
Total Pages: 300
Release: 2020-07-23
ISBN: 1108835090
Category: Law
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Constitutionalizing World Politics Book Excerpt:

Constitutionalization of world politics is emerging as an unintended consequence of international treaty making driven by the logic of democratic power. The analysis will appeal to scholars of International Relations and International Law interested in international cooperation, as well as institutional and constitutional theory and practice.

Do Gooders at the End of Aid

Do Gooders at the End of Aid
Author: Antoine de Bengy Puyvallée,Kristian Bjørkdahl
Publsiher: Cambridge University Press
Total Pages: 135
Release: 2021-06-30
ISBN: 1108807364
Category: Political Science
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Do Gooders at the End of Aid Book Excerpt:

Scandinavian countries are routinely considered exceptional for their commitment to development cooperation, peace mediation, and humanitarian action. This book highlights how the political culture of Scandinavia is indeed characterized by the idea of doing good on the world stage, but then shows how this 'Scandinavian humanitarian brand' is an asset that policymakers and others can capitalize on to legitimize policy interventions and ideas, or to advance commercial, diplomatic, and security interests. Providing case studies from all Scandinavian countries, this book shows how the brand is made, reinforced, and used in a variety of policy contexts, from foreign aid and humanitarian assistance; to military operations, peace-building, and mediation; to migration policy, global health, and international cooperation. A key objective of the book is to explain why the Scandinavian humanitarian brand retains such apparent resilience in a time when Scandinavia's characteristic approach to world affairs seems challenged from many sides at once. This title is also available as Open Access on Cambridge Core.

Controlling Corruption

Controlling Corruption
Author: Bo Rothstein
Publsiher: Oxford University Press
Total Pages: 232
Release: 2021-03-18
ISBN: 0192647938
Category: Political Science
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Controlling Corruption Book Excerpt:

This book presents a radically new approach of how societies can bring corruption under control. Since the late 1990s, the detrimental effects of corruption to human well-being have become well established in research. This has resulted in a stark increase in anti-corruption programs launched by international organizations such as the World Bank, the African Union, the EU, as well as many national development organizations. Despite these efforts, evaluations of the effects of these anti-corruption programs have been disappointing. As it can be measured, it is difficult to find substantial effects from such anti-corruption programs. The argument in this book is that this huge policy failure can be explained by three factors. Firstly, it argues that the corruption problem has been poorly conceptualized since what should count as the opposite of corruption has been left out. Secondly, the problem has been located in the wrong social spaces. It is neither a cultural nor a legal problem. Instead, it is for the most part located in what organization theory defines as the 'standard operating procedures' in social organizations. Thirdly, the general theory that has dominated anti-corruption efforts — the principal-agent theory — is based on serious misspecification of the basic nature of the problem. The book presents a reconceptualization of corruption and a new theory — drawing on the tradition of the social contract - to explain it and motivate policies of how to get corruption under control. Several empirical cases serve to underpin this new theory ranging from the historical organization of religious practices to specific social policies, universal education, gender equality, and auditing. Combined, these amount to a strategic theory known as 'the indirect approach'.