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 Routledge Handbook of Scandinavian Politics

The Routledge Handbook of Scandinavian Politics
Author: Peter Nedergaard,Anders Wivel
Publsiher: Routledge
Total Pages: 324
Release: 2017-08-09
ISBN: 135133252X
Category: Political Science
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

The Routledge Handbook of Scandinavian Politics Book Excerpt:

The Routledge Handbook of Scandinavian Politics is a comprehensive overview of Scandinavian politics provided by leading experts in the field and covering the polity, the politics and the policy of Scandinavia. Coherently structured with a multi-level thematic approach, it explains and details Scandinavian politics today through a series of cutting-edge chapters. It will be a key reference point both for advanced-level students developing knowledge about the subject, as well as researchers producing new material in the area and beyond. It brings geographical scope and depth, with comparative chapters contributed by experts across the region. Methodologically and theoretically pluralistic, the handbook is in itself a reflection of the field of political science in Scandinavia and the diversity of the issues covered in the volume. The Routledge Handbook of Scandinavian Politics will be an essential reference for scholars, students, researchers and practitioners interested and working in the fields of Scandinavian politics, European politics, comparative politics and international relations.

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.

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.

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.

Making Sense of Corruption

Making Sense of Corruption
Author: Bo Rothstein,Aiysha Varraich
Publsiher: Cambridge University Press
Total Pages: 190
Release: 2017-02-28
ISBN: 1107163706
Category: Political Science
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Making Sense of Corruption Book Excerpt:

Corruption is a serious threat to prosperity, democracy and human well-being, with mounting empirical evidence highlighting its detrimental effects on society. Yet defining this threat has resulted in profound disagreement, producing a multidimensional concept. Tackling this important and provocative topic, the authors provide an accessible and systematic analysis of how our understanding of corruption has evolved. They identify gaps in the research and make connections between related concepts such as clientelism, patronage, patrimonialism, particularism and state capture. A fundamental issue discussed is how the opposite of corruption should be defined. By arguing for the possibility of a universal understanding of corruption, and specifically what corruption is not, an innovative solution to this problem is presented. This book provides an accessible overview of corruption, allowing scholars and students alike to see the far reaching place it has within academic research.

Swedish Ventures in Cameroon 1883 1923

Swedish Ventures in Cameroon  1883 1923
Author: Knut Knutson
Publsiher: Berghahn Books
Total Pages: 288
Release: 2002
ISBN: 9781571817259
Category: History
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Swedish Ventures in Cameroon 1883 1923 Book Excerpt:

In the 1880s two Swedes were living on the upper slopes of the Cameroon Mountain. One of them, Knutson, wrote a long memoir of his time in Cameroon (1883-1895). It gives fascinating insights into everyday life in pre-colonial Cameroon.

The Political Class in Advanced Democracies A Comparative Handbook

The Political Class in Advanced Democracies A Comparative Handbook
Author: Jens Borchert,Jürgen Zeiss
Publsiher: OUP Oxford
Total Pages: 440
Release: 2003-12-11
ISBN: 9780199260362
Category: Political Science
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

The Political Class in Advanced Democracies A Comparative Handbook Book Excerpt:

Professional politicians have increasingly come under public attack in most democratic countries. Yet they have received surprisingly little systematic attention in political science. This book demonstrates that there are both striking similarities between professional politicians in different countries and notable national peculiarities. The introduction develops a common conceptual framework for the chapters to follow. Using Mosca's term and Weber's seminal insights itreconstructs the concept of political class to grasp the degree of common interests shared by politicians of different parties and in different institutions. Thereby, it presents an innovative perspective on politicians. The twenty country chapters written by scholars from sixteen countries both provideup-to-date information on professional politics in their countries and discuss the merits of the theoretical approach. In doing so, they follow a common format thus facilitating a comparative reading of particular aspects. Each chapter looks at the historical process of professionalization, the institutional context of professional politics, the size of the political class in each country, typical career paths, the renumeration of politicians, and recent reform debates.

Investigating Welfare State Change

Investigating Welfare State Change
Author: Jochen Clasen,Nico A. Siegel
Publsiher: Edward Elgar Publishing
Total Pages: 329
Release: 2007
ISBN: 1928374650XXX
Category: Political Science
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Investigating Welfare State Change Book Excerpt:

With contributions from leading international scholars, this important book presents a comprehensive examination of conventional indicators (such as social spending), available alternatives (including social rights and conditionality), as well as principal concepts of how to capture change (for example convergence and de-familization). By providing an in-depth discussion of the most salient aspects of the 'dependent variable problem', the editors aim to enable a more cumulative build-up of empirical evidence and contribute to constructive theoretical debates about the causes of welfare state change. The volume also offers valuable suggestions as to how the problem might be tackled within empirical cross-national analyses of modern welfare states.

Bourgondi voorbij

Bourgondi   voorbij
Author: Mario Damen,Louis Sicking
Publsiher: Uitgeverij Verloren
Total Pages: 464
Release: 2010
ISBN: 9087041667
Category: Netherlands
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

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The SAGE Handbook of Political Sociology 2v

The SAGE Handbook of Political Sociology  2v
Author: William Outhwaite,Stephen Turner
Publsiher: SAGE
Total Pages: 1260
Release: 2017-10-30
ISBN: 1526416484
Category: Political Science
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

The SAGE Handbook of Political Sociology 2v Book Excerpt:

The SAGE Handbook of Political Sociology offers a comprehensive and contemporary look at this evolving field of study. The focus is on political life itself and the chapters, written by a highly-respected and international team of authors, cover the core themes which need to be understood in order to study political life from a sociological perspective, or simply to understand the political world. The two volumes are structured around five key areas: PART 1: TRADITIONS AND PERSPECTIVES PART 2: CORE CONCEPTS PART 03: POLITICAL IDEOLOGIES AND MOVEMENTS PART 04: TOPICS PART 05: WORLD REGIONS This future-oriented and cross-disciplinary handbook is a landmark text for students and scholars interested in the social investigation of politics.

Society Without God

Society Without God
Author: Phil Zuckerman
Publsiher: NYU Press
Total Pages: 227
Release: 2010-06-07
ISBN: 0814797237
Category: Social Science
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Society Without God Book Excerpt:

Are lawyers, by their very nature, agents of the state, of capital, of institutions of power? Or are there ways in which they can work constructively or transformatively for the disempowered, the working class, the underprivileged? Lawyers in a Postmodern World explores how lawyers actively create the forms of power which they and others deploy. Through engaging case studies, the book examines how lawyers work within and for powerful institutions and provides suggestions--both general and practical--for ways in which the practice of law can be made to work with and for the powerless. Individuals chapters address such subjects as the contradictions of radical law practice; legal work in South Africa; the economics and politics of negotiating justice; feminist legal scholarship and women's gendered lives; the overlapping worlds of law, business, and politics; theories of legal practice; and how lawyers are constitutive of gender relations. Contributing to the book are Maureen Cain (University of West Indies), Yves Dezalay (Centre National de la Recherche Scientifique, France), Martha Fineman (Columbia University), Sue Lees (University of North London), Doreen McBarnet (Wolfson College, Oxford), Frank Munger (SUNY, Buffalo), Wilfried Scharf (University of Cape Town), Stuart Scheingold (University of Washington), David Sugarman (Lancaster University), and Sally Wheeler (University of Nottingham).

Electoral Behavior

Electoral Behavior
Author: Richard Rose
Publsiher: New York : Free Press
Total Pages: 753
Release: 1973
ISBN: 1928374650XXX
Category: Social Science
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Electoral Behavior Book Excerpt: