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  • Political consumerism : global responsibility in action / Dietlind Stolle, Michele Micheletti
    JF 799 S687 2013
    Political Consumerism captures the creative ways in which citizens, consumers, and political activists use the market as their arena for politics. This book theorizes, describes, analyzes, compares, and evaluates the phenomenon of political consumerism and how it attempts to use market choice to solve complex globalized problems. It investigates theoretically and empirically how and why consumers practice citizenship and have become important political actors. Dietlind Stolle and Michele Micheletti describe consumers' engagement as an example of individualized responsibility taking, examining how political consumerism nudges and pressures corporations to change their production practices, and how consumers emerge as a force in global affairs. Unlike other studies, it also evaluates if and how consumer actions become effective mechanisms of global change. Stolle and Micheletti offer a candid discussion of the limitations of political consumerism as a form of participation and as a problem-solving mechanism.

  • Politics of Latin America : the power game / Harry E. Vanden, University of South Florida, Tampa, Gary Prevost, College of Saint Benedict/Saint John's University
    JL 960 V36 2018
    Now in its sixth edition, Politics of Latin America explores both the evolution and the current state of the political scene in Latin America. Distinguishing itself from more traditional works on the subject, this unique text demonstrates a nuanced sensitivity to the use and abuse of power andthe importance of social conditions, gender, race, globalization, and political economy throughout Latin America.

  • Modern parliamentary procedure / Ray E. Keesey
    JF 515 K395 2018eb
    In 1971, Ray Keesey developed a guidebook that revolutionized parliamentary procedure. By eliminating misleading terminology and simplifying many of the complex and overly technical aspects of the traditional parliamentary process, Keesey's book offered clear rules of order for efficient democratic action in deliberative meetings. Thanks to its accessibility and lack of jargon, the Keesey System has become widely used by large deliberative bodies and small associations alike, allowing readers to quickly comprehend and implement the rules without needing to be experts on parliamentary process.

    Revised and updated with the expertise of the American Institute of Parliamentarians, this second edition includes rules that relate to technological innovations such as electronic voting and offsite attendees. Key features include a more logical classification of parliamentary motions, the elimination of superfluous motions, and key recommendations for preventing and managing disruptions. This book is an essential reference for associations, clubs, student groups, and larger deliberative bodies seeking clear and effective procedural rules.

  • Eyes & spies : how you're tracked and why you should know / Tanya Lloyd Kyi ; art by Belle Wuthrich
    JC 596 K94 2017eb

  • Reflets modernes de la démocratie athénienne / sous la direction de Jean-Marc Narbonne et Josiane Boulad-Ayoub
    JC 75 D36R332 2017eb

  • Shredding the public interest : Ralph Klein and 25 years of one-party government / Kevin Taft
    JL 108 T124 1997eb
    Alberta had the tightest controls on spending in Canada during the very period when the Klein government has claimed costs were soaring out of control. Now, public programs in Alberta-including health care-have become the most poorly supported in Canada. (6 weeks on the Financial Post national best-seller list!)

  • Comprendre Rawls / Thomas Pogge ; traduction de Matthieu Lasalle
    JC 578 R383P6414 2017eb

  • Le parlementarisme canadien / sous la direction de Réjean Pelletier et Manon Tremblay
    JL 75 S95 2017eb

  • L'analyse textuelle des idées, du discours et des pratiques politiques / sous la direction de Pierre-Marc Daigneault et de Marc Pétry
    P302.77 $b.A52 2017eb

  • Tug of war : negotiating security in Eurasia / Fen Osler Hampson and Mikhail Troitskiy, editors
    JZ 6009 E83T84 2017eb

  • Negative cosmopolitanism : cultures and politics of world citizenship after globalization / edited by Eddy Kent and Terri Tomsky
    JZ 1308 N44 2017eb

  • La politique étrangère : approches disciplinaires / sous la direction de Christian Lequesne et Hugo Meijer
    JZ 1242 P64 2018eb

  • Théories de la politique étrangère américaine : auteurs, concepts et approches / sous la direction de Charles-Philippe David et Frédérick Gagnon
    JZ 1480 T43 2018eb

  • Repenser la légitimité de l'État africain à l'ère de la gouvernance partagée / sous la direction de Mamoudou Gazibo et Charles Moumouni
    JQ 1875 R46 2017eb

  • L'Union européenne et le maintien de la paix en Afrique / Antoine Rayroux
    JZ 6377 E97R39 2017eb

  • Les partis politiques de l'opposition en Afrique : la quête du pouvoir / Issaka K. Souaré ; préface d'Alpha Oumar Konaré
    JQ 1877.9 O6S68 2017eb

  • Flowers in the wall : truth and reconciliation in Timor-Leste, Indonesia, and Melanesia / edited by David Webster
    JC 580 F56 2017eb

  • Under siege : the Independent Labour Party in interwar Britain / Ian Bullock
    JN 1129 I52B85 2017eb
    During the period between the two world wars, the Independent Labour Party (ILP) was the main voice of radical democratic socialism in Great Britain. Founded in 1893, the ILP had, since 1906, operated under the aegis of the Labour Party. As that party edged nearer to power following World War I, forming minority governments in 1924 and again in 1929, the ILP found its own identity under siege. On one side stood those who wanted the ILP to subordinate itself to an increasingly cautious and conventional Labour leadership; on the other stood those who felt that the ILP should throw its lot in with the Communist Party of Great Britain. After the ILP disaffiliated from Labour in 1932 in order to pursue a new, "revolutionary" policy, it was again torn, this time between those who wanted to merge with the Communists and those who saw the ILP as their more genuinely revolutionary and democratic rival. At the opening of the 1930s, the ILP boasted five times the membership of the Communist Party, as well as a sizeable contingent of MPs. By the end of the decade, having tested the possibility of creating a revolutionary party in Britain almost to the point of its own destruction, the ILP was much diminished--although, unlike the Communists, it still retained a foothold in Parliament.Despite this reversal of fortunes, during the 1930s--years that witnessed the ascendancy of both Stalin and Hitler--the ILP demonstrated an unswerving commitment to democratic socialist thinking. Drawing extensively on the ILP's Labour Leader and other contemporary left-wing newspapers, as well as on ILP publications and internal party documents, Bullock examines the debates and ideological battles of the ILP during the tumultuous interwar period. He argues that the ILP made a lasting contribution to British politics in general, and to the modern Labour Party in particular, by preserving the values of democratic socialism during the interwar period.

  • The national question and electoral politics in Quebec and Scotland / Éric Bélanger, Richard Nadeau, Ailsa Henderson, Eve Hepburn
    JC 311 B45 2018eb

  • Convincing political stakeholders : successful lobbying through process competence in the complex decision-making system of the European Union / Klemens Joos
    JN 36 J66 2016
    With the Treaty of Lisbon, which entered into force on 1 December 2009, the EU de facto became a state territory stretching from Portugal to Finland and from Ireland to Cyprus. The previous co-decision procedure was elevated to become the standard procedure ("ordinary legislative procedure"). For the players on the "European Union stage" - the EU member states, EU regions, companies, associations and organisations - this leads to the problem that the outcome of decision-making processes has become largely incalculable. The author, Klemens Joos, points out that, at the latest since the Treaty of Lisbon, successful lobbying in the complex decision-making system of the EU is much more the result of the intermesh of content competence (the four "classic instruments" of lobbying: corporate representative of-fices, associations, public affairs agencies, law firms) with process structure competence (i.e. the EU-wide maintenance of the required spatial, personnel and organisational capacities as well as strong networks across institutions, political groups and member states) on the part of an independent intermediary. One's own concerns are only likely to be successful if the in-terests of politicians and the general public are taken into consideration (change in perspec-tive to the common interest perspective). If this perspective change is successful, process support competence is crucial to achieving the objective.

  • Citizens, civil society, and heritage-making in Asia / Hsin-Huang Michael Hsiao, Hui Yew-Foong, Philippe Peycam, editors
    JQ 24 C585 2017eb

  • Globalizing borderlands studies in Europe and North America / edited and with an introduction by John W.I. Lee and Michael North
    JC 323 G4694 2016eb

    Borderlands are complex spaces that can involve military, religious, economic, political, and cultural interactions--all of which may vary by region and over time. John W. I. Lee and Michael North bring together interdisciplinary scholars to analyze a wide range of border issues and to encourage a nuanced dialogue addressing the concepts and processes of borderlands.

    Gathering the voices of a diverse range of international scholars, Globalizing Borderlands Studies in Europe and North America presents case studies from ancient to modern times, highlighting topics ranging from religious conflicts to medical frontiers to petty trade. Spanning geographical regions of Europe, the Baltics, North Africa, the American West, and Mexico, these essays shed new light on the complex processes of boundary construction, maintenance, and crossing, as well as on the importance of economic, political, social, ethnic, and religious interactions in the borderlands.

    Globalizing Borderlands Studies in Europe and North America not only forges links between past and present scholarship but also paves the way for new models and approaches in future borderlands research.

  • Women in peacemaking and peacebuilding in Northern Uganda / Sidonia Angom

  • European Territorial Cooperation : theoretical and empirical approaches to the process and impacts of cross-border and transnational cooperation in Europe / Eduardo Medeiros, editor

  • Unequal Accommodation of Minority Rights Hungarians in Transylvania

  • Migration, temporality, and capitalism : entangled mobilities across global spaces / Pauline Gardiner Barber, Winnie Lem, editors

  • Lifestyle migration and colonial traces in Malaysia and Panama / Michaela Benson, Karen O'Reilly

  • Migration between Africa and Europe edited by Cris Beauchemin

  • Scandinavian Civil Society and Social Transformations : The Case of Norway / Bernard Enjolras, Kristin Strømsnes, editors
    JC 337 S336 2018eb

  • The Politics of Dependence : Economic Parasites and Vulnerable Lives / Patrick J. L. Cockburn

  • Gender, family, and adaptation of migrants in Europe : a life course perspective

  • Narrative policy analysis : cases in decentred policy / edited by R. A. W. Rhodes

  • Metropolitan governance in Asia and the Pacific Rim : borders, challenges, futures / Bligh Grant, Cathy Yang Liu, Lin Ye, editors

  • European Disintegration A Search for Explanations

  • Coalition politics and federalism Adrián Albala, Josep Maria Reniu, editors

  • Ethnic Minorities in Democratizing Muslim Countries : Turkey and Indonesia / by Maurizio Geri

  • The Politics of Deforestation in Africa : Madagascar, Tanzania, and Uganda / by Nadia Rabesahala Horning

  • Richard M. Nixon and European Integration : a Reappraisal / by Joseph M. Siracusa, Hang Thi Thuy Nguyen

  • How Is Terrorism Changing Us? : Threat Perception and Political Attitudes in the Age of Terror / by Matteo Vergani

  • The EU after Brexit Institutional and Policy Implications / by Francis B Jacobs

  • North American Strategic Defense in the 21st Century: Security and Sovereignty in an Uncertain World / edited by Christian Leuprecht, Joel J. Sokolsky, Thomas Hughes

  • Energy Policy and Security under Climate Change by Filippos Proedrou

  • The BBC, the 'War on Terror' and the Discursive Construction of Terrorism : Representing al-Qaeda / by Jared Ahmad

  • Campaign Professionalism during Egypt's 2012 Presidential Election / by Dalia Elsheikh

  • Before the Age of Prejudice A Muslim Woman's National Security Work with Three American Presidents - A Memoir / by Shirin Tahir-Kheli

  • Risk Journalism between Transnational Politics and Climate Change / by Ingrid Volkmer, Kasim Sharif

  • Europe and Iran's Nuclear Crisis : Lead Groups and EU Foreign Policy-Making / by Riccardo Alcaro

  • Solidarity in Europe : Citizens' Responses in Times of Crisis / edited by Christian Lahusen, Maria T. Grasso

  • Gender and citizenship : promises of peace in post-Dayton Bosnia-Herzegovina / Maria-Adriana Deiana

  • The High Representative and EU Foreign Policy Integration : a Comparative Study of Kosovo and Ukraine / by Maria Giulia Amadio Viceré

  • Learning in Public Policy : Analysis, Modes and Outcomes / edited by Claire A. Dunlop, Claudio M. Radaelli, Philipp Trein

  • Middle powers in global governance : the rise of Turkey / Emel Parlar Dal, editor

  • Borders, Bodies and Narratives of Crisis in Europe / Thanasis Lagios, Vasia Lekka, Grigoris Panoutsopoulos

  • Neoclassical realism and the underdevelopment of China's nuclear doctrine / Paolo Rosa

  • Re-selecting members of the European Parliament : candidate selection, party goals, and re-election probabilities / Elena Frech

  • Reporting the Road to Brexit : international media and the EU Referendum 2016

  • Raising heirs to the throne in nineteenth-century Spain : the education of the constitutional monarch

  • Does Generation Matter? : Progressive Democratic Cultures in Western Europe, 1945-1960 / Jens Späth, editor

  • Studies on Montesquieu -- mapping political diversity Rolando Minuti

  • Human Rights, Transitional Justice, and the Reconstruction of Political Order in Latin America

  • The primacy of regime survival : state fragility and economic destruction in Zimbabwe / Mark Simpson, Tony Hawkins

  • The political necessity of transpersonal work deep democracy's potential to transform polarized conflicts / Marcella Rowek

  • If the body politic could breathe in the age of the refugee : an embodied philosophy of interconnection / Julia Metzger-Traber ; with a foreword by Stephen K. Levine

  • Promoting Development : the Political Economy of East Asian Foreign Aid

    This book offers a new approach to studying foreign aid in the 21st century. While most analysts focus on the differences between traditional and emerging donors, Stallings and Kim here argue that a more important distinction is between East Asian donors and their western counterparts. Asian donors - Japan, South Korea, and China - cross the traditional and emerging divide and demonstrate a particular approach to development that draws on their own dramatic success. As East Asia continues its upward trajectory of economic development, the politics of aid can reveal surprising truths about the objectives and mechanisms of soft power and diplomacy in creating new networks in the region. This book will be of interest to NGO workers, scholars, and students of international relations, a critical part of research into Asia's rise and the emerging spheres of influence.

  • Institutions, governance and the control of corruption / Kaushik Basu, Tito Cordella editors
    JF 60 I553 2018

    This book considers how emerging economies around the world face the challenge of building good institutions and effective governance, since so much of economic development depends on having these in place. The promotion of shared prosperity and the battle against poverty require interventions to reach out to the poor and the disadvantaged. Yet time and again we have seen such effort foild or diminished by corruption and leakage.

    The creation of good governance and institutions and structures to combat corruption require determination and passion but also intricate design rooted in data, analysis, and research. In this book, leading researchers from around the world bring to the table some of the best available ideas to help create better governance structures, design laws for corruption control, and nurture good institutions.

  • On decoloniality : concepts, analytics, and praxis / Walter D. Mignolo and Catherine E. Walsh
    JV 51 M544 2018
    In On Decoloniality Walter D. Mignolo and Catherine E. Walsh explore the hidden forces of the colonial matrix of power, its origination, transformation, and current presence, while asking the crucial questions of decoloniality´s how, what, why, with whom, and what for. Interweaving theory-praxis with local histories and perspectives of struggle, they illustrate the conceptual and analytic dynamism of decolonial ways of living and thinking, as well as the creative force of resistance and re-existence. This book speaks to the urgency of these times, encourages delinkings from the colonial matrix of power and its "universals" of Western modernity and global capitalism, and engages with arguments and struggles for dignity and life against death, destruction, and civilizational despair.

  • The concise Oxford dictionary of politics and international relations / edited by Garrett Wallace Brown, Iain McLean, and Alistair McMillan
    JA 61 C665 2018
    This bestselling dictionary contains over 1,700 entries on all aspects of politics and international relations. Written by a leading team of political scientists, it embraces the multi-disciplinary spectrum of political theory including political thinkers, history, institutions, theories, andschools of thought, as well as notable current affairs that have shaped attitudes to politics.Fully updated for its fourth edition, the dictionary has had its coverage of international relations heavily revised and expanded, reflected in its title change, and it includes a wealth of new material in areas such as international institutions, peace building, human security, security studies,global governance, and open economy politics. It also incorporates recommended web links that can be accessed via a regularly checked and updated companion website, ensuring that the links remain relevant.The dictionary is international in its coverage and will prove invaluable to students and academics studying politics and related disciplines, as well as politicians, journalists, and the general reader seeking clarification of political terms.

  • Colonial lives of property : law, land, and racial regimes of ownership / Brenna Bhandar
    JV 305 B43 2018
    In Colonial Lives of Property Brenna Bhandar examines how modern property law contributes to the formation of racial subjects in settler colonies and to the development of racial capitalism. Examining both historical cases and ongoing processes of settler colonialism in Canada, Australia, and Israel and Palestine, Bhandar shows how the colonial appropriation of indigenous lands depends upon ideologies of European racial superiority as well as upon legal narratives that equate civilized life with English concepts of property. In this way, property law legitimates and rationalizes settler colonial practices while it racializes those deemed unfit to own property. The solution to these enduring racial and economic inequities, Bhandar demonstrates, requires developing a new political imaginary of property in which freedom is connected to shared practices of use and community rather than individual possession.

  • Citizens' power in Latin America : theory and practice / Pascal Lupien
    JL 966 L86 2018
    Examines why some democratic innovations succeed while others fail, using Venezuela, Ecuador, and Chile as case studies.

  • Organizing democracy : how international organizations assist new democracies / Paul Poast and Johannes Urpelainen
    JC 423 P548 2018
    In the past twenty-five years, a number of countries have made the transition to democracy. The support of international organizations is essential to success on this difficult path. Yet, despite extensive research into the relationship between democratic transitions and membership in international organizations, the mechanisms underlying the relationship remain unclear.

    With Organizing Democracy , Paul Poast and Johannes Urpelainen argue that leaders of transitional democracies often have to draw on the support of international organizations to provide the public goods and expertise needed to consolidate democratic rule. Looking at the Baltic states' accession to NATO, Poast and Urpelainen provide a compelling and statistically rigorous account of the sorts of support transitional democracies draw from international institutions. They also show that, in many cases, the leaders of new democracies must actually create new international organizations to better serve their needs, since they may not qualify for help from existing ones.

  • A family matter : citizenship, conjugal relationships, and Canadian immigration policy / Megan Gaucher
    JV 7233 G38 2018
    What is family? Citing national security and societal welfare, the Harper government adopted a strict definition of family to limit access to citizenship for certain immigrants. Megan Gaucher analyzes the government's assessment of sexual-minority refugee claimants' relationship history, common-law and married spousal sponsorship applications, and marriage fraud, concluding that this narrative of citizenship reinforces racialized, gendered, and sexualized assumptions about the "Canadian family." As many Western governments ponder more restrictive immigration policies, A Family Matter offers a timely examination of the Canadian approach and proposes a course for re-evaluating how family is defined and for implementing fairer assessments of immigrants and refugees.

  • At the centre of government : the prime minister and the limits on political power / Ian Brodie
    JL 75 B72 2018
    "Canada's prime minister is a dictator." "The Sun King of Canadian government." "More powerful than any other chief executive of any other democratic country." These kinds of claims are frequently made about Canada's leader - especially when the prime minister's party holds a majority government in Parliament. But is there any truth to these arguments? At the Centre of Government not only presents a comprehensively researched work on the structure of political power in Canada but also offers a first-hand view of the inner workings of the Canadian federal government. Ian Brodie - former chief of staff to Prime Minister Stephen Harper and former executive director of the Conservative Party of Canada - argues that the various workings of the Prime Minister's Office, the Privy Council Office, the cabinet, parliamentary committees, and the role of backbench members of Parliament undermine propositions that the prime minister has evolved into the role of an autocrat, with unchecked control over the levers of political power. He corrects the dominant thinking that Canadian prime ministers hold power without limits over their party, caucus, cabinet, Parliament, the public service, and the policy agenda. Citing examples from his time in government and from Canadian political history he argues that in Canada's evolving political system, with its roots in the pre-Confederation era, there are effective checks on executive power, and that the golden age of Parliament and the backbencher is likely now. Drawing on a vast body of work on governance and the role of the executive branch of government, At the Centre of Government is a fact-based primer on the workings of Canadian government and sobering second thoughts about many proposals for reform.

  • Italian colonialism and resistances to Empire, 1930-1970 / Neelam Srivastava
    JV 2218 S65 2018

    This book provides an innovative cultural history of Italian colonialism and its impact on twentieth-century ideas of empire and anti-colonialism. In October 1935, Mussoliniʼs army attacked Ethiopia, defying the League of Nations and other European imperial powers. The book explores the widespread political and literary responses to the invasion, highlighting how Pan-Africanism drew its sustenance from opposition to Italy's late empire-building, and reading the work of George Padmore, Claude McKay, and CLR James alongside the feminist and socialist anti-colonial campaigner Sylvia Pankhurst's broadsheet, New Times and Ethiopia News . Extending into the postwar period, the book examines the fertile connections between anti-colonialism and anti-fascism in Italian literature and art, tracing the emergence of a "resistance aesthetics" in works such as The Battle of Algiers and Giovanni Pirelli's harrowing books of testimony about Algeria's war of independence, both inspired by Frantz Fanon. This book will interest readers passionate about postcolonial studies, the history of Italian imperialism, Pan-Africanism, print cultures, and Italian postwar culture.

  • Brexit and beyond : rethinking the futures of Europe / edited by Benjamin Martill and Uta Staiger
    JN 30 B75 2018
    Brexit bears serious consequences not just for Britain but for Europe and the broader balance of global order. Yet most discussions of Brexit have focused on the causes of the "Leave" vote and its implications for the future of British politics.

    Drawing the discussion of Brexit beyond Britain, Benjamin Martill, Uta Staiger, and a team of twenty-eight contributors explore the consequences for Europe and the European Union. Marshaling the perspectives and methodologies of a diverse range of disciplines, the contributors chart the likely effects of Brexit on institutional relations, law, political economy, foreign affairs, democratic governance, and the idea of Europe itself. While the contributors at times offer divergent predictions for the future of Europe after Brexit, they share the conviction that careful analysis is in needed--now more than ever--if we are to understand what lies ahead.

    Brexit and Beyond is the first book to focus on the broader consequences of Brexit, and its clear, comprehensive, and trenchant analysis will be invaluable to understanding the complex effects.

  • A biography of the state / by Christopher Wilkes
    JC 131 W55 2018
    "One of the over-arching political questions of the last two centuries has been to understand how capitalism has managed to survive. The answer from those on the left has often focused on the State. While Marx predicted collapse and the rise of socialism, theorists of the State have focused on the process by which capitalism managed to escape its fate and endure against all odds.This book follows the development of modern State theory from Gramsci and Nicos Poulantzas, to Stuart Hall, Pierre Bourdieu, Erik Wright, and the recent writers Jules Boykoff, Naomi Klein and George Monbiot. This book provides the reader with a fresh interpretation of these very important ideas. It allows the reader to come face to face with the original texts with as little confusion as possible.This book will be of interest to senior undergraduates and graduate students in politics, sociology and cultural studies, as well as lay readers keen to gain the theoretical tools to understand what the State is up to in the 21st century. These theories are among the most elaborate and sophisticated political theories ever written, and they tell us much about our present political situation, and what may happen in the future."

  • Challenging theocracy : ancient lessons for global politics / edited by David Edward Tabachnick, Toivo Koivukoski, and Hermínio Meireles Teixeira
    JC 372 C53 2018

    Commonly perceived as a direct threat to the practice of liberal democracy, the global reemergence of theocratic claims to political rule is a misunderstood development of twenty-first-century politics. Analyzing the relationship between religion and politics throughout the Middle East, Africa, and the United States, as well as classical and medieval political philosophical sources, Challenging Theocracy critiques the contemporary formation of theocracy.

    Providing an account of the origins and influence of theocracy, the chapters in this volume explore ancient texts that articulate the theocratic political ideas that continue to bubble under the surface of political life today. In an effort to consider how regimes extend beyond their immediate institutional and legal forms and find their foundation in timeless ideas, the contributors examine ancient and modern political thought to better understand their persistent power and impact on global politics.

  • Hegemonies of legitimation : discourse dynamics in the European Commission / Dominika Biegoń
    JC 497 B54 2016eb

    The legitimacy of the European Union is a much studied and highly contested subject. Unlike other works, this book does not engage in another review of the shifts of public opinion and perception regarding the EU. Instead, it offers a different and innovative perspective by focusing on constructions of legitimacy in the European Commission. Starting from the premise that legitimacy is discursively constructed, the book engages in a fine-grained analysis of legitimacy discourses in the European Commission since the early 1970s. Embedded in a poststructuralist theoretical framework, Hegemonies of Legitimation also sheds light on the conditions that made radical shifts of legitimacy discourses possible, and illustrates how these discursive shifts paved the way for different types of legitimation policies. As such, the book maps and reconstructs the historically variable discursive landscape of competing articulations of what legitimacy signifies in the case of the EC/EU, and provides us with a detailed picture of the history of the Commission's struggle for legitimacy.

  • Regime dynamics in EU's eastern neighbourhood : EU democracy promotion, international influences, and domestic contexts / Sergiu Buscaneanu
    JN 96 A58B873 2016eb

    This book examines the effectiveness and consistency of EU democracy promotion in its Eastern neighbourhood between 1991 and 2014. It concludes that the EU's democratization role in this region was, not surprisingly, weak within this time period. However, this weak role only took shape under four domestic and transnational conditions: (a) a higher cost-benefit balance of rule transfer, (b) a lower structural difficulty a given country would need to overcome on its way towards a democratic regime, (c) increased levels of authority distribution across branches of power, and (d) a higher extent of democratic diffusion resulting from regional interactions. In those countries where these domestic and transnational conditions were present, as in Moldova, Ukraine, and Georgia, the EU's democratizing influence was in causal terms only the tip of the iceberg. Most variation in regime dynamics remains to be explained by domestic and transnational contexts.

  • Anxieties, fear and panic in colonial settings : empires on the verge of a nervous breakdown / Harald Fischer-Tine, editor
    JC 359 A59 2016eb

    This book argues that the history of colonial empires has been shaped to a considerable extent by negative emotions such as anxiety, fear and embarrassment as well as by the regular occurrence of panics. The case studies it assembles examine the various ways in which panics and anxieties were generated in imperial situations and how they shook up the dynamics between seemingly all-powerful colonizers and the apparently defenceless colonized. Drawing from examples of the British, Dutch and German colonial experience, the volume sketches out some of the main areas (such as disease, native 'savagery' or sexual transgression) that generated panics or created anxieties in colonial settings and analyses the most common varieties of practical, discursive and epistemic strategies adopted by the colonisers to curb the perceived threats.

  • Outsourcing border control : politics and practice of contracted visa policy in Morocco / Federica Infantino
    JV 7590I4845 2016eb
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