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A State Is Born
A State Is Born (February 2018)
The Establishment of the Israeli System of Government, 1947-1951
Jonathan David Fine - Author

Comprehensive historical study of policy planning and implementation during the crucial formative years of the Israeli government system.
Although Israel was not the only country that emerged during the postcolonial era following World War II, it was very different than others in the British Empire such as India, Iraq, Egypt, Kenya, and Nigeria. In A State is Born, Jonathan David Fine uses newly discovered archival mate...(Read More)
 
 
Judicial Power and National Politics, Second Edition
Judicial Power and National Politics, Second Edition (March 2017)
Courts and Gender in the Religious-Secular Conflict in Israel
Patricia J. Woods - Author

Chronicles the conflict between religious and secular forces in Israel.

In Judicial Power and National Politics, Second Edition, Patricia J. Woods returns to an issue that has only grown in relevance since the first edition’s publication in 2008: the religious-secular conflict in Israel. The first edition focused on the role that courts and justices play in deeply charged political battles. In the l...(Read More)
 
 
Legal Path Dependence and the Long Arm of the Religious State
Legal Path Dependence and the Long Arm of the Religious State (December 2016)
Sodomy Provisions and Gay Rights across Nations and over Time
Victor Asal - Author
Udi Sommer - Author

A comparative examination of the political, historical, legal, and religious antecedents of penalties and discrimination against sexual minority groups around the world.
Bringing together theoretical perspectives from both comparative politics and public law, this book examines the reasons why certain countries criminalize same-sex activities while others have carved into law the requirement that sexual minority communities be...(Read More)
 
 
No Rule of Law, No Democracy
No Rule of Law, No Democracy (December 2016)
Conflicts of Interest, Corruption, and Elections as Democratic Deficits
Cristina Nicolescu-Waggonner - Author

Argues that new democracies face consolidation challenges due to campaign finance corruption and the unwillingness of politicians to reform rule of law enforcement.

Mainstream theories assert that democracy cures corruption. In market economies, however, elections are expensive and parties, with ever-thinning memberships, cannot legally acquire the necessary campaign funds. In order to secure electoral funds, a ...(Read More)
 
 
Advocacy and Policymaking in South Korea
Advocacy and Policymaking in South Korea (October 2016)
How the Legacy of State and Society Relationships Shapes Contemporary Public Policy
Jiso Yoon - Author

Reveals how policymaking traditions prior to democratization continue to resonate within current South Korean public policy advocacy practices.
Who dominates in the contemporary policy process in South Korea? How do policy advocates engage in advocacy activities to exercise influence? Building on existing theories of state, society, and public policies in democracies, Advocacy and Policymaking in South Korea argues that ...(Read More)
 
 
Behind the Facade
Behind the Facade (October 2016)
Elections under Authoritarianism in Southeast Asia
Lee Morgenbesser - Author

Explores why authoritarian regimes bother to hold elections.

Behind the Façade examines the question of why authoritarian regimes in Southeast Asia bother holding elections. Using comprehensive case studies of Cambodia, Myanmar, and Singapore, Lee Morgenbesser argues that elections allow authoritarian regimes to collect information, pursue legitimacy, manage political elites, and sustain neopatrim...(Read More)
 
 
Human Rights Standards
Human Rights Standards (March 2016)
Hegemony, Law, and Politics
Makau Mutua - Author

A bracing critique of human rights law and activism from the perspective of the Global South.

How are human rights norms made, who makes them, and why? In Human Rights Standards, Makau Mutua traces the history of the human rights project and critically explores how the norms of the human rights movement have been created. Examining key texts and documents published since the inception of the human rights m...(Read More)
 
 
BRAC, Global Policy Language, and Women in Bangladesh
BRAC, Global Policy Language, and Women in Bangladesh (October 2015)
Transformation and Manipulation
Manzurul Mannan - Author

A critical examination of the impact of BRAC, the world’s largest NGO, on the status of women in Southern Bangladeshi cultural life.
Founded in 1972 and now the largest NGO in the world, BRAC has been lauded for its efforts aimed at lifting the poor, especially women, out of poverty. In BRAC, Global Policy Language, and Women in Bangladesh, Manzurul Mannan—while not denying the many positive accomplishments of ...(Read More)
 
 
Defending Women's Rights in Europe
Defending Women's Rights in Europe (May 2015)
Gender Equality and EU Enlargement
Olga A. Avdeyeva - Author

Comparative analysis of gender equality reforms enacted in ten post-communist states who became members of the European Union.

Between 2004 and 2007, ten post-communist Eastern European states became members of the European Union (EU). To do so, these nations had to meet certain EU accession requirements, including antidiscrimination reforms. While attaining EU membership was an incredible achievement, many scholar...(Read More)
 
 
The Arab Revolution of 2011
The Arab Revolution of 2011 (April 2015)
A Comparative Perspective
Saïd Amir Arjomand - Editor

Comparative analysis of the 2011 Arab Spring uprisings.

How do we make sense of the Arab revolution of 2011? What were its successes, its failures, and significance in world history? The Arab Revolution of 2011 brings together a broad range of perspectives to explain the causes, processes, and consequences of the revolution of 2011 and its critical implications for the future. The contributors, in this majo...(Read More)
 
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