New Comparative Politics (Series)

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The New Comparative Politics series publishes cutting-edge work in comparative politics, specifically in the areas of social conflict, political economy, and institutional development. Whatever its substantive focus, each book in the series builds on solid theoretical foundations, uses rigorous empirical analysis, and deals with timely, politically relevant questions.

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Mass–Elite Representation Gap in Old and New Democracies

Critical Junctures and Elite Agency

How can we explain policy preference mismatch between voters and their representatives?

The Causes of Post-Mobilization Leadership Change and Continuity

A Comparative Analysis of Post-Color Revolution in Ukraine, Kyrgyzstan, and Georgia

Large, fragmented coalitions disintegrate

The Political Influence of Business in the European Union

Counters the notion that business interests control EU policy by showing how information controls lobbying

Party Mandates and Democracy

Making, Breaking, and Keeping Election Pledges in Twelve Countries

Contrary to public opinion, election promises are often fulfilled

The Quality of Divided Democracies

Minority Inclusion, Exclusion, and Representation in the New Europe

How democracy functions in ethnically divided societies, and how minorities can gain access to power

Development in Multiple Dimensions

Social Power and Regional Policy in India

Elite groups vary in their needs and levels of power, thus wielding differing levels of influence on state policy

The Taiwan Voter

Examines how Taiwan’s voters navigate a dangerous environment, to demonstrate how identities matter everywhere

Mixed-Member Electoral Systems in Constitutional Context

Taiwan, Japan, and Beyond

An examination of the ways in which the introduction of mixed-member electoral systems affects the configuration of political parties

Gender Quotas and Democratic Participation

Recruiting Candidates for Elective Offices in Germany

A revealing analysis of the effects of gender quotas on recruitment and election for political offices.

The European Union and the Rise of Regionalist Parties

An examination of the relationship between the expanding power of the EU  and increased regionalist mobilization and the role it may play in reshaping Europe’s national boundaries

The Latin American Voter

Pursuing Representation and Accountability in Challenging Contexts

Public opinion and political behavior experts explore voter choice in Latin America with this follow-up to the 1960 landmark The American Voter

Democracy, Electoral Systems, and Judicial Empowerment in Developing Countries

An independent judiciary is considered an indication of a developing nation’s level of democracy

Democracy, Dictatorship, and Term Limits

Exploring the factors that lead some presidents to hold on to power beyond their term limits

Veto Power

Institutional Design in the European Union

The veto privilege endows all EU members with equal power in treaty negotiations

Political Survival of Small Parties in Europe

Strategic choices allow small parties to balance their interests and achieve success

The Madisonian Turn

Political Parties and Parliamentary Democracy in Nordic Europe

An assessment of the health of parliamentary democracy and its two most crucial institutions—political parties and elected legislatures

Curbing Bailouts

Bank Crises and Democratic Accountability in Comparative Perspective

Do democratic governments and authoritarian regimes respond to banking crises in the same way?