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SpringerBriefs in Political Science

SpringerBriefs in Political Science
16 Jahrgänge | 2011 - 2018


SpringerBriefs present concise summaries of cutting-edge research and practical applications across a wide spectrum of fields. Featuring compact volumes of 50 to 125 pages, the series covers a range of content from professional to academic. Typical topics might include:

  • A timely report of state-of-the art analytical techniques
  • A bridge between new research results, as published in journal articles, and a contextual literature review
  • A snapshot of a hot or emerging topic
  • An in-depth case study or clinical example
  • A presentation of core concepts that students must understand in order to make independent contributions

SpringerBriefs in Political Science showcase emerging theory, empirical research, and practical application in political science, policy studies, political economy, public administration, political philosophy, international relations, and related fields, from a global author community.

SpringerBriefs are characterized by fast, global electronic dissemination, standard publishing contracts, standardized manuscript preparation and formatting guidelines, and expedited production schedules.

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2018 | Buch

Egyptian Female Labor Force Participation and the Future of Economic Empowerment

This book sheds the light on the Egyptian females’ participation in labor force since 1960’s up to 2030. The main objective is to study trends of females’ participation in labor force and to predict the future participation.

Egypt female …

2018 | Buch

Norm Contestation

Insights into Non-Conformity with Armed Conflict Norms

This Brief uses the theory of norm contestation as a model for understanding variation in norm-related behavior in international relations. While most typical approaches to understanding norms view norms as stable structures and actor responses to …

2018 | Buch

Politics and Quality of Life

The Role of Well-Being in Political Outcomes

This book explores the relationship between quality of life, policy, and political behavior. Using carefully collected, granular data, the authors create a measurement of quality of life for each county in the United States. After applying the …

2018 | Buch

Beyond the Turnout Paradox

The Political Economy of Electoral Participation

​This Brief uses game-theoretic analysis to debunk the turnout paradox and offers an alternative economic model to elucidate the patterns behind the socioeconomic bias in turnout. The author argues that the turnout paradox—the idea that rational …

2018 | Buch

Cultural Policy in Jordan

System, Process, and Policy

This Brief examines the objectives of cultural policy in Jordan, the institutional framework within which it operates, and its outcomes. It considers the principles and methods of cultural policy, evaluates cultural attitudes and values, and …

2017 | Buch

Internationalization of Consumer Law

A Game Changer

This book examines the institutions that are producing consumer law at the international level, the substantive issues enshrined in these laws, and the enforcement mechanisms meant to ensure effective protection. The majority of existing research …

2017 | Buch

China's Governance

Across Vertical and Horizontal Connexions

This book elucidates fundamental governance features and issues in contemporary China. While especially focusing on principal governance areas, it offers comprehensive coverage, capturing the dynamics of governance across vertical and horizontal …

2017 | Buch

Cyber Justice

Human Rights and Good Governance for the Internet

This book introduces Cyber Justice as a viable approach for promoting good governance based on human rights norms in the internet. The author defines cyberspace as a borderless public space without common rules or government control mechanisms …

2016 | Buch

The Digital Galactic Complex

This Brief discusses the current policy environment in which the United States space program operates and proposes an industry-government partnership as a long-term policy solution. Since the Reagan administration, American space policy has increasin

2016 | Buch

Contemporary Famine Analysis

This Brief provides some answers as to why famines continue to torment humankind here in the 21st century despite all our progress in food production, logistics, information dissemination and relief work. Contemporary famines are inherently poli

2016 | Buch

Socioeconomic Effects of the National Flood Insurance Program

This Brief presents a benefit-cost analysis of the National Flood Insurance Program (NFIP) as well as an evaluation of its cumulative socioeconomic effects. Created by Congress in 1968, the NFIP provides flood insurance protection to property …

2015 | Buch

School Funding and Student Achievement

Lessons Learned from Kentucky and Tennessee

This Brief explores school funding reform in the states of Kentucky and Tennessee. In 1990, Kentucky passed the Kentucky Education Reform Act designed to overhaul that state’s education system. Two years later, Tennessee passed the Education Improvem

2015 | Buch

The Politics of Pharmaceutical Policy Reform

A Study of Generic Drug Regulation in Brazil

Brazil is renowned worldwide for its remarkable reforms in pharmaceutical regulation, which have enhanced access to essential medicines while lowering drug costs. This book innovates by analysing the generic drug reform in Brazil, demonstrating that

2015 | Buch

Geopolitics, Development, and National Security

Romania and Moldova at the Crossroads

This volume focuses on the spotlight on Romania and Moldova, two distinct nations that share a common language, history and culture. Romania is a NATO member since 2004 and a fully integrated nation into the European Union since 2007, while The Re

2014 | Buch

China’s Road Ahead

Problems, Questions, Perspectives

This book provides a critical commentary on China's situation and future outlook from the perspective of the 2012-13 generational power transfer. In this power transfer, taking place against the background of an increasingly unstable domestic situ

2011 | Buch

Latin America's New Left and the Politics of Gender

Lessons from Nicaragua

The majority of Latin Americans now live in countries that are governed by democratically elected governments on the political left, which is unprecedented in that region. This book analyzes this occurrence by asking a question that up until now