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Qvortrup, Matt

Overview
Works: 34 works in 206 publications in 4 languages and 6,107 library holdings
Genres: Biography  Biographies  History  Case studies  Handbooks and manuals 
Roles: Author, Editor, Other
Classifications: JF491, 328.23
Publication Timeline
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Most widely held works by Matt Qvortrup
The political philosophy of Jean-Jacques Rousseau : the impossibility of reason by Matt Qvortrup( )

27 editions published between 2003 and 2013 in English and Undetermined and held by 1,446 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

This exciting new book presents the first overview of Jean Jacques Rousseau's work from a political science perspective. Was Rousseau - the great theorist of the French Revolution - really a conservative? This original study argues that the author of The Social Contract was a constitutionalist much closer to Madison, Montesquieu and Locke than to revolutionaries. Outlining his profound opposition to Godless materialism and revolutionary change, this book finds parallels between Rousseau and Burke, as well as showing that Rousseau developed the first modern theory of nationalism. The book presents an integrated political analysis of Rousseau's educational, ethical, religious and political writings, and will be essential reading for students of politics, philosophy and the history of ideas
The politics of participation : from Athens to e-democracy by Matt Qvortrup( )

2 editions published in 2007 in English and held by 1,112 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

We live in an age of democracy. Very few people challenge the virtues of 'government by the people', yet politicians and commentators are fond of decrying the 'crisis of democracy': How do these views square up? This book provides the answer by surveying the philosophical history of democracy and its critics and by analysing empirical data about citizen participation in Britain and other developed democracies. In addition to analysis of major political thinkers like Plato, Machiavelli and J.S. Mill, the book analyses how modern technology has influenced democracy.--Résumé de l'éditeur
Angela Merkel : Europe's Most Influential Leader by Matt Qvortrup( Book )

20 editions published between 2016 and 2017 in English and Czech and held by 904 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

In 2015 Time magazine named German Chancellor Angela Merkel as its Person of the Year, leaving little doubt that the woman who has held control of the European Union and successfully negotiated with Russian President Vladimir Putin is one of the most crucial and formidable fixtures in contemporary politics. This book is the story of the political titan's ascent from complete obscurity to become one of the most influential leaders in the world, responsible for making Germany more liberal and prosperous than it has ever been. Matthew Qvortrup weaves together Merkel's personal story with the vivid history of post-World War II Germany, combining his years of experience as a political commentator and journalist with his unique access to groundbreaking materials on Merkel--his research relies on original German sources and archives that have never been made available in English. This definitive biography follows Angela Merkel from her bleak childhood in East Germany through her meteoric rise to prominence and power, and includes up-to-date information on recent pressing concerns, such as the current refugee crisis. Offering an unprecedented look at how Merkel's inimitable personality and perspective allowed her and her staff of mostly female advisors to repeatedly outmaneuver a network of conservative male politicians, this book is essential reading for anyone interested in politics and current affairs, or simply in the story of a truly remarkable woman.--Adapted from dust jacket
Referendums and ethnic conflict by Matt Qvortrup( )

12 editions published in 2014 in English and held by 756 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Although referendums have been used for centuries to settle ethnonational conflicts, there has yet been no systematic study or generalized theory concerning their effectiveness. Referendums and Ethnic Conflict fills the gap with a comparative and empirical analysis of all the referendums held on ethnic and national issues from the French Revolution to the 2012 referendum on statehood for Puerto Rico. Drawing on political theory and descriptive case studies, Matt Qvortrup creates typologies of referendums that are held to endorse secession, redraw disputed borders, legitimize a policy of homogenization, or otherwise manage ethnic or national differences. He considers the circumstances that compel politicians to resort to direct democracy, such as regime change, and the conditions that might exacerbate a violent response --
A comparative study of referendums : government by the people by Matt Qvortrup( Book )

19 editions published between 2002 and 2005 in English and held by 560 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

"This book gives an overview of the use of the referendum from its inception and early development to the present day and outlines the theoretical history of the referendum device. It is suitable for higher level undergraduates, academics and researchers in the fields of political theory and comparative politics."--Jacket
Direct democracy : a comparative study of the theory and practice of government by the people by Matt Qvortrup( )

17 editions published between 2013 and 2017 in English and held by 383 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Should citizens be allowed to propose legislation? Should they even be allowed to recall politicians if they do not live up to their expectations? These questions and many others form the subject of this timely book. In addition to presenting an up to date review of the empirical literature, Direct Democracy provides a survey of the political philosophers who have theorised about this subject. It is the central tenet in the book that the demand for direct democracy is a consequence of the demand for more consumer choices. Like consumers want individualised products, so voters want individualised and bespoke policies
Referendums around the world : the continued growth of direct democracy( Book )

13 editions published between 2014 and 2018 in English and held by 210 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

"Referendums Around the World is a ground breaking empirical study. A successor to David Butler and Austin Ranney's classic, the present volume surveys all referendums held worldwide since since 1793. Unlike its predecessor, in this edition, Dr Qvortrup and a cast of outstanding contributors provide a thorough account of the pros and cons of referendums, the reason why politicians have submitted issues to referendums and the consequences of letting the people decide. Covering countries and regimes ranging from developed democracies to autocratic regimes, the book is a tour de force of referendums written by some of the world's foremost experts on the subject"--
The British Constitution : continuity and change : a festschrift for Vernon Bogdanor by Matt Qvortrup( Book )

19 editions published between 2013 and 2015 in English and held by 204 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

However, though the changes may seem revolutionary, much of the underlying structure remains unchanged; there are limits to the changes. Where does all this leave the Constitution? Here constitutional experts, political scientists and legal practitioners present up-to-date and in-depth commentaries on their respective areas of expertise. While also a Festschrift in honour of Vernon Bogdanor, this book is above all a comprehensive compendium on the present state of the British Constitution."--Pub. desc
Referendums around the world : the growing use of direct democracy by Matt Qvortrup( )

7 editions published between 2014 and 2018 in English and held by 155 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

This book provides a comprehensive summary and analysis of all the nationwide referendums since 1793. Referendums are ubiquitous and they are increasingly becoming vehicles for political change - or sometimes vehicles of conservatism. In 2016, for example, the voters in the United Kingdom caused a major upheaval when they voted for leaving the European Union. Later in the same year, a majority of the voters in Colombia rejected a peace plan carefully negotiated by the political elites to end decades of civil war. Were these decisions prudent? Why were these issues submitted to referendums? Why did the majority of voters vote against the governments' recommendations? Have 'the people' had grown tired of the old political class? Was this a new tendency? These are some of the questions addressed in this new edition, which will be compulsory reading for anyone interested in or concerned about populism and democracy. --
Consociationalism and power-sharing in Europe : Arend Lijphart's theory of political accommodation by Michaelina Jakala( )

9 editions published between 2017 and 2018 in English and held by 94 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

"This book examines the theoretical and practical relevance and challenges of the consociationalist model of democracy. Since the publication of the Politics of Accommodation (1968) and Democracy in Plural Societies (1977) Professor Lijphart's theories and practical implementations have played a key role in establishing enduring peace settlements. In this edited volume, scholars and Professor Lijphart himself critically examine the history of consocationalism and its application in areas including Northern Ireland, Bosnia-Herzegovina, and Colombia. The book will be essential reading for undergraduate and graduate students of political science, comparative politics, transitional justice and peace studies. It will also be of use to practitioners ranging from diplomats to NGOs who are interested in the practical application of tested models of political accommodation."--
Government by referendum by Matt Qvortrup( Book )

3 editions published in 2018 in English and held by 80 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Referendums are familiar events across the modern political landscape, from Brexit in 2016 to the same-sex marriage postal ballot in Australia in 2017. Across the European Union controversial issues have faced the voters in Hungary, Italy and Turkey. Often these votes resulted in spectacular defeats for the ruling parties and have prompted the resignations of both David Cameron and Mateo Renzi. At other times, as in the cases of Vladimir Putin and Abdel Fattah el-Sisi, such referendums serve to bolster their governments. This book asks why governments risk their position in the face of uncertain odds and whether referendums strengthen or weaken democracy. Covering the history of referendums since the Middle Ages, this book explains why politicians submit issues to the people and why they sometimes miscalculate the outcome. Government by referendum questions if referendums, far from being a populist device (and contrary to popular belief), have actually performed the function of a democratic constitutional safeguard--back cover
The Routledge handbook to referendums and direct democracy by Laurence Morel( )

10 editions published between 2017 and 2018 in English and held by 70 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

"Over the last 30 years referendums have played an increasingly important role in determining government policy. Recent high profile referendums in Scotland, Catalonia and Ukraine have continued the movement towards independence referendums following decolonization and the end of the Cold War. This handbook covers key aspects and issues of direct democracy and referendums throughout the world including"--
Nationalism, referendums and democracy : voting on ethnic issues and independence( Book )

7 editions published between 2013 and 2016 in English and held by 35 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Referendums Around the World : With a Foreword by Sir David Butler by Matt Qvortrup( )

8 editions published between 2017 and 2018 in English and German and held by 25 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

This book provides a comprehensive summary and analysis of all the nationwide referendums since 1793. Referendums are ubiquitous and are increasingly becoming vehicles for political change – or sometimes vehicles of conservatism. In 2016, for example, the voters in the United Kingdom caused a major upheaval when they voted for leaving the European Union. Later in the same year, a majority of the voters in Colombia rejected a peace plan carefully negotiated by the political elites to end decades of civil war. Were these decisions prudent? Why were these issues submitted to referendums? Why did the majority of voters vote against the governments’ recommendations? Have ‘the people’ grown tired of the old political class? Was this a new tendency? These are some of the questions addressed in this new edition, which will be compulsory reading for anyone interested in or concerned about populism and democracy
The British Constitution : continuity, change and the influence of Europe( Book )

1 edition published in 2013 in English and held by 15 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Fogh, Krag, Schlüter og Stauning : Danmarks store statsmænd by Matt Qvortrup( Book )

4 editions published in 2009 in Danish and held by 9 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Danmarks historie set på baggrund af de fire statsministre - Anders Fogh Rasmussen, Jens Otto Krag, Poul Schlüter og Thorvald Stauning
Supply side politics : how citizens' initiatives could revitalise British politics by Matt Qvortrup( Book )

1 edition published in 2007 in English and held by 8 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Tony Blair : en politisk biografi by Matt Qvortrup( Book )

2 editions published in 2006 in Danish and held by 7 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

En historisk gennemgang af den britiske premierminister Tony Blairs (f. 1953) karriere som politiker herunder om den ledelsesstil som karakteriserer Blair
Fogh, Krag, Schlüter og Stauning Danmarks store statsmænd by Matt Qvortrup( Recording )

5 editions published between 2010 and 2011 in Danish and held by 4 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Belfagor eller Djævelen der blev gift by Niccolò Machiavelli( Book )

1 edition published in 2008 in Danish and held by 4 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

 
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The political philosophy of Jean-Jacques Rousseau : the impossibility of reason
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The politics of participation : from Athens to e-democracyA comparative study of referendums : government by the people
Alternative Names
Mads Qvortrup Danish journalist

Mads Qvortrup Deens journalist

Qvortrup, Mads

Qvortrup, Mads H.

Qvortrup, Mads H. 1967-

Qvortrup Matt

Qvortrup, Matt 1967-

Qvortrup, Matthew

Qvortrup, Matthew 1967-

Languages
English (172)

Danish (12)

German (1)

Czech (1)