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- Luath Press Ltd 2013; US$ 19.95
Following an introductory chapter exploring why political argument deals in probability and plausibility across interdependent areas of social activity not certainty in individual areas, this book offers a case for independence under six main headings -- the democratic case, the economic case, the social case, the international case, the cultural case... more...
- Edinburgh University Press 2012; US$ 32.00
Analyses the rise and fall of Labour in Scotland and asks: is Labour's decline irreversible? After being the leading party in Scotland for 50 years, Labour was shocked to lose an election and office to the SNP in the 2007 Scottish Parliamentary elections, and thunderstruck when the SNP won a majority government in the same elections in 2011. This... more...
- Luath Press Ltd 2013; US$ 9.32
As the Scottish people prepare for their biggest ever collective decision with a proposed referendum near at hand, The Independence Book forcefully sets out the Case for Independence. The Imperative of Independence is demonstrated by varied distinguished authors, including contributions from Neil Kay, Tom Nairn and Betty Davies. Each author tackles... more...
- Taylor and Francis 2012; US$ 55.95
A broad-ranging study that explores the complex relationship between ethnicity and democratization, focusing on specific case studies including France, Spain, Slovakia, the Czech Republic, Russia, Albania and Hungary. Marrying the empirical and theoretical, the book begins by conceptualizing the nature of ethnicity and relating these ideas to different... more...
- Taylor and Francis 1999; US$ 145.00
The partisan groups in parliament form the link between mass suffrage, parties and parliaments, and are generally accepted today as necessary instruments of parliamentary business. Parliamentary party groups are central actors in most European democracies. This volume analyses the manifestations and operations of these actors across thirteen different... more...
- Taylor and Francis 2004; US$ 170.00
This book addresses the premise that the question of who governs Scotland has become increasingly ambiguous, thanks in part to European integration, globalisation and devolution within the UK. It argues that although the concept of multi-level governance helped illuminate regionalism with the EU, it was not an appropriate model for Scotland. This well... more...
- Routledge 1993; US$ 170.00
Distinguished scholars of law, political philosophy and international relations consider the ethical background to Europe's restructuring. Including, for example, the rights to secession or self-determination of minorities in Eastern Europe more...
- Palgrave Macmillan 2000; US$ 145.00
This new edition of the well established European Political Facts provides a wide-ranging and comprehensive work of reference on Europe in the twentieth century. There are sections on heads of state and ministers, elections, political parties, constitutions, wars and treaties, among many others. The end result provides an invaluable compendium for... more...
- IOS Press 2002; US$ 97.00
Designed for both practitioners and academics, this work seeks to inform the reader about the practice of competency management services in the public sector. It throws light on the origins and meanings of the concept and traces the competency movement from the 1980s in the UK and USA. more...
- Palgrave Macmillan 2003; US$ 132.00
Governing Scotland explores the origins and development of the Scottish Office in an attempt to understand Scotland's position within the UK union state in the twentieth century. Two competing views were encapsulated in debates on how Scotland should be governed in the early twentieth century: a Whitehall view that emphasised a professional bureaucracy... more...