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- Palgrave Macmillan 2013; US$ 45.00
Recently in the Dominican Republic, a pro-municipal social alliance pressed for decentralization and politicians yielded, seeking power in three-party competition. This study examines how electoral, financial, and administrative power has been dispersed and suggests innovative strategies to maintain decentralizing momentum. more...
- Taylor and Francis 2013; US$ 130.00
The purpose of the book is to investigate parliaments? capacity to oversee government activities, policies and budget legislation. By analysing the survey data that the World Bank Institute in collaboration with the Inter-Parliamentary Union collected from 120 parliaments,†Pelizzo and Stapenhurst show what tools are available to parliaments worldwide,... more...
- Springer 2013; US$ 39.99
Die Anforderungen an die Politikvermittlung steigen. Um politisch komplexe Themen einer breiten politischen √?ffentlichkeit verst√§ndlich zu machen, ist der wachsende Zugriff auf Emotionalisierung und Personalisierung zu beobachten. Nicht selten r√ľckt das eigentliche Thema dabei in den Hintergrund. In Demokratien, in denen direktdemokratische Verfahren... more...
- Springer 2013; US$ 139.00
?Various e-strategies have been developed since the late '90s in an attempt to describe the governmental vision for administrative and for societal change, the objectives and priorities with regard to the development of the Information and Communication Technologies (ICT) at national and at supranational levels. Terms such as the European "Information... more...
- Taylor and Francis 2013; US$ 160.00
The existence of noticeable 'unified' parties is central to the theory and practice of democracy in general, and to parliamentary democracy in particular. However, legislative studies scholars have good reason to cease treating parties as monolithic, unitary actors, for they evidently are not. The first step in this direction is to ask why one of the... more...
- Springer 2013; US$ 49.99
Die politische Kommunikation in der repräsentativen Demokratie Deutschlands lässt sich als ein Kommunikationsnetzwerk ohne ein steuerndes Subjekt verstehen, die weitgehend auf die Normen und Strukturen des politischen Systems ausgerichtet ist und diese dabei beständig reproduziert. more...
- University of Chicago Press 2013; US$ 30.00
“It is the nature of war to increase the executive at the expense of the legislative authority,” wrote Alexander Hamilton in the Federalist Papers. The balance of power between Congress and the president has been a powerful thread throughout American political thought since the time of the Founding Fathers. And yet, for all that has been... more...
- Allen & Unwin 2013; US$ 22.72
Why are Australian leaders so reluctant to acknowledge the power they have and unsure what to do with it? Australian Leadership Paradox claims Australians have a serious problem with leadership. It explains the cultural roots of this problem, and ways we can become more purposeful leaders. more...
- Taylor and Francis 2013; US$ 130.00
In recent years, political scientists and journalists have taken a great interest in the question of whether the American electorate is "sorting" into communities based on partisan affiliation. That is, there is concern that American communities are becoming increasingly politically homogenous and this is because Americans are considering politics... more...