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- Mill City Press 2009; US$ 9.95
When we think about government, our thoughts are almost invariably about politics. Politicians deserve the attention they get, serving as they do at the top of federal, state, and local government. But there is a downside to focusing on politics, which is that we pay no attention to the management of our public institutions. Author Richard Clay Wilson,... more...
- Palgrave Macmillan 2001; US$ 145.00
After a long era of military rule, the South American nations have been working on the construction of a new democratic order. This book provides a long-term historical assessment of the main features of civil-military relations in this region, from independence in the early nineteenth century to the current process of democratic consolidation, with... more...
- Edward Elgar Publishing 2005; US$ 40.00
The contributors to this authoritative volume analyze the impact of political crises and social conflict on economic performance in the Andean region of Latin America. The blend of theory and case studies is also relevant for understanding other complex societies in the developing world and transition economies. more...
- Cambridge University Press 2004; US$ 46.00
This book examines the relationship between free markets and democracy. more...
- Palgrave Macmillan 2003; US$ 100.00
William Nylen begins by discussing North Americans' love-hate relationship with politics and politicians, then shows how Brazilians feel the same way (as do many citizens of democracies throughout the world). He argues that this is so because contemporary democracies have increasingly trickled up and away from so-called 'average citizens'. We now live... more...
- University of Chicago Press 2009; US$ 27.50
Historically, Nicaragua has been mired in poverty and political conflict, yet the country has become a model for the successful emergence of democracy in a developing nation. Learning Democracy tells the story of how Nicaragua overcame an authoritarian government and American interventionism by engaging in an electoral revolution that solidified... more...
- ABC-CLIO 1988; US$ 27.95
A clear and balanced presentation of the dilemmas associated with each of the four nations. A skillful cultural framework is provided in the first chapter, which serves as an overview. Foreign Affairs ||A fine study. Anderson's reputation as a scholar and a Latin Americanist will be enhanced when this study has time to make its imprint. American... more...
- Les Presses de l'Université d'Ottawa 2008; US$ 14.99
En 1908, afin de lutter contre le favoritisme qui mine autant l?efficacité de l?administration publique que la démocratie, le Parlement canadien décrète que les fonctionnaires de l?État seront dorénavant nommés selon le principe du mérite, en fonction de processus administrés par un organisme indépendant : la Commission de la fonction publique du... more...