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  • The Civil Serviceby Keith Dowding

    Taylor and Francis 2005; US$ 59.95

    Radical reforms of the civil service during the 1980s and 90s have broken up the old unified hierarchical structures. In their place are peripheral agencies concerned with policy implementation and a central core comcerned with policy-making. The radical reforms are described and assessed in terms of the public choice and public management theories... more...

  • Encyclopedia of Powerby Keith Dowding

    SAGE Publications 2011; US$ 172.00

    A one-stop point of reference for the diverse and complex ways in which power has been used, this encyclopedia provides a reference for debates central to the issues of power in different contexts. more...

  • Power, Luck and Freedomby Keith Dowding

    Manchester University Press 2016; US$ 29.95

    Keith Dowding is a major figure in relation to debates on power and highly influential in the fields of political theory and political science. Power luck and freedom is a collection of his essays and articles, that provide a significant reference point for the field of power analysis. more...

  • The Selection of Ministers in Europeby Keith Dowding; Patrick Dumont

    Taylor and Francis 2008; US$ 47.95

    This volume discusses the formation of government cabinets within twenty European democracies, providing the institutional background to the selection and de-selection of ministers. Exploring the historical and constitutional context to cabinet formation, this volume proceeds to provide vital data on the strategic issues that affect the selection... more...

  • Exits, Voices and Social Investmentby Keith Dowding; Peter John

    Cambridge University Press 2012; US$ 25.00

    Examines how people's investment or stake in their communities affects the provision of public services. more...

  • The Selection of Ministers around the Worldby Keith Dowding; Patrick Dumont

    Taylor and Francis 2014; US$ 49.95

    Governing cabinets are composed of ministers who come and go even as governments march on. They work for the chief executive, the prime minister or the president, for their parties and for the constituent groups from which they come. They are chosen for their role and dismissed from it for all sorts of reasons that vary across time and country. This... more...

  • Policy Agendas in Australiaby Keith Dowding; Aaron Martin

    Springer International Publishing 2016; US$ 111.34

    This book contributes to and expands on the major international Comparative Policy Agendas Project. It sets the project in context, and provides a comprehensive assessment of the changing policy agenda in Australia over a forty-year period, using a unique systematic dataset of governor-general speeches, legislation and parliamentary questions, and... more...

  • Challenges to Democracyby Keith Dowding; Jim Hughes; Helen Margetts

    Palgrave Macmillan 2001; US$ 163.00

    This collection brings together leading political scientists in order to address the challenges faced by democracy in the twenty-first century. The contributors tackle the changing nature of democratic ideas, in particular equality in society and the satisfaction of citizens. They examine changing patterns of political involvement, from voting to new... more...

  • Justice and Democracyby Keith Dowding; Robert E. Goodin; Carole Pateman

    Cambridge University Press 2004; US$ 37.00

    In this volume, leading authors consider the relationship between democracy and justice. more...

  • The Ethics of Stakeholdingby Keith Dowding; Jurgen De Wispelaere; Stuart White

    Palgrave Macmillan 2003; US$ 120.00

    The Ethics of Stakeholding brings together leading academics in the fields of political philosophy and social policy to engage with one of the most exciting new paradigms in social policy. Stakeholder policies have been hailed by academics and policy-makers as one of the most promising tools for combating poverty, unemployment and inequality in modern... more...