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- Dundurn 2014; US$ 24.99
Rocked by extremely public scandals at the highest levels of power, the Canadian Senate is an institution on the defensive. As the upper chamber starts to look more and more like a comfortable private club for has-beens, the real scandal is that the Senate exists at all. more...
- McClelland & Stewart 2010; US$ 16.95
A ringing manifesto for change from Canada?s Green Party leader and Activist. We Canadians are waking up from our long political slumber to realize that there will not be change unless we insist upon it. We have a presidential-style prime minister without the checks and balances of either the US or the Canadian systems. Attack ads run constantly,... more...
- Cambridge University Press 2005; US$ 36.00
Explores the reasons behind the many failed attempts to build stable democracies in Latin America. more...
- University of Ottawa Press 2005; US$ 16.99
The standing committees of the House of Commons and Senate make it possible for practically any person or group to access the policy-making process and become a lobbyist. This handy and complete guide coaches prospective witnesses to do it right. Targeted primarily at those who have a stake in advancing a cause "on the hill," this guide reveals the... more...
- Palgrave Macmillan 2011; US$ 105.00
Twenty years have passed since the 1989 U.S. invasion that toppled Panama's military regime and initiated a period of democratization. This book represents the most comprehensive and empirically grounded analysis of the institutional and attitudinal factors that have shaped Panamanian politics since the invasion. Using quantitative and qualitative... more...
- Berghahn Books 2012; US$ 120.00
Most non-Central Americans think of the narrow neck between Mexico and Colombia in terms of dramatic past revolutions and lauded peace agreements, or sensational problems of gang violence and natural disasters. In this volume, the contributors examine regional circumstances within frames of democratization and neoliberalism, as they shape lived experiences... more...
- Stanford University Press 2013; US$ 24.95
Central American countries have long defined health as a human right. But in recent years regional trade agreements have ushered in aggressive intellectual property reforms, undermining this conception. Questions of IP and health provisions are pivotal to both human rights advocacy and "free" trade policy, and as this book chronicles, complex political... more...
- Taylor and Francis 2013; US$ 240.00
Central America constitutes a fascinating case study of the challenges, opportunities and characteristics of the process of transformation in today?s global economy. Comprised of a politically diverse range of societies, this region has long been of interest to students of economic development and political change. The Handbook of Central American... more...
- Dundurn 2014; US$ 9.99
Irresponsible Government examines the failure of modern elected representatives to hold the government to account, and the erosion of parliamentary principles, which has led to the power imbalances plaguing modern government, all with a view on restoring accountability to Canadian politics. more...