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  • Impersonal Powerby Heide Gerstenberger; David Fernbach

    BRILL 2007; US$ 242.00

    In this volume. Heide Gerstenberger investigates the development of bourgeois state power by on the one hand proposing a critique of different variants of the structural-functionalist theory of the state and on the other hand analysing the examples of England and France. The central thesis of the work is that the bourgeois form of capitalist state... more...

  • The Consumer in Public Servicesby Richard Simmons; Martin Powell; Ian Greener

    Policy Press 2009; US$ 39.95

    The consumer in public services critiques established assumptions surrounding citizenship and consumption. Drawing on empirical research, it challenges existing stereotypes about the 'consumer as chooser' and shows how we must develop a more sophisticated understanding of consumers, examining their place and role as users of public services. more...

  • Perspectives on Reforms to English Sub-National Governmentby Graham Pearce

    Emerald Group Publishing Limited 2009; US$ 199.00

    This e-book on contemporary trends in territorial government in England was prompted by the publication of the Treasury led Review of Sub-National Economic Development and Regeneration. In bringing the subsequent articles together, this issue of the IJPSM focuses on examining these reforms in the context of the Labour Government’s record on regional... more...

  • An Emergent European Executive Orderby Jarle Trondal

    Oxford University Press 2010; US$ 84.99

    This book poses two pertinent questions: First, if a European executive order is emerging, how can we empirically see it? Second, if a European executive order is emerging, how can we explain everyday decision-making processes within it? The goal of this book is two-fold: First, it identifies key institutional components of an emergent European executive... more...

  • Elections and Democracy after Communism?by Erik Herron

    Palgrave Macmillan 2009; US$ 105.00

    This book uses elections as a vehicle to explain the unanticipated outcomes of post-Soviet politics. It assesses how the behavior of voters, candidates and government officials is influenced by the Soviet legacy and rational calculations of self-interest and is the first to address elections across post-Soviet space. more...

  • Understanding US/UK Government and Politicsby Duncan Watts

    Manchester University Press 2003; US$ 80.00

    Understanding US/UK government and politics is a further volume in the Understanding Politics series. It is written specifically for A2 students and covers the comparative dimension of advanced level study. It closely follows the syllabuses of the main ex more...

  • Argumentieren und Verhandeln in der Europäischen Unionby Diana Panke

    Diplomica Verlag 2008; US$ 39.35

    Im Zuge einer immer tiefer werdenden Integration hat die Frage nach der Bedeutung der Kommission als dem zentralen supranationalen Akteur im europäischen Institutionengefüge hohe Relevanz. Wie wichtig ist die Europäische Kommission? Wann und unter welchen Bedingungen kann die Europäische Kommission Politikergebnisse substanziell beeinflussen? Wann... more...

  • Die Balanced Scorecard zur Steuerung von For- und Non-Profit Organisationenby Wolfgang Hufnagl

    Diplomica Verlag 2008; US$ 30.20

    Die hohen Haushaltsdefizite der meisten Industrienationen und insbesondere die Einhaltung der Stabilitätskriterien der EU führen zu einer Sparwelle im öffentlichen Bereich und in den eng mit diesem verbundenen Non Profit Organisationen. Vor diesem Hintergrund ist die Anwendung moderner Managementsysteme wie z. B. der Balanced Scorecard, die bislang... more...

  • Die sozialpolitische Konzeption der NPD in den neuen Bundesländern am Beispiel Sachsensby Dennis Räther

    Diplomica Verlag 2007; US$ 34.77

    Hauptbeschreibung Entgegen ihrer anfänglichen Erfolge befand sich die NPD lange Zeit in der politischen Bedeutungslosigkeit. Mit sich beschäftigt und in trivial altrechten Denkmustern gefangen bot gerade die durch rassistische Banalität gekennzeichnete inhaltliche Leere des ältesten parteilich organisierten Akteurs im rechtsextremen Spektrum wenig... more...

  • Soziale Polarisierung in deutschen Städtenby Tim Höltermann

    Diplomica Verlag 2008; US$ 43.93

    Hauptbeschreibung In den vergangenen Jahrzehnten fand in Städten und deren Umland eine zunehmende sozialräumliche Polarisierung statt. Die Hauptursachen hierfür liegen in der Suburbanisierung, dem Rückgang des Sozialen Wohnungsbaus, der zunehmenden Ungleichverteilung von Einkommen und Vermögen und der Entwicklung der Massenarbeitslosigkeit. Hatte... more...