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  • Judicial System Reform in Italy - A Key to Growthby Gianluca Esposito; Sergi Lanau; Sebastiaan Pompe

    International Monetary Fund 2014; US$ 9.00

    The inefficiency of the Italian judicial system has contributed to reduced investments, slow growth and a difficult business environment. The enforcement of civil and commercial claims suffers from excessive delays in court proceedings, resulting in a very large number of pending cases. The Italian authorities have over the years taken steps to remove... more...

  • Agents of the Peopleby Pasi Ihalainen

    BRILL 2010; US$ 191.00

    Analysing parliamentary references to the people, this book provides a more nuanced interpretation of eighteenth-century re-evaluations of democracy. It shows how interaction between parliamentarians and the public sphere in different political cultures produced more modern conceptions of the legitimacy of political power. more...

  • Tudor Parliaments,The Crown,Lords and Commons,1485-1603by Michael A.R. Graves

    Taylor and Francis 2014; US$ 79.95

    This excellent short survey looks at the workings of parliament under the first four Tudor monarchs. After an introductory first section which looks at parliament's medieval origins, the author then considers all aspects of early parliamentary history - including the historiography of the early Tudor parliaments, membership and attendance, the legislative... more...

  • Constructing Democracy in Southern Europeby Lauren M. McLaren

    Taylor and Francis 2008; US$ 54.95

    Why are some regimes democratic while others are not? Specifically, how have Spain and Italy managed to become democratic while Turkey, which shares many similar characteristics, has not? Spain, Italy and Turkey have shared common historical features which would have been disruptive to any new democracy; however they represent a wide array of... more...

  • The Almanac of British Politicsby Robert Waller; Byron Criddle

    Taylor and Francis 2007; US$ 92.95

    The latest edition of The Almanac of British Politics has been thoroughly revised and updated to include full details of the new constituencies following the comprehensive boundary changes which will come into force throughout the United Kingdom at the next election. It has firmly established itself as the definitive guide to the electoral map of... more...

  • Parliamentary Reform in Britain, c. 1770-1918by Eric J. Evans

    Taylor and Francis 2014; US$ 38.95

    Covers the momentous reforms in the British electoral system during the period from the Great Reform Act of 1832 to 1918 when women were given the vote. The study charts the series of Reform Acts right through the period, involving rather more attention to those important changes in the 1880s which are often underplayed. more...

  • Italian Institutional Reformsby Fabio Padovano; Roberto Ricciuti

    Springer 2007; US$ 149.00

    Explains the evolution and political and economic impact of changes to the Italian institutional framework. This book pays attention to the introduction of the Euro, the reform of voting from proportional to majoritarian rule, the impact of corporatism, and the switch from a centralized government to a federal organization. more...

  • Italy and Japan: How Similar Are Theyby Silvio Beretta; Axel Berkofsky; Fabio Rugge

    Springer 2014; US$ 179.00

    This book provides an enlightening comparative analysis of Japan?s and Italy?s political cultures and systems, economics, and international relations from World War II to the present day. It addresses a variety of fascinating questions, ranging from the origins of the authoritarian regimes and post-war one-party rule in both countries, through to Japan?s... more...

  • The Future of Parliamentby Philip Giddings

    Palgrave Macmillan 2005; US$ 130.00

    How has Parliament changed since 1964 and how must it further evolve to meet the challenges of a new century in the light of devolution, a growing European Union and a post-modern culture? This collection of authoritative and lively essays to mark the fortieth anniversary of the Study of Parliament Group covers topics such as scrutinising the Government,... more...

  • Renewing Italian Socialismby Spencer M. Di Scala

    Oxford University Press, USA 1988; US$ 84.99

    The first comprehensive history of Italian Socialism in English, this book ranges from the defeat of Socialism by Mussolini in 1926 to its resurgence as a powerful force in Italian politics today. Di Scala has not only combed the archives of Italy and America, but also interviewed an array of prominent Italian and American sources, providing testimonies... more...