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  • Private Groups and Public Lifeby Jan W. van Deth

    Taylor and Francis 2003; US$ 190.00

    This book focuses on the changing relationship between social and political involvement in Western Europe. Empirical case studies examine how new social movements interact with conventional political structures as individuals and groups experiment with new forms of political expression. The results indicate not a declining, but a changing democratic... more...

  • Proportional Western Europeby Bernard Owen; Maria Rodriguez-McKey

    Palgrave Macmillan 2013; US$ 105.00

    This is a history of political parties in ten nations (with the sections on France and Germany limited to specific period), and a critique of the existing literature that emphasizes the importance of electoral rules as determinative of political party systems. more...

  • Puzzles of Government Formationby Rudy W. Andeweg; Lieven De Winter; Patrick Dumont

    Taylor and Francis 2011; US$ 54.95

    Understanding the formation of governments has always been central to political science. Traditionally this topic has been considered from a rational choice theory perspective and the empirical testing of these theories; however neither approach alone is able to explain a large proportion of actual coalition formations. This comparative volume brings... more...

  • Rechtspopulismus als "Bürgerbewegung"by Alexander Häusler

    VS Verlag für Sozialwissenschaften 2008; US$ 39.99

    Kampagnen gegen Islam und Moscheebau gelten in der extremen Rechten europaweit als wahlkampfträchtige ?Erfolgsthemen?. Unter dem Label ?Bürgerbewegung pro NRW/Deutschland? versucht hierzulande eine neue Gruppierung von Rechtsaußen, mit rechtspopulistischer Agitation gegen Moscheen und Muslime an Einfluss zu gewinnen. In diesem Buch wird diese Agitationsform... more...

  • Regions in Europeby Patrick Le Gales; Christian Lequesne

    Taylor and Francis 2006; US$ 59.95

    Regions in Europe explores the state of regional politics in an increasingly integrated Europe. It argues that the predicted rise of increased political power at the regional level has failed to materialise and is fraught with paradox. In doing so this study locates regions in relation to European integration, globalisation, the nation state, local... more...

  • Rethinking Legitimacy and Illegitimacyby Robert D. Lamb

    Center for Strategic & International Studies 2014; US$ 38.99

    This report introduces a new assessment framework for legitimacy and illegitimacy that governments, businesses, and other organizations can use to better understand the sources and dynamics of support or opposition for any entity, policy, or program. more...

  • The Role of Governments in Legislative Agenda Settingby Bjorn Erik Rasch; George Tsebelis

    Taylor and Francis 2013; US$ 47.95

    Setting the agenda for parliament is the most significant institutional weapon for governments to shape policy outcomes, because governments with significant agenda setting powers, like France or the UK, are able to produce the outcomes they prefer, while governments that lack agenda setting powers, such as the Netherlands and Italy in the beginning... more...

  • Schokolade ist nicht allesby Margaret Oertig-Davidson

    Bergli Books 2012; US$ 19.99

    Die deutsche Ausgabe des Bestsellers Beyond Chocolate erläutert die Schweizer Lebensart für Neuankömmlinge und alle, die sich bereits als Insider fühlen. Erläutert werden die Erwartungen, Auffassungen und Reaktionen von Schweizern und ihren ausländischen Arbeitskollegen. Dieses Buch hilft, sich gegenseitig besser zu verstehen. Auch Schweizer, die... 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...

  • A Short History of Electoral Systems in Western Europe (Routledge Library Editions: Political Science Volume 22)by Andrew McLaren Carstairs

    Taylor and Francis 2013; US$ 48.95

    This book provides a concise and accessible account of the historical experience of European parliaments ? why different electoral systems were adopted, how they have functioned, how they have affected the development of political parties, and in what respects they have been found over time to be either suitable or unsatisfactory. The book begins... more...