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  • Changing Local Governance, Changing Citizensby Catherine Durose; Stephen Greasley; Liz Richardson

    Policy Press 2009; US$ 42.95

    Mixing policy discussion and empirical work by leading researchers in the field, "Changing local governance, changing citizens" aims to explain what debates about local governance mean for local people. more...

  • Public Administration Singapore-Styleby Jon S.T. Quah

    Emerald Group Publishing Limited 2010; US$ 152.99

    Singapore was ranked first for the competence of its public officials from 1999 to 2002 by The Global Competitiveness Report. While research has been done on various aspects of public administration in Singapore, there is to date no comprehensive study of the Singapore Civil Service and the statutory boards and their contribution to the attainment... more...

  • The Black Box of Governmental Learningby Bidjan Tobias Nashat; Raoul Blindenbacher

    World Bank Publications 2010; US$ 14.99

    Little is known about how governments learn best or what exactly makes them change their behavior in a targeted way. Governments consist of thousands of state officials and numerous institutional units—the executive branch, parliaments, the judiciary, and the civil service—which function under unique political conditions and environments.... more...

  • The Darling Diariesby Beth Slaney; Stan Darling

    Dundurn 1996; US$ 9.99

    A stalwart Tory, Stan Darling was a Member of Parliament for twenty-one years. In The Darling Diaries, he looks back on his career in politics, the places he has been, and some of the people he has met. more...

  • Cohesion and Discipline in Legislaturesby Reuven Y. Hazan

    Taylor and Francis 2013; US$ 54.95

    The existence of noticeable 'unified' parties is central to the theory and practice of democracy in general, and to parliamentary democracy in particular. However, legislative studies scholars have good reason to cease treating parties as monolithic, unitary actors, for they evidently are not. The first step in this direction is to ask why one of the... more...

  • Comparing Westminsterby R. A.W. Rhodes; John Wanna; Patrick Weller

    OUP Oxford 2009; US$ 42.99 US$ 36.97

    This book explores how governmental elites understand the Westminster systems of Australia, Britain, Canada, New Zealand, and South Africa. It concludes that Westminster is a flexible family of ideas that is useful for many purposes and survives and, even thrives, because of its varied uses to elite actors. more...

  • Veto Playersby George Tsebelis

    Princeton University Press 2011; US$ 39.95 US$ 31.96

    Political scientists have long classified systems of government as parliamentary or presidential, two-party or multiparty, and so on. But such distinctions often fail to provide useful insights. For example, how are we to compare the United States, a presidential bicameral regime with two weak parties, to Denmark, a parliamentary unicameral regime... more...

  • Improving Local Governmentby Professor Michiel S. De Vries; P. S. Reddy; Dr M. Shamsul Haque

    Palgrave Macmillan 2008; US$ 115.00

    Local governments encounter many problems, and although there is not one panacea that works internationally, this book argues that there are mechanisms to improve local situations. By drawing on case studies from the developing world, the authors review best practices in good governance. more...

  • Parliamentary Roles in Modern Legislaturesby Magnus Blomgren; Olivier Rozenberg

    Taylor and Francis 2015; US$ 54.95

    This book gathers the most influential authors on role research and legislative studies to examine the different roles that MPs are playing in modern-day legislatures. It provides a comprehensive and critical overview of current research on legislative roles, summarises previous research, presents a large variety of methodological approaches and also... more...

  • Understanding Comparative Politicsby Mehran Kamrava

    Taylor and Francis 2012; US$ 52.95

    Comparative politics has undergone significant theoretical changes in recent decades. Particularly since the 1980s, a new generation of scholars have revamped and rejuvinated the study of the subject. Mehran Kamrava examines current and past approaches to the study of comparative politics and proposes a new framework for analysis. This is achieved... more...