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

    Emerald Group Publishing Limited 2010; US$ 144.95

    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...

  • 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...

  • 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...

  • Die Umwandlung einer Personengesellschaft in eine Kapitalgesellschaft und vice versaby Sina Stammert

    Diplomica Verlag 2009; US$ 30.95

    Die bei der Gründung eines Unternehmens einmal gewählte Rechtsform kann sich aufgrund der ständigen Veränderung der wirtschaftlichen, rechtlichen und steuerlichen Rahmenbedingungen im Laufe der Zeit gegenüber einer anderen Rechtsform als ungünstiger erweisen. Aufgrund dieser Dynamik kann es sinnvoll sein, die Unternehmensform durch Umwandlung anzupassen.... more...

  • Presidential Science Advisorsby Roger Pielke; Roberta A. Klein

    Springer Netherlands 2010; US$ 139.00

    For the past 50 years a select group of scientists has provided advice to the US President, mostly out of the public eye, on issues ranging from the deployment of weapons to the launching of rockets to the moon to the use of stem cells to cure disease. The role of the presidential science adviser came under increasing scrutiny during the administration... more...

  • The Darling Diariesby Beth Slaney; Stan Darling

    Dundurn 1996; US$ 14.99

    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$ 37.95

    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...

  • Krieg um die Erinnerungby Ljiljana Radonic

    Campus Verlag 2010; US$ 34.54

    Seit dem Zerfall Jugoslawiens tobt in den Nachfolgestaaten ein "Krieg um die Erinnerung". Ljiljana Radonic untersucht erstmals den Umgang mit dem Zweiten Weltkrieg und dem Holocaust in Kroatien seit 1990. Sie weist nach, dass nach dem Revisionismus der 1990er-Jahre eine Annäherung an europäische "Erinnerungsstandards" erfolgte,... more...

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

    Oxford University Press 2009; US$ 39.99

    This book explores how the governmental elites in Australia, Britain, Canada, New Zealand, and South Africa understand their Westminster system. It examines in detail four interrelated features of Westminster systems. Firstly, the increasing centralisation in collective, responsible cabinet government. Second, the constitutional convention of ministerial... more...

  • Veto Playersby George Tsebelis

    Princeton University Press 2011; US$ 35.00

    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...