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  • The New Institutional Politicsby Svante Ersson; Jan-Erik Lane

    Taylor and Francis 2002; US$ 67.95

    The New Institutional Politics is a comparative study of the impact of political institutions upon outcomes, and covers some of the major themes in the new institutionalism. It looks at how various democratic institutions like Konkordanzdemokratie or corporatism promote better outcomes than Westminster institutions. The evaluation of the performance... more...

  • Political Context of Collective Actionby Ricca Edmondson

    Taylor and Francis 2003; US$ 180.00

    The study of social and popular movements continues to attract great interest, but little is known of political activity which takes place outside of traditional political structures. Tnis volume looks at informal political action which arises when conventional frameworks, such as those provided by welfare states, are in crisis or decline. At such... more...

  • Issues and Methods in Comparative Politicsby Todd Landman

    Taylor and Francis 2003; US$ 54.95

    Building on the strengths of the first edition, this accessible and user-friendly textbook explores the strategies of comparative research in political science. It begins by examining different methods, then highlights some of the big issues in comparative politics using a wealth of topical examples before discussing the new challenges in the area.... more...

  • Red Capitalists in Chinaby Bruce J. Dickson

    Cambridge University Press 2003; US$ 28.00

    This 2003 book looks at the evolving relationship between the Chinese Communist Party and private entrepreneurs. more...

  • Democratic Foreign Policy Makingby Robert Pahre

    Palgrave Macmillan 2006; US$ 100.00

    Leading scholars from the United States and the European Union examine how democracies make foreign policy when their citizens disagree. The authors focus in particular on differences of opinion between the legislature and the executive - often called 'divided government' - and the constraints of public opinion on a leader's actions. more...

  • Comparative Politicsby Jan-Erik Lane

    Taylor and Francis 2007; US$ 54.95

    Starting from the principal-agent perspective, this book offers a new analysis of government. It interprets political institutions as devices designed to solve the omnipresent principal-agent game in politics. In other words how to select, instruct, monitor and evaluate political agents or elites so that they deliver in accordance with the needs and... more...

  • The Culture of Vengeance and the Fate of American Justiceby Terry K. Aladjem

    Cambridge University Press 2008; US$ 25.00

    America is driven by vengeance in Aladjem's timely analysis, and the fate of democratic justice hangs in the balance. more...

  • Issues and Methods in Comparative Politicsby Todd Landman

    Taylor and Francis 2008; US$ 52.95

    Building on the strengths of the second edition, this highly regarded textbook continues to provide the best introduction to the strategies of comparative research in political science. Divided into three parts, the book begins by examining different methods, applying these methods to dominant issues in comparative politics using a wealth of... more...

  • Democracy and Interest Groupsby Professor Grant Jordan; Professor William A. Maloney

    Palgrave Macmillan 2007; US$ 115.00

    Democracy and Interest Groups assesses the contribution that interest groups make to the democratic involvement of citizens and the generation of social capital. The authors draw on new surveys of groups and members and more unusually with non-participants. It also makes use of in-depth interviews with campaign group leaders and organizers. more...

  • Democratic Politics and Party Competitionby Judith Bara; Albert Weale

    Taylor and Francis 2006; US$ 54.95

    This new book introduces innovative research on democracy from the leading Comparative Manifestos Project (CMP). It details the key achievements of the project to date, illustrates how its findings may be applied, lays out the future challenges it faces and examines how the field as a whole can advance. It also presents a special assessment of the... more...