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  • Climate Actionby Mark Diesendorf

    University of NSW Press 2009; US$ 31.95

    In the USA, social movements succeeded in stopping 59 proposals to build new conventional (dirty) coal-fired power stations. In the UK, there was an extended campaign to stop the expansion of Heathrow airport, primarily on the grounds of the greenhouse gas emissions from increased flights. Responding to this global epidemic, Climate Action is a campaign... more...

  • Democratic Commitmentsby Lisa L. Martin

    Princeton University Press 2000; US$ 39.95

    From the refusal of the U.S. Congress to approve fast-track trade authority and certain foreign aid packages to the obstacles placed by Western European parliaments in the path of economic integration, legislatures often interfere with national leaders' efforts to reach and implement predictable international agreements. This seems to give an advantage... more...

  • The Political Class in Advanced Democraciesby Jens Borchert; Jürgen Zeiss

    Oxford University Press 2003; US$ 174.99

    Professional politicians have increasingly come under public attack in most democratic countries. Yet they have received surprisingly little systematic attention in political science. This book demonstrates that there are both striking similarities between professional politicians in different countries and notable national peculiarities. The introduction... more...

  • The Scale of Interest Organization in Democratic Politicsby Darren Halpin; Professor Grant Jordan

    Palgrave Macmillan 2011; US$ 100.00

    Explores the need for political science to pay more attention to complex interactions involving politically relevant groups. Distinguished contributors report on data from around the world and at different levels of political decision making ? from 'below the radar' in local communities to global negations at the World Trade Organization. more...

  • The Politics of Environmental Policy in Russiaby David Lewis Feldman; Ivan Blokov

    Edward Elgar Publishing 2013; US$ 40.00

    In recent years, international, inter-governmental entities have acknowledged the importance of civil society for engaging stakeholders in environmental change, especially at the local community level, and in promoting democracy. In Russia, efforts by NGOs to promote reform since the fall of the Soviet Union have been aimed at achieving both objectives.... more...

  • Parliamentary Dimensions of Regionalization and Globalizationby Oliver Costa; Clarissa Dri; Stelios Stavridis

    Palgrave Macmillan 2013; US$ 90.00

    The end of the Cold War has seen an international proliferation of parliamentary bodies of all types and at all levels. How can this process of parliamentarization be assessed and under what conditions do these institutions operate? This book explores how regional integration and globalization are developing from a parliamentary perspective.... more...

  • Push Back!by B. K. Eakman

    Skyhorse Publishing 2014; US$ 14.95

    How many times have you had the unsettling experience of being treated as a troublemaker as soon as you question or raise an objection to a school policy, a textbook, a course of study, a new county regulation, or a community proposal? Every day, attendees of conferences, community forums, PTA meetings, and board meetings are made to feel uncomfortable... more...

  • Notes and Comments on Robert's Rules, Fourth Editionby Jim Slaughter; Gaut Ragsdale; Jon L Ericson

    Southern Illinois University Press 2012; US$ 19.95

    While Robert’s Rules of Order has long been the standard guide to parliamentary procedure, many readers find the manual too daunting and complex to utilize its full potential. In Notes and Comments on "Robert’s Rules ", fourth edition, authors Jim Slaughter, Gaut Ragsdale, and Jon Ericson skillfully guide users through... more...

  • Politische Kommunikation in der repräsentativen Demokratie der Bundesrepublik Deutschlandby Edwin Czerwick

    Springer 2013; US$ 49.99

    Die politische Kommunikation in der repräsentativen Demokratie Deutschlands lässt sich als ein Kommunikationsnetzwerk ohne ein steuerndes Subjekt verstehen, die weitgehend auf die Normen und Strukturen des politischen Systems ausgerichtet ist und diese dabei beständig reproduziert. more...

  • Fiscal Transparency, Fiscal Performance and Credit Ratingsby Julio Escolano; Elif Arbatli

    International Monetary Fund 2012; US$ 9.00

    This paper investigates the effect of fiscal transparency on market assessments of sovereign risk, as measured by credit ratings. It measures this effect through a direct channel (uncertainty reduction) and an indirect channel (better fiscal policies and outcomes), and it differentiates between advanced and developing economies. Fiscal transparency... more...