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  • The Handbook of National Legislaturesby M. Steven Fish; Matthew Kroenig

    Cambridge University Press 2009; US$ 56.00

    This book provides comprehensive survey-based data regarding the powers of national legislatures worldwide. more...

  • Democracy, Ethnic Diversity, and Security in Post-Communist Europeby Anita Singh

    ABC-CLIO 2001; US$ 84.00

    Inder Singh examines why international organizations including the UN, OSCE, and Council of Europe advocated democratic governance, based on the rule of law and respect for human and minority rights, as the method by which states should try to accommodate their ethnically mixed populations. She discusses how realistic this advice has been, given the... more...

  • 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$ 43.95

    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...

  • Voice and Voteby Stephanie McNulty

    Stanford University Press 2011; US$ 21.95

    In the months following disgraced ex-President Alberto Fujimori's flight to Japan, Peru had a political crisis on its hands. The newly elected government that came together in mid-2001 faced a skeptical and suspicious public, with no magic bullet for achieving legitimacy. Many argued that the future of democracy was at stake, and that the government's... more...

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

    Oxford University Press 2003; US$ 214.99

    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...

  • Astroturfby Anna Irmisch

    VS Verlag für Sozialwissenschaften 2011; US$ 39.99

    Mit einem Geleitwort von Prof. Dr. Stefanie Hiß (Jun.-Prof.) more...

  • Elections and the Media in Post-Conflict Africaby Marie-Soleil Frère

    Zed Books 2011; US$ 39.95

    Since the start of this century, six Central African countries have held pluralist elections in the aftermath of armed conflict. African media specialist Marie-Soleil Frère explores whether the local media fulfilled their duty in covering these elections, revealing the challenges facing journalists at a time of intense political pressure and when... more...

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

    Palgrave Macmillan 2011; US$ 105.00

    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...

  • Robert's Rules For Dummiesby C. Alan Jennings

    Wiley 2012; US$ 18.99 US$ 15.19

    Discover why Robert's Rules "rule" If you belong to any type of organization?from school board to garden club to bowling league to trade association?chances are this book can save you many boring meeting minutes. This friendly guide translates Robert's Rules of Order, the essential guide for conducting meetings of all types, into principles you... more...