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- 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...
- 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...
- 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...
- 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...
- VS Verlag für Sozialwissenschaften 2011; US$ 39.99
Astroturf: Der aus dem Englischen stammenden Begriff für Kunstrasen bezeichnet Initiativen, die nur scheinbar auf basispolitischer Ebene agieren. Tatsächlich werden diese v.a. durch Public-Affairs-Dienstleister, Unternehmen oder Wirtschaftsverbände konzipiert, gegründet und/oder finanziert, um das Erreichen spezifischer Organisationsziele zu unterstützen.... more...
- 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...
- 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...
- Mohr Siebeck 2012; US$ 21.80
Hauptbeschreibung Dies ist die überarbeitete Fassung der Freiburger Friedrich A. von Hayek-Vorlesung 2011, gehalten auf Einladung des Walter Eucken Instituts und der Friedrich A. von Hayek Gesellschaft e. V. in Freiburg im Breisgau am 22. November 2011. Sie gliedert sich in drei Teile: Die Einleitung behandelt die Themen Anreize, Freiheit und Verantwortung;... more...
- Taylor and Francis 2012; US$ 53.95
Parliaments had been expected to decline in significance at the end of the 20th century, but instead they have developed new and vital political roles and have innovated their institutional structure in parliamentary committees, not only in a few parliaments, but as a global phenomenon. more...
- 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...