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- 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...
- Taylor and Francis 2012; US$ 53.95
This publication is devoted to developing an understanding of the new roles of parliamentary committees in the quest for effective parliamentary influence in and contribution to democratic government. 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...
- 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...
- De Gruyter 2003; US$ 165.00
Die Zeit zwischen 1928 und 1937 brachte für die beiden Verlierer von Versailles bedeutsame politische Veränderungen mit sich. China wurde durch die Machtübernahme der nationalrevolutionären Regierung Jiang Jieshis zumindest nominell geeint. Aufbau und Modernisierung waren die primären Ziele der neuen Regierung. In Deutschland kamen nach dem Zusammenbruch... more...
- 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...
- 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...
- 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...
- 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...
Resource Windfalls, Optimal Public Investment and Redistribution: The Role of Total Factor Productivity and Administrative CapacityInternational Monetary Fund 2012; US$ 9.00
This paper studies the optimal public investment decisions in countries experiencing a resource windfall. To do so, we use an augmented version of the Permanent Income framework with public investment faced with adjustment costs capturing the associated administrative capacity as well as government direct transfers. A key assumption is that those adjustment... more...