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  • Democratic Foreign Policy Makingby Robert Pahre

    Palgrave Macmillan 2006; US$ 105.00

    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...

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

    Palgrave Macmillan 2007; US$ 120.00

    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...

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

    Palgrave Macmillan 2013; US$ 95.00

    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...

  • 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...

  • 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...

  • Nested Gamesby George Tsebelis

    University of California Press 1991; US$ 12.95

    Clearly written and easily understood by the nonspecialist, Nested Games provides a systematic, empirically accurate, and theoretically coherent account of apparently irrational political actions. more...

  • Freiheit und Verantwortung, Aufstieg und Niedergangby Erich Weede

    Mohr Siebeck 2012; US$ 23.32

    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...

  • The New Roles of Parliamentary Committeesby Davidson; Lawrence D. Longley

    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...

  • 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...

  • Unbundled Governmentby Christopher Pollitt; Colin Talbot

    Taylor and Francis 2004; US$ 190.00

    Public sector bureaucracies have been subjected to harsh criticism. One solution which has been widely adopted over the past two decades has been to 'unbundle government' - that is to break down monolithic departments and ministries into smaller, semi-autonomous 'agencies'. These are often governed by some type of performance contract, are at 'arm's... more...