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  • Legislatures in the Policy Processby David M. Olson; Michael L. Mezey

    Cambridge University Press 1991; US$ 42.00

    Thi book will be of interest to specialists and students of politics and economic policy making. more...

  • Cyprus Referendumby Chrysostomos Pericleous

    I.B.Tauris 2009; US$ 14.95

    The Cyprus referendum of 2004 was a definitive moment in the recent history of Cyprus. The island?s future hung in the balance - specifically the fate of the controversial Annan Plan, which proposed the creation of a single United Cyprus Republic with two constituent states. Accepted by the Turkish side but rejected by Greek Cypriots, the Plan was... more...

  • Parliamentary Oversight Toolsby Riccardo Pelizzo; Frederick Stapenhurst

    Taylor and Francis 2013; US$ 54.95

    This book investigates Parliaments? capacity to oversee government activities, policies and expenditures. Utilising a comparative approach, the book presents a new examination of oversight tools and discusses the conditions under which such tools are employed effectively. The result of a 9-year collaboration between the authors, this book draws from... more...

  • Government Accountability and Legislative Oversightby Riccardo Pelizzo; Frederick Stapenhurst

    Taylor and Francis 2013; US$ 29.00

    The purpose of the book is to investigate parliaments? capacity to oversee government activities, policies and budget legislation. By analysing the survey data that the World Bank Institute in collaboration with the Inter-Parliamentary Union collected from 120 parliaments, Pelizzo and Stapenhurst show what tools are available to parliaments worldwide,... more...

  • Corruption and Legislaturesby Riccardo Pelizzo; Frederick Stapenhurst

    Taylor and Francis 2014; US$ 29.00

    This book investigates parliaments? role in curbing corruption. In addition to discussing the definition, causes, and costs of corruption and the role that parliaments have in reducing corruption, the authors consider contemporary issues that parliamentarians ? and others ? need to be aware of. These include the importance of broad-based coalitions... more...

  • Understanding Comparative Politicsby Mehran Kamrava

    Taylor and Francis 2002; US$ 59.95

    Comparative politics has undergone significant theoretical changes in recent decades. Particularly since the 1980s, a new generation of scholars have revamped and rejuvinated the study of the subject. Mehran Kamrava examines current and past approaches to the study of comparative politics and proposes a new framework for analysis. This is achieved... more...

  • Culture and the Politics of Third World Nationalismby Dawa Norbu

    Taylor and Francis 2002; US$ 190.00

    Nationalism in specific political systems combined with a theoretical framework that draws out its universal significance. Ten case studies from South Asia, the Middle East, Latin America and Europe focus on local cultural factors. more...

  • Learning From Comparative Public Policyby Richard Rose

    Taylor and Francis 2004; US$ 56.95

    This textbook offers a fresh approach to the study of comparative politics and public policy. Instead of concentrating on why countries differ, Learning From Comparative Public Policy explores how countries can learn from each other about the success and failure of policy initiatives. With its theory and practise focus, the lively narrative analyzes... more...

  • Referendum Democracyby Professor Matthew Mendelsohn; Dr Andrew Parkin

    Palgrave Macmillan 2001; US$ 163.00

    As the referendum becomes a more regular component of decision making, it leaves few, if any, institutions, processes and values of democracy untouched. Political actors of all kinds - including political parties and interest groups - seek to use the referendum device to further their own objectives. The end result is a different kind of democracy... more...

  • Political Development Theoryby Richard Higgott

    Taylor and Francis 2005; US$ 59.95

    This book examines development theory from a political persepctive. It considers modernisation theory and public policy, as well as Marxism, the state, and the third world. more...