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  • Interessengruppen und Parlamenteby Thomas von Winter; Julia von Blumenthal

    Springer 2014; US$ 39.99

    Der Band thematisiert das in vielerlei Hinsicht spannungsreiche und auch demokratietheoretisch heikle Zusammentreffen der territorialen mit der funktionalen Reprasentation, das sich in vielfaltigen Formen institutionalisierter und informeller Kontakte zwischen Interessengruppen und Parlamentariern außert. Die Beitrage setzen sich zum Ziel, Formen und... more...

  • A Problem Like Mariaby Maria Fyfe

    Luath Press Ltd 2014; US$ 18.95

    MariaFyfe'spolitical memoir tells the story of fourteen years in office from the point of view of an MP who did not always toe the party line. Here, she recounts some of the most significant moments of her political career, from the frustrating and infuriating to the rewarding, up until the bittersweet ending of her time in parliament in 2001.... more...

  • Political Handbook of the World 2010by Arthur Banks; Thomas C. Muller; William R. Overstreet

    CQ Press, a Division of SAGE 2010; US$ 315.00

    More coverage, more depth - at a price you can't beat. No other resource matches the timely, thorough, and accurate political information provided by CQ Press' best-selling "Political Handbook of the World". With more in-depth coverage of current political controversies than any other reference guide, "Political Handbook of the... more...

  • U.S. Social Welfare Reformby Richard K. Caputo

    Springer 2011; US$ 229.00

    "U.S. Social Welfare Reform" examines pivotal changes in social welfare for low-income families in the United States between 1981, the advent of the Reagan administration, and 2008, the end of the G.W. Bush administration. It focuses on the change from the Federal-state open entitlement Aid to Families with Dependent Children (AFDC) program... more...

  • Cases in Public Policy Analysisby George M. Guess; Paul G. Farnham

    Georgetown University Press 2011; US$ 29.95

    Combining the insights of an economist and a political scientist, this new third edition of Cases in Public Policy Analysis offers real world cases to provide students with the institutional and political dimensions of policy problems as well as easily understood principles and methods for analyzing public policies. Guess and Farnham clearly explain... more...

  • Family Policy in Transformationby Dorian R. Woods

    Palgrave Macmillan 2012; US$ 95.00

    In the US and UK there has been a transformation in child care, family leave, social assistance and tax credits over the last twenty years. This book explores the factors behind these changes. With detailed case studies, it shows that ideas and the power to wield them are crucial factors in the transformation of family policy. more...

  • Aging in Chinaby Sheying Chen; Jason L. Powell

    Springer 2012; US$ 199.00

    China, which is fast on its way to becoming the most powerful economic force in the world, has four unique characteristics that distinguish it from other countries in Asia: (1) The proportion of aging population is growing faster than that of Japan (the country previously recognized as having the fastest rate) and much faster than nations in western... 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... more...

  • Urban Transportation Planning in the United Statesby Edward Weiner

    Springer 2012; US$ 179.00

    The development of U.S. urban transportation policy over the past half-century illustrates the changing relationships among federal, state, and local governments. This comprehensive text examines the evolution of urban transportation planning from early developments in highway planning in the 1930s to today’s concerns over sustainable development,... more...

  • Kriterien und Grenzen der Gesetzgebungskompetenz kraft Sachzusammenhangs nach dem Grundgesetz.by Ulrich Jan Schröder

    Duncker & Humblot 2010; US$ 93.40

    Hauptbeschreibung Für den Bundesstaat ist die Verteilung der Gesetzgebungskompetenzen zwischen Bund und Ländern eine grundlegende Weichenstellung. In der Staatspraxis lassen sich von jeher starke zentripetale Tendenzen nachweisen. Eine Bevorzugung der Zentralgewalt zeigt sich bereits unter der Verfassung des Kaiserreichs. Auch die Rechtsprechung... more...