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- Taylor and Francis 2012; US$ 49.95
Amid changing economic and social contexts, radical changes have occurred in public higher education policies over the past three decades. Public Policy and Higher Education provides readers with new ways to analyze these complex state policies and offers the tools to examine how policies affect students? access and success in college. Rather than... more...
- Edward Elgar Publishing 2013; US$ 40.00
Although competitiveness is typically associated with firms, they are not the only organizational body whose performance is dependent upon competitiveness. This poignant insightful book focuses on how the varied economic performance of cities and regions, both within nations as well as across nations, during the era of the 'Great Recession'... more...
- Taylor and Francis 2013; US$ 47.95
This book conclusively demonstrates that direct democracy?institutions like the ballot initiative and the referendum?endangers the rights of minorities and perpetuates a tyranny of the majority. While advocates of direct democracy advocate that these institutions protect citizens from corrupt lawmakers beholden to special interests, Daniel Lewis?s... more...
- Taylor and Francis 2013; US$ 59.95
Scotland has a parliament for the first time in almost 300 years, and this book is an account of how this came about. The authors trace the origins and history of the demand for home rule in Scotland, focusing particularly on developments following the failure of the first referendum on the issue in 1979, which culminated in a second referendum in... more...
- Taylor and Francis 2013; US$ 54.95
This book provides a comparative study of the legislatures of small nations, states and territories, to explore the extent to which size is a factor in how they function and fulfil the roles and responsibility of a legislature. Though the physical nature and environment of states is a neglected subject in political science research, this book examines... more...
- Taylor and Francis 2013; US$ 54.95
Ranging from influence over world trade laws affecting health to population health issues such as obesity to the use of comparative data to affect policy, the EU?s public health policies are increasingly important, visible, expensive and effective. They also provide an invaluable case study for those who want to understand the growth and impact of... more...
- Palgrave Macmillan 2013; US$ 105.00
Given the weaknesses of mainstream democratisation since the 1980s, the authors present a cutting edge examination of dynamics of political change in the direction of more substantive democracy. While focusing on the Global South, they also draw comparisons from historical and contemporary experiences from Scandinavia. more...
- OUP Oxford 2013; US$ 54.99
Courts and Consociations examines power-sharing agreements, their legitimacy, and their compatibility with human rights law. Providing a clear, accessible introduction to the political science and human rights law on the issue, the book is an invaluable guide to all those engaged with transitional justice, peace agreements, and human rights. more...
- OUP Oxford 2013; US$ 41.99
The idea of the separation of powers is still popular in much political and constitutional discourse, though its meaning for the modern state remains unclear and contested. This book develops an original account of the principle and its implications for modern national and transnational public bodies. more...
- Springer Fachmedien Wiesbaden 2013; US$ 26.75
Anders als in der öffentlichen Wahrnehmung findet Politik zum überwiegenden Teil fernab von schlagzeilenträchtigen Ereignissen und historischen Initiativen statt. Tatsächlich ist Politik oft ein Prozess langwieriger Verhandlungen zwischen verschiedensten staatlichen und nichtstaatlichen Organisationen, der weniger von PolitikerInnen als vielmehr von... more...