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  • Parliamentary Roles in Modern Legislaturesby Magnus Blomgren; Olivier Rozenberg

    Taylor and Francis 2012; US$ 145.00

    This book gathers the most influential authors on role research and legislative studies to examine the different roles that MPs are playing in modern-day legislatures. It provides a comprehensive and critical overview of current research on legislative roles, summarises previous research, presents a large variety of methodological approaches and also... more...

  • Direct Democracy and Minoritiesby Wilfried Marxer

    Springer 2012; US$ 79.99

    Modern direct democracy has become an essential element of political life in many countries in Europe and worldwide. The initiative and referendum process offers extra channels for citizen participation and thus represents an important supplementary institution in modern democracies. This third volume of the series Direct Democracy in Modern Europe... more...

  • Empowering Othersby David Goldsmith

    BenBella Books, Inc. 2012; US$ 3.95

    The reality is you can?t do everything on your own; you need other people to achieve results. Without realizing it, most leaders are the cause of underperformance and low productivity within their organizations despite their experience and intentions to have the opposite effect. Now, learn the step-by-step methodology and your exact role in the empowerment... more...

  • The Payoffby Jeff Connaughton

    Easton Studio Press, LLC 2012; US$ 16.99

    Lobbyist, White House Lawyer, and Senate Aide on the Power of America?s Plutocracy to Avoid Prosecution and Subvert Financial Reform Beginning in January 2009, THE PAYOFF lays bare Washington?s culture of power and plutocracy. It?s the story of the twenty-month struggle by Senator Ted Kaufman and Jeff Connaughton, his chief of staff, to hold Wall... more...

  • Understanding Comparative Politicsby Mehran Kamrava

    Taylor and Francis 2012; US$ 52.95

    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...

  • Comparative Politicsby Paul W. Zagorski

    Taylor and Francis 2012; US$ 66.95

    Comparative Politics: Continuity and Breakdown in the Contemporary World is an exciting new core text for introduction to comparative politics courses, focusing on the dynamics of politics: modernization, revolution, coups and democratization. Unlike other texts, Comparative Politics integrates thematic and extensive country-specific material... more...

  • Democracy at Largeby Boris Petric

    Palgrave Macmillan 2012; US$ 100.00

    An analysis of the transnationalization of politics in several societies concerned by programs of democracy promotion, the contributors to this book seek to understand how these new global norms and programs create forms of appropriation and resistance at the local level. more...

  • Direct Democracy in the United Statesby Shauna Reilly; Ryan M. Yonk

    Taylor and Francis 2012; US$ 140.00

    The increased use of direct democracy measures across the United States has brought attention to the individual petitioner however their motivations and goals continue to be an enigma. Drawing on behavioral, historical and legal analysis to provide a more concrete depiction of these individuals, expert contributors examine the true personalities,... more...

  • Direct Democracy and Minority Rightsby Daniel Lewis

    Taylor and Francis 2013; US$ 44.95

    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...

  • Creating Competitivenessby David B. Audretsch; Mary Walshok

    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...