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  • Welfare State, Universalism and Diversityby Anneli Anttonen; Liisa Haikio; Stefansson Kolbeinn

    Edward Elgar Publishing 2012; US$ 40.00

    Welfare State, Universalism and Diversity is a thought-provoking book dealing with key ideas, values and principles of social policies and asking what exactly is meant by universal benefits and policies? Is the time of post-war universalism over? Are universalism and diversity contradictory policy and theory framings? Well-known scholars from different... more...

  • Value and Virtue in Public Administrationby Professor Michiel S. S. De De Vries; Professor Pan Suk Kim

    Palgrave Macmillan 2011; US$ 35.00

    A multidisciplinary analysis of the role of values and virtue in public administration, this book calls for a rediscovery of virtue. It explores ways of enabling the public sector to balance the values that are presently dominant with classic values such as accountability, representation, equality, neutrality, transparency and the public interest.... 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...

  • The Payoffby Jeff Connaughton

    Easton Studio Press, LLC 2012; US$ 17.95

    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...

  • Democracy at Largeby Boris Petric

    Palgrave Macmillan 2012; US$ 95.00

    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...

  • Public Policy and Higher Educationby Edward P. St. John; Nathan Daun-Barnett; Karen M. Moronski-Chapman

    Taylor and Francis 2012; US$ 45.95

    Rather than arguing for a single approach, the authors examine how policymakers, administrators, and professors can inform and influence change using research-based evidence and consideration of political and historical values and beliefs. 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...

  • Democratization in the Global Southby Kristian Stokke; Olle Törnquist

    Palgrave Macmillan 2013; US$ 100.00

    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...

  • Courts and Consociationsby Christopher McCrudden; Brendan O'Leary

    Oxford University Press 2013; US$ 49.99

    Consociations are power-sharing arrangements, increasingly used to manage ethno-nationalist, ethno-linguistic, and ethno-religious conflicts. Current examples include Belgium, Bosnia, Northern Ireland, Burundi, and Iraq. Despite their growing popularity, they have begun to be challenged before human rights courts as being incompatible with human rights... more...

  • The EU and the Eurozone Crisisby Finn Laursen

    Ashgate Publishing Ltd 2013; US$ 119.95

    The global financial crisis, which started in the United States in 2007 and spread to Europe in 2009, has shown that the Economic and Monetary Union is faulty, preventing monetary policy autonomy and inhibiting competitiveness. Part of the response to the crisis so far has been incremental moves towards fiscal and banking union, which will mean a deepening... more...