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- Palgrave Macmillan 2003; US$ 110.00
The strategic use of referendums by leaders often confers legitimacy but it may also reflect the power struggle between leaders, groups, and institutions and in doing so not provide a democratic result for the citizenry of a country. more...
- Taylor and Francis 2007; US$ 54.95
This is the first academic study of the impact of semi-presidentialism in emerging democracies outside of Europe. Semi-presidentialism is where there is both a directly-elected fixed-term president and a prime minister who is responsible to the legislature. For the most part, semi-presidentialism is seen as being a risky choice for new democracies... more...
- Edward Elgar Publishing 2007; US$ 60.00
Intends to provoke a debate for the sake of putting on record arguments that are often wished away by opponents on both sides of current divides. This book also aims to cover themes that would be of interest to a wide readership and would do justice to an international handbook of urban policy. more...
- Edward Elgar Publishing 2008; US$ 40.00
Over the years, independent regulatory agencies have become widespread institutions for regulatory governance. This book studies how they have diffused across Europe and compares their formal independence in 17 countries and seven sectors. It is intended for researchers and students in political science, public policy, and public administration. more...
- SAGE Publications 2007; US$ 49.00
`[This] is essential reading for advanced students as well as all others seriously interested in improving the human condition. Nuanced and critical, Deacon's book offers a much needed and constructive guide to the complex supernational debates over rights, regulation and redistribution impinging on social welfare all over the world' - Jomo K.S.,... more...
- Palgrave Macmillan 2007; US$ 134.00
This book focuses on the key actors in a referendum (the political elites/ parties, the media and citizens) and is centred around themes such as campaign style, campaign effects, electoral mobilization and turnout, as well as vote choice. The contributors consider the impact and importance of referendum campaigns. more...
- University of Chicago Press 2008; US$ 20.00
Direct democracy is alive and well in the United States. Citizens are increasingly using initiatives and referendums to take the law into their own hands, overriding their elected officials to set tax, expenditure, and social policies. John G. Matsusaka's For the Many or the Few provides the first even-handed and historically based treatment of... more...
- Palgrave Macmillan 2008; US$ 115.00
In this volume a series of contributions look at the impact of direct democracy on those processes of representative democracy to raise ? and answer ? the question: Does direct democracy harm representative democracy? more...