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  • Learning From Comparative Public Policyby Richard Rose

    Taylor and Francis 2004; US$ 56.95

    This textbook offers a fresh approach to the study of comparative politics and public policy. Instead of concentrating on why countries differ, Learning From Comparative Public Policy explores how countries can learn from each other about the success and failure of policy initiatives. With its theory and practise focus, the lively narrative analyzes... more...

  • Political Development Theoryby Richard Higgott

    Taylor and Francis 2005; US$ 59.95

    This book examines development theory from a political persepctive. It considers modernisation theory and public policy, as well as Marxism, the state, and the third world. more...

  • Comparative Politicsby Jeffrey Kopstein; Mark Lichbach

    Cambridge University Press 2005; US$ 70.00

    An updated second edition, this textbook is ideal for undergraduate courses in comparative politics. more...

  • Spatial Models of Parliamentary Votingby Keith T. Poole

    Cambridge University Press 2005; US$ 29.00

    This book presents a simple geometric voting model for analyzing parliamentary roll call data. more...

  • Delegation in Contemporary Democraciesby Fabrizio Gilardi; Dietmar Braun

    Taylor and Francis 2006; US$ 54.95

    Delegation is an ubiquitous social phenomenon linked to the growing differentiation of modern societies. Delegation is one of several different modes of organisation that exist to make collective action successful, but has been overlooked and under-researched. Using a rational choice institutional analysis and principal agent models, this book brings... more...

  • Semi-Presidentialism Outside Europeby Robert Elgie; Sophia Moestrup

    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...

  • International Handbook of Urban Policyby H.S. Geyer

    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...

  • Foundations for Local Governanceby Fumihiko Saito

    Springer 2008; US$ 139.00

    Various forms of decentralization are recently pursued in the world, including developing countries. However, there has not been a coherent framework to access these intended outcomes generated by decentralization measures implemented in Asian and African countries. This book provides such a framework based on comparative analyses of different experiences... more...

  • Delegation in the Regulatory Stateby F. Gilardi

    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...

  • Housing Economics and Public Policyby Anthony O'Sullivan; Kenneth Gibb

    Wiley 2008; US$ 135.00

    This book is a timely assessment of 20 years of progress in the field of housing economics and its application to policy and practice. Two decades on from the publication of Duncan Maclennan's influential Housing Economics, 16 leading housing experts - both academics and policy makers from across the world - now honour Maclennan's contributions.... more...