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  • The Rise of the Unelectedby Frank Vibert

    Cambridge University Press 2007; US$ 36.00 US$ 29.52

    This book examines the rise in importance of unelected bodies and the challenge they present to democracy. more...

  • The Strategic Use of Referendumsby Mark Clarence Walker

    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...

  • 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...

  • The Powers of the Unionby Fabio Franchino

    Cambridge University Press 2007; US$ 44.00 US$ 36.08

    Analyses the distribution of power in the EU across levels of governance and supranational institutions. 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...

  • 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...

  • Global Social Policy and Governanceby Bob Deacon

    SAGE Publications 2007; US$ 49.00

    Jomo K.S., United Nations Assistant Secretary-General for Economic Development How do global actors contribute to national and international social policy? How have the terms of global social policy discourse shifted in recent years? Global Social Policy and Governance explores these issues and presents a critical analysis of policy-making... more...

  • The Dynamics of Referendum Campaignsby Dr Claes H. de Vreese

    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...

  • For the Many or the Fewby John G. Matsusaka

    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...

  • Direct Democracy's Impact on American Political Institutionsby Shaun Bowler; Amihai Glazer

    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...