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- Palgrave Macmillan 2004; US$ 45.00
How have the American presidency, the British premiership and the German chancellorship changed over the last half-century? Has there been convergence or divergence in the development of political leadership in the United States and in the two largest democracies of Western Europe? And what difference can individual leaders make in an ever-more complex... more...
- 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...
- Taylor and Francis 2006; US$ 75.95
Throughout the world there is a growing demand for high quality public services to support socio-economic development. Infrastructure is central to improving the level of public services and the quality of the built environment. But in key areas such as transport, energy, water, healthcare, education and communications, public resources are not sufficient... more...
- McGraw-Hill Education 2000; US$ 18.00
Already the acclaimed choice of thousands of successful organizations including the American Library Association, the Fourth Edition features an all-new chapter that considers the ways the Internet and other state-of-the-art technologies have rewritten the rules of today?s meetings and conventions. This easy-to-use, paperback volume?the popular alternative... more...
- 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...