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  • The Strategic Use of Referendumsby Mark Clarence Walker

    Palgrave Macmillan 2003; US$ 105.00

    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...

  • The Rise of the Unelectedby Frank Vibert

    Cambridge University Press 2007; US$ 34.00

    This 2007 book examines the rise in importance of unelected bodies and the challenge they present to democracy. 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...

  • Global Social Policy and Governanceby Bob Deacon

    SAGE Publications 2007; US$ 61.00

    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$ 128.00

    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...

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

    Palgrave Macmillan 2008; US$ 110.00

    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...

  • Political Handbook of the Americas 2008by CQ Press

    CQ Press, a Division of SAGE 2008; US$ 155.25

    An indispensable research tool for academic, public, and high school libraries, corporate and non-profit organization libraries, as well as U.S. and foreign government agencies and news media companies, this brand new guide is the one-stop source for vital information and analysis on every major aspect of government and politics in the Americas. This... more...