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  • The Standard Code of Parliamentary Procedure, 4th Editionby Alice Sturgis

    McGraw-Hill Education 2000; US$ 14.99

    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...

  • 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...

  • 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...

  • 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...

  • 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...