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  • Democracy and Developmentby Axel Hadenius

    Cambridge University Press 1992; US$ 28.00

    This book is a wide-ranging study of the meaning of democracy and the factors which determine its level. more...

  • Minderheitsregierungen in Deutschland: Zukunftsmodell oder nur eine Alternative ohne Realisierungsperspektiveby Mahir Tokatli

    Diplomica Verlag 2010; US$ 18.30

    Hauptbeschreibung Dieses Buch beschäftigt sich mit der Frage der Realisierung von Minderheitsregierungen in Deutschland. In der Literatur wird diese Form der Regierungsbildung oft das "Skandinavische Modell" genannt, doch beschränkt sich das "Phänomen" nicht allein auf den skandinavischen Raum. Ganz im Gegenteil: Verschiedene Studien sind zu dem... more...

  • Social Class, Social Action, and Educationby Aaron Schutz

    Palgrave Macmillan 2010; US$ 105.00

    This volume focuses on progressivism's conceptions of democracy. The analysis is interdisciplinary, beginning with a broad-ranging history of working- and middle-class culture in America, and grounded in American pragmatism, with the educator and philosopher, John Dewey, as its central "character." Schutz demonstrates that progressive ideas of democracy... more...

  • Cohesion and Discipline in Legislaturesby Reuven Y. Hazan

    Taylor and Francis 2013; US$ 37.95

    The existence of noticeable 'unified' parties is central to the theory and practice of democracy in general, and to parliamentary democracy in particular. However, legislative studies scholars have good reason to cease treating parties as monolithic, unitary actors, for they evidently are not. The first step in this direction is to ask why one of the... more...

  • Krieg um die Erinnerungby Ljiljana Radonic

    Campus Verlag 2010; US$ 33.57

    Seit dem Zerfall Jugoslawiens tobt in den Nachfolgestaaten ein "Krieg um die Erinnerung". Ljiljana Radonic untersucht erstmals den Umgang mit dem Zweiten Weltkrieg und dem Holocaust in Kroatien seit 1990. Sie weist nach, dass nach dem Revisionismus der 1990er-Jahre eine Annäherung an europäische "Erinnerungsstandards" erfolgte,... more...

  • Comparing Westminsterby R. A.W. Rhodes; John Wanna; Patrick Weller

    Oxford University Press 2009; US$ 39.99

    This book explores how the governmental elites in Australia, Britain, Canada, New Zealand, and South Africa understand their Westminster system. It examines in detail four interrelated features of Westminster systems. Firstly, the increasing centralisation in collective, responsible cabinet government. Second, the constitutional convention of ministerial... more...

  • Disability, Policy and Professional Practiceby Jennifer L. Harris; Alan Roulstone

    SAGE Publications 2010; US$ 44.00

    Guides social work and social care students through working with disabled people. Unique in its aspirational, outcomes-focused approach. more...

  • Veto Playersby George Tsebelis

    Princeton University Press 2011; US$ 35.00

    Political scientists have long classified systems of government as parliamentary or presidential, two-party or multiparty, and so on. But such distinctions often fail to provide useful insights. For example, how are we to compare the United States, a presidential bicameral regime with two weak parties, to Denmark, a parliamentary unicameral regime... more...

  • Democracy in the Southby Brendan Howe; Vesselin Popovski; Mark Notaras

    United Nations University Press 2010; US$ 35.00

    Traditionally, studies on democracy have focused on the orthodox so-called Northern models of democratic governance, and within this framework, the extent to which Southern models are considered democratic. Democracy in the South is the first truly international collaboration that draws attention to the complex problems of democratic consolidation... more...

  • Referendums and Democratic Governmentby Maija Setälä

    Palgrave Macmillan 1999; US$ 175.00

    Referendums and Democratic Government is the most systematic analysis of the referendum so far. The referendum phenomenon is approached from different perspectives: social choice theory, theories of democracy, a comparative study on 22 democracies, and in-depth case studies of Sweden, Denmark and Switzerland. The referendum is not a unitary phenomenon... more...