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

    OUP Oxford 2009; US$ 42.99

    This book explores how governmental elites understand the Westminster systems of Australia, Britain, Canada, New Zealand, and South Africa. It concludes that Westminster is a flexible family of ideas that is useful for many purposes and survives and, even thrives, because of its varied uses to elite actors. more...

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

    SAGE Publications 2010; US$ 35.00

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

  • Environmental Policy and Public Healthby William N. Rom

    Wiley 2011; US$ 95.00

    This textbook provides an overview of the major environmental policy issues, past and present, and explains the interplay among law, science, and advocacy as related to environmental policymaking in the United States and abroad. Environmental Policy and Public Health examines the main sources of pollution and threats to environmental integrity and... more...

  • Veto Playersby George Tsebelis

    Princeton University Press 2011; US$ 38.95

    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...

  • Uneducated Guessesby Howard Wainer

    Princeton University Press 2011; US$ 24.95

    Uneducated Guesses challenges everything our policymakers thought they knew about education and education reform, from how to close the achievement gap in public schools to admission standards for top universities. In this explosive book, Howard Wainer uses statistical evidence to show why some of the most widely held beliefs in education today--and... 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...

  • Auf dem Weg zu einer "Achse Berlin-London"? - Die deutsch-britischen Beziehungen im Rahmen der Europäischen Union unter Gerhard Schröder und Tony Blair (1998-2002)by Andreas N Ludwig

    Diplomica Verlag 2011; US$ 42.20

    Hauptbeschreibung Mit dem Amtsantritt Tony Blairs im Vereinigten Königreich 1997 und Gerhard Schröders in Deutschland 1998 scheint eine neue Ära in den deutsch-britischen Beziehungen anzubrechen. Politische Beobachter erwarten in dieser Zeit eine stärkere Zusammenarbeit beider Länder, besonders im Rahmen der Europäischen Union (EU). Es scheint als... more...

  • Moving Toward Positive Systems of Child and Family Welfareby Gary Cameron; Nick Coady; Gerald R. Adams

    Wilfrid Laurier University Press 2007; US$ 85.00

    Faced with rapidly changing social and economic conditions, service professionals, policy developers, and researchers have raised significant concerns about the Canadian child welfare system. This book draws inspiration from experiences with three broad, international child welfare paradigms—child protection, family service, and community healing/caring... more...

  • The Populist Paradoxby Elisabeth R. Gerber

    Princeton University Press 2011; US$ 38.95

    Do small but wealthy interest groups influence referendums, ballot initiatives, and other forms of direct legislation at the expense of the broader public interest? Many observers argue that they do, often lamenting that direct legislation has, paradoxically, been captured by the very same wealthy interests whose power it was designed to curb. Elisabeth... more...