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  • Challenges to Democratic Governance in Developing Countriesby

    Springer International Publishing 2014; US$ 129.00

    ?Despite the large amounts of human and financial resources invested to foster democratic governance in developing countries, statistics show that the majority of these countries have not yet achieved significant improvements in living standards. While some regions make strides towards improving the living conditions of their citizens, Sub-Saharan... more...

  • Aging in Chinaby

    Springer US 2012; US$ 199.00

    This timely book discusses social policy and the likely effects of China?s aging population. It brings together a truly world class array of researchers to provide discussions of critical implications of aging social policy and the economic impact in China. more...

  • Politische Kommunikation in der repräsentativen Demokratie der Bundesrepublik Deutschlandby

    Springer Fachmedien Wiesbaden 2013; US$ 49.99

    ?Die politische Kommunikation in der repräsentativen Demokratie Deutschlands lässt sich als ein Kommunikationsnetzwerk ohne ein steuerndes Subjekt verstehen, die weitgehend auf die Normen und Strukturen des politischen Systems ausgerichtet ist und diese dabei beständig reproduziert. more...

  • State of Exceptionby Giorgio Agamben; Kevin Attell

    University of Chicago Press 2008; US$ 17.00

    Two months after the attacks of 9/11, the Bush administration, in the midst of what it perceived to be a state of emergency, authorized the indefinite detention of noncitizens suspected of terrorist activities and their subsequent trials by a military commission. Here, distinguished Italian philosopher Giorgio Agamben uses such circumstances to argue... more...

  • Who Governs Southern Europe?by Pedro Tavares de Almeida; Nancy Bermeo; Antonio Costa Pinto

    Taylor and Francis 2004; US$ 59.95

    In modern politics, cabinet ministers are major actors in the arena of power as they occupy a strategic locus of command from which vital, authoritative decisions flow continuously. Who are these uppermost policy-makers? What are their background characteristics and credentials? How are they selected and which career paths do they travel in their... more...

  • Taxation and the Financial Crisisby Julian S. Alworth; Giampaolo Arachi

    Oxford University Press 2012; US$ 98.99

    The financial crisis triggered a global debate on the taxation of the financial sector. A number of international policy initiatives, most notably by the G-20, have called for major changes to the tax treatment of financial institutions and transactions, as well as to working practice within the financial sector. This book examines how tax policies... more...

  • Promoting Sustainable Local and Community Economic Developmentby Roland V. Anglin

    CRC Press 2011; US$ 83.95

    Growing local economies, empowering communities, revitalizing downtowns, developing entrepreneurship, building leadership, and enhancing nonprofits ? you can achieve all these benefits and more with a comprehensive and strategic revitalization plan. Chronicling the struggle of local revitalization as organizers move from trial and error to effective... more...

  • Welfare State, Universalism and Diversityby Anneli Anttonen; Liisa Haikio; Stefansson Kolbeinn

    Edward Elgar Publishing 2012; US$ 40.00

    Welfare State, Universalism and Diversity is a thought-provoking book dealing with key ideas, values and principles of social policies and asking what exactly is meant by universal benefits and policies? Is the time of post-war universalism over? Are universalism and diversity contradictory policy and theory framings? Well-known scholars from different... more...

  • Constitutionalism and Political Reconstructionby Saïd Amir Arjomand

    BRILL 2007; US$ 136.00

    This book offers a unique interdisciplinary comparison of the dominant trends in constitutional developments and legal change across different regions of the world in the last half century, bringing together the constitution-making of the post-colonial era with the post-communist political reconstruction and globalization of constitutionalism. more...

  • Diesseits vom Abseits - Studien zur beruflichen Benachteiligtenförderungby Arnulf Bojanowski; Günter Ratschinski; Peter Straßer

    W. Bertelsmann Verlag 2005; US$ 27.92

    Jugendliche mit besonderem Förderbedarf beim Übergang von der Schule in die Berufs- und Arbeitswelt gibt es seit vielen Jahren. In Deutschland sind inzwischen 15-20% eines Altersjahrgangs durch Ausgrenzung bedroht. Empirische Untersuchungen können vielfach zeigen, dass die Übergänge dieser Heranwachsenden in die berufsbildende Schule, in die Berufsausbildung... more...