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  • Local Direct Democracy in Europeby

    VS Verlag für Sozialwissenschaften 2011; US$ 69.99

    Modern direct democracy has recently become an important element of political life in many countries. These developments can be observed at the national, regional, and local level of political systems. Participation and democracy in local political affairs play a major role in stabilising and developing democratic systems. This volume presents, for... more...

  • Vetospieler in der Policy-Forschungby

    VS Verlag für Sozialwissenschaften 2011; US$ 39.99

    Das ursprünglich für die vergleichende Demokratieforschung entwickelte Vetospieler-Theorem von George Tsebelis hat auch in die Policy-Forschung Eingang gefunden. Die in diesem Band versammelten Beiträge wenden die Überlegungen Tsebelis? in Analysen politischer Entscheidungsprozesse in verschiedenen Politikfeldern an und diskutieren theoretische Aspekte... more...

  • Abstimmungskampagnenby

    Springer Fachmedien Wiesbaden 2013; US$ 39.99

    Die Anforderungen an die Politikvermittlung steigen. Um politisch komplexe Themen einer breiten politischen Öffentlichkeit verständlich zu machen, ist der wachsende Zugriff auf Emotionalisierung und Personalisierung zu beobachten. Nicht selten rückt das eigentliche Thema dabei in den Hintergrund. In Demokratien, in denen direktdemokratische Verfahren... more...

  • Direct Democracy and Minoritiesby

    VS Verlag für Sozialwissenschaften 2012; US$ 79.99

    Modern direct democracy has become an essential element of political life in many countries in Europe and worldwide. The initiative and referendum process offers extra channels for citizen participation and thus represents an important supplementary institution in modern democracies. This third volume of the series Direct Democracy in Modern Europe... 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

    What Is Community Economic Development? The CED Intermediaries Expanding Capital Access Support for Community Economic Development Summary Endnotes Searching for Sustainable Community Economic Development What Can Be Done? Rethinking People and Place Development Putting People First Livable and Sustainable Communities Brownfield Redevelopment... 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 Said 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...