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  • Democratic Legislative Institutions: A Comparative Viewby David M. Olson

    Taylor and Francis 2015; US$ 49.95

    This text summarizes the research on, and experiences of, democratic legislatures around the world. It focuses on what legislatures are and what they do - as both consequence of and contributor to democratic self-government. more...

  • Democracy in Practiceby Shirin M. Rai; Rachel Johnson

    Palgrave Macmillan 2014; US$ 105.00

    This collection makes a compelling case for the importance of studying ceremony and ritual in deepening our understanding of modern democratic parliaments. It reveals through rich case studies that modes of behaviour, the negotiation of political and physical spaces and the creation of specific institutional cultures, underpin democracy in practice... more...

  • A Problem Like Mariaby Maria Fyfe

    Luath Press Ltd 2014; US$ 18.95

    MariaFyfe'spolitical memoir tells the story of fourteen years in office from the point of view of an MP who did not always toe the party line. Here, she recounts some of the most significant moments of her political career, from the frustrating and infuriating to the rewarding, up until the bittersweet ending of her time in parliament in 2001.... more...

  • Interessengruppen und Parlamenteby Thomas von Winter; Julia von Blumenthal

    Springer 2014; US$ 39.99

    Der Band thematisiert das in vielerlei Hinsicht spannungsreiche und auch demokratietheoretisch heikle Zusammentreffen der territorialen mit der funktionalen Reprasentation, das sich in vielfaltigen Formen institutionalisierter und informeller Kontakte zwischen Interessengruppen und Parlamentariern außert. Die Beitrage setzen sich zum Ziel, Formen und... more...

  • Es wird eine Rebellion gebenby Frank A. Meyer

    Orell Füssli Verlag 2014; US$ 14.42

    Scharfsinnig, bissig, anregend - zwei renommierte Journalisten und Denker über die wichtigsten politischen und gesellschaftlichen Fragen unserer Zeit. Sternstunden der politischen Streitkultur und der intelligenten Provokation "Ich schätze an Frank A. Meyer, dass er neugierig ist, gebildet, Dogmen hasst und doch bodenständig geblieben ist - ein... more...

  • Lobbying Uncovered?by Lisa Moessing

    Columbia University Press 2014; US$ 26.99

    To the public's eye, lobbying is still a highly obscure trade. Lobbyists are generally perceived to work behind closed doors in order to influence legislation—what really happens is unknown to the public. To make interest representatives more visible, both the European Union and the United States have developed mechanisms to register lobbyists. However,... more...

  • Point of View 2-Book Bundleby Brent Rathgeber; Douglas L. Bland; Andrew Coyne

    Dundurn 2014; US$ 14.99

    This bundle collects two books that analyze problems in Canada's political and social sphere and ways to prevent further conflict and breakdown of founding Canadian values. more...

  • Think Tanks der Parteienby Ulrich Heisterkamp

    Springer 2014; US$ 59.99

    Die sechs deutschen parteinahen politischen Stiftungen betreiben Politikbildung und -dialog, Begabtenforderung, internationale Politikkooperation, Archive zur Geschichte ihrer Mutterparteien und nicht zuletzt (wissenschaftliche) Politikberatung. Ulrich Heisterkamp untersucht vor dem Hintergrund dieses breiten Aufgabenspektrums das allgemeine Potential... more...

  • The Selection of Ministers around the Worldby Keith Dowding; Patrick Dumont

    Taylor and Francis 2014; US$ 145.00

    Governing cabinets are composed of ministers who come and go even as governments march on. They work for the chief executive, the prime minister or the president, for their parties and for the constituent groups from which they come. They are chosen for their role and dismissed from it for all sorts of reasons that vary across time and country. ... more...

  • Globalization and Democracyby Stephen J. Rosow; Jim George

    Rowman & Littlefield Publishers 2014; US$ 25.99

    Combining theory with compelling case studies, this book examines the globalizing world of democracy. Noted critical scholars Stephen J. Rosow and Jim George argue that democracy must be understood not as a unified concept but as a diversity of political responses to specific conditions and political struggles. Doing so reveals how democracy is taking... more...