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  • Covert Capitalby Andrew Friedman

    University of California Press 2013; US$ 29.95

    The capital of the U.S. Empire after World War II was not a city. It was an American suburb. In this innovative and timely history, Andrew Friedman chronicles how the CIA and other national security institutions created a U.S. imperial home front in the suburbs of Northern Virginia. In this covert capital, the suburban landscape provided a cover for... more...

  • Das allgemeine Verwaltungsrecht als Ordnungsideeby Eberhard Schmidt-Aßmann

    Springer 2006; US$ 39.95

    Verwaltungsrecht soll dem Einzelnen Schutz gewähren und der Verwaltung zu wirkungsvoller und effizienter Erfüllung ihrer Aufgaben rechtlich den Weg ordnen. Dieser Doppelauftrag sieht sich vor zahlreichen neuen Herausforderungen: Was kann die Gesetzesgebundenheit der Verwaltung angesichts komplexer Risikolagen noch leisten? Welche Rolle kommt den Gerichten... more...

  • The Myth of the Rational Voterby Bryan Caplan

    Princeton University Press 2011; US$ 23.95

    The greatest obstacle to sound economic policy is not entrenched special interests or rampant lobbying, but the popular misconceptions, irrational beliefs, and personal biases held by ordinary voters. This is economist Bryan Caplan's sobering assessment in this provocative and eye-opening book. Caplan argues that voters continually elect politicians... more...

  • Populist Radical Right Parties in Europeby Cas Mudde

    Cambridge University Press 2007; US$ 38.00

    The first comprehensive and truly pan-European study of populist radical right parties in Europe. more...

  • Civil Society and Governance in Europeby W.A. Maloney; J.W. van Deth

    Edward Elgar Publishing 2008; US$ 40.00

    Analyses the opportunities for civil society associations to contribute to European integration and decision-making, from various perspectives. This book attempts to demonstrate that the Europeanization process - in terms of civil society actors adapting to the European political space - has an uneven development. more...

  • Time, Policy, Managementby Christopher Pollitt

    Oxford University Press 2008; US$ 54.99

    In this important new book, Christopher Pollitt, one of the leading researchers in public policy and management, argues that we are guilty of neglecting a fundamental dimension of both the practice and study of contemporary public management: that of time. Pollitt traces the character of, and the reasons for, this neglect in his wide-ranging study.... more...

  • Managing Complex Networksby Walter J M Kickert; Erik-Hans Klijn; Joop F M Koppenjan

    SAGE Publications 1997; US$ 59.00

    Although the concept of policy networks is now well-established in the field, most research has to content itself with description and analysis of their contribution to policy failure. This book goes further. It accepts policy networks as a fundamental characteristic of modern societies and presents an overview of the strategies for the management... more...

  • The Making of a European Public Sphereby Ruud Koopmans; Paul Statham

    Cambridge University Press 2010; US$ 26.00

    This book shows how European integration is debated in the mass media, and how this affects democratic inclusiveness. more...

  • Elbridge Gerry's Salamanderby Gary W. Cox; Jonathan N. Katz

    Cambridge University Press 2002; US$ 26.00

    A 2002 book showing how the Supreme Court's reapportionment decisions sparked a wave of extraordinary redistricting in the mid-1960s. more...

  • Representing Womenby Beth Reingold

    The University of North Carolina Press 2000; US$ 30.00

    Women in public office are often assumed to "make a difference" for women, as women--in other words, to represent their female constituents better than do their male counterparts. But is sex really an accurate predictor of a legislator's political choices and actions? In this book, Beth Reingold compares the representational activities and attitudes... more...