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- 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...
- 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...
- 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...
- 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...
- 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...
- 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 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...