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- Organisation for Economic Co-operation and Development 2009; US$ 40.00
The actions and policies of government touch our daily lives in countless ways. Quantifying and measuring government actions can help leaders make better decisions, and can help to hold government accountable to its citizens. . Government at a Glance is a new, biennial publication of the OECD providing over 30 indicators describing government... more...
- Policy Press 2009; US$ 39.95
The consumer in public services critiques established assumptions surrounding citizenship and consumption. Drawing on empirical research, it challenges existing stereotypes about the 'consumer as chooser' and shows how we must develop a more sophisticated understanding of consumers, examining their place and role as users of public services. more...
- SAGE India 2005; US$ 29.95
Providing a comprehensive critique of the Constitution adopted in 1990, this book identifies it as an important factor in the exclusion of various ethnic and minority groups. It examines the causes for the lack of democratic consolidation in Nepal and outlines alternative institutions that can give voice to the various socio-cultural groups in the... more...
- Berrett-Koehler Publishers 2009; US$ 9.95
Times are changing. Instead of obsessing about what they?re against, progressives have begun to think about what they?re for?to prepare once again to play their role as agents of bold ideas and political and social transformation. Finding new confidence and imagination, they have begun to renew their political capital. The essays in this volume draw... more...
- OUP Oxford 2010; US$ 109.99
The book examines how the European Union profoundly penetrates the domestic branch of executive government. The author explores the accumulated organizational capacities and the every-day decision-making dynamics inside three key institutions: the European Commission, EU-level agencies, and EU committees. more...
- Princeton University Press 1998; US$ 45.00 US$ 40.95
A generation ago, scholars saw interest groups as the single most important element in the American political system. Today, political scientists are more likely to see groups as a marginal influence compared to institutions such as Congress, the presidency, and the judiciary. Frank Baumgartner and Beth Leech show that scholars have veered from one... more...
- Berrett-Koehler Publishers 2005; US$ 14.95
American democracy, argues Charles Derber, is being subverted in the name of democracy itself. Derber shows how the current regime has maintained power by intensifying the red/blue culture wars?supporting religious extremists, exploiting terrorism fears, and manipulating the electoral process. And he reveals our best hope for positive change: an alliance... more...
- ABC-CLIO 1997; US$ 64.00
Due to state and federally mandated programs, local governments are increasingly resorting to innovative and alternative means of performing their functions because taxpayers are becoming more resistant to tax increases. Certain conditions need to exist for governmental innovation to be possible. This work explores these situations, using case studies... more...
- Rowman & Littlefield Publishers 2008; US$ 34.99
Through a series of carefully chosen vignettes, Stephen E. Frantzich portrays citizens from every walk of life-rich and poor, old and young, black and white, male and female, left and right, famous and obscure engaged in extraordinary civic activity. Their causes run the gamut from civil rights to flag burning, from the Internet to the environment-but... more...
- Scarecrow Press 2009; US$ 47.99
Ethics of Spying: A Reader for the Intelligence Professional, Volume 2 seeks to define an intelligence professional while utilizing various theoretical and practical perspectives. Prominent scholars explore ethics through the intelligence cycle and how ethics is evolving and viewed in a post-9/11 world. The book concludes with a survey on ethical conduct... more...