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  • Government at a Glance 2009by OECD Publishing

    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...

  • Maine Politics and Governmentby Kenneth T Palmer

    University of Nebraska Press 2009; US$ 30.00

    Remote and thinly populated, Maine was long insulated from many of the demographic and economic trends of states to the south. Maine Politics and Government traces recent changes in the state’s system as agriculture, manufacturing, and maritime trades have ceded dominance to high-tech businesses, extensive commercial development, and an expanding... more...

  • Towards a Democratic Nepalby Mahendra Lawoti

    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...

  • The Consumer in Public Servicesby Richard Simmons; Martin Powell; Ian Greener

    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...

  • An Emergent European Executive Orderby Jarle Trondal

    OUP Oxford 2010; US$ 109.99 US$ 94.59

    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...

  • Thinking Bigby James Lardner; Nathaniel Loewentheil

    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...

  • Basic Interestsby Frank R. Baumgartner; Beth L. Leech

    Princeton University Press 1998; US$ 41.95 US$ 33.56

    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...

  • Hidden Powerby Charles Derber

    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...

  • Permanently Blueby Dylan Loewe

    Crown/Archetype 2010; US$ 14.00

    In 2008 Democrats accomplished the political trifecta that had eluded them for more than 40 years:  get a progressive president elected and win landslide victories in the House and Senate at the same time.  The question is, was that the high point for the party? Or was it just the beginning of a Democratic golden age?  As author Dylan Loewe compellingly... more...

  • Innovative Governments: Creative Approaches to Local Problemsby Douglas Watson

    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...