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

    Princeton University Press 1998; US$ 45.00 US$ 38.70

    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...

  • 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...

  • Citizen Democracyby Stephen E. Frantzich

    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...

  • Ethics of Spyingby Jan Goldman

    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...

  • Dynamics of Local Governance in China During the Reform Eraby Tse-Kang Leng; Yun-han Chu; Chih-Jou Jay Chen; Peter T.Y. Cheung; Jianyu He; Shu Keng; Richard Madsen; Jean C. Oi; Kaoru Shimizu; Anne F. Thurston; Shaoguang Wang; Susan H. Whiting

    Lexington Books 2009; US$ 104.99

    Since the Chinese economic reform was realized in the early 1990s, a significant revolution has been launched socially, economically, and politically in China. At present, China is an indispensable actor in the international arena, so that the transitionsdomestically bring about substantial influence on the whole world. Dynamics of Local Governance... more...

  • Public Sector Integrityby OECD Publishing

    Organisation for Economic Co-operation and Development 2005; US$ 77.00

    This assessment framework for public sector integrity provides policy makers and managers with a pioneering roadmap to design and organise sound assessments in specific public organisations and sectors. It includes practical checklists, decision-making tools and options for methodologies based on good practices. At a time when governments are... more...

  • Jobs for Youth, Denmark 2010by OECD Publishing

    Organisation for Economic Co-operation and Development 2010; US$ 39.00

    This report contains - for Denmark - a survey of the main barriers to employment for young people, an assessment of the adequacy and effectiveness of existing measures to improve the transition from school-to-work, and a set of policy recommendations for further action by the public authorities and social partners.  . The report is based... more...

  • e-Government for Better Governmentby OECD Publishing

    Organisation for Economic Co-operation and Development 2005; US$ 49.00

    Information and communication technology (ICT) offers an array of tools that can be used to help government services become more agile, responsive, seamless and accountable.  This book looks at new thinking and practice in OECD countries in five different areas:  : Making electronic services more responsive to the needs of citizens... more...

  • OECD e-Government Studies, Norway 2005by OECD Publishing

    Organisation for Economic Co-operation and Development 2005; US$ 56.00

    This review is the first study that undertakes an in-depth analysis of e-government in Norway from a whole-of-government perspective. It looks at the progress to date and the remaining challenges the Norwegian government faces in implementing e-government and provides a detailed analysis of the e-government policy cycle, focusing on the role of... more...