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- Taylor and Francis 2004; US$ 48.95
This book is unique in analysing the new Scottish Parliament from a systematically comparative perspective. Its basic premise is that since devolution in 1999 Scotland can be considered a Scandinavian-style democracy with several features of a Scandinavian-style parliament. The basic research question, therefore, is: 'Has the Scottish Parliament in... more...
- Taylor and Francis 2004; US$ 53.95
There is a growing interest in delegation to non-majoritarian institutions in Europe, following both the spread of principal-agent theory in political science and law and increasing delegation in practice. During the 1980s and 1990s, governments and parliaments in West European nations have delegated powers and functions to non-majoritarian bodies... more...
- Palgrave Macmillan 2003; US$ 165.00
Ingrid van Biezen provides a comprehensive comparative analysis of party formation and organizational development in recently established democracies. She focuses on four democracies in Southern and East-Central Europe and addresses political parties from a cross-regional perspective. Featuring a wealth of new information on party organization, this... more...
- Taylor and Francis 2004; US$ 59.95
For the first time, this book reveals the actual roles of the Christian Democratic (CD) parties in postwar Europe from a pan-European perspective. It shows how Christian Democratic parties became the dominant political force in postwar Western Europe, and how the European People's Party is currently the largest group in the European Parliament.... more...
- SAGE Publications 2001; US$ 63.00
Provides an introduction to the key political issues and concepts that characterize the contemporary study of Europe. This book maps the complex interaction between internationalization, nation state and democracy to provide a new basis for understanding political change in contemporary Europe. It introduces the concept of internationalization,... more...
- IOS Press 2003; US$ 109.00
This work provides an overall view of scientific discussion concerning networks, particularly the governing of networks in European public administration. Topics related to network governance, information technology, and also to other issues of administrative and managerial reforms are covered. more...
- Palgrave Macmillan 2000; US$ 195.00
Why did democracy survive in some European countries between the wars while fascism or authoritarianism emerged elsewhere? This innovative study approaches this question through the comparative analysis of the inter-war experience of eighteen countries within a common comprehensive analytical framework. It combines (social and economic) structure-... more...
- Luath Press Ltd 2013; US$ 1.44
Shortlisted for 'Polemic of the Year' at The Paddy Power/Total Politics Political Book Awards 2013! Following an introductory chapter exploring why political argument deals in probability and plausibility across interdependent areas of social activity not certainty in individual areas, this book offers a case for independence under six main headings... more...