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  • Arguing for Independenceby Stephen Maxwell; Owen Dudley Edwards

    Luath Press Ltd 2013; US$ 19.95

    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 -- the democratic case, the economic case, the social case, the international case, the cultural case... more...

  • Arguing for Independenceby Stephen Maxwell; Owen Dudley Edwards

    Luath Press Ltd 2013; US$ 11.65

    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...

  • Britain Rebootedby David Torrance

    Luath Press Ltd 2014; US$ 10.95

    Why Scotland should be independent, what policies might be pursued by an independent Scotland, and so on. But as an academic might say, there is a gap in the literature: what about the case for Scotland remaining part of the UK?A New Union: Scotland in a Federal UK argues for a whole scale transformation of the famously uncodified British constitution.... more...

  • Caledonian Dreamingby Gerry Hassan

    Luath Press Ltd 2014; US$ 18.95

    Caledonian Dreaming examines the state of contemporary Scotland, the independence referendum, and its wider consequences.In this accessible book, Hassan challenges the myths that define modern Scotland and its place in the United Kingdom. He forensically examines the shortcomings of Scottish society - from the 'missing Scotland' of voters disconnected... more...

  • Changing Government Relations in Europeby Michael J. Goldsmith; Edward C. Page

    Taylor and Francis 2010; US$ 135.00

    This book offers a comparative analysis of recent developments in intergovernmental relations in twelve countries across Europe. more...

  • Christian Democracy in Europe Since 1945by Michael Gehler; Wolfram Kaiser

    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...

  • Citizenship and Involvement in European Democraciesby Jan W. Van Deth; José Ramón Montero; Anders Westholm

    Taylor and Francis 2007; US$ 54.95

    This unique study presents the results of a cross-national analysis of citizenship and participation among citizens in twelve European democracies. Research on the future and quality of contemporary democracy is usually restricted to focus either on political participation, on particular aspects of citizenship, or on social activities, exclusively.... more...

  • Competency Management in the Public Sectorby S. Horton; A. Hondeghem; D. Farnham

    IOS Press 2002; US$ 97.00

    Designed for both practitioners and academics, this work seeks to inform the reader about the practice of competency management services in the public sector. It throws light on the origins and meanings of the concept and traces the competency movement from the 1980s in the UK and USA. more...

  • The Conditions of Democracy in Europe 1919-39by Dirk Berg-Schlosser; Dr Jeremy Mitchell

    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...

  • Conservatismby Kieron O?Hara; David Willetts

    Reaktion Books 2011; US$ 29.95

      The term "conservative," when employed today in reference to politicians and beliefs, can denote groups as diverse and incompatible as the religious right, libertarians, and opponents of large, centralized government. Yet the original conservative philosophy, first developed in the eighteenth century by Edmund Burke, was most concerned... more...