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  • Centralised Enforcement, Legitimacy and Good Governance in the EUby Melanie Smith

    Taylor and Francis 2009; US$ 46.95

    Article 226 EC is the central mechanism of enforcement in the EC Treaty, and remains unchanged since the original Treaty of Rome. This book examines Article 226 in the light of contemporary debates including concepts such as democracy, legitimacy, good administration and good governance in the EU.   more...

  • Fundraising Law Made Easyby Bruce R. Hopkins

    Wiley 2009; US$ 45.00

    The ins and outs of fundraising law-made easy-from nonprofit law authority Bruce Hopkins Author Bruce R. Hopkins-a leading authority on the laws regulating fundraising-offers essential, practical legal information in easy-to-understand English. His practical tips and "red flags" provide useful advice and present critical information in an efficient... more...

  • When I'm Sixty-Fourby Teresa Ghilarducci

    Princeton University Press 2008; US$ 29.95

    A crisis is looming for baby boomers and anyone else who hopes to retire in the coming years. In When I'm Sixty-Four , Teresa Ghilarducci, the nation's leading authority on the economics of retirement, explains how to confront this crisis head-on, revealing the causes behind the increasingly precarious economics of old age in America and proposing... more...

  • Advice and Dissentby Sarah A. Binder; Forrest Maltzman

    Brookings Institution Press 2009; US$ 22.95

    For better or worse, federal judges in the United States today are asked to resolve some of the nation’s most important and contentious public policy issues. Although some hold onto the notion that federal judges are simply neutral arbiters of complex legal questions, the justices who serve on the Supreme Court and the judges who sit on the lower... more...

  • Litigating Federalismby Bill Swinford; Eric N. Waltenburg

    ABC-CLIO 1999; US$ 155.00

    Waltenburg and Swinford provide a detailed and systematic examination of state government activity before the U.S. Supreme Court. They provide an explanatory model of state litigation behavior that both rests upon a solid theoretical perspective and places state decisions in a larger political context.||After an examination of the evolution of U.S.... more...

  • A Practical Guide to International Philanthropyby Jonathon R. Moore

    Cambridge University Press 2009; US$ 32.00

    Addresses the issues faced by philanthropists seeking to engage in international charitable activities and offers alternative approaches to traditional US-based foundations. more...

  • Corporate Governance Accountability and Transparencyby OECD Publishing

    Organisation for Economic Co-operation and Development 2010; US$ 40.00

    Using this Guide will facilitate the practical implementation of the OECD Guidelines on Corporate Governance of State-Owned Enterprises in the areas of transparency and accountability. It provides viable policy options and a step-by-step road map on how to address typical difficulties, risks and hurdles that may be encountered. It also provides concrete... more...

  • Conflict and Fragility Do No Harmby OECD Publishing

    Organisation for Economic Co-operation and Development 2010; US$ 47.00

    Despite the best of intentions, donors can inadvertently undermine statebuilding processes. When the resources they deliver or the reforms they advocate weaken rather than strengthen the state’s decision- and policy-making functions, their efforts can do more harm than good. Donors can also do harm by creating a brain drain away from state organisations... more...

  • Energy Policies of IEA Countries, Italy 2009by OECD Publishing; International Energy Agency

    Organisation for Economic Co-operation and Development 2010; US$ 116.00

    This 2009 IEA review of Italy's energy policies and programmes finds that the Italian government has made substantial progress in a number of sectors since the last IEA in-depth energy policy review in 2003. The success of the green certificate and white certificate schemes and continued reform of the electricity and natural gas supply markets... more...

  • Better Regulation in Europe: Belgium 2010by OECD Publishing

    Organisation for Economic Co-operation and Development 2010; US$ 42.00

    This report maps and analyses the core issues which together make up effective regulatory management for Belgium, laying down a framework of what should be driving regulatory policy and reform in the future. Issues examined include: strategy and policies for improving regulatory management; institutional capacities for effective regulation and the... more...