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  • 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...

  • 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: Sweden 2010by OECD

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

    The importance of effective regulation has never been so clear as it is today, in the wake of the worst economic downturn since the Great Depression. But how exactly can Better Regulation policy improve countries’ economic and social welfare prospects, underpin sustained growth and strengthen their resilience? What, in fact, is effective regulation?... 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...

  • Just Lawby Helena Kennedy

    Random House 2011; US$ 15.01

    Acute, questioning, humane and passionately concerned for justice, Helena Kennedy is one of the most powerful voices in legal circles in Britain today. Here she roundly challenges the record of modern governments over the fundamental values of equality, fairness and respect for human dignity. She argues that in the last twenty years we have seen a... more...

  • The Pursuit of Justiceby Edward J. López

    Palgrave Macmillan 2010; US$ 35.00

    The Pursuit of Justice is a realistic yet hopeful analysis of how the law works in practice rather than in theory. The multi-chapter discussion recognizes that decision makers in the law - judges, lawyers, juries, police, forensic experts and more - respond systematically to the incentive structures with which they are confronted. more...

  • Citizens, Courts, and Confirmationsby James L. Gibson; Gregory A. Caldeira

    Princeton University Press 2009; US$ 29.95

    In recent years the American public has witnessed several hard-fought battles over nominees to the U.S. Supreme Court. In these heated confirmation fights, candidates' legal and political philosophies have been subject to intense scrutiny and debate. Citizens, Courts, and Confirmations examines one such fight--over the nomination of Samuel Alito--to... more...

  • Impeach the Presidentby Dennis Loo; Peter Phillips; Howard Zinn

    Seven Stories Press 2011; US$ 17.95

    This brilliantly argued and wonderfully written collection by twenty-two of the best political analysts in the US analyzes the extraordinary and unprecedented threat the White House and its allies present to civil liberties, civil rights, the Constitution, international law, and the future of the planet. Impeach the President unearths the stories behind... more...