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Urban, State & Local Government

  • Reforms at Riskby Eric M. Patashnik

    Princeton University Press 2014; US$ 26.95

    Reforms at Risk is the first book to closely examine what happens to sweeping and seemingly successful policy reforms after they are passed. Most books focus on the politics of reform adoption, yet as Eric Patashnik shows here, the political struggle does not end when major reforms become enacted. Why do certain highly praised policy reforms endure... more...

  • Finanzaufsichtby Alexander Thiele

    Mohr Siebeck 2014; US$ 126.13

    Die Finanzkrise und die spätestens seit 2010 einsetzende Eurokrise haben die Frage nach der Rolle des Staates in einer Marktwirtschaft im Allgemeinen und auf den Finanzmärkten im Besonderen wieder auf die Tagesordnung der gesellschaftlichen Diskussion gesetzt. Der "laisser-faire-Kapitalismus" der Finanzmärkte steht zunehmend in der Kritik, das richtige... more...

  • The Streets of San Franciscoby Christopher Lowen Agee

    University of Chicago Press 2014; US$ 45.00

    For decades, the city of San Francisco has been nearly synonymous with the word ?liberal,? known for its diversity and acceptance, environmental activism, and thriving art scene.  But this has not always been the case.  Liberalism in San Francisco in the years right after World War II was mostly confined to notions of state welfare and business regulation.... more...

  • Assessing the Open Method of Coordinationby Egidijus Barcevicius; Timo Weishaupt; Jonathan Zeitlin

    Palgrave Macmillan 2014; US$ 105.00

    Based on the findings of a large-scale, comparative research project, this volume systematically assesses the institutional design and national influence of the Open Method of Coordination in Social Inclusion and Social Protection (pensions and health/long-term care), at the European Union level and in ten EU Member States. more...

  • Homeland Security, its Law and its Stateby Christos Boukalas

    Taylor and Francis 2014; US$ 135.00

    This book assesses the impact of post-9/11 domestic counterterrorism policy on US political life. It examines political discourse, law, institutional architecture, and state-population relations, and shows that ?homeland security? is a project with wide-ranging implications for democratic institutions and culture. These implications are addressed... more...

  • Essential Supreme Court Decisionsby John R. Vile

    Rowman & Littlefield Publishers 2014; US$ 28.99

    Revised and now in its 16th edition, Essential Supreme Court Decisions: Summaries of Leading Cases in U.S. Constitutional Law is the most up-to-date and historically thorough guide to the American Supreme Court?s most monumental rulings available today. The Supreme Court grapples every day with issues fundamental to our democracy ? from religious expression... more...

  • Zwei Seiten einer Medaille?by Annabelle Petschow

    Tectum Verlag 2014; US$ 46.28

    Im Zuge der so genannten "Eurokrise? ist das Begriffspaar "Nation und Europa? verstärkt in den Fokus der Öffentlichkeit gerückt. Wie genau steht es aber um das Verhältnis von deutschem Nationalstaat und europäischer Integration? Die gegenwärtige Diskussion um die Zukunft der europäischen Währungsunion wirft nichts Geringeres als die Frage... more...

  • Private Foundationsby Paolo Panico

    Oxford University Press, USA 2014; US$ 249.99

    Private foundations are now offered as an alternative to traditional trusts in a growing number of international financial centres and an increasing number of practitioners - in the relevant jurisdictions and elsewhere - are asked to advise clients who are thinking of protecting their wealth in this way. As more jurisdictions introduce legislation,... more...

  • Mental Health and Work: United Kingdomby OECD Publishing

    OECD Publishing 2014; US$ 33.00

    Tackling mental ill-health of the working-age population is becoming a key issue for labour market and social policies in OECD countries. OECD governments increasingly recognise that policy has a major role to play in keeping people with mental ill-health in employment or bringing those outside of the labour market back to it, and in preventing mental... more...

  • Die Universität im Mehrebenensystemby Cristina Fraenkel-Haeberle

    Mohr Siebeck 2014; US$ 114.56

    <i>Universitas semper reformanda est</i> : Die Entwicklung einer Institution, welche die abendländische Kultur entscheidend mitgeprägt hat, wird anhand von drei europäischen Fallbeispielen (Deutschland, Österreich und Italien) dargelegt. Cristina Fraenkel-Haeberle untersucht dabei die sich abzeichnenden Internationalisierungsprozesse sowie... more...