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  • Agents of the Peopleby Pasi Ihalainen

    BRILL 2010; US$ 191.00

    Analysing parliamentary references to the people, this book provides a more nuanced interpretation of eighteenth-century re-evaluations of democracy. It shows how interaction between parliamentarians and the public sphere in different political cultures produced more modern conceptions of the legitimacy of political power. more...

  • Subsidiarity Governanceby Alessandro Colombo

    Palgrave Macmillan 2012; US$ 100.00

    This volume summarizes the key elements and main features of a subsidiarity-informed model of governance and outlines an analytical framework which can be applied to other subsidiarity-informed models of governance worldwide. more...

  • Order! Order!by Robert Rogers

    Biteback Publishing 2012; US$ 18.94

    The village of Parliament has a colourful history of conflict, great oratory, wit and repartee, strange customs and larger-than-life characters, and this rich and entertaining miscellany embraces them all. On his enthralling textual tour, Robert Rogers, the Clerk of the House of Commons, looks not only at the memorable and often fiery politicians... more...

  • Parliamentary reform at Westministerby Alexandra Kelso

    Manchester University Press 2009; US$ 95.00

    The Labour government elected in 1997 pledged to reform the Westminster parliament by modernising the House of Commons and removing the hereditary peers from the House of Lords. Events have consequently demonstrated the deep controversy that accompanies such attempts at institutional reconfiguration, and have highlighted the shifting fault-lines in... more...

  • Italy in Transitionby Peter Lange; Sidney Tarrow

    Taylor and Francis 2012; US$ 60.00

    This is a reproduction of a book published before 1923. This book may have occasional imperfections such as missing or blurred pages, poor pictures, errant marks, etc. that were either part of the original artifact, or were introduced by the scanning process. We believe this work is culturally important, and despite the imperfections, have elected... more...

  • Judicial System Reform in Italy - A Key to Growthby Gianluca Esposito; Sergi Lanau; Sebastiaan Pompe

    International Monetary Fund 2014; US$ 9.00

    The inefficiency of the Italian judicial system has contributed to reduced investments, slow growth and a difficult business environment. The enforcement of civil and commercial claims suffers from excessive delays in court proceedings, resulting in a very large number of pending cases. The Italian authorities have over the years taken steps to remove... more...

  • Italy and Japan: How Similar Are Theyby Silvio Beretta; Axel Berkofsky; Fabio Rugge

    Springer 2014; US$ 179.00

    This book provides an enlightening comparative analysis of Japan?s and Italy?s political cultures and systems, economics, and international relations from World War II to the present day. It addresses a variety of fascinating questions, ranging from the origins of the authoritarian regimes and post-war one-party rule in both countries, through to Japan?s... more...

  • Politics of National Identity in Italyby Eva Garau

    Taylor and Francis 2014; US$ 135.00

    This book focuses on the politics of national identity in Italy. Only a unified country for just over 150 years, Italian national identity is perhaps more contingent than longer established nations such as France or the UK.   The book investigates when, how and why the discussions about national identity and about immigration became entwined in... more...

  • Constructing Democracy in Southern Europeby Lauren M. McLaren

    Taylor and Francis 2008; US$ 54.95

    Why are some regimes democratic while others are not? Specifically, how have Spain and Italy managed to become democratic while Turkey, which shares many similar characteristics, has not? Spain, Italy and Turkey have shared common historical features which would have been disruptive to any new democracy; however they represent a wide array of... more...

  • Tudor Parliaments,The Crown,Lords and Commons,1485-1603by Michael A.R. Graves

    Taylor and Francis 2014; US$ 79.95

    This excellent short survey looks at the workings of parliament under the first four Tudor monarchs. After an introductory first section which looks at parliament's medieval origins, the author then considers all aspects of early parliamentary history - including the historiography of the early Tudor parliaments, membership and attendance, the legislative... more...