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  • 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...

  • The Almanac of British Politicsby Robert Waller; Byron Criddle

    Taylor and Francis 2007; US$ 92.95

    The latest edition of The Almanac of British Politics has been thoroughly revised and updated to include full details of the new constituencies following the comprehensive boundary changes which will come into force throughout the United Kingdom at the next election. It has firmly established itself as the definitive guide to the electoral map of... 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...

  • Parliamentary Reform in Britain, c. 1770-1918by Eric J. Evans

    Taylor and Francis 2014; US$ 38.95

    Covers the momentous reforms in the British electoral system during the period from the Great Reform Act of 1832 to 1918 when women were given the vote. The study charts the series of Reform Acts right through the period, involving rather more attention to those important changes in the 1880s which are often underplayed. 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...

  • 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...

  • 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...

  • 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...

  • The Lega Nord and the Politics of Secession in Italyby Professor Anna Cento Bull; Dr Mark Gilbert

    Palgrave Macmillan 2001; US$ 160.00

    Since the late 1980s, the Lega Nord has broken the mould of Italian politics. Federalist, secessionist, populist, it has succeeded in mobilizing the entrepreneurial class of Northern Italy in a campaign against the Italian state. In 1996, it launched the idea of Panadia , a separate Northern Italian nation. This proved to be a step too far, but the... more...

  • The Italian General Election of 2008by Professor James L. Newell

    Palgrave Macmillan 2009; US$ 115.00

    A lively account of the general election of 2008 and of its profound significance for Italy and beyond. It gets to grips with the complexities of Italian politics in an exceptionally clear way. Covering the background to the election, the campaign, the parties, voting and the outcome, it is comprehensive in approach and tells a fascinating 'story'. more...