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  • Peacebuilding in Northern Ireland, Israel and South Africaby Colin Knox; Padraic Quirk

    Palgrave Macmillan 2000; US$ 175.00

    Political accommodation in Northern Ireland, Israel and South Africa at the macro level may not, by itself, be sufficient to achieve the long-term goals of building peace and reconciliation. This book uses Lederach's peace-building model to explore issues which may provide a basis for transformation and a lasting peace in the three countries. more...

  • The Politics of Nationhoodby Philip Lynch

    Palgrave Macmillan 1999; US$ 176.00

    For over a century the Conservative Party has been identified as the patriotic party defending the nation state and British identity. Thatcherism sought to rework the Conservative politics of nationhood in the light of changed circumstances, but the Thatcher and Major Governments faced significant problems managing the Union, European integration... more...

  • Changing Patterns of Governmentby David Marsh; Dr David Richards; Martin J. Smith

    Palgrave Macmillan 2001; US$ 160.00

    This is the first comprehensive examination of the changing relations between ministers and civil servants since 1979. Based on an original account of power within central government and drawing on evidence compiled from over one hundred and fifty interviews, this book provides unprecedented insight into the world of Whitehall. As well as exploring... more...

  • Referendum Democracyby Professor Matthew Mendelsohn; Dr Andrew Parkin

    Palgrave Macmillan 2001; US$ 163.00

    As the referendum becomes a more regular component of decision making, it leaves few, if any, institutions, processes and values of democracy untouched. Political actors of all kinds - including political parties and interest groups - seek to use the referendum device to further their own objectives. The end result is a different kind of democracy... more...

  • Models of Local Governanceby William L. Miller; Professor Malcolm Dickson; Gerry Stoker

    Palgrave Macmillan 2000; US$ 163.00

    From 1979 to 1997 Britain was a laboratory for experiments in local governance as the control and delivery of local services was switched from elected councils to appointed boards (quangos), private companies or self-management. This book is about four models of local governance: the traditional 'localist' model, the New Right's 'individual' model,... more...

  • Continuities in Poland's Permanent Transitionby Dr Harald Wydra

    Palgrave Macmillan 2001; US$ 163.00

    This book examines change in post-1989 Poland by linking it analytically to the continuity of Poland's past. It argues that the first reality of objective-institutional change is underpinned by the continuity of second realities. Based on an interdisciplinary analysis of the Polish case, this study proposes a new conceptual framework for the study... more...

  • Democracy and Federalism in the European Union and the United Statesby Sergio Fabbrini

    Taylor and Francis 2005; US$ 59.95

    The European Union - a supranational system with its own institutional characteristics and autonomy - has a structure and functional logic which are more similar to those of the US than those of European nation states. Yet, by and large, the EU and the US tend to be analyzed more as potential geopolitical and economic rivals or allies than compared... more...

  • Irish Political Studies Data Yearbook 2002by Karin Gilland; Fiachra Kennedy

    Taylor and Francis 2004; US$ 47.50

    This is an annual register of core political data covering the Republic of Ireland and Northern Ireland. This yearbook constitutes an important time series of data on Irish politics that includes members of governments, state of the parties in parliament, parliamentary committees and all election results. more...

  • Citizenship in a Global Worldby Fuat Keyman; Ahmet Icduygu

    Taylor and Francis 2013; US$ 54.95

    A keen analysis of the social, political and economic determinants of Turkish politics with an exploration of the different dimensions of the republican model of Turkish citizenship, providing the reader with a comprehensive account of Turkish modernity and democracy. At the beginning of a new millennium, Turkey finds itself at a critical juncture... more...

  • New Labourby Mark Bevir

    Taylor and Francis 2012; US$ 60.95

    New Labour is the most innovative and powerful political movement in Britain today. However, New Labour: A Critique argues that its apparent pragmatism disguises an ideological commitment to particular forms of social science, deploying new institutionalism and communitarianism to respond to the New Right. Bevir traces the impact of these forms... more...