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  • Beyond the Spanish Stateby Dr Rachel Jones

    Palgrave Macmillan 2000; US$ 152.00

    Beyond the Spanish State is a well researched and accessibly written study of EU policy-making in Spain. From the fishermen in Andalusia fighting to protect their quotas, to regional governments demanding a greater say in EU Structural Funds, the book represents a masterful effort to delve deeper into the dynamic relations between central government... more...

  • 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...

  • Civil Service Systems in Anglo-American Countriesby John Halligan

    Edward Elgar Publishing 2004; US$ 40.00

    This title presents a comprehensive overview of the issues in modern bureacracies, combined with a comparative analysis of the civil service systems and administrative traditions of five Anglo-American nations: Australia, Canada, great Britain, New Zealand and the United States. more...

  • Informal Governance in the European Unionby Thomas Christiansen; Simona Piattoni

    Edward Elgar Publishing 2004; US$ 40.00

    The contributors to this volume address an issue of paramount importance concerning the politics of the European Union: aspects of governance and policy making in the EU that are labelled 'informal'. 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...