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  • Politicians, Bureaucrats and Administrative Reformby B. Guy Peters; Jon Pierre

    Taylor and Francis 2008; US$ 54.95

    Adminstrative reform in most western democracies over the past couple of decades has been characterized by bringing in market-based concepts of public-service delivery. This book looks critically at administrative reform in a comparative perspective. The contributors - experts on administrative reform - assess its scope and objectives, and also the... more...

  • Public Management and Governanceby Tony Bovaird; Elke Löffler

    Taylor and Francis 2004; US$ 60.95

    First published in 2003. Routledge is an imprint of Taylor & Francis, an informa company. more...

  • Social Capital and the Transition to Democracyby Gabriel Badescu; Eric Uslaner

    Taylor and Francis 2004; US$ 180.00

    The concept of social capital has been used by political scientists to explain both the transition to democracy in Eastern Europe and the decline of social cohesion in Western societies. This edited collection presents the latest quantitative research on how post-communist countries are adapting to Western models of society. The book combines theoretical... more...

  • Comparing Party System Changeby Jan-Erik Lane; Paul Pennings

    Taylor and Francis 2003; US$ 150.00

    This volume examines the recent changes which have occurred in party systems across Europe. It concludes that parties in many countries are no longer bare reflections of traditional social groups. Rather, the structure in which parties compete is increasingly open and flexible, and subject to on-going change. The combination of comparative and individual... more...

  • Private Groups and Public Lifeby Jan W. van Deth

    Taylor and Francis 2003; US$ 190.00

    This book focuses on the changing relationship between social and political involvement in Western Europe. Empirical case studies examine how new social movements interact with conventional political structures as individuals and groups experiment with new forms of political expression. The results indicate not a declining, but a changing democratic... more...

  • Citizenship and Welfare State Reform in Europeby Jet Bussemaker

    Taylor and Francis 2003; US$ 150.00

    This work examines the concept of citizenship in relation to social policy, in the context of the rapidly changing European welfare states. Leading academics analyse concrete changes in social rights and citizenship roles, and offer theoretical investigations of citizenship and the welfare state. Issues discussed include: · citizenship versus residence... more...

  • Estimating the Policy Position of Political Actorsby Michael Laver

    Taylor and Francis 2003; US$ 150.00

    This book gives an up to date reference on the state of the art in this highly important methodological area, which is central both to theoretical models of party competition and to empirical accounts, whether these are case studies or comparative analyses. It looks at subjects including tracking estimates of public opinion and party policy intentions... more...

  • The Three Pillars of Libertyby Francesca Klug; Keir Starmer; Stuart Weir

    Taylor and Francis 2003; US$ 67.95

    First published in 2004. Routledge is an imprint of Taylor & Francis, an informa company. more...

  • Europeanization and Transnational Statesby Bengt Jacobsson; Per Lægreid; Ove K. Pedersen

    Taylor and Francis 2004; US$ 180.00

    This book investigates what happens to an organized political unit when it becomes part of a larger entity and, in particular, how increased European integration and the tentative moves towards a transnational state will affect the European Union's nation state. Europeanization and Transnational States provides an extensive comparative survey of... more...

  • The British Administrative Systemby Grant Jordan

    Taylor and Francis 2002; US$ 61.95

    This student text brings together and discusses different principles and ideas that are used in the description of policy making and administration in Britain. These include Collective Responsibility, Individual Ministerial Responsibility, Arms Lenght Control, Organisation by Function, Judicial Review of Administration. The problem for those advancing... more...