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  • Public Administration in East Asiaby Evan M. Berman

    Taylor and Francis 2010; US$ 179.95

    Written by leading experts, Public Administration in East Asia: Mainland China, Japan, South Korea, Taiwan examines the inner workings of governments in East Asia, in particular its public administration and related public policy processes. It focuses on the apparatus of government ? the agencies, their values, context, and policies within which... more...

  • Globalization and Democracyby Stephen J. Rosow; Jim George

    Rowman & Littlefield Publishers 2014; US$ 25.99

    Combining theory with compelling case studies, this book examines the globalizing world of democracy. Noted critical scholars Stephen J. Rosow and Jim George argue that democracy must be understood not as a unified concept but as a diversity of political responses to specific conditions and political struggles. Doing so reveals how democracy is taking... more...

  • You Can Lead a Politician to Water, But You Can't Make Him Thinkby Kinky Friedman

    Simon & Schuster 2007; US$ 10.99

    And Kinky Said Unto the People: Why the Hell Not? So the good people of Texas weren't able to get the Kinkster into the Governor's Mansion in 2006. It was a solid race, and he fought the good fight. Getting on the ballot as an independent -- a feat that had not been achieved in over a century -- was a victory in itself. And with ideas like... more...

  • The Federalist Papers and the New Institutionalismby Bernard Grofman

    Algora Publishing 2007; US$ 48.00

    The Madisonian approach to institutional design, as set forth in The Federalist Papers, is examined from the point of view of leading theorists of the "public choice" school who see themselves as the political heirs of that earlier legacy.Bernard Grofman taught a course on representation in which the readings included both the Federalist... more...

  • Voting and Elections the World Overby Rita J. Simon; Vassia Gueorguieva

    Lexington Books 2008; US$ 79.99

    Voting and Elections the World Over examines the electoral process across twenty-two countries. The book is a quick reference source for information about the major issues to consider when analyzing elections and their administration across nations: type of electoral system; who administers elections; elected offices; suffrage; the voting process;... more...

  • The Comparative Political Economy of Developmentby Barbara Harriss-White; Judith Heyer

    Taylor and Francis 2009; US$ 49.95

    This book illustrates the enduring relevance and vitality of the comparative political economy of development approach and aptly presents the relation between theory and empirical material in a dynamic and interactive way. It offers a meaningful and powerful explanation of what is happening in the continent of Africa and the sub-continent of South... more...

  • Global Development 2.0by Lael Brainard; Derek Chollet

    Brookings Institution Press 2008; US$ 24.95

    The fight against global poverty has quickly become one of the hottest tickets on the global agenda—with rock stars, world leaders, and multibillionaires calling attention to the plight of the poor at international confabs such as the World Economic Forum and the Clinton Global Initiative. The cozy, all-of-a-kind club of rich country officials... more...

  • Stuck in the Middleby Antonio Estache; Danny Leipziger

    Brookings Institution Press 2009; US$ 28.95

    “There is no shortage of talk about the middle class, say the middle 60 percent of income recipients. But here is a book that actually studies them from a global perspective: their interests, their attitudes, their prospects, their power. It is now all the more important to go back to the study of the redistributive effects, deliberate and accidental,... more...

  • Innovative Governmentsby Douglas J. Watson

    ABC-CLIO 1997; US$ 106.95

    Due to state and federally mandated programs, local governments are increasingly resorting to innovative and alternative means of performing their functions because taxpayers are becoming more resistant to tax increases. Certain conditions need to exist for governmental innovation to be possible. This work explores these situations, using case studies... more...

  • Political Handbook of the World 2010by Arthur Banks; Thomas C. Muller; William R. Overstreet

    CQ Press, a Division of SAGE 2010; US$ 315.00

    More coverage, more depth - at a price you can't beat. No other resource matches the timely, thorough, and accurate political information provided by CQ Press' best-selling "Political Handbook of the World". With more in-depth coverage of current political controversies than any other reference guide, "Political Handbook of the... more...