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  • Interessengruppen und Parlamenteby Thomas von Winter; Julia von Blumenthal

    Springer 2014; US$ 39.99

    Der Band thematisiert das in vielerlei Hinsicht spannungsreiche und auch demokratietheoretisch heikle Zusammentreffen der territorialen mit der funktionalen Reprasentation, das sich in vielfaltigen Formen institutionalisierter und informeller Kontakte zwischen Interessengruppen und Parlamentariern außert. Die Beitrage setzen sich zum Ziel, Formen und... more...

  • A Problem Like Mariaby Maria Fyfe

    Luath Press Ltd 2014; US$ 18.95

    MariaFyfe'spolitical memoir tells the story of fourteen years in office from the point of view of an MP who did not always toe the party line. Here, she recounts some of the most significant moments of her political career, from the frustrating and infuriating to the rewarding, up until the bittersweet ending of her time in parliament in 2001.... 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...

  • Thuis voelen in de buurtby Peter Van der Graaf; Jan Willem Duyvendak

    Amsterdam University Press 2009; US$ 35.00

    Bij het transformeren van probleemwijken naar prachtwijken is veel aandacht voor de fysieke, de sociale en de economische aspecten van achterstand. Maar weinig is bekend over de relatie tussen achterstand en emotionele binding: wat zijn de effecten van de stedelijke vernieuwing op het thuisgevoel van deze bewoners? Dat staat centraal in dit onderzoek... 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...

  • OECD Environmental Performance Reviewsby OECD Publishing

    Organisation for Economic Co-operation and Development 2001; US$ 61.00

    This review of Iceland's environmental conditions and policies evaluates progress in reducing the pollution burden, improving natural resource management, integrating environmental and economic policies, and strengthening international co-operation. The analyses presented are supported by a broad range of economic and environmental data. more...