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  • Patronage and Powerby Ben Hillman

    Stanford University Press 2014; US$ 50.00

    Power and Patronage examines the unwritten rules and inner workings of contemporary China's local politics and government. It exposes how these rules have helped to keep the one-Party state together during decades of tumultuous political, social, and economic change.While many observers of Chinese politics have recognized the importance of informal... more...

  • Corruption and Legislaturesby Riccardo Pelizzo; Frederick Stapenhurst

    Taylor and Francis 2014; US$ 29.00

    This book investigates parliaments’ role in curbing corruption. In addition to discussing the definition, causes, and costs of corruption and the role that parliaments have in reducing corruption, the authors consider contemporary issues that parliamentarians – and others – need to be aware of. These include the importance of broad-based coalitions... more...

  • Bring Back the Bureaucratsby John DiIulio

    Templeton Press 2014; US$ 7.99

    In Bring Back the Bureaucrats , John J. DiIulio Jr., one of America’s most respected political scientists and an adviser to presidents in both parties, summons the facts and statistics to show us how America’s big government actually works and why reforms that include adding a million more people to the federal workforce by 2035 might actually help... more...

  • Interest Group Politics in the Southern Statesby Ronald J. Hrebenar; Clive Thomas

    University of Alabama Press 2015; US$ 44.95

    This is the first volume comprehensively to explore the dynamics of political interest groups in the twelve southern states – the types of group, lobbyists and lobbying tactics, state regulation of lobbying activity, and the power they exert in the individual states. The authors bring a new dimension to the study of southern politics, which traditionally... more...

  • The Language of Public Administrationby David John Farmer

    University of Alabama Press 2015; US$ 39.95

    Coping with the practical problems of bureaucracy is hampered by the limited self-conception and the constricted mindsets of mainstream public administration thinking. Modernist public administration theory, although valuable and capable of producing ever more remarkable results, is limiting as an explanatory and catalytic force in resolving fundamental... more...

  • Politics and Post-Colonial Theoryby Pal Ahluwalia

    Taylor and Francis 2012; US$ 49.95

    This groundbreaking book makes sense of the complexities and dynamics of post-colonial politics, illustrating how post-colonial theory has marginalised a huge part of its constituency, namely Africa. Politics and Post-Colonial Theory traces how African identity has been constituted and reconstituted by examining issues such as: * negritude * the... more...

  • Political Parties in Post-Communist Eastern Europeby Paul Lewis

    Taylor and Francis 2002; US$ 59.95

    Political Parties in Post-Communist Eastern Europe is the first textbook to survey the course of party developments in eastern Europe as a whole in the post-Communist period. This book relates the specifics of the post-communist situation to the broader picture of the early stages of party development in western Europe and also to contemporary models... more...

  • The Labour Party Since 1979by Eric Shaw

    Taylor and Francis 2002; US$ 61.95

    The Labour Party since 1979: Crisis and Transformation challenges the claim that Labour's only real hope for the future lies in shedding its ideological baggage. It rejects the notion taht the 'shadow budget' was the prime cause of its 1992 defeat and argues that the strategyof seeking an image of 'responsibility' and 'respectability' - which under... more...

  • Beyond Westminster & Whitehallby R. A. Rhodes

    Taylor and Francis 2002; US$ 67.95

    Beyond Westminster and Whitehall provides the first comprehensive account of the range of sub-central government institutions that are responsible for the delivery of services to citizens. These bodies are the warp and weft of the British system of government and yet are all too frequently ignored. For a full understanding of British government, the... more...

  • British Governmentby Simon James

    Taylor and Francis 2002; US$ 62.95

    This reader presents over seventy case studies of policy making in Whitehall and Westminster, combining newspaper coverage, official documents, academic analysis and the recollections of participants. Simon James demonstrates the various ways in which policy originates, the way it is shaped within Whitehall, the different modes of parliamentary control,... more...