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  • Public Sector Managementby Norman Flynn

    SAGE Publications 2012; US$ 50.00

    A jargon-free textbook on public sector management in the UK. Exemplary pedagogy and a thorough companion website make this the ideal book for students on public sector management courses. more...

  • Aging in Chinaby Sheying Chen; Jason L. Powell

    Springer 2012; US$ 199.00

    China, which is fast on its way to becoming the most powerful economic force in the world, has four unique characteristics that distinguish it from other countries in Asia: (1) The proportion of aging population is growing faster than that of Japan (the country previously recognized as having the fastest rate) and much faster than nations in western... more...

  • Parliamentary Oversight Toolsby Riccardo Pelizzo; Frederick Stapenhurst

    Taylor and Francis 2013; US$ 54.95

    This book investigates Parliaments? capacity to oversee government activities, policies and expenditures. Utilising a comparative approach, the book presents a new examination of oversight tools and discusses the conditions under which such tools are employed effectively. The result of a 9-year collaboration between the authors, this book draws... more...

  • Value for Money in Governmentby OECD Publishing

    Organisation for Economic Co-operation and Development 2012; US$ 42.00

    This report presents the results of the assessment of the organisation of the central government of Australia. The study looks at reforms that are aimed at improving the quality of services (more value) and efficiency (less money) in central government. Starting with facts and quantitative benchmarks on the Australian central government, the study... more...

  • Urban Transportation Planning in the United Statesby Edward Weiner

    Springer 2012; US$ 179.00

    The development of U.S. urban transportation policy over the past half-century illustrates the changing relationships among federal, state, and local governments. This comprehensive text examines the evolution of urban transportation planning from early developments in highway planning in the 1930s to today’s concerns over sustainable development,... more...

  • Kriterien und Grenzen der Gesetzgebungskompetenz kraft Sachzusammenhangs nach dem Grundgesetz.by Ulrich Jan Schröder

    Duncker & Humblot 2010; US$ 93.40

    Hauptbeschreibung Für den Bundesstaat ist die Verteilung der Gesetzgebungskompetenzen zwischen Bund und Ländern eine grundlegende Weichenstellung. In der Staatspraxis lassen sich von jeher starke zentripetale Tendenzen nachweisen. Eine Bevorzugung der Zentralgewalt zeigt sich bereits unter der Verfassung des Kaiserreichs. Auch die Rechtsprechung... more...

  • Macht und Ohnmacht der Parlamenteby Heinrich Oberreuter

    Nomos Verlagsgesellschaft 2013; US$ 40.33

    Der Band versammelt die Beiträge zum 10. Passauer Symposion zum Parlamentarismus, das die derzeitige Lage des Parlamentarismus sowie aktuelle und künftige Herausforderungen und Reaktionsmöglichkeiten thematisierte. Im Mittelpunkt steht dabei das Spannungsverhältnis zwischen Parlament und Mediendemokratie. more...

  • Anatomie der Parteizentraleby Manfred Wilke

    De Gruyter 1998; US$ 133.00

    Anatomie der Parteizentrale die KPD und SED auf dem Weg zur Macht more...

  • Government Accountability and Legislative Oversightby Riccardo Pelizzo; Frederick Stapenhurst

    Taylor and Francis 2013; US$ 29.00

    The purpose of the book is to investigate parliaments? capacity to oversee government activities, policies and budget legislation. By analysing the survey data that the World Bank Institute in collaboration with the Inter-Parliamentary Union collected from 120 parliaments, Pelizzo and Stapenhurst show what tools are available to parliaments worldwide,... more...

  • 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...