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  • 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...

  • 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...

  • Political Campaign Communicationby Judith S. Trent; Robert V. Friedenberg; Jr. Robert E. Denton

    Rowman & Littlefield Publishers 2011; US$ 38.99

    Now in its seventh edition, Political Campaign Communication provides a realistic understanding of the strategic and tactical communication practices utilized in contemporary political campaigns. Trent, Friedenberg, and Denton's classic text has been updated to reflect recent election campaigns, including the 2010 congressional elections and... more...

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

    Duncker & Humblot 2010; US$ 99.31

    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...

  • Contemporary European Politicsby José Magone

    Taylor and Francis 2013; US$ 57.95

    In this important new introductory textbook, José Magone provides an accessible and comprehensive introduction to contemporary European politics. The unification of the European continent since the Fall of the Berlin wall in 1989 and the collapse of communist regimes in Central and Eastern Europe has changed the nature of European politics. This... more...

  • Macht und Ohnmacht der Parlamenteby Heinrich Oberreuter

    Nomos Verlagsgesellschaft 2013; US$ 41.36

    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...

  • Über das Ansehen des Bundesverfassungsgerichtsby Oliver Lembcke

    BWV Berliner Wissenschafts-Verlag 2010; US$ 32.65

    Hauptbeschreibung "Karlsruhe" nimmt einen bedeutenden Platz im politischen Institutionengefüge der Bundesrepublik ein, und zwar deswegen, weil es dem Verfassungsgericht gelungen ist, Ansehen zu erlangen. Um das öffentliche Ansehen dreht sich diese Studie. Sie beruht auf der Auswertung von fünfzig Jahren Presseberichterstattung über das Bundesverfassungsgericht.... 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...

  • 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...

  • Corruption and Legislative Oversightby 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...