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  • 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...

  • Public Sector Pay and Adjustmentby Christopher Colclough

    Taylor and Francis 2002; US$ 54.95

    Changes to levels of earnings in the public and private sectors have a critical role in the adjustment process. Case studies of Singapore, Korea, Zambia, Zimbabwe and Argentina show that in those countries which adjusted unsuccessfully real earnings declined sharply, often with a further negative impact on output. The governments of the more successful... more...

  • Egalitarian Thought and Labour Politicsby Nick Ellison

    Taylor and Francis 2002; US$ 54.95

    In Egalitarian Thought and Labour Politics Nick Ellison argues that the concept of equality is the cornerstone of the British socialist tradition. He examines the alternative understandings of equality which have divided the labour party since 1930 and traces the origins of the current shift away from concern for social and economic equality to an... more...

  • Democracy and Political Change in Sub-Saharan Africaby John A. Wiseman

    Taylor and Francis 2002; US$ 61.95

    Since the end of the 1980s the most important political development in Sub-Saharan Africa has been the movement towards democracy. This is something that has affected nearly all the countries in the region in varying degrees. This book provides the reader with a set of case studies covering a diverse range of African states in order to identify the... more...

  • Stabilising Fragile Democraciesby Paul Lewis; Geoffrey Pridham

    Taylor and Francis 2002; US$ 61.95

    Political parties play a central, if not the central, political role in parliamentary democracies. They are also likely to play a key role in the establishment of new parliamentary democracies. This volume provides a systematic comparison of the democratic transitions in both Eastern and Southern Europe from this point of view. There are four main... more...

  • Understanding Comparative Politicsby Mehran Kamrava

    Taylor and Francis 2002; US$ 59.95

    Comparative politics has undergone significant theoretical changes in recent decades. Particularly since the 1980s, a new generation of scholars have revamped and rejuvinated the study of the subject. Mehran Kamrava examines current and past approaches to the study of comparative politics and proposes a new framework for analysis. This is achieved... more...

  • Local Governmentby Howard Elcock

    Taylor and Francis 2013; US$ 67.95

    Since first publication in 1982, Howard Elcock's Local Government has established a reputation as a comprehensive and unbiased account of how British local government really works. This respected textbook has been completely revised and rewritten for its third edition, to take account of changes in local government and in the circumstances in which... 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...