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  • 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...

  • Über das Ansehen des Bundesverfassungsgerichtsby Oliver Lembcke

    BWV Berliner Wissenschafts-Verlag 2010; US$ 31.84

    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...

  • 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...

  • 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...