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- Palgrave Macmillan 2012; US$ 100.00
In the US and UK there has been a transformation in child care, family leave, social assistance and tax credits over the last twenty years. This book explores the factors behind these changes. With detailed case studies, it shows that ideas and the power to wield them are crucial factors in the transformation of family policy. more...
- Oxford University Press 2012; US$ 84.99
Governance has become one of the most commonly used concepts in contemporary political science. It is, however, often used to mean a variety of different things. This book helps to clarify this conceptual muddle by concentrating on one variety of governance-interactive governance. The authors argue that although the state may remain important for many... more...
- 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...
- Cambridge University Press 2012; US$ 26.00
Argues that the interaction of formal institutions and the quality of democracy explain patterns of private sector development across Africa. more...
- 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...
- 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...
- Duncker & Humblot 2010; US$ 80.42
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...