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  • Beyond Westminster & Whitehallby R. A. Rhodes

    Taylor and Francis 2002; US$ 67.95

    Beyond Westminster and Whitehall provides the first comprehensive account of the range of sub-central government institutions that are responsible for the delivery of services to citizens. These bodies are the warp and weft of the British system of government and yet are all too frequently ignored. For a full understanding of British government, the... more...

  • British Governmentby Simon James

    Taylor and Francis 2002; US$ 62.95

    This reader presents over seventy case studies of policy making in Whitehall and Westminster, combining newspaper coverage, official documents, academic analysis and the recollections of participants. Simon James demonstrates the various ways in which policy originates, the way it is shaped within Whitehall, the different modes of parliamentary control,... more...

  • The Three Pillars of Libertyby Francesca Klug; Keir Starmer; Stuart Weir

    Taylor and Francis 2003; US$ 67.95

    First published in 2004. Routledge is an imprint of Taylor & Francis, an informa company. more...

  • The Transformation of Governance in the European Unionby Rainer Eising; BEATE KOHLER-KOCH

    Taylor and Francis 2003; US$ 54.95

    The book presents a theoretically informed typology of modes of governance which is tested in a careful selection of comparative country and policy studies. At the core is the question whether the European Union is destined to a network type of governance and whether and how this type of governance will be translated into the member states. The individual... more...

  • Jacques Delorsby Helen Drake

    Taylor and Francis 2002; US$ 59.95

    Drawing on exclusive interviews with Jacques Delors himself, this comprehensive, accessibly written study of his life and Commission presidency is an invaluable resource for all those interested in European and French Politics. Debunking populist images and myths about him, this book presents a balanced examination of a widely misinterpreted political... more...

  • Adjusting to Europeby Yves Meny; Pierre Muller; Jean-Louis Quermonne

    Taylor and Francis 2002; US$ 59.95

    First published in 2002. Routledge is an imprint of Taylor & Francis, an informa company. more...

  • Politicians, Bureaucrats and Administrative Reformby B. Guy Peters; Jon Pierre

    Taylor and Francis 2008; US$ 54.95

    Adminstrative reform in most western democracies over the past couple of decades has been characterized by bringing in market-based concepts of public-service delivery. This book looks critically at administrative reform in a comparative perspective. The contributors - experts on administrative reform - assess its scope and objectives, and also the... more...

  • The Ideal of Public Serviceby Barry O'Toole

    Taylor and Francis 2006; US$ 160.00

    A close examination of the ethics of higher civil servants in Britain and how they have been undermined by recent developments in public administration. Barry O'Toole tackles key questions such as: how should public servants behave? how should they be encouraged to think ethically? how should they be motivated to do so? Focusing... more...

  • Comparing Party System Changeby Jan-Erik Lane; Paul Pennings

    Taylor and Francis 2003; US$ 54.95

    This volume examines the recent changes which have occurred in party systems across Europe. It concludes that parties in many countries are no longer bare reflections of traditional social groups. Rather, the structure in which parties compete is increasingly open and flexible, and subject to on-going change. The combination of comparative and individual... more...

  • Private Groups and Public Lifeby Jan W. van Deth

    Taylor and Francis 2003; US$ 190.00

    This book focuses on the changing relationship between social and political involvement in Western Europe. Empirical case studies examine how new social movements interact with conventional political structures as individuals and groups experiment with new forms of political expression. The results indicate not a declining, but a changing democratic... more...