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  • Europeanization and Transnational Statesby Bengt Jacobsson; Per Lęgreid; Ove K. Pedersen

    Taylor and Francis 2004; US$ 180.00

    This book investigates what happens to an organized political unit when it becomes part of a larger entity and, in particular, how increased European integration and the tentative moves towards a transnational state will affect the European Union's nation state. Europeanization and Transnational States provides an extensive comparative survey of... more...

  • Fixing Electionsby Steven Hill

    Taylor and Francis 2004; US$ 36.95

    Fixing Elections shows our whole 18th-century Winner Take All political system, including the way we elect our legislatures. Steven Hill argues our geographic-based, Winner Take All political system is at the root of many of our worst political problems, including poor minority and majority representation, low voter turnout, expensive mudslinging campaigns,... 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...

  • Citizenship and Welfare State Reform in Europeby Jet Bussemaker

    Taylor and Francis 2003; US$ 54.95

    This work examines the concept of citizenship in relation to social policy, in the context of the rapidly changing European welfare states. Leading academics analyse concrete changes in social rights and citizenship roles, and offer theoretical investigations of citizenship and the welfare state. Issues discussed include: · citizenship versus residence... more...

  • Estimating the Policy Position of Political Actorsby Michael Laver

    Taylor and Francis 2003; US$ 150.00

    This book gives an up to date reference on the state of the art in this highly important methodological area, which is central both to theoretical models of party competition and to empirical accounts, whether these are case studies or comparative analyses. It looks at subjects including tracking estimates of public opinion and party policy intentions... more...

  • From Legislation to Legitimationby Cristina Leston-Bandeira

    Taylor and Francis 2004; US$ 47.95

    This book is unique as the only book on the Portuguese parliament in English. The Portuguese parliament is a valuable case study to understand the different stages of development of a newly democratic parliament. From Legislation to Legitimation shows that, as democracy developed, the role of the Portuguese parliament changed considerably. Whereas... more...

  • Civil Service Systems in Anglo-American Countriesby John Halligan

    Edward Elgar Publishing 2004; US$ 40.00

    This title presents a comprehensive overview of the issues in modern bureacracies, combined with a comparative analysis of the civil service systems and administrative traditions of five Anglo-American nations: Australia, Canada, great Britain, New Zealand and the United States. more...

  • Informal Governance in the European Unionby Thomas Christiansen; Simona Piattoni

    Edward Elgar Publishing 2004; US$ 40.00

    The contributors to this volume address an issue of paramount importance concerning the politics of the European Union: aspects of governance and policy making in the EU that are labelled 'informal'. more...

  • Embodying Democracyby Dr Sarah Birch; Frances Millard; Marina Popescu; Dr Kieran Williams

    Palgrave Macmillan 2002; US$ 175.00

    Embodying Democracy analyzes the politics of electoral reform in eight post-communist states including Poland, Hungary, the Czech Republic, Slovakia, Romania, Bulgaria, Russia and Ukraine. By exploring the multiple factors that shaped the design of electoral institutions during the first ten years of post-communist transition, it accounts for an... more...