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  • 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...

  • Crossroadsby Andrew Cuomo

    Random House Publishing Group 2003; US$ 24.95

    An array of leading Democrats, Republicans, and independent thinkers provide a road map for America?s political future. America is at a turning point. For the first time in history, the United States is the world?s lone superpower?in Andrew Cuomo?s words, ?both the tamer and target of an unstable world.? New technology and the omnipresent media... more...

  • Democracy in Americaby Alexis De Tocqueville; Joseph Epstein

    Random House Publishing Group 2004; US$ 7.99

    From America's call for a free press to its embrace of the capitalist system, Democracy in America --first published in 1835--enlightens, entertains, and endures as a brilliant study of our national government and character. Philosopher John Stuart Mill called it "among the most remarkable productions of our time." Woodrow Wilson wrote that de Tocqueville's... 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...

  • Learning From Comparative Public Policyby Richard Rose

    Taylor and Francis 2004; US$ 56.95

    This textbook offers a fresh approach to the study of comparative politics and public policy. Instead of concentrating on why countries differ, Learning From Comparative Public Policy explores how countries can learn from each other about the success and failure of policy initiatives. With its theory and practise focus, the lively narrative analyzes... 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...

  • Elections and Democratization in Ukraineby Dr Sarah Birch

    Palgrave Macmillan 2000; US$ 163.00

    Elections and Democratization in Ukraine analyses the role of competitive elections in the Ukraine's crucial democratic transition period of 1989 to 1998, focusing on how Ukrainian voters make vote choices and which electoral cleavages are most important. Contrary to those who claim that the Soviet Union left in its wake an atomized society with... more...

  • Cabinets in Eastern Europeby Jean Blondel; Ferdinand Müller-Rommel

    Palgrave Macmillan 2001; US$ 160.00

    Cabinets in Eastern Europe is a comprehensive study which enables the reader to compare the origins, structure, composition and activities of these cabinets and to draw lessons from this comparison. Each chapter begins with a survey of the evolution of cabinets since the fall of communism at the beginning of the 1990s. The emphasis is then laid on... more...

  • The Nature of Party Governmentby Jean Blondel; M. Cotta

    Palgrave Macmillan 2000; US$ 175.00

    The Nature of Party Government examines relationships between governments and supporting parties on a comparative European basis. The book does so at the level of principles: there is a major conflict between governments, which should govern, and parties, which being representative, wish to shape the way governments operate. The book studies relationships... more...

  • The Lega Nord and the Politics of Secession in Italyby Professor Anna Cento Bull; Dr Mark Gilbert

    Palgrave Macmillan 2001; US$ 160.00

    Since the late 1980s, the Lega Nord has broken the mould of Italian politics. Federalist, secessionist, populist, it has succeeded in mobilizing the entrepreneurial class of Northern Italy in a campaign against the Italian state. In 1996, it launched the idea of Panadia , a separate Northern Italian nation. This proved to be a step too far, but the... more...