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  • 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...

  • British Devolution and European Policy-Makingby Professor Simon Bulmer; Professor Martin Burch; Dr Caitríona Carter; Dr Patricia Hogwood; Dr Andrew Scott

    Palgrave Macmillan 2002; US$ 160.00

    In 1999 the Blair government introduced British devolution as part of a major programme of constitutional reform. This development posed major questions concerning how relations with the European Union would be affected. Previously, policymaking in the UK had been centralized on Whitehall and Westminster. However, devolution to Scotland and Wales introduced... more...

  • The Politics of Lyingby Lionel Cliffe; Maureen Ramsay; David Bartlett

    Palgrave Macmillan 2000; US$ 176.00

    This book provides the first attempt to synthesise what is a pervasive phenomenon, and one that is mentioned tangentially in many political analyses, but nowhere receives the systematic and theoretical treatment that its significance to the working of 'democratic' political practice deserves. It will thus be a volume that should interest a range of... more...

  • Transparency in Public Policyby Neal D. Finkelstein

    Palgrave Macmillan 2000; US$ 160.00

    Framed within the context of comparative international policy discussions, this volume examines how recent public policy design has been influenced by combinations of market-based, regulatory and legal mechanisms. Five major public policy areas are discussed: health, education, environment, gun control, and budgeting. more...

  • Beyond the Spanish Stateby Dr Rachel Jones

    Palgrave Macmillan 2000; US$ 152.00

    Beyond the Spanish State is a well researched and accessibly written study of EU policy-making in Spain. From the fishermen in Andalusia fighting to protect their quotas, to regional governments demanding a greater say in EU Structural Funds, the book represents a masterful effort to delve deeper into the dynamic relations between central government... more...

  • Peacebuilding in Northern Ireland, Israel and South Africaby Colin Knox; Padraic Quirk

    Palgrave Macmillan 2000; US$ 175.00

    Political accommodation in Northern Ireland, Israel and South Africa at the macro level may not, by itself, be sufficient to achieve the long-term goals of building peace and reconciliation. This book uses Lederach's peace-building model to explore issues which may provide a basis for transformation and a lasting peace in the three countries. more...

  • The Politics of Nationhoodby Philip Lynch

    Palgrave Macmillan 1999; US$ 176.00

    For over a century the Conservative Party has been identified as the patriotic party defending the nation state and British identity. Thatcherism sought to rework the Conservative politics of nationhood in the light of changed circumstances, but the Thatcher and Major Governments faced significant problems managing the Union, European integration... more...

  • Changing Patterns of Governmentby David Marsh; Dr David Richards; Martin J. Smith

    Palgrave Macmillan 2001; US$ 160.00

    This is the first comprehensive examination of the changing relations between ministers and civil servants since 1979. Based on an original account of power within central government and drawing on evidence compiled from over one hundred and fifty interviews, this book provides unprecedented insight into the world of Whitehall. As well as exploring... more...