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- University of Chicago Press 2008; US$ 20.00
Direct democracy is alive and well in the United States. Citizens are increasingly using initiatives and referendums to take the law into their own hands, overriding their elected officials to set tax, expenditure, and social policies. John G. Matsusaka's For the Many or the Few provides the first even-handed and historically based treatment of... more...
- Palgrave Macmillan 2008; US$ 110.00
In this volume a series of contributions look at the impact of direct democracy on those processes of representative democracy to raise ? and answer ? the question: Does direct democracy harm representative democracy? more...
- Policy Press 2007; US$ 39.95
This study, by a qualitative sociologist, uses interpretive methods to examine the impact of auditing and inspection on professional work in schools, hospitals, local government and the police and provides a true sense of what is practically involved in the work of counting, measuring and managing quality. more...
- CQ Press, a Division of SAGE 2008; US$ 155.25
An indispensable research tool for academic, public, and high school libraries, corporate and non-profit organization libraries, as well as U.S. and foreign government agencies and news media companies, this brand new guide is the one-stop source for vital information and analysis on every major aspect of government and politics in the Americas. This... more...
- Amsterdam University Press 2005; US$ 38.50
Burgers zijn geėmancipeerd van onderdaan tot tegenspeler van de overheid; ze laten zich niet meer in hokjes stoppen. Het openbaar bestuur is het zicht kwijt op wat mensen willen en kunnen. Dat leidt tot onvrede en de roep om een andere overheid. Verkenning 9 ontwerpt een nieuwe opzet voor het openbaar bestuur op basis van recente ontwikkelingen in... more...
- Ashgate Publishing Ltd 2007; US$ 134.95
It is widely acknowledged that we are witnessing a major transformation of public policy making, a transformation which has been labelled as a change from 'government' to 'governance'. This comprehensive volume assesses the alleged 'democratic deficit' of these new governance practices and as such is ideally suited to courses... more...
- Ashgate Publishing Ltd 2007; US$ 49.95
The ideal follow-up to the editors' previous book, New Public Management: The Transformation of Ideas and Practice, this new volume draws on the previous knowledge both theoretically and empirically to examine and debate the post-new public management reform development in Denmark, Norway, Sweden, Australia and New Zealand. more...
- Springer 2009; US$ 139.00
Considers national-level evidence for the operation of Duverger's law in the world's largest, longest-lived and most successful democracies of Britain, Canada, India and the US. This book looks at the overall evidence for Duverger's Law in these countries and deals with evidence for the mechanical and incentive effects predicted by Duverger. more...
- Oxford University Press, UK 2008; US$ 33.99
Written by Geoff Mulgan, a former head of policy for the UK prime minister, and advisor to governments round the world, this book is about how government's strategies take shape, and how money, people, technology, and public commitment can be mobilized to achieve important goals. It considers the common mistakes made, and how these can be avoided.... more...
- University of Alabama Press 2009; US$ 22.95
“In this classic, Gaus writes perceptively of the ‘ecology’ of public administration and its relationship to the rise of the administrative state. He recounts how crises and changes in people, place, physical technology, social technology, and philosophy in the first half of the 20th century led citizens repeatedly to look to government... more...