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  • Direct Democracy's Impact on American Political Institutionsby Shaun Bowler; Amihai Glazer

    Palgrave Macmillan 2008; US$ 115.00

    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...

  • Transactie als bestuurlijke vernieuwingby Dik Wolfson

    Amsterdam University Press 2005; US$ 38.50

    Burgers zijn geŽmancipeerd 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...

  • Governance and the Democratic Deficitby Geske Dijkstra; Menno Fenger; Victor Bekkers; Mr Arthur Edwards

    Ashgate Publishing Ltd 2013; US$ 149.95

    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'. Governance is used to describe policy making and implementation without a central authority in a non-hierarchical, network-like structure through negotiation and cooperation... more...

  • Transcending New Public Managementby Professor Per Lśgreid; Professor Tom Christensen

    Ashgate Publishing Ltd 2013; US$ 49.95

    Following on from the success of the editors' previous book, New Public Management: The Transformation of Ideas and Practice, which examined the public reform process up to the end of the last decade, this new volume draws on the previous knowledge both theoretically and empirically. It examines and debates the post-new public management reform development... more...

  • Democratic Control of Intelligence Servicesby Dr Hans Born; Ms Marina Caparini

    Ashgate Publishing Ltd 2013; US$ 149.95

    The events of September 11, 2001 sharply revived governmental and societal anxieties in many democratic countries concerning the threats posed by terrorism, organized crime, the proliferation and use of weapons of mass destruction, and other complex security threats. In many countries, public discourse of subjects traditionally considered part of... more...

  • The Art of Public Strategyby Geoff Mulgan

    Oxford University Press, UK 2008; US$ 41.99

    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...

  • Regionalism and the Stateby Mr Gordon Mace

    Ashgate Publishing Ltd 2013; US$ 149.95

    Empirically rich with highly detailed case studies on the North American Free Trade Agreement (NAFTA), this comprehensive volume studies the relationship between regionalism and state behavior. The traditional pattern of past studies of regionalism and regional integration has been to understand how state strategies molded the dynamics of an integration... more...

  • Measuring Government Activityby OECD Publishing

    Organisation for Economic Co-operation and Development 2009; US$ 40.00

    The size and the economic significance of the public sector make it a major contributor to economic growth and social welfare. The goods and services government provides, its redistributive and regulatory powers, and how those are exercised affect the way business is conducted and people live their lives in every country. Citizens are entitled to understand... more...

  • The Politics of Self-Governanceby Professor Eva SÝrensen; Professor Peter Triantafillou

    Ashgate Publishing Ltd 2013; US$ 149.95

    Liberal democracies are experiencing a major transformation of public governance by which self-regulation, co-operation and negotiation between public and private actors and across different political-administrative levels play an increasingly important role for policy-making and implementation. Using the term 'governance imagery', or what a given... more...

  • Referendums and Representative Democracyby Maija Setšlš; Theo Schiller

    Taylor and Francis 2009; US$ 54.95

    This volume analyses how the use of referendums affects the central functions and characteristics of representative democracy. It provides a balanced account of the interaction between referendums and representative institutions and actors, seeking to evaluate whether referendums supplement or undermine representative democracy. Considering both normative... more...