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  • Decentralization in Client Countriesby World Bank

    World Bank Publications 2008; US$ 14.99

    The Independent Evaluation Group (IEG) assessed the effectiveness of Bank support for decentralization between fiscal 1990 and 2007 in 20 countries, seeking to inform the design and implementation of future support. Given the difficulties of measuring the results of decentralization, the evaluation used intermediate outcome indicators—such as... more...

  • Political Leadership, Parties and Citizensby Jean Blondel; Jean-Louis Thiebault

    Taylor and Francis 2009; US$ 44.95

    Explores the increasing importance of personality in leadership. It focuses on the relationship and psychological dimension between citizens and political leaders, with case studies on Britain and Northern Ireland, France, Italy, Poland, Japan and Thailand. more...

  • Political Handbook of the World 2009by Arthur Banks; Thomas Muller; William Overstreet

    CQ Press, a Division of SAGE 2009; US$ 300.00

    There is no other resource that provides as thorough and accurate political information as CQPress’s best selling Political Handbook of the World. With more than 200 entries on countries and territories throughout the world, Political Handbook of the World 2009 is the most authoritative source for finding complete facts and analysis on each country’s... more...

  • Checking Executive Powerby JODY BAUMGARTNER; NAOKO KADA

    ABC-CLIO 2003; US$ 105.00

    Baumgartner, Kada, and thier contributors examine presidential impeachment in such varied settings as the United States, Russia, Colombia, Brazil, Venezuela, the Philippines, and Madagascar. In all of these countries there has been a serious impeachment attempt within the past decade or so. The results of each impeachment attempt vary, from unnsuccessful... more...

  • Fixing Fragile States: A New Paradigm for Developmentby Seth D. Kaplan

    ABC-CLIO 2008; US$ 65.00

    Fragile states are a menace. Their lawless environments spread instability across borders, provide havens for terrorists, threaten access to natural resources, and consign millions of people to poverty. But Western attempts to reform these benighted places have rarely made things better. Kaplan argues that to avoid revisiting the carnage and catastrophes... more...

  • Reinventing Accountabilityby Anne Marie Goetz; Rob Jenkins

    Palgrave Macmillan 2004; US$ 140.00

    A deepening crisis in accountability in developing democracies has triggered much debate on accountability and the mechanisms needed for overcoming deficiencies of democracy. This book analyzes a wide variety of contemporary efforts to reform accountability systems in developing countries. more...

  • Decision-Making in Committeesby Nicola Friederike Maaser

    Springer 2010; US$ 109.00

    Political and economic institutions are typically governed by committees that face the challenge to reconcile the preferences of their members. How should decision rules be designed to generate fair and sustainable agreements, for example if committee members represent groups of different sizes? This book uses game-theoretic concepts and models to... more...

  • Transforming Government and Public Servicesby Stephen Jenner

    Ashgate Publishing Ltd 2010; US$ 119.95

    This book distills the learning from practical experience and academic research…and represents a significant contribution to the challenges we face in transforming government and public services in an environment of ever-tighter finances' — John Suffolk, UK Government Chief Information OfficerMajor public sector IT-enabled business change... more...

  • From the Ground Upby Stephen Kosack; Courtney Tolmie; Charles C. Griffin

    Brookings Institution Press 2010; US$ 19.95

    Proposes that the international community's efforts to improve governance would be more effective if it collaborated with local independent monitoring organizations (IMOs). more...

  • Making Monitoring and Evaluation Systems Workby Marelize Goergens; Jody Zall Kusek

    World Bank Publications 2010; US$ 34.99

    After more than a decade of development investments in monitoring and evaluation few countries are able to regularly report on how effective their policies and programs are in achieving the results they desire. It is not through lack of good M&E design, nor political mandates to support the effort, but from a lack of sustained management and delivery... more...