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- Palgrave Macmillan 2001; US$ 163.00
As the referendum becomes a more regular component of decision making, it leaves few, if any, institutions, processes and values of democracy untouched. Political actors of all kinds - including political parties and interest groups - seek to use the referendum device to further their own objectives. The end result is a different kind of democracy... more...
- Cambridge University Press 2003; US$ 46.00
This edited volume addresses the political relevance of 'irregular' forms of armed force. more...
- Edward Elgar Publishing 2004; US$ 40.00
Controlling Modern Government' explores the long-term development of controls over government across five major state traditions in developed democracies - US, Japan, variants of continental-European models, a Scandinavian case and variants of the Westminster model. more...
- Organisation for Economic Co-operation and Development 2003; US$ 75.00
In recent years, a significant number of OECD member countries have introduced initiatives to reduce the environmentally damaging effects of public procurement. Through various policies and programmes, environmental criteria are being applied to purchasing decisions. more...
- Organisation for Economic Co-operation and Development 2003; US$ 58.00
E-Government is more about government than about ?e?. The rise of the information society has led to major changes in citizen expectations and organisational structures, cultures and working processes. Governments are following suit and adopting information society tools and working practices to remain responsive to citizen needs. more...
- Organisation for Economic Co-operation and Development 2004; US$ 67.00
Conflicts of interest have become a key issue in public debate world-wide. New forms of conflict between individual private interests of public officials and their public duties arise as the public sector has become increasingly commercialised and works more closely with the business and non-profit sectors. more...
- Taylor and Francis 2005; US$ 68.95
The UK has played a pivotal role in the development of New Public Management (NPM). This book offers an original, comprehensive and multidisciplinary analysis of the impact of the New Public Management in the UK, and situates these analyses in a broader comparative perspective. Its chapters consider: competing typologies of NPM issues of professionalism... more...