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  • Comparing Administrative Burdens across Countriesby OECD Publishing

    Organisation for Economic Co-operation and Development 2007; US$ 70.00

    Cutting red tape to improve business conditions has become a priority in OECD countries. This pilot study measures and compares administrative burdens in the transport sector across eleven member countries: Belgium, Canada, Denmark, France, Germany, Italy, Netherlands, New Zealand, Norway, Sweden and Turkey. The aim of the exercise is twofold: to identify... more...

  • Comparing Public Bureaucraciesby B. Guy Peters

    University of Alabama Press 2012; US$ 26.95

    Normal0falsefalsefalseMicrosoftInternetExplorer4 The comparative study of public policy once promised to make major contributions to our understanding of government. Much of that promise now appears unfulfilled. What accounts for this decline in intellectual fortunes and change in intellectual fashion? Comparing Public Bureaucracies seeks to understand... more...

  • Comparing Westminsterby R. A.W. Rhodes; John Wanna; Patrick Weller

    Oxford University Press 2009; US$ 42.99

    This book explores how the governmental elites in Australia, Britain, Canada, New Zealand, and South Africa understand their Westminster system. It examines in detail four interrelated features of Westminster systems. Firstly, the increasing centralisation in collective, responsible cabinet government. Second, the constitutional convention of ministerial... more...

  • Constitutionalism and Political Reconstructionby Sad Amir Arjomand

    BRILL 2007; US$ 136.00

    This book offers a unique interdisciplinary comparison of the dominant trends in constitutional developments and legal change across different regions of the world in the last half century, bringing together the constitution-making of the post-colonial era with the post-communist political reconstruction and globalization of constitutionalism. more...

  • Controlling Modern Governmentby C. Hood; O. James; B.G. Peters; C. Scott

    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...

  • Corruption, Inequality, and the Rule of Lawby Eric M. Uslaner

    Cambridge University Press 2008; US$ 44.00

    In this book Uslaner suggests that the roots of corruption lie in economic and legal inequality and low levels of generalized trust. more...

  • Cost Management and Control in Governmentby Dale Geiger

    Business Expert Press 2011; US$ 19.95

    Government organizations spend enormous amounts of money. They employ a large percentage of the work force. They have an undeniably huge impact on the national economy and wealth. Yet they are, for the most part, unmanaged. What passes for management is a combination of oversight and audit. Oversight is primarily reactive: offering negative feedback... more...

  • Courts and Consociationsby Christopher McCrudden; Brendan O'Leary

    Oxford University Press 2013; US$ 54.99

    Consociations are power-sharing arrangements, increasingly used to manage ethno-nationalist, ethno-linguistic, and ethno-religious conflicts. Current examples include Belgium, Bosnia, Northern Ireland, Burundi, and Iraq. Despite their growing popularity, they have begun to be challenged before human rights courts as being incompatible with human rights... more...

  • Culture and the Politics of Third World Nationalismby Dawa Norbu

    Taylor and Francis 2002; US$ 190.00

    Nationalism in specific political systems combined with a theoretical framework that draws out its universal significance. Ten case studies from South Asia, the Middle East, Latin America and Europe focus on local cultural factors. more...

  • Cutting Red Tapeby OECD Publishing

    Organisation for Economic Co-operation and Development 2006; US$ 42.00

    Most OECD countries have made policies to reduce administrative burdens ? cutting red tape ? a political priority. Red tape is particularly burdensome to smaller companies and may inhibit entrepreneurship. These effects are more costly in global markets, where competitiveness can be affected by the efficiency of the domestic regulatory and administrative... more...