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  • The Darling Diariesby Beth Slaney; Stan Darling

    Dundurn 1996; US$ 14.99

    A stalwart Tory, Stan Darling was a Member of Parliament for twenty-one years. In The Darling Diaries, he looks back on his career in politics, the places he has been, and some of the people he has met. more...

  • Das Schweizer Parlamentby Sarah Bütikofer

    Nomos Verlagsgesellschaft 2014; US$ 30.66

    Der Band widmet sich dem Schweizer Parlament. Der erste analytische Beitrag untersucht die Entwicklung des Milizparlaments hin zu einem Berufsparlament. Bisher galten nur Exekutivamtsträger als Berufspolitiker, doch mittlerweile üben immer mehr Parlamentarier ihr Amt vollzeitlich aus. Der institutionelle Rahmen hielt mit dieser Entwicklung nicht Schritt,... more...

  • Decentralization and Party Politics in the Dominican Republicby Christopher Mitchell

    Palgrave Macmillan 2013; US$ 46.66

    Recently in the Dominican Republic, a pro-municipal social alliance pressed for decentralization and politicians yielded, seeking power in three-party competition. This study examines how electoral, financial, and administrative power has been dispersed and suggests innovative strategies to maintain decentralizing momentum. more...

  • 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...

  • Delegation in Contemporary Democraciesby Fabrizio Gilardi; Dietmar Braun

    Taylor and Francis 2006; US$ 54.95

    Delegation is an ubiquitous social phenomenon linked to the growing differentiation of modern societies. Delegation is one of several different modes of organisation that exist to make collective action successful, but has been overlooked and under-researched. Using a rational choice institutional analysis and principal agent models, this book brings... more...

  • Delegation in the Regulatory Stateby F. Gilardi

    Edward Elgar Publishing 2008; US$ 40.00

    Over the years, independent regulatory agencies have become widespread institutions for regulatory governance. This book studies how they have diffused across Europe and compares their formal independence in 17 countries and seven sectors. It is intended for researchers and students in political science, public policy, and public administration. more...

  • Democracy and Developmentby Axel Hadenius

    Cambridge University Press 1992; US$ 36.00

    This book is a wide-ranging study of the meaning of democracy and the factors which determine its level. more...

  • Democracy at Largeby Boris Petric

    Palgrave Macmillan 2012; US$ 100.00

    An analysis of the transnationalization of politics in several societies concerned by programs of democracy promotion, the contributors to this book seek to understand how these new global norms and programs create forms of appropriation and resistance at the local level. more...

  • Democracy in the Developing Worldby Jeffrey Haynes

    Wiley 2013; US$ 26.95

    Until the late 1980s, there were very few democratically elected governments in the developing world. These areas were characterized by a range of authoritarian regimes from military administrations to one-party dictatorships. Over the past decade, however, the situation has altered significantly and an increasing number of developing countries have... more...

  • Democracy in Practiceby Shirin M. Rai; Rachel Johnson

    Palgrave Macmillan 2014; US$ 105.00

    This collection makes a compelling case for the importance of studying ceremony and ritual in deepening our understanding of modern democratic parliaments. It reveals through rich case studies that modes of behaviour, the negotiation of political and physical spaces and the creation of specific institutional cultures, underpin democracy in practice... more...