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  • Specialised Anti-Corruption Institutionsby OECD Publishing

    Organisation for Economic Co-operation and Development 2008; US$ 42.00

    International anti-corruption treaties, including the UN Convention against Corruption, require member states to establish two types of anti-corruption institutions – one to prevent corruption and the other to combat corruption through law enforcement. The treaties also establish standards for such anti-corruption institutions – they should... more...

  • The Regulatory State in an Age of Governanceby Roger King

    Palgrave Macmillan 2007; US$ 110.00

    This is a highly readable and comprehensive account of the regulatory state and governance. It examines both key concepts and theories and important policy domains, and utilizes comparative, historical and transnational perspectives. A critical theme is consideration of whether the regulatory state that has developed in recent decades. more...

  • The Dynamics of Referendum Campaignsby Dr Claes H. de Vreese

    Palgrave Macmillan 2007; US$ 128.00

    This book focuses on the key actors in a referendum (the political elites/ parties, the media and citizens) and is centred around themes such as campaign style, campaign effects, electoral mobilization and turnout, as well as vote choice. The contributors consider the impact and importance of referendum campaigns. more...

  • OECD e-Government Studies Turkeyby OECD Publishing

    Organisation for Economic Co-operation and Development 2007; US$ 56.00

    Turkey’s e-government efforts received new emphasis in the last three years. The election of a new government brought forward an agenda including public sector modernisation using e-government. Turkey has since made considerable progress with e-government. This review identifies several strategic opportunities. One opportunity is to stimulate... more...

  • 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...

  • Administrative Simplification in the Netherlandsby OECD Publishing

    Organisation for Economic Co-operation and Development 2007; US$ 33.00

    Cutting red tape and improving business conditions have become a priority in OECD countries. This study of the Netherlands, one of the front runners in the field, is the first OECD review of a national programme for administrative simplification. The report describes the key features of the Dutch programme including the measurement of burdens, the... more...

  • The New Bureaucracyby Max Travers

    Policy Press 2007; US$ 39.95

    This study, by a qualitative sociologist, uses interpretive methods to examine the impact of auditing and inspection on professional work in schools, hospitals, local government and the police and provides a true sense of what is practically involved in the work of counting, measuring and managing quality. more...

  • Political Handbook of the Americas 2008by CQ Press

    CQ Press, a Division of SAGE 2008; US$ 155.25

    An indispensable research tool for academic, public, and high school libraries, corporate and non-profit organization libraries, as well as U.S. and foreign government agencies and news media companies, this brand new guide is the one-stop source for vital information and analysis on every major aspect of government and politics in the Americas. This... 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...

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

    Palgrave Macmillan 2008; US$ 110.00

    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...