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    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...

  • The Art of Public Strategyby Geoff Mulgan

    Oxford University Press, UK 2008; US$ 33.99

    Written by Geoff Mulgan, a former head of policy for the UK prime minister, and advisor to governments round the world, this book is about how government's strategies take shape, and how money, people, technology, and public commitment can be mobilized to achieve important goals. It considers the common mistakes made, and how these can be avoided.... more...

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    Springer 2009; US$ 169.00

    Considers national-level evidence for the operation of Duverger's law in the world's largest, longest-lived and most successful democracies of Britain, Canada, India and the US. This book looks at the overall evidence for Duverger's Law in these countries and deals with evidence for the mechanical and incentive effects predicted by Duverger. more...

  • Governance and the Democratic Deficitby Victor Bekkers; Geske Dijkstra; Arthur Edwards

    Ashgate Publishing Ltd 2007; US$ 134.95

    It is widely acknowledged that we are witnessing a major transformation of public policy making, a transformation which has been labelled as a change from 'government' to 'governance'. This comprehensive volume assesses the alleged 'democratic deficit' of these new governance practices and as such is ideally suited to courses... more...

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    Ashgate Publishing Ltd 2007; US$ 49.95

    The ideal follow-up to the editors' previous book, New Public Management: The Transformation of Ideas and Practice, this new volume draws on the previous knowledge both theoretically and empirically to examine and debate the post-new public management reform development in Denmark, Norway, Sweden, Australia and New Zealand. more...

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    Organisation for Economic Co-operation and Development 2009; US$ 40.00

    The size and the economic significance of the public sector make it a major contributor to economic growth and social welfare. The goods and services government provides, its redistributive and regulatory powers, and how those are exercised affect the way business is conducted and people live their lives in every country. Citizens are entitled to understand... more...

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    Ashgate Publishing Ltd 2008; US$ 119.95

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    Ashgate Publishing Ltd 2008; US$ 59.95

    Civil–military cooperation has always been a key factor in both peace and conflict situations, and is vital in today's political climate. This indispensable volume analyzes the various types of civil–military cooperation across different settings and contexts, to include humanitarian operations as well as stability and reconstruction... more...

  • Democratic Control of Intelligence Servicesby Hans Born; Marina Caparini

    Ashgate Publishing Ltd 2008; US$ 134.95

    This comprehensive volume discusses the various challenges of establishing and maintaining accountable and democratically controlled intelligence services, drawing both from states with well-established democratic systems and those emerging from authoritarian systems and in transition towards democracy. more...

  • The Politics of Self-Governanceby Eva Sørensen; Peter Triantafillou

    Ashgate Publishing Ltd 2009; US$ 119.95

    This volume examines the emergence, causes and consequences of the politics of self-governance both within relevant social science theorizing and in the everyday life production of public governance in various policy areas. more...