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

    Palgrave Macmillan 2008; US$ 115.00

    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...

  • 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...

  • Mapping Policy Preferences IIby Hans-Dieter Klingemann; Andrea Volkens; Judith Bara; Ian Budge; Michael D. McDonald

    OUP Oxford 2006; US$ 154.99 US$ 133.29

    This book provides estimates of party positions, voter preferences and government policy from election programmes collected systematically for 51 countries from 1990 onwards. It provides these estimates directly for computer use on the CD ROM provided with it. The printed text provides documentation and suggests uses for the data. more...

  • Measuring Government Activityby OECD Publishing

    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...

  • Referendums and Representative Democracyby Maija Setšlš; Theo Schiller

    Taylor and Francis 2009; US$ 54.95

    This volume analyses how the use of referendums affects the central functions and characteristics of representative democracy. It provides a balanced account of the interaction between referendums and representative institutions and actors, seeking to evaluate whether referendums supplement or undermine representative democracy. Considering both normative... more...

  • Reflections on Public Administrationby John Merriman Gaus

    University of Alabama Press 2011; US$ 22.95

    ?In this classic, Gaus writes perceptively of the ?ecology? of public administration and its relationship to the rise of the administrative state. He recounts how crises and changes in people, place, physical technology, social technology, and philosophy in the first half of the 20th century led citizens repeatedly to look to government for relief.... more...

  • Modern Governanceby Jan Kooiman

    SAGE Publications 1993; US$ 51.00

    This wide-ranging text provides an overview of major developments in governance in contemporary society. It illuminates recent theories about the relationship of the public and private sectors, and the interaction of politics and society. The main development in recent years is shown as a shift in the balance between government and society towards... 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...