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  • Interessengruppen und Parlamenteby Thomas von Winter; Julia von Blumenthal

    Springer 2014; US$ 39.99

    Der Band thematisiert das in vielerlei Hinsicht spannungsreiche und auch demokratietheoretisch heikle Zusammentreffen der territorialen mit der funktionalen Reprasentation, das sich in vielfaltigen Formen institutionalisierter und informeller Kontakte zwischen Interessengruppen und Parlamentariern außert. Die Beitrage setzen sich zum Ziel, Formen und... more...

  • Parties, Elections and Electoral Contestsby Marc Guinjoan

    Ashgate Publishing Ltd 2014; US$ 109.95

    According to the Duvergerian theories, in the long run, only viable parties are expected to stand for elections. Non-viable parties should join a pre-electoral coalition with another party or withdraw from competition entirely. Why then do non-viable political parties throughout the world systematically continue presenting candidates? This book argues... more...

  • The Selection of Ministers around the Worldby Keith Dowding; Patrick Dumont

    Taylor and Francis 2014; US$ 145.00

    Governing cabinets are composed of ministers who come and go even as governments march on. They work for the chief executive, the prime minister or the president, for their parties and for the constituent groups from which they come. They are chosen for their role and dismissed from it for all sorts of reasons that vary across time and country. ... more...

  • Globalization and Democracyby Stephen J. Rosow; Jim George

    Rowman & Littlefield Publishers 2014; US$ 25.99

    Combining theory with compelling case studies, this book examines the globalizing world of democracy. Noted critical scholars Stephen J. Rosow and Jim George argue that democracy must be understood not as a unified concept but as a diversity of political responses to specific conditions and political struggles. Doing so reveals how democracy is taking... more...

  • Do New Leaders Make a Difference?by Valerie Bunce

    Princeton University Press 2014; US$ 40.50

    Professor Bunce assesses the impact of changes in leadership on priorities in policy within the Soviet bloc and western democratic states during the postwar era, with particular emphasis on the Soviet Union and the United States. Originally published in 1981. The Princeton Legacy Library uses the latest print-on-demand technology to again make... more...

  • Your Country Is Just Not That Into Youby Jimmy Dore

    Running Press 2014; US$ 15.00

    Why is your brother-in-law concerned about the Estate Tax? Why do millionaire news reporters get everything wrong? Why are blood-sucking teachers bankrupting America? Jimmy Dore, the comedy darling of America?s Progressive Left, answers all these questions and more! In this laugh-out-loud collection of essays that are both street-smart and informed,... more...

  • Strafrecht und Juristische Zeitgeschichteby Martin Asholt; Karl-August Prinz von Sachsen Gessaphe; Ulrich Eisenhardt; Gabriele Zwiehoff

    Nomos Verlagsgesellschaft 2014; US$ 58.00

    Die Rechtswissenschaftliche Fakultät der FernUniversität in Hagen hat den 70. Geburtstag von Thomas Vormbaum zum Anlass genommen, am 21. und 22. Juni 2013 in Hagen ein Symposium zum Strafrecht und zur Strafrechtsgeschichte durchzuführen, für welches renommierte Experten aus dem In- und Ausland gewonnen werden konnten. Die gehaltenen Vorträge geben... more...

  • Scotland's Referendumby David Torrance; Jamie Maxwell

    Luath Press Ltd 2014; US$ 1.44

    On 18 September 2014, everyone in Scotland aged 16 or over will be asked the question: ‘Should Scotland Be An Independent Country?? As the referendum approaches, the debates over whether or not Scotland should be an independent country are becoming more heated. This guide, produced by respected Scottish journalists and authors, Jamie Maxwell and... more...

  • Profiles of People in Powerby Roger East; Richard J. Thomas

    Taylor and Francis 2014; US$ 240.00

    This new work of biographical reference presents succinct narrative biographies of every serving head of state and head of government. Its content covers approximately 200 countries and territories and provides over 300 biographical profiles. Each country section contains: * A brief explanation of its type of government and the roles of the head... more...

  • E-Transformationby Hermann Hill

    Nomos Verlagsgesellschaft 2014; US$ 70.56

    Die digitale Transformation der Arbeitswelt hat die Verwaltung erreicht, erfordert eine Neuausrichtung und neue Kompetenzen. Auf der Speyerer Verwaltungsmodernisierungstagung 2013 wurde Bilanz gezogen und Perspektiven aufgezeigt. Die digitale Verwaltung wird sich virtuell vernetzen. Zehn Handlungsempfehlungen für den Einsatz von verwaltungsinternen... more...