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  • Democratic Legislative Institutions: A Comparative Viewby David M. Olson

    Taylor and Francis 2015; US$ 49.95

    This text summarizes the research on, and experiences of, democratic legislatures around the world. It focuses on what legislatures are and what they do - as both consequence of and contributor to democratic self-government. more...

  • Political Marketing: Theoretical and Strategic Foundationsby Wojciech Cwalina; Andrzej Falkowski; Bruce I. Newman

    Taylor and Francis 2015; US$ 49.95

    This is the first integrated theory-to-practice text on marketing's role in the political process. It more...

  • The Language of Public Administrationby David John Farmer

    University of Alabama Press 2015; US$ 39.95

    Coping with the practical problems of bureaucracy is hampered by the limited self-conception and the constricted mindsets of mainstream public administration thinking. Modernist public administration theory, although valuable and capable of producing ever more remarkable results, is limiting as an explanatory and catalytic force in resolving fundamental... 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...

  • A Problem Like Mariaby Maria Fyfe

    Luath Press Ltd 2014; US$ 18.95

    MariaFyfe'spolitical memoir tells the story of fourteen years in office from the point of view of an MP who did not always toe the party line. Here, she recounts some of the most significant moments of her political career, from the frustrating and infuriating to the rewarding, up until the bittersweet ending of her time in parliament in 2001.... more...

  • 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...

  • Es wird eine Rebellion gebenby Frank A. Meyer

    Orell Füssli Verlag 2014; US$ 14.51

    Scharfsinnig, bissig, anregend - zwei renommierte Journalisten und Denker über die wichtigsten politischen und gesellschaftlichen Fragen unserer Zeit. Sternstunden der politischen Streitkultur und der intelligenten Provokation "Ich schätze an Frank A. Meyer, dass er neugierig ist, gebildet, Dogmen hasst und doch bodenständig geblieben ist - ein... more...

  • Lobbying Uncovered?by Lisa Moessing

    Columbia University Press 2014; US$ 26.99

    To the public's eye, lobbying is still a highly obscure trade. Lobbyists are generally perceived to work behind closed doors in order to influence legislation—what really happens is unknown to the public. To make interest representatives more visible, both the European Union and the United States have developed mechanisms to register lobbyists. However,... 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...

  • Point of View 2-Book Bundleby Brent Rathgeber; Douglas L. Bland; Andrew Coyne

    Dundurn 2014; US$ 14.99

    This bundle collects two books that analyze problems in Canada's political and social sphere and ways to prevent further conflict and breakdown of founding Canadian values. more...