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  • Accountability Politicsby Jonathan A. Fox

    Oxford University Press 2007; US$ 124.99

    How can the seeds of accountability ever grow in authoritarian environments? Embedding accountability into the state is an inherently uneven, partial and contested process. Campaigns for public accountability often win limited concessions at best, but they can leave cracks in the system that serve as handholds for subsequent efforts to open up the... more...

  • The Canadian Federal Election of 2011by Jon H. Pammett; Christopher Dornan

    Dundurn 2011; US$ 19.99

    The Canadian Federal Election of 2011 is a comprehensive analysis of all aspects of the campaign and election outcome. The chapters, written by leading academics, examine the strategies, successes, and failures of the major political parties. more...

  • Political Struggles and the Forging of Autonomous Government Agenciesby Professor Cristopher Ballinas Valdés

    Palgrave Macmillan 2011; US$ 105.00

    Argues that autonomous agencies are not the result of a systematic design, but are produced by the interactions of political and bureaucratic forces. The case studies illustrate how political struggles between politicians and bureaucrats can create a muddle of agencies that lack coherence and are subject to conflicting levels of political control. more...

  • Neoliberalism and National Cultureby Cory Blad

    BRILL 2011; US$ 136.00

    Canada and Québec are presented in historical comparative context as examples of how neoliberal states achieve global political economic integration while relying on cultural legitimation to maintain social policies working to mitigate social changes resulting from increased global integration. more...

  • The Struggle for Mexicoby Debra D. Chapman

    McFarland & Company, Inc., Publishers 2012; US$ 55.00

    In the 1970s political and economic changes to the world order led to an emerging "globalization" credited with the ceding of state sovereignty to a "de facto world government" of transnational corporations and with the anti-globalism movement directed at countering it. Mexico, however, has maintained the salience of the national... more...

  • Public Service on the Brinkby Jenny Manson

    Andrews UK 2012; US$ 20.99

    The contributors to this book mount a robust defence of the concept and practice of public service at a crucial time for its future. They question the ill-conceived assumptions behind the endless programmes of reform imposed by successive governments, often on the basis of advice from people with no direct experience of working in the public sector.With... more...

  • State Failure, Underdevelopment, and Foreign Intervention in Haitiby Jean-Germain Gros

    Taylor and Francis 2011; US$ 140.00

    Failed states are a huge problem in international relations, threatening world order in a number of ways. Conflicts in failed states often spill unto neighbouring states, failed states make for unreliable partners in the resolution of global social problems such as poverty and AIDS, and failed states magnify the effects of natural disasters such as... more...

  • Shopping for Votesby Susan Delacourt

    D & M Publishers 2013; US$ 32.95

    A witty, insightful, and provocative look at the inside world of political marketing and its impact on democracy Inside the political backrooms of Ottawa, the Mad Men of Canadian politics are planning their next consumer-friendly pitch. Where once politics was seen as a public service, increasingly it?s seen as a business, and citizens are considered... more...

  • Democracy Undoneby Dale Tavris

    Bitingduck Press 2012; US$ 4.99

    How the 2000 and 2004 elections were stolen, and how Americans must be vigilant in 2012. more...

  • Citizenship, Participation and Democracyby Lucy Taylor

    Palgrave Macmillan 1998; US$ 168.00

    A comparison of the process of democratization in Chile and Argentina. Utilising models of citizenship, the book examines the impact of constitutional change, institutional development and participation in both political parties and social movements from the perspective of the citizen. It finds that citizen participation, once dominated by the welfare... more...