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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$ 36.99

    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...

  • Bürgerhaushalt im Kräftedreieck Politik-Verwaltung-Bürgerschaftby Elias Pflaumbaum

    Diplomica Verlag 2011; US$ 29.16

    Hauptbeschreibung Die Öffnung von Staat und Verwaltung gegenüber der Bürgerschaft kann zu mehr Transparenz, zu mehr Teilhabe, zu einer intensiveren Zusammenarbeit und zu einer Stärkung von gemeinschaftlichen Interessen beitragen. Viele Kommunen versuchen durch die Öffnung ein System kommunaler Selbstverwaltung zu schaffen. Dieses System soll mehr... 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...

  • The Institutional Foundations of Public Policy in Argentinaby Pablo T. Spiller; Mariano Tommasi

    Cambridge University Press 2007; US$ 29.00

    This book develops a general model of public policy making and undertakes a detailed study of Argentina based on that model. more...

  • Reconquering Canadaby Andre Pratte

    D & M Publishers 2012; US$ 24.95

    Fourteen Quebec federalists dare to re-imagine the province and its defining role within a stronger Canada Quebecers have been debating their future relative to Canada since before Confederation, though the discussions have been most heated during the past four decades. In this time the debate has gone around in circles. Now, instead of presenting... more...

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

    Taylor and Francis 2011; US$ 130.00

    This book offers a secular (i.e., historical) study of state failure, underdevelopment and foreign intervention in light of the Haitian experience with all three, examining the role of national and transnational institutions in the plenitude of their promises and shortcomings. more...