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  • Widening Democracy: Citizens and Participatory Schemes in Brazil and Chileby Patricio Silva; Herwig Cleuren

    BRILL 2009; US$ 87.00

    This book examines the different levels of citizens' participation in the decision-making process existing in Brazil and Chile. A series of historical and political factors are explored which have favoured or obstructed the existence of participatory schemes in both countries. more...

  • Political Culture in Panamaby Orlando J. Pérez

    Palgrave Macmillan 2011; US$ 105.00

    Twenty years have passed since the 1989 U.S. invasion that toppled Panama's military regime and initiated a period of democratization. This book represents the most comprehensive and empirically grounded analysis of the institutional and attitudinal factors that have shaped Panamanian politics since the invasion. Using quantitative and qualitative... more...

  • Taking It to the Hillby David McInnes

    University of Ottawa Press 2005; US$ 16.99

    The standing committees of the House of Commons and Senate make it possible for practically any person or group to access the policy-making process and become a lobbyist. This handy and complete guide coaches prospective witnesses to do it right. Targeted primarily at those who have a stake in advancing a cause "on the hill," this guide reveals 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...

  • 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...

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

    Palgrave Macmillan 2011; US$ 110.00

    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...

  • Bürgerhaushalt im Kräftedreieck Politik-Verwaltung-Bürgerschaftby Elias Pflaumbaum

    Diplomica Verlag 2011; US$ 22.87

    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...

  • 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...