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  • 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$ 23.44

    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...

  • 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$ 32.00

    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$ 19.95

    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$ 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...

  • Party-System Collapseby Jason Seawright

    Stanford University Press 2012; US$ 60.00

    Most party systems are relatively stable over time. Yet in the 1980s and 1990s, established party systems in Peru and Venezuela broke down, leading to the elections of outsider Alberto Fujimori and anti-party populist Hugo Chavez. Focusing on these two cases, this book explores the causes of systemic collapse. To date, scholars have pointed to... more...