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  • Russia as a Network Stateby Vadim Kononenko; Arkady Moshes

    Palgrave Macmillan 2011; US$ 105.00

    Discusses the ambiguous nature of the state in Russia, focusing on elite networks and their role in policy processes. This book examines the paradoxical dualism of state institutions and ruling networks, providing answers as to why some decisions are not implemented, and why the state exists despite the systemic inefficiency of its institutions. more...

  • The European Union and Party Politics in Central and Eastern Europeby Paul G. Lewis; Dr Zdenka Mansfeldová

    Palgrave Macmillan 2006; US$ 125.00

    This book examines the influence of the EU on party politics in the ten 'new' EU countries from a variety of perspectives and using a range of empirical sources. The book thus makes an original and distinctive contribution both to contemporary EU studies and to the literature on CE party systems and party development. more...

  • Twee soorten conservatismeby Ronald Havenaar

    Amsterdam University Press 2006; US$ 10.50


  • De veelzijdige burgerby A. van Wageningen

    Amsterdam University Press 2005; US$ 50.25

    Deze ruime thematiek beoogt recht te doen aan de veelzijdigheid van de Europese burger Jos Kapteyn. De titel "de veelzijdige burger" verwijst onder meer naar de brede belangstelling die de collega's van Jos Kapteyn hebben ervaren. more...

  • The Blair Yearsby Alastair Campbell

    Knopf Doubleday Publishing Group 2011; US$ 35.00

    A revelatory account of Tony Blair?s tumultuous leadership, The Blair Years gathers extracts from the diaries of the man who knew him best: Alastair Campbell?Blair?s spokesman from 1994 to 2003, his press secretary, strategist, and closest confidant. It is a compelling chronicle of contemporary British politics and the rise of New Labour, providing... more...

  • European and North American Policy Changeby Giliberto Capano; Michael Howlett

    Taylor and Francis 2009; US$ 48.95

    The issue of policy dynamics is a key one in policy studies and one which is particularly amenable to comparative policy research. This edited volume brings together some of the leading scholars in the field to examine the definition, conceptualization and operationalization of policy change. Drawing on empirical materials from a variety of... more...

  • An Emergent European Executive Orderby Jarle Trondal

    OUP Oxford 2010; US$ 109.99 US$ 94.59

    The book examines how the European Union profoundly penetrates the domestic branch of executive government. The author explores the accumulated organizational capacities and the every-day decision-making dynamics inside three key institutions: the European Commission, EU-level agencies, and EU committees. more...

  • The Consumer in Public Servicesby Richard Simmons; Martin Powell; Ian Greener

    Policy Press 2009; US$ 39.95

    The consumer in public services critiques established assumptions surrounding citizenship and consumption. Drawing on empirical research, it challenges existing stereotypes about the 'consumer as chooser' and shows how we must develop a more sophisticated understanding of consumers, examining their place and role as users of public services. more...

  • The Conservatives under David Cameronby Simon Lee; Dr Matt Beech

    Palgrave Macmillan 2009; US$ 43.00

    The Conservatives under David Cameron provides the first and definitive analysis of the development of 'New Conservative' ideology and policy during the tenure of David Cameron, identifying both continuity and change, and evaluating the party's fitness to govern. more...

  • Elections and Democracy after Communism?by Erik Herron

    Palgrave Macmillan 2009; US$ 105.00

    This book uses elections as a vehicle to explain the unanticipated outcomes of post-Soviet politics. It assesses how the behavior of voters, candidates and government officials is influenced by the Soviet legacy and rational calculations of self-interest and is the first to address elections across post-Soviet space. more...