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  • A Discourse Analysis of Corruptionby Blendi Kajsiu

    Ashgate Publishing Ltd 2015; US$ 119.95

    Why did Albania enjoy some of the most successful anti-corruption programs and institutions along with what appeared to be growing levels of corruption during the period 1998-2005? Looking at corruption through a post-structuralist discourse analysis perspective this book argues that the dominant corruption discourse in Albania served primarily to... more...

  • Reform in the House of Commonsby Michael Jogerst

    The University Press of Kentucky 2015; US$ 35.00

    One of the most significant changes in the British House of Commons has been the development in 1979 of a system of select committees charged with monitoring government ministries. Unlike previous experiments in parliamentary reform, these committees are staffed exclusively with backbench MPs, who regularly review executive policies and offer recommendations.... more...

  • Back from Westminsterby Phillip Norton; David M. Wood

    The University Press of Kentucky 2015; US$ 45.00

    The British House of Commons has entered a period of substantial change, moving from a state of party cohesion and party leadership toward a more individualistic and active policy-making role. In the dynamic look at the British Parliament and its members, Philip Norton and David M. Wood highlight that change to more intensive constituency response... more...

  • Law, Culture and Societyby Werner Gephart; Johannes Nanz

    Vittorio Klostermann 2015; US$ 44.00

    The historical-critical edition of Max Weber?s writings on sociology of law (MWG I/22-3) revealed deep layers of Max Weber?s legal texts that thus became readable for the first time. Weber breaks out from the legal centrism of the normative world and designs an Interpretation that follows the "world history of law? in a cultural-comparative sense,... more...

  • Cultures of Democracy in Serbia and Bulgariaby James Dawson

    Ashgate Publishing Ltd 2014; US$ 119.95

    Starting from the premise that citizens can only uphold the institutions of liberal democracy when they understand and identify with the principles enshrined in them, the author applies normative public sphere theory to the analysis of political discourse and everyday discussion in Serbia and Bulgaria. Moving beyond the narrow focus on institutions... more...

  • The Challenge of Coalition Governmentby Nicolò Conti; Francesco Marangoni

    Taylor and Francis 2014; US$ 145.00

    Since the advent of the Second Republic in Italy in the mid-1990s, a new generation of politicians has announced a shift in the system toward greater governmental leadership, policy innovation, government accountability and responsiveness to the citizens. Yet in recent years government has experienced frequent crises and deadlocks, policy blockades... more...

  • Politics of National Identity in Italyby Eva Garau

    Taylor and Francis 2014; US$ 135.00

    This book focuses on the politics of national identity in Italy. Only a unified country for just over 150 years, Italian national identity is perhaps more contingent than longer established nations such as France or the UK.   The book investigates when, how and why the discussions about national identity and about immigration became entwined in... more...

  • Routledge Handbook of European Politicsby José M. Magone

    Taylor and Francis 2014; US$ 250.00

    Since the Treaty of the European Union was ratified in 1993, the European Union has become an important factor in an ever-increasing number of regimes of pooled sovereignty. This Handbook seeks to present a valuable guide to this new and unique system in the twenty-first century, allowing readers to obtain a better understanding of the emerging multilevel... more...

  • Adelsreformideen in Preußenby Gunter Heinickel

    De Gruyter 2014; US$ 140.00

    During the first half of the 19 th century, aristocratic reform concepts contended with problems stemming from the transition from an estates-based to a post estates-based society. How would societies deal with becoming ?nationalized?? What role would sociocultural performance metrics and land ownership play? This study offers an original... more...

  • The People's Referendumby Peter Geoghegan

    Luath Press Ltd 2014; US$ 11.65

    This book is about how the independence referendum changed not just Scottish politics but the nation?s people, its sense of itself and its future. This is the story of the campaign and its aftermath, not as recorded by pollsters and politicians, but as it was experienced by some of the five million ordinary – and extraordinary – people involved on... more...