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- 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...
- 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...
- Wiley 2015; US$ 19.99
Your updated and revised guide to British politics So, you want to be knowledgeable about British politics but don't know where to start? You've come to the right place! British Politics For Dummies is your essential guide to understanding even the trickiest questions surrounding politics in the UK. In no time, you'll have the confidence to discuss... more...
- 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...
- Hesperus Press Ltd. 2014; US$ 5.82
In the same year that Meryl Streep plays the role of feminist Emmeline Pankhurst in Hollywood movie Suffragette, Hesperus Press is proud to present Pankhurst?s gripping memoir: Suffragette: My Own Story. With insight and great wit, Emmeline?s autobiography chronicles the beginnings of her interest in feminism through to her militant and controversial... more...
- Columbia University Press 2014; US$ 24.99
Slavoj ?i?ek and Srecko Horvat combine their critical clout to emphasize the dangers of ignoring Europe?s growing wealth gap and the parallel rise in right-wing nationalism, which is directly tied to the fallout from the ongoing financial crisis and its prescription of imposed austerity. To general observers, the European Union?s economic woes appear... more...
- Luath Press Ltd 2014; US$ 18.95
Caledonian Dreaming examines the state of contemporary Scotland, the independence referendum, and its wider consequences.In this accessible book, Hassan challenges the myths that define modern Scotland and its place in the United Kingdom. He forensically examines the shortcomings of Scottish society - from the 'missing Scotland' of voters disconnected... more...
- Luath Press Ltd 2014; US$ 10.95
Why Scotland should be independent, what policies might be pursued by an independent Scotland, and so on. But as an academic might say, there is a gap in the literature: what about the case for Scotland remaining part of the UK?A New Union: Scotland in a Federal UK argues for a whole scale transformation of the famously uncodified British constitution.... more...
- Luath Press Ltd 2014; US$ 14.95
Small northern European states have been a major point of reference in the Scottish independence debate. For nationalists, they have been an 'arc of prosperity' while in the aftermath of the financial crash, unionists lampooned the 'arc of insolvency'.Both characterisations are equally misleading. Small states can do well in the global... more...