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- Center Street 2012; Not Available
Government regulations are out of control. They dictate how much water goes into your commode, and how much water comes out of your showerhead. They determine how hot the water needs to be in your washing machine, and how many miles to the gallon your car must achieve. Since the Patriot Act, your banking records, your gun registration, and your phone... more...
- Palgrave Macmillan 2015; US$ 105.00
This in-depth study of the decision-making processes of the early 2000s shows that the Swiss consensus democracy has changed considerably. Power relations have transformed, conflict has increased, coalitions have become more unstable and outputs less predictable. Yet these challenges to consensus politics provide opportunities for innovation. more...
- NYU Press 2008; US$ 22.95
Why are democracies so unequal? Despite the widespread expectation that democracy, via expansion of the franchise, would lead to redistribution in favor of the masses, in reality majorities regularly lose out in democracies. Taking a broad view of inequality as encompassing the distribution of wealth, risk, status, and well-being, this volume explores... more...
- Nordic Academic Press 2015; US$ 20.99
Combining peace and conflict studies with public administration research, Divided Cities critically investigates the roles of public administration and civil servants in resolving issues that are potentially conflictual in divided societies. Zooming in on nine cities with very different legacies and democratic development?Copenhagen, Malmö, Toronto,... more...
- Penguin Publishing Group 2004; US$ 16.00
?ZZ Packer?s prose is vivid and often comic...Her vision sizzles and fizzes.?John Updike ?A captivating eye for detail...a bold and often thrilling usage of language and style.? San Francisco Chronicle ?This is the old-time religion of storytelling, although Packer?s prose supplies plenty of the edge and energy we expect from contemporary... more...
- Palgrave Macmillan 2006; US$ 135.00
At the end of the Cold War, the Western international community embarked on a large-scale project of promoting democratic change and consolidation in Eastern Europe. This book explains its mixed results. It examines the strategies of European organizations and the conditions of their success and failure. more...
- Taylor and Francis 2008; US$ 54.95
Globalization, European integration, and social change have devaluated traditional social democratic policy instruments. This book compares and explores how social democratic governments have had to adapt and whether they have successfully managed to uphold old social democratic goals and values in the light of these challenges. This volume examines... more...