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  • Combatting Corruption at the Grassroots Level in Nigeriaby Funso E. Oluyitan

    Springer International Publishing 2016; US$ 47.95

    This book examines public oath taking as an anti-corruption strategy that has been implemented with successful results in Nigeria and that has applications for other countries struggling with similar problems. The author of the book is the founder of Association of Nigerians against Corruption (ANAC), the NGO that first piloted the oath taking program?in... more...

  • On the Duty of Civil Disobedienceby Henry David Thoreau

    Dancing Unicorn Books 2016; US$ 0.99

    'On the Duty of Civil Disobedience' argues that citizens should not permit their government to overrule their consciences, and that they have a duty to avoid allowing their acquiescence to enable the government to make them the agents of injustice. Thoreau was motivated in part by his disgust with slavery and the Mexican-American War, but the sentiments... more...

  • Revolutionizing Economic and Democratic Systemsby Kenneth Nordberg

    Springer International Publishing 2016; US$ 106.66

    This book responds to an increasingly pluricentric, reflexive, and flexible society as a result of globalization and economic liberation from the bureaucratic-political system. The third industrial revolution saw citizens, companies, and the economy acting in functional networks rather than in static ones, making top-down governing ever more difficult.... more...

  • The Impact of Cleavages on Swiss Voting Behaviourby Andreas C. Goldberg

    Springer International Publishing 2016; US$ 106.66

    This book studies the impact of cleavages on electoral choices. Based on a case study of Switzerland, it analyses how cleavages divide voters into voting blocs and how this influences Swiss voting behaviour and the Swiss party system. The first part examines the development of salient cleavages such as religion, social class, rural-urban, and language... more...

  • Kultur und Praxis der Wahlenby Hedwig Richter; Hubertus Buchstein

    Springer Fachmedien Wiesbaden 2016; US$ 42.12

    Was ist eigentlich der Sinn und Zweck des Wählens? Warum gelten Wahlen seit dem 20. Jahrhundert für nahezu alle Staaten als unverzichtbar? Um die Erfolgsgeschichte und die variierenden Bedeutungen von Wahlen zu verstehen, gilt es, die historische Dimension zu berücksichtigen und mit einem anthropologisch interessierten Blick neue Fragen zu stellen.... more...

  • The Greens in British Politicsby James Dennison

    Springer International Publishing 2016; US$ 45.86

    This book explains how the Greens went from obscurity to England?s third largest party in just one year, quadrupling their vote share and securing their place in Britain?s refigured party system on the way. Sophisticated quantitative analyses of the Greens? voters and members as well as interviews with all of the leading party insiders are used to... more...

  • The Mixed Member Proportional System: Providing Greater Representation for Women?by Tracy-Ann Johnson-Myers

    Springer International Publishing 2016; US$ 47.95

    This Brief discusses the adoption of the mixed member proportional (MMP) electoral system in New Zealand and its subsequent effect on representation for women. Concerns about the homogeneity of the legislature under the Single Member Plurality electoral system and the need for increased representativeness and greater proportionality of party preference... more...

  • Party Reformby Anika Gauja

    OUP Oxford 2016; US$ 84.99 US$ 76.49

    This book explains why, and how, political parties in several advanced democracies are undertaking high-profile organizational reforms. more...

  • Routledge Revivals: Parliamentary Democracy and Socialist Politics (1983)by Barry Hindess

    Taylor and Francis 2016; US$ 125.00

    First published in 1983, this book is concerned with the prospects for socialist politics in contemporary Britain, in particular with the limitations of political analysis produced both by Marxist socialism and the non-Marxist socialism of the Labour left. The author suggests ways in which socialist political analysis and strategic thinking should... more...

  • Democracy Promotion as Foreign Policyby Cathy Elliott

    Taylor and Francis 2016; US$ 54.95

    This book looks at democracy promotion as a form of foreign policy. Elliott asks why democracy was seen to be the answer to the 7/7 bombings in London, and why it should be promoted not in Britain, but in Pakistan. The book provides a detailed answer to these questions, examining the logic and the modes of thinking that made such a response possible... more...