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- Palgrave Macmillan 2011; US$ 105.00
How can we strengthen the capacity of governments and parties to manage arrivals and departures at the top? Democracy requires reliable processes for the transfer of power from one generation of leaders to the next. This book introduces new analytical frameworks and presents the latest empirical evidence from comparative political research. more...
- Taylor and Francis 2012; US$ 44.95
This book presents recent reforms in selected African parliaments ? Ghana, Kenya, Uganda, Tanzania, Rwanda, Benin, Zambia, Ethiopia, Liberia and Nigeria. It also presents cross-cutting innovations by African parliaments ? in fighting corruption, in providing development to constituents and in combatting climate change. more...
- Edward Elgar Publishing 1998; US$ 40.00
This work measures a priori voting power in social choice theory, presenting a systematic and critical examination of a priori voting, and analyzing the foundations and methodological assumptions underlying the theory. At the same time, it presents case study examples. more...
- Palgrave Macmillan 2011; US$ 110.00
An historical study of British Liberal thought in the post-1945 period. This book examines the development of Liberal ideas in the writings of Liberal politicians and thinkers, and in the policies of the Liberal party and the Liberal Democrats. The book draws on interviews with some of the leading protagonists in the debates explored. more...
- Palgrave Macmillan 1999; US$ 194.00
Japan has consistently been pursuing the goal of a permanent UN Security Council seat for 30 years. The book investigates the motives for this ambition, and how it has been pursued domestically and internationally. It is therefore a study of the inner workings of the Japanese Foreign Ministry as well as of the country's underdeveloped multinational... more...
- Palgrave Macmillan 2000; US$ 175.00
Parliamentary Democracy provides a comparative study of the parliamentary regimes since 1789. The book covers the road to parliamentarization of former constitutional monarchies and the creation of parliamentary regimes by exercising the constitution-making power of the people. What has been called democratization in most of the 'transitology' literature... more...
- Westview Press 2005; US$ 35.00
Despite the early prospects for bipartisan unity on terrorism initiatives, government gridlock continues on most major issues in the wake of the 2004 elections. In this fully revised edition, political scientists David W. Brady and Craig Volden demonstrate that gridlock is not a product of divided government, party politics, or any of the usual scapegoats.... more...
- Institute of Southeast Asian Studies (ISEAS) 2011; US$ 59.90
November 2010 sees the first elections in Myanmar/Burma since 1990, to be held as the culmination of the military regimes 'Road Map for Democracy' The conditions under which the elections are being held are far from favourable, although the laws and procedures under which they will be conducted have been in place for seven months and... more...
- Institute of Southeast Asian Studies (ISEAS) 2009; US$ 89.90
Since the fall of long-reigning President Soeharto, in 1998, Indonesia has been in an era of transition, away from an authoritarian regime, and on a quest for democracy. This quest started with decentralization laws implemented in 2001, which gave greater autonomy to the regions, and continued with the direct elections for the national... more...