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  • Translating Agency Reformby Dr Amanda Smullen

    Palgrave Macmillan 2010; US$ 110.00

    Through comparative analysis this book examines and explains the official rhetoric of agency reform across consensus and adversarial political cultures. It traces the trajectory of talk about agency reform in The Netherlands, Sweden and Australia and identifies the national styles of speaking that mediated the agency idea. more...

  • The Incomplete Breakthrough in Greek-Turkish Relationsby Dr Panayotis Tsakonas

    Palgrave Macmillan 2010; US$ 120.00

    This methodical analysis of Greece's strategy towards Turkey highlights important new findings about the role particular elements of a state's strategic culture play in explaining major and/or minor shifts in strategy. The book breaks new ground in exploring when and how states develop socialization strategies. more...

  • How Power Changes Handsby Professor Paul 't Hart; Dr John Uhr

    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...

  • African Parliamentary Reformby Frederick Stapenhurst; Rasheed Draman; Andrew Imlach; Alexander Hamilton; Cindy Kroon

    Taylor and Francis 2012; US$ 44.95

    Some of the most far-reaching and innovative parliamentary reform is occurring in Africa. While these reforms are not yet widespread across the continent, parliaments in some African countries are asserting their independence as policymakers, as overseers of government and as the guardian of citizens? rights and needs. This book presents recent... more...

  • The Revival of British Liberalismby Dr Tudor Jones

    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...

  • The Measurement of Voting Powerby Dan S. Felsenthal; Moshe Machover

    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...

  • Japan's Quest for a Permanent Security-Council Seatby Reinhard Drifte

    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...

  • Parliamentary Democracyby Klaus von Beyme

    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...

  • Deepening Democracy in Indonesia?by Maribeth Erb; Priyambudi Sulistiyanto

    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...

  • Southeast Asian Affairs 2010by Daljit Singh

    Institute of Southeast Asian Studies (ISEAS) 2010; US$ 65.90

    Founded in 1974, Southeast Asian Affairs provides, without fear or favour, informed and in-depth annual analyses of this vibrant region and its component countries. It is the only publication which does this and is in its own class without peers. It is a mandatory reference and read for those seriously interested in knowing Southeast Asia. – Professor... more...