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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...

  • Recollections Of A Bleeding Heartby Don Watson

    Random House Australia 2011; US$ 14.11

    If he had never become Prime Minister Paul Keating's place in Australian history would still have been assured. He was the Treasurer who deregulated the economy; the weaver of Labor's modern story; its heavy weapon in the parliament. He was also the great enigma - a self-educated boy from Sydney's working class and a defining element of the head-kicking... 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...

  • 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...

  • 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...

  • 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...

  • Ruling Myanmarby Nick Cheesman; Monique Skidmore; Trevor Wilson

    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 regime’s '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...