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  • Building Policy Legitmacy in Japanby Professor Takayuki Sakamoto

    Palgrave Macmillan 1999; US$ 99.00

    Why do politicians sometimes make unpopular or contested policies that could damage their electoral prospects? This is the question Sakamoto tries to answer. Political scientists have long claimed that political behaviour can be explained as actors' self-interested goal-seeking behaviour. But Sakamoto demonstrates that politicians sometimes show behaviour... more...

  • Central Debates in British Politicsby John Benyon; David Denver; Justin Fisher

    Taylor and Francis 2014; US$ 75.95

    Central Debates in British Politics focuses on British politics in a changing social, economic and institutional context. The book explores issues and debates using a variety of approaches and techniques. It is written and edited by a team of leading experts who analyse key issues in a highly structured and thematic manner.   more...

  • Ceremony and Ritual in Parliamentby Shirin M. Rai

    Taylor and Francis 2013; US$ 160.00

    Ceremony and Ritual in Parliament breaks new ground in the study of legislatures. It combines mainstream historical and social science approaches with cultural theory to consider how parliamentary ritual is constructed through ceremony, space and socialisation. The focus is on the marginalised groups especially women and members of ethnic minorities... more...

  • Conceptualising Comparative Politicsby Anthony Petros Spanakos; Francisco Panizza

    Taylor and Francis 2015; US$ 47.95

    Comparative politics often involves testing of hypotheses using new methodological approaches without giving sufficient attention to the concepts which are fundamental to hypotheses, particularly the ability of these concepts to ?travel?. Proper operationalising requires deep reflection on the concept, not simply establishing how it should be measured.... more...

  • The Death of Britain?by John Redwood

    Palgrave Macmillan 1999; US$ 42.00

    Can the United Kingdom survive devolution, European integration, reform of the Lords, slimming of the monarchy and proportional representation? Will the new House of Lords be anything more than a rubber stamp full of friends of the Prime Minister? Will Scotland now shatter the Union by demanding full independence? In this dramatic new book John Redwood... more...

  • EU Enlargement and Referendumsby Aleks Szcerbiak; Paul Taggart

    Taylor and Francis 2013; US$ 54.95

    A series of EU accession referendums were held in nine candidate countries, eight post-communist states and Malta, between March and September 2003. These referendums provide us with an excellent comparative opportunity to deepen our understanding of the European integration issue and how it interacts with domestic politics, and of the dynamics of... more...

  • The Electoral Challengeby Stephen C. Craig; David B. Hill

    SAGE Publications 2010; US$ 42.00

    What decides elections? Is it the national economic condition, voters? partisan attachments, or the campaigns that candidates run? How much do campaigns matter? Scholars and political consultants will give you different answers. Stephen C. Craig and David B. Hill bring together the voices of both in this engaging volume, now updated to include the... more...

  • The Electoral Challengeby Stephen C. Craig; David B. Hill

    SAGE Publications 2010; US$ 42.00

    What decides elections? Is it the national economic condition, voters? partisan attachments, or the campaigns that candidates run? How much do campaigns matter? Scholars and political consultants will give you different answers. Stephen C. Craig and David B. Hill bring together the voices of both in this engaging volume, now updated to include the... more...

  • Engaging Enemiesby Simon Griffiths

    Rowman & Littlefield International 2014; US$ 31.99

    Engaging Enemies examines responses of the British left to Friedrich Hayek, one of the gurus of Thatcherism, and attempts to rethink socialism in response to neoliberalism. more...

  • Federal Policymaking and the Poorby Michael J. Rich

    Princeton University Press 2014; US$ 59.50

    Do federal, state, and local governments differ in their responsiveness to the needs of the poorest citizens? Are policy outcomes different when federal officials have greater influence regarding the use of federal program funds? To answer such questions, Michael Rich examines to what extent benefits of federal programs actually reach needy people,... more...