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- Hot Books 2016; US$ 21.99
No subject is more hotly debated than the extreme measures that our government has taken after 9/11 in the name of national security. Torture, extraordinary rendition, drone assassinations, secret detention centers (or black sites?), massive surveillance of citizens. But while the press occasionally exposes the dark side of the war on terror and congressional... more...
- OUP Oxford 2013; US$ 94.99 US$ 81.69
Examines the nature and functions of the EU Commission and analyses how it is has evolved from an international organization to a political executive and the way in which executive relationships have been 'normalized.' more...
- OUP Oxford 2013; US$ 99.99 US$ 85.99
Thousands of lobbyists lobby decision-makers in Brussels every day, but little is known about their impact on policy. Lobbying in the European Union addresses this research gap and analyzes the conditions under which interest groups can successfully lobby the European institutions. more...
- OUP Oxford 2015; US$ 49.99 US$ 42.99
Written in an accessible style, this book offers an unparalleled insight into the 'modernization' of UK government from 1980 to the present day, and provides a distinctive framework for evaluating long-term performance in government. more...
- University of Alabama Press 2016; US$ 49.95
A Presidential Civil Service offers a comprehensive and definitive study of President Franklin Delano Roosevelt?s Liaison Office for Personnel Management (LOPM). Established in 1939 following the release of Roosevelt?s Brownlow Committee report, LOPM became a key milestone in the evolution of the contemporary executive-focused civil service. ... more...
- Edward Elgar Publishing 2016; US$ 40.00
Fiscal Decentralization and Budget Control explores possible institutional solutions to fiscal instability in countries that have traditionally been caught up in problems of over-expenditure and over-indebtedness. How can governments control spending pressure from influential groups, often representing historically grown regional interests? Drawing... more...
- Edward Elgar Publishing 2016; US$ 24.95
Elgar Advanced Introductions are stimulating and thoughtful introductions to major fields in the social sciences and law, expertly written by the worlds leading scholars. Designed to be accessible yet rigorous, they offer concise and lucid surveys of the substantive and policy issues associated with discrete subject areas.In an era of austerity,... more...
- SAGE Publications 2016; US$ 58.00
Public budgeting is inherently political. Using a ?power struggles? theme to examine the dynamics of budgeting, The Politics of Public Budgeting shines a bright light on the political jockeying between interest groups, parties, officials, policymakers, and the public. Expert at explaining budgeting changes over time, author Irene S. Rubin (Northern... more...
- NYU Press 2017; US$ 25.50
In the absence of noble public goals, admired leaders, and compelling issues, many warn of a dangerous erosion of civil society, which includes families, religious organizations, and all other NGOs. Are they right? What are the roots and implications of their insistent alarm? How can public life be enriched in a period marked by fraying communities,... more...
- Rowman & Littlefield Publishers 2016; US$ 29.99
Succeeding as a Political Executive: Fifty Insights from Experience is based on the real-life experience of 64 high-level executives who served in the Obama Administration. Most were at the agency head level. From 2009 to 2015, the authors conducted a series of interviews with these individuals, gaining insights into running government organizations.... more...