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Political institutions and public administration

  • Local Direct Democracy in Europeby

    VS Verlag für Sozialwissenschaften 2011; US$ 69.99

    Modern direct democracy has recently become an important element of political life in many countries. These developments can be observed at the national, regional, and local level of political systems. Participation and democracy in local political affairs play a major role in stabilising and developing democratic systems. This volume presents, for... more...

  • Vetospieler in der Policy-Forschungby

    VS Verlag für Sozialwissenschaften 2011; US$ 39.99

    Das ursprünglich für die vergleichende Demokratieforschung entwickelte Vetospieler-Theorem von George Tsebelis hat auch in die Policy-Forschung Eingang gefunden. Die in diesem Band versammelten Beiträge wenden die Überlegungen Tsebelis? in Analysen politischer Entscheidungsprozesse in verschiedenen Politikfeldern an und diskutieren theoretische Aspekte... more...

  • Direct Democracy and Minoritiesby

    VS Verlag für Sozialwissenschaften 2012; US$ 79.99

    Modern direct democracy has become an essential element of political life in many countries in Europe and worldwide. The initiative and referendum process offers extra channels for citizen participation and thus represents an important supplementary institution in modern democracies. This third volume of the series Direct Democracy in Modern Europe... more...

  • Science, Technology and Innovation Policy for the Futureby

    Springer Berlin Heidelberg 2013; US$ 129.00

    This book offers advice for policy makers, analysts and researchers on using Foresight studies in devising future-oriented strategy, outlining approaches for their integration in the making and implementing of policy in science, technology and innovation. more...

  • Handbook of Family Policies Across the Globeby

    Springer New York 2013; US$ 89.99

    Presents an in-depth overview of existing family policies in many countries around the world Discusses the importance of developing and implementing evidenced-based family policies Reviews the impact of socio-historic, political, and economic context on each country?s family policy making process Offers examples of best practices and challenges... more...

  • Abstimmungskampagnenby

    Springer Fachmedien Wiesbaden 2013; US$ 39.99

    Die Anforderungen an die Politikvermittlung steigen. Um politisch komplexe Themen einer breiten politischen Öffentlichkeit verständlich zu machen, ist der wachsende Zugriff auf Emotionalisierung und Personalisierung zu beobachten. Nicht selten rückt das eigentliche Thema dabei in den Hintergrund. In Demokratien, in denen direktdemokratische Verfahren... more...

  • European Unionby

    Taylor and Francis 2002; US$ 51.95

    This innovative and lively book draws upon recent and ongoing research on the EU policy process and utilizes theoretical concepts from both international relations and public policy studies. The contributors are some of the best-known writers on European politics and policy making. Their contibutions offer accessible and stimulating introductions to... more...

  • Case Studies in e-Government 2.0by

    Springer International Publishing 2014; US$ 129.00

    Provides a comprehensive collection of original research concerning e-government 2.0 implementation Features case studies and business models from different countries Approaches e-government 2.0 through theory and practice interaction more...

  • Public Policy Disasters in Europeby Paul 't Hart; Pat Gray

    Taylor and Francis 2005; US$ 180.00

    This book considers some recent and spectacular failures in policy-making and asks what is meant by policy 'disaster', the different forms that they can take and why they have occured. These issues are explored in nine contrasting cases drawn from both the European Union and its member states. These include: the devastating crisis in the Belgium political... more...

  • E-Governanceby Perri 6

    Palgrave Macmillan 2004; US$ 115.00

    The e-governance revolution is said to be changing everything, but will all the modelling tools, electronic meeting management systems and online consultations really change political judgement in policy formation? Using case studies from local and federal government in the US and Europe, Perri 6 examines these claims and presents a new theory of how... more...