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Political institutions and public administration

  • Governments around the Worldby Fred Shelley

    ABC-CLIO 2015; US$ 100.00

    Political systems around the world can be a confusing subject. Why does England have both a monarchy and a prime minister? How does a federal republic differ from a federation and a republic? How is China a communist state without a dictator? And how is the United Nations managed? Governments around the World: From Democracies to Theocracies examines... more...

  • Building Blocsby Cedric de Leon; Manali Desai; Cihan Tugal

    Stanford University Press 2015; US$ 24.95

    Do political parties merely represent divisions in society? Until now, scholars and other observers have generally agreed that they do. But Building Blocs argues the reverse: that some political parties in fact shape divisions as they struggle to remake the social order. Drawing on the contributors' expertise in Indonesia, India, the United States,... more...

  • Rights, Deportation, and Detention in the Age of Immigration Controlby Tom Wong

    Stanford University Press 2015; US$ 65.00

    Immigration is among the most prominent, enduring, and contentious features of our globalized world. Yet, there is little systematic, cross-national research on why countries "do what they do" when it comes to their immigration policies. Rights, Deportation, and Detention in the Age of Immigration Control addresses this gap by examining what are... more...

  • Power to the Peopleby Vijay V. Vaitheeswaran

    Farrar, Straus and Giroux 2015; US$ 8.99

    Vijay V. Vaitheeswaran is The Economist's Environment and Energy Correspondent, covering developments in politics, economics, business, and technology as they relate to energy issues. He has received awards for his journalism, and previously wrote about Latin America as the magazine's regional bureau chief in Mexico City. Born in Madras, India,... more...

  • Govern Like Usby M. A. Thomas

    Columbia University Press 2015; US$ 44.99

    In the poorest countries, such as Afghanistan, Haiti, and Mali, the United States has struggled to work with governments whose corruption and lack of capacity are increasingly seen to be the cause of instability and poverty. The development and security communities call for “good governance? to improve the rule of law, democratic accountability, and... more...

  • Party Members and Activistsby Emilie van Haute; Anika Gauja

    Taylor and Francis 2015; US$ 140.00

    Membership of political parties is diverse. Not everyone participates and those who do, do not participate in the same way. This book engages with the debate over the significance and future of political parties as membership organisations and presents the first broad comparative analysis of party membership and activism. It is based on membership... more...

  • Politics: A Complete Introduction: Teach Yourselfby Peter Joyce

    Hodder & Stoughton 2015; US$ 22.00

    Written by Dr Peter Joyce, who is Principal Lecturer at Manchester Metropolitan University, Politics: A Complete Introduction is designed to give you everything you need to succeed, all in one place. It covers the key areas that students are expected to be confident in, outlining the basics in clear jargon-free English, and then providing added-value... more...

  • Volume Two. Labour Party General Election Manifestos 1900-1997by Dennis Kavanagh; Iain Dale; Iain Dale Nfa

    Taylor and Francis 2015; US$ 54.95

    This volume brings together for the first time the British Labour Political Party General Election Manifestos, dating back to 1900, and including the most recent General Election manifesto of 1997. The project provides an indispensible source of data about the Labour Party's political ideologies and policy positions, as well as charting their changes... more...

  • Men Who Made Labourby Alan Haworth; Dianne Hayter

    Taylor and Francis 2015; US$ 70.00

    Celebrating the centenary of the Parliamentary Labour Party, this fascinating book commemorates the twenty-nine founding Labour MPs elected in 1906, including Labour?s first Prime Minister, first Chancellor of the Exchequer, first Minister of Labour, and a Nobel Peace Prize winner. With a foreword by Tony Blair, Men Who Made Labour focuses on... more...

  • China's Social Welfareby Joe C. B. Leung; Yuebin Xu

    Wiley 2015; US$ 22.95

    The extraordinary rise of China is one of the greatest global stories of recent times. However, China's development has been described as ‘uneven, uncoordinated, and unsustainable’, and has now reached a critical turning point. To transform itself into a successful high-income economy, China urgently needs to develop a new welfare regime.... more...