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Political institutions and public administration

  • Power-Sharing in Conflict-Ridden Societiesby Mr Kåre Vollan; Mr Øyvind Stiansen; Professor Nils A. Butenschøn

    Ashgate Publishing Ltd 2015; US$ 134.95

    Based on a unique comparative study of Burundi, Rwanda, Ethiopia, Lebanon, Bosnia-Herzegovina, Nepal, Myanmar, the Philippines, and Fiji this book analyses the formal and informal arrangements defining the post-conflict political order in these countries and evaluates whether these systems strengthened or weakened the chances of establishing sustainable... more...

  • The Ecology of Lawby Fritjof Capra; Ugo Mattei

    Berrett-Koehler Publishers 2015; US$ 27.95

    The Ecology of Law Fritjof Capra and Ugo Mattei argue that at the root of many of the environmental, economic, and social crises we face today is a legal system based on an obsolete worldview. Capra, a bestselling author, physicist, and systems theorist, and Mattei, a distinguished legal scholar, explain how, by incorporating concepts from modern... more...

  • Making Culture Countby Lachlan MacDowall; Marnie Badham; Emma Blomkamp; Kim Dunphy

    Palgrave Macmillan 2015; US$ 95.00

    This book is a collection of diverse essays by scholars, policy-makers and creative practitioners who explore the burgeoning field of cultural measurement and its political implications. Offering critical histories and creative frameworks, it presents new approaches to accounting for culture in local, national and international contexts. more...

  • The Private Sector's Role in Disastersby Alessandra Jerolleman; John J. Ph.D. Kiefer

    CRC Press 2015; US$ 69.95

    This book examines the role of the private sector in emergency management and how that role is changing through private sector intersections with government, government agencies, and the public sectors in all phases of emergency management. It particularly focuses on the areas in which government regulations and guidelines promote or encourage private... more...

  • Party Primaries in Comparative Perspectiveby Asst Prof Fulvio Venturino; Dr Antonella Seddone; Dr Giulia Sandri

    Ashgate Publishing Ltd 2015; US$ 119.95

    Primary elections for choosing party leaders and candidates are now becoming commonplace in Europe, Asia and America but questions as to how much they hinder a party?s organizational strength and cohesion or affect electoral performance have largely been ignored outside of the USA. Party Primaries in Comparative Perspective gives a much-needed conceptualization... more...

  • The Politics of Fearby Ruth Wodak

    SAGE Publications 2015; US$ 37.00

    A cutting-edge exploration of the power and prevalence of contemporary right-wing populist discourse. more...

  • Sailing the Water's Edgeby Helen V. Milner; Dustin Tingley

    Princeton University Press 2015; US$ 35.00

    When engaging with other countries, the U.S. government has a number of different policy instruments at its disposal, including foreign aid, international trade, and the use of military force. But what determines which policies are chosen? Does the United States rely too much on the use of military power and coercion in its foreign policies?  Sailing... more...

  • The Red Webby Andrei Soldatov; Irina Borogan

    PublicAffairs 2015; US$ 27.99

    Half of Russia?s email traffic passes through an ordinary-looking building in an otherwise residential district of South West Moscow. On the eighth floor, in here a room occupied by the FSB, the successor organization to the KGB, is a box the size of a VHS player, marked SORM. SORM once intercepted just phone calls. Now it monitors emails, internet... more...

  • Surprise Attackby Larry Hancock

    Counterpoint 2015; US$ 30.00

    Surprise Attack explores sixty plus years of military and terror threats against the United States. It examines the intelligence tools and practices that provided warnings of those attacks and evaluates the United States? responses, both in preparedness and most importantly the effectiveness of our military and national command authority. Contrary... more...

  • Surveillance, Transparency, and Democracyby Akhlaque Haque

    University of Alabama Press 2015; US$ 49.95

    In this well-informed yet anxious age, public administrators have constructed vast cisterns that collect and interpret a meteoric shower of facts. In  Surveillance, Transparency, and Democracy , Akhlaque Haque demonstrates that this pervasive use and increasing dependence on information technology (IT) enables sophisticated and well-intentioned... more...