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  • Agenda-Setting in the European Unionby Dr Sebastiaan Princen

    Palgrave Macmillan 2009; US$ 110.00

    Why does the EU deal with some issues but not others? This is the central question of this book dedicated to agenda-setting processes in the EU. Through a comparison of EU and US policy agendas and the analysis of four case studies in environmental and health policy, this book offers a new understanding of how policy issues come onto the EU agenda. more...

  • Elections and Democracy after Communism?by Erik Herron

    Palgrave Macmillan 2009; US$ 105.00

    This book uses elections as a vehicle to explain the unanticipated outcomes of post-Soviet politics. It assesses how the behavior of voters, candidates and government officials is influenced by the Soviet legacy and rational calculations of self-interest and is the first to address elections across post-Soviet space. more...

  • Democratization and the European Unionby Leonardo Morlino; Wojciech Sadurski

    Taylor and Francis 2010; US$ 47.95

    This book examines in depth the impact of the EU on aspects of the quality of democracy in eight selected post-communist countries. Considering both the political and legal aspects of the dynamics among institutions and focussing on inter-institutional accountability, the book analyses how constitutional designs have been effectively implemented to... more...

  • Fighting Corruption in Eastern Europe and Central Asia; Asset Declarations for Public Officialsby OECD Publishing

    Organisation for Economic Co-operation and Development 2011; US$ 40.00

    Many countries around the world have introduced systems of asset declarations for public officials in order to prevent corruption. These systems vary greatly from country to country. The impact of such systems on the actual level of corruption is not well known. This study provides a systematic analysis of the existing practice in the area of asset... more...

  • European Integrationby J Oerstroem Moeller

    Institute of Southeast Asian Studies (ISEAS) 2008; US$ 74.90

    A clear guide to current EU institutions, practices, and policies, this is also an informed insider's account of how they have emerged in their present form, with clues on future change. The mixture of analysis and history, description and prescription, works well, because the author has had a ringside seat, but retains a cool Nordic non-partisan... more...

  • Building New Labourby Meg Russell

    Palgrave Macmillan 2005; US$ 50.00

    'New' Labour was defined in part by wide-ranging reforms to the party's internal democracy. These included changes to how candidates and leaders are selected, changes to policy making processes, and a programme of 'quotas' that transformed women's representation in the party. In the first book to analyse all these reforms in depth Meg Russell asks... more...

  • Autoritarismus in Mittel- und Osteuropaby Jerzy Macków

    VS Verlag für Sozialwissenschaften 2010; US$ 46.35

    Der Autoritarismus wird als politisches System des eingeschränkten Pluralismus verstanden. Herausragende Länderkenner beschäftigen sich in diesem Buch mit der Entstehung und den Eigenschaften jener Autoritarismen, die aus dem Kommunismus hervorgegangen sind. Es wird zudem auf die Demokratisierung dieser Systeme eingegangen. Ausgerechnet die postkommunistischen... more...

  • Die Wähler der extremen Rechten 1980 - 2002by Kai Arzheimer

    VS Verlag für Sozialwissenschaften 2008; US$ 49.31

    Die Wahl rechtsextremer Parteien sorgt in regelmäßigen Abständen für mediale Aufmerksamkeit und Besorgnis. Dennoch ist das Phänomen des sehr gemischten Erfolges rechtsextremer Parteien noch wenig geklärt. Dieses Buch untersucht deshalb erstmals umfassend und auf breiter empirischer Datenbasis für 13 EU-Staaten sowie Norwegen und über einen Zeitraum... more...

  • Mehr Bürgerbeteiligung wagenby Kurt Beck; Jan Ziekow

    VS Verlag für Sozialwissenschaften 2011; US$ 29.58

    Die Suche nach Formen und Wegen, wie die Bürgerinnen und Bürger an politischen Entscheidungen wirklich teilhaben können, ist aktueller denn je. Ernsthafte und gut umgesetzte Bürgerbeteiligung ermöglicht es, dass politische Entscheidungen besser, gerechter und nachhaltiger getroffen werden. Bürgerbeteiligung bereichert auf diese Weise die repräsentative... more...

  • Regionales Regieren in der Europäischen Unionby Jan Grasnick

    Deutscher Universitätsverlag 2007; US$ 46.35

    Jan Grasnick untersucht an den Beispielen der Regionen Bayern, Rhône-Alpes und Oberösterreich, welche spezifischen Handlungsmuster und Strategien die regionalen Regierungen mit ihren unterschiedlichen Voraussetzungen einsetzen, um ihre Interessen im Mehrebenensystem der EU zu wahren. more...