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  • Egalitarian Thought and Labour Politicsby Nick Ellison

    Taylor and Francis 2002; US$ 54.95

    In Egalitarian Thought and Labour Politics Nick Ellison argues that the concept of equality is the cornerstone of the British socialist tradition. He examines the alternative understandings of equality which have divided the labour party since 1930 and traces the origins of the current shift away from concern for social and economic equality to an... more...

  • Democracy and Political Change in Sub-Saharan Africaby John A. Wiseman

    Taylor and Francis 2002; US$ 61.95

    Since the end of the 1980s the most important political development in Sub-Saharan Africa has been the movement towards democracy. This is something that has affected nearly all the countries in the region in varying degrees. This book provides the reader with a set of case studies covering a diverse range of African states in order to identify the... more...

  • Stabilising Fragile Democraciesby Paul Lewis; Geoffrey Pridham

    Taylor and Francis 2002; US$ 61.95

    Political parties play a central, if not the central, political role in parliamentary democracies. They are also likely to play a key role in the establishment of new parliamentary democracies. This volume provides a systematic comparison of the democratic transitions in both Eastern and Southern Europe from this point of view. There are four main... more...

  • Understanding Comparative Politicsby Mehran Kamrava

    Taylor and Francis 2002; US$ 59.95

    Comparative politics has undergone significant theoretical changes in recent decades. Particularly since the 1980s, a new generation of scholars have revamped and rejuvinated the study of the subject. Mehran Kamrava examines current and past approaches to the study of comparative politics and proposes a new framework for analysis. This is achieved... more...

  • How Organisations Measure Successby Neil Carter; Patricia Day; Rudolf Klein

    Taylor and Francis 2002; US$ 63.95

    Throughout the 1980s the British Civil Service devoted much time and energy developing indicators to measure the performance of government. Never before had so much stress been placed on accountability and performance; a trend which will be reinforced as government continues to devolve activities to agencies and looks for methods to assess their performance.... more...

  • Local Governmentby Howard Elcock

    Taylor and Francis 2013; US$ 67.95

    Since first publication in 1982, Howard Elcock's Local Government has established a reputation as a comprehensive and unbiased account of how British local government really works. This respected textbook has been completely revised and rewritten for its third edition, to take account of changes in local government and in the circumstances in which... more...

  • The Transformation of Governance in the European Unionby Rainer Eising; BEATE KOHLER-KOCH

    Taylor and Francis 2003; US$ 54.95

    The book presents a theoretically informed typology of modes of governance which is tested in a careful selection of comparative country and policy studies. At the core is the question whether the European Union is destined to a network type of governance and whether and how this type of governance will be translated into the member states. The individual... more...

  • Politicians, Bureaucrats and Administrative Reformby B. Guy Peters; Jon Pierre

    Taylor and Francis 2008; US$ 54.95

    Adminstrative reform in most western democracies over the past couple of decades has been characterized by bringing in market-based concepts of public-service delivery. This book looks critically at administrative reform in a comparative perspective. The contributors - experts on administrative reform - assess its scope and objectives, and also the... more...

  • Comparing Party System Changeby Jan-Erik Lane; Paul Pennings

    Taylor and Francis 2003; US$ 54.95

    This volume examines the recent changes which have occurred in party systems across Europe. It concludes that parties in many countries are no longer bare reflections of traditional social groups. Rather, the structure in which parties compete is increasingly open and flexible, and subject to on-going change. The combination of comparative and individual... more...

  • Private Groups and Public Lifeby Jan W. van Deth

    Taylor and Francis 2003; US$ 190.00

    This book focuses on the changing relationship between social and political involvement in Western Europe. Empirical case studies examine how new social movements interact with conventional political structures as individuals and groups experiment with new forms of political expression. The results indicate not a declining, but a changing democratic... more...