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  • Democracy and Interest Groupsby Professor Grant Jordan; Professor William A. Maloney

    Palgrave Macmillan 2007; US$ 120.00

    Democracy and Interest Groups assesses the contribution that interest groups make to the democratic involvement of citizens and the generation of social capital. The authors draw on new surveys of groups and members and more unusually with non-participants. It also makes use of in-depth interviews with campaign group leaders and organizers. more...

  • Democratic Politics and Party Competitionby Judith Bara; Albert Weale

    Taylor and Francis 2006; US$ 54.95

    This new book introduces innovative research on democracy from the leading Comparative Manifestos Project (CMP). It details the key achievements of the project to date, illustrates how its findings may be applied, lays out the future challenges it faces and examines how the field as a whole can advance. It also presents a special assessment of the... more...

  • The Foreign Policy Disconnectby Benjamin I. Page; Marshall M. Bouton

    University of Chicago Press 2008; US$ 30.00

    With world affairs so troubled, what kind of foreign policy should the United States pursue? Benjamin Page and Marshall Bouton look for answers in a surprising place: among the American people. Drawing on a series of national surveys conducted between 1974 and 2004, Page and Bouton reveal that—contrary to conventional wisdom—Americans generally hold... more...

  • Legislative Voting and Accountabilityby John M. Carey

    Cambridge University Press 2008; US$ 24.00

    Carey examines individualistic and collective representation in democracies and how it is shaped by legislative party unity. more...

  • The Handbook of National Legislaturesby M. Steven Fish; Matthew Kroenig

    Cambridge University Press 2009; US$ 58.00

    This book provides comprehensive survey-based data regarding the powers of national legislatures worldwide. more...

  • Democracy, Ethnic Diversity, and Security in Post-Communist Europeby Anita Singh

    ABC-CLIO 2001; US$ 84.00

    Inder Singh examines why international organizations including the UN, OSCE, and Council of Europe advocated democratic governance, based on the rule of law and respect for human and minority rights, as the method by which states should try to accommodate their ethnically mixed populations. She discusses how realistic this advice has been, given the... more...

  • Climate Actionby Mark Diesendorf

    University of NSW Press 2009; US$ 31.95

    In the USA, social movements succeeded in stopping 59 proposals to build new conventional (dirty) coal-fired power stations. In the UK, there was an extended campaign to stop the expansion of Heathrow airport, primarily on the grounds of the greenhouse gas emissions from increased flights. Responding to this global epidemic, Climate Action is a campaign... more...

  • Democratic Commitmentsby Lisa L. Martin

    Princeton University Press 2000; US$ 46.00 US$ 41.86

    From the refusal of the U.S. Congress to approve fast-track trade authority and certain foreign aid packages to the obstacles placed by Western European parliaments in the path of economic integration, legislatures often interfere with national leaders' efforts to reach and implement predictable international agreements. This seems to give an advantage... more...

  • Voice and Voteby Stephanie McNulty

    Stanford University Press 2011; US$ 21.95

    This book investigates a recent Peruvian decentralization reform that is considered to be one of the most participatory in Latin America. more...

  • The Political Class in Advanced Democraciesby Jens Borchert; Jürgen Zeiss

    OUP Oxford 2003; US$ 214.99

    This is the first comprehensive overview of professional politicians in democratic countries in Europe and North America. On a country by country basis it provides up-to-date information on when and how politicians became professionals in their own right, on the kind of institution they operate in, on typical career paths, incomes, and recent reform... more...