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  • Public Policy and Higher Educationby Edward P. St. John; Nathan Daun-Barnett; Karen M. Moronski-Chapman

    Taylor and Francis 2012; US$ 49.95

    Amid changing economic and social contexts, radical changes have occurred in public higher education policies over the past three decades. Public Policy and Higher Education provides readers with new ways to analyze these complex state policies and offers the tools to examine how policies affect students’ access and success in college. Rather than... more...

  • Direct Democracy in the United Statesby Shauna Reilly; Ryan M. Yonk

    Taylor and Francis 2012; US$ 42.95

    The increased use of direct democracy measures across the United States has brought attention to the individual petitioner however their motivations and goals continue to be an enigma. Drawing on behavioral, historical and legal analysis to provide a more concrete depiction of these individuals, expert contributors examine the true personalities,... more...

  • Creating Competitivenessby David B. Audretsch; Mary Walshok

    Edward Elgar Publishing 2013; US$ 40.00

    Although competitiveness is typically associated with firms, they are not the only organizational body whose performance is dependent upon competitiveness. This poignant insightful book focuses on how the varied economic performance of cities and regions, both within nations as well as across nations, during the era of the 'Great Recession'... more...

  • Direct Democracy and Minority Rightsby Daniel Lewis

    Taylor and Francis 2013; US$ 47.95

    This book conclusively demonstrates that direct democracy—institutions like the ballot initiative and the referendum—endangers the rights of minorities and perpetuates a tyranny of the majority. While advocates of direct democracy advocate that these institutions protect citizens from corrupt lawmakers beholden to special interests, Daniel Lewis’s... more...

  • Scotland Decidesby Hugh Bochel; David Denver; James Mitchell; Charles Pattie

    Taylor and Francis 2013; US$ 59.95

    Scotland has a parliament for the first time in almost 300 years, and this book is an account of how this came about. The authors trace the origins and history of the demand for home rule in Scotland, focusing particularly on developments following the failure of the first referendum on the issue in 1979, which culminated in a second referendum in... more...

  • Legislatures of Small Statesby Nicholas D J Baldwin

    Taylor and Francis 2013; US$ 54.95

    This book provides a comparative study of the legislatures of small nations, states and territories, to explore the extent to which size is a factor in how they function and fulfil the roles and responsibility of a legislature. Though the physical nature and environment of states is a neglected subject in political science research, this book examines... more...

  • European Union Public Health Policyby Scott L. Greer; Paulette Kurzer

    Taylor and Francis 2013; US$ 54.95

    Ranging from influence over world trade laws affecting health to population health issues such as obesity to the use of comparative data to affect policy, the EU’s public health policies are increasingly important, visible, expensive and effective. They also provide an invaluable case study for those who want to understand the growth and impact of... more...

  • Democratization in the Global Southby Kristian Stokke; Olle Törnquist

    Palgrave Macmillan 2013; US$ 105.00

    Given the weaknesses of mainstream democratisation since the 1980s, the authors present a cutting edge examination of dynamics of political change in the direction of more substantive democracy. While focusing on the Global South, they also draw comparisons from historical and contemporary experiences from Scandinavia. more...

  • Courts and Consociationsby Christopher McCrudden; Brendan O'Leary

    OUP Oxford 2013; US$ 54.99

    Courts and Consociations examines power-sharing agreements, their legitimacy, and their compatibility with human rights law. Providing a clear, accessible introduction to the political science and human rights law on the issue, the book is an invaluable guide to all those engaged with transitional justice, peace agreements, and human rights. more...

  • Democracy in the Developing Worldby Jeffrey Haynes

    Wiley 2013; US$ 26.95 US$ 24.26

    Until the late 1980s, there were very few democratically elected governments in the developing world. These areas were characterized by a range of authoritarian regimes from military administrations to one-party dictatorships. Over the past decade, however, the situation has altered significantly and an increasing number of developing countries have... more...