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Governments, NGOs and Anti-Corruption: The New Integrity Warriors

by Luís|Hindess, Barry de Sousa & Peter Larmour

The purpose of this book is to understand the rise, future and implications of two important new kinds of "integrity warriors" - official anti-corruption agencies (ACAs) and anti-corruption NGOs - and to locate...


Europeanization of Judicial Review

by Nicola Ch. Corkin

Europeanization of Judicial Review argues that the higher complexity of the political framework in which laws are made today leads to less well-designed laws and loop-holes, allowing politicians to leave decisions...


Policy change in the Area of Freedom, Security and Justice: How EU institutions matter

by Florian Trauner & Ariadna Ripoll Servent

The EU plays an increasingly important role in issues such as the fight against organised crime and the management of migration flows, transforming the Area of Freedom, Security and Justice (AFSJ) into a priority...


Local Governance Innovation in China: Experimentation, Diffusion, and Defiance

by Jessica C. Teets & William Hurst

Despite a centralized formal structure, Chinese politics and policy-making have long been marked by substantial degrees of regional and local variation and experimentation. These trends have, if anything, intensified...


Routledge Handbook of Latin America in the World

by Jorge I Dominguez & Ana Covarrubias

The Handbook of Latin America in the World explains how the Latin American countries have both reacted and contributed to changing international dynamics over the last 30 years. It provides a comprehensive picture...


In Pursuit of Prosperity: U.S Foreign Policy in an Era of Natural Resource Scarcity

by David Reed

In Pursuit of Prosperity provides a much needed exploration of the evolution of environmental sustainability in U.S. foreign policy.

Through expert analysis of nine countries and regions of strategic importance,...


A Different Democracy: American Government in a 31-Country Perspective

by Steven L. Taylor, Matthew Soberg Shugart & Arend Lijphart

Four distinguished scholars in political science analyze American democracy from a comparative point of view, exploring how the U.S. political system differs from that of thirty other democracies and what those...


Party Politics in Japan: Political Chaos and Stalemate in the 21st Century

by Ronald J. Hrebenar & Akira Nakamura

    The Japanese political system is a parliamentary democracy and was the first western style government in Asia when the parliamentary system was adopted in the 1880s. It has a multiparty system, free elections,...


System and Succession: The Social Bases of Political Elite Recruitment

by John B. Nagle

System and Succession provides a comparative analysis of the social composition of national political leadership in the United States, Russia, Germany, and Mexico. These systems were chosen as case studies because...


Political Attitudes in Venezuela: Societal Cleavages and Political Opinion

by Enrique A. Baloyra & John D. Martz

Here is a benchmark study of voter attitudes in a Latin American country. This volume is based on extensive survey research conducted during the Venezuelan elections of 1973. The methods employed by Baloyra...


Securing Freedom

by Eliza Manningham-Buller

How do we balance our belief in human freedom with the need to defend ourselves against those who believe the use of terror can be justified? Can our handling of security risk and the laws we pass to deal with...


Summary of Democracy's Good Name: The Rise and Risks of the World's Most Popular Form of Government - Michael Mandelbaum

by Capitol Reader

This ebook consists of a summary of the ideas, viewpoints and facts presented by Michael Mandelbaum in his book “Democracy's Good Name: The Rise and Risks of the World’s Most Popular Form of Government ”....


Summary of The Most Exclusive Club: A Modern History of the United States Senate - Lewis L. Gould

by Capitol Reader

This ebook consists of a summary of the ideas, viewpoints and facts presented by Lewis L. Gould in his book “The Most Exclusive Club, A Modern History of the United States Senate”. This summary offers a...


Breakdown and Change of Private Interest Governments

by Claudius Wagemann

Private Interest Governments were identified in the 1980s as a special form of public regulation in selected economic sectors, rivalling conventional market, state, or community-based forms of public order....


The Trouble with History: Morality, Revolution, and Counterrevolution

by Adam Michnik

Renowned Eastern European author Adam Michnik was jailed for more than six years by the communist regime in Poland for his dissident activities. He was an outspoken voice for democracy in the world divided by...


An Uncanny Era: Conversations between Václav Havel and Adam Michnik

by Elzbieta Matynia

Czech playwright and dissident Vaclav Havel first encountered Polish historian and dissident Adam Michnik in 1978 at a clandestine meeting on a mountaintop along the Polish-Czechoslovak border. This initial...


The National Origins of Policy Ideas: Knowledge Regimes in the United States, France, Germany, and Denmark

by John L. Campbell & Ove K. Pedersen

In politics, ideas matter. They provide the foundation for economic policymaking, which in turn shapes what is possible in domestic and international politics. Yet until now, little attention has been paid to...


Electoral Systems and Governance: How Diversity Can Improve Policy-Making

by Salomon Orellana

Diversity and dissent have been shown to improve decision-making in small groups. This understanding can be extended to the political arena and in turn it can enlighten ideas about policy-making.

This book focuses...


Why America Must Not Follow Europe

by Daniel Hannan

Daniel Hannan, a British Conservative Member of the European Parliament, calls on Americans to avoid Europe's future. He traces the common roots of British and American liberty, and describes how both countries...


The Black Nile: One Man's Amazing Journey Through Peace and War on the World's Longest River

by Dan Morrison

A spectacular modern-day adventure along the Nile River from Lake Victoria to the Mediterranean Sea

With news of tenuous peace in Sudan, foreign correspondent Dan Morrison bought a plank-board boat, summoned...