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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...


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...


Putin's Oil: The Yukos Affair and the Struggle for Russia

by Martin Sixsmith

Putin's Oil relates Vladimir Putin's war for control of Russia's vast oil reserves, in particular Mikhail Khodorkovsky's oil firm, Yukos.


The Political Economy of Development in Kenya

by Sr., Kempe Ronald Hope

This critical analysis of sustainable development in post-independence Kenya offers a comprehensive policy framework within the context of the opportunities provided by the 2010 constitution.


Failed States and Institutional Decay: Understanding Instability and Poverty in the Developing World

by Natasha M. Ezrow & Erica Frantz

What do we mean by failed states and why is this concept important to study? The �failed states� literature is important because it aims to understand how state institutions (or lack thereof) impact conflict,...


Dictators and Dictatorships: Understanding Authoritarian Regimes and Their Leaders

by Natasha M. Ezrow & Erica Frantz

Discusses how dictatorships work, looking at leaders, elites, and regime dynamics, synthesizing foundational and cutting-edge research on authoritarian politics, and integrating theory with case studies.


Federalism: A Normative Theory and its Practical Relevance

by Kyle Scott

Using case studies from around the world, the book develops a new theory of federalism, showing that it can enhance deliberative democracy and civil society.


Conflict Resolution of the Boruca Hydro-Energy Project: Renewable Energy Production in Costa Rica

by Jurgen Carls, Warren R. Haffar & Lauren E. Jones

A�case study that�profiles the�best practices for sustainable development, indigenous human rights, and conflict resolution, providing original insights into Latin American environmental and development...


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...


Comparing Asian Politics: India, China, and Japan

by Sue Ellen M. Charlton

Well-written and comprehensive, this text provides a political and cultural comparative perspective on India, China, and Japan.


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...


Chinese Politics Illustrated: The Cultural, Social, and Historical Context

by Lance L P Gore

This unique book offers the readers a ring-side seat to watch the drama of Chinese politics as it is experienced by the players themselves. It provides an opportunity for non-Chinese readers to get a feel of...


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....


Blair, Labour, and Palestine: Conflicting Views on Middle East Peace After 9/11

by Toby Greene

Many of Tony Blair's policy decisions in the Israeli-Palestinian arena were controversial and politically costly. Blair, Labour and Palestine argues that gaps between him and much of his party were rooted in...


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 Vaclav 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...


Presidents and Terminal Logic Behavior: Term Limits and Executive Action in the United States, Brazil, and Argentina

by Genevieve M. Kehoe

Presidents of nations with constitutionally imposed term limits are often viewed as growing weaker as they approach the end of their time in office. However, in this important new study, political scientist...


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...


Electroral 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...