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Democratic Audit of Poland 2014

by Michal Wenzel, Marta Zerkowska-Balas, Michal Kotnarowski & others

<p>The book is a study of the state of the Polish democracy and focuses on the years 2012 and 2013. It explores available documents and statistical data, offers a collection of experts' judgments, and analyses public opinion research. Ten ...

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Democratic Dialogue and the Constitution

by Alison L Young

<p>Constitutions divide into those that provide for a constitutionally protected set of rights, where courts can strike down legislation, and those where rights are protected predominantly by parliament, where courts can interpret legislation to

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Democratic Governance in Scandinavia

Developments and Challenges for the Regulatory State

by Noralv Veggeland

<p>This book studies the emergence of the regulatory state in Europe and its impact on democratic governance in Scandinavia. On the basis of comparative studies on various government structures in Scandinavia and the EU, the author analyses the ...

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Democratic Peace Across the Middle East

Islam and Political Modernisation

by Yakub Halabi

<p>Nuclear power has for the most part dominated Western media and academic analyses concerning Iranian foreign policy in recent years. This focus, however, can be misleading, especially as regards the early presidency of Mohammad Khatami ...

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Democratic Policymaking

An Analytic Approach

by Charles Barrilleaux, Christopher Reenock & Mark Souva

<p>This introduction applies analytic models to policymaking challenges, equipping students with tools to evaluate core policymaking dilemmas. Students are introduced to the approaches of game theory, social choice theory, research design and ...

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Democratic professionalism in public services

by Lethbridge, Jane

<p>Democratic professionalism is an approach that enables public service professionals to work more democratically with clients, patients, students and other public service users. This book explores what it means to act in a democratic way and ...

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Democratic Transitions in the Arab World

by Ibrahim Elbadawi & Samir Makdisi

<p>In the wake of the unprecedented uprisings that swept across North Africa and the Middle East in late 2010 and 2011, there was much speculation that these events heralded the beginning of a new age of democratic transition across the region. ...

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Democratization and Authoritarian Party Survival

Mexico's PRI

by Joy K. Langston

<p>When Mexico's authoritarian Party of the Institutional Revolution (PRI) was defeated in the 2000 presidential election after seventy-one years of uninterrupted rule, many analysts believed the party would inevitably splinter and collapse. An ...

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Democratization from Above

The Logic of Local Democracy in the Developing World

by Anjali Thomas Bohlken

<p>Democratization from Above seeks to explain why some national and state governments in the developing world introduce reforms to make local governance more democratic while others neglect or actively undermine democracy at local levels of ...

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Democratizing Candidate Selection

New Methods, Old Receipts?

by Guillermo Cordero & Xavier Coller

<p>This book studies the challenges to conventional politics posed by new ways of selecting candidates for legislative elections. The recent economic crisis had profound political consequences on politics, generating an upsurge in the demand for

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Democratizing Europe

by Antoine Vauchez

How can we account for numerous and repeatedly failed attempts to redress the European Union's democratic deficit over the past three decades? In the wake of the Eurozone crisis, <SPAN style="FONT-STYLE: italic">Democratizing Europe</SPAN> ...

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Democratizing Health Care

Welfare State Building in Korea and Thailand

by Illan Nam

<p >This book explores significant developments of the welfare state in the context of milestone health insurance reforms in two important Asian democracies, Korea and Thailand. The author argues that the changes in health policy, which ...

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Demography and Democracy

Transitions in the Middle East and North Africa

by Elhum Haghighat

<p>The Middle East and North Africa have recently experienced one of the highest population growth rates in the world, something which has profoundly affected the wider region and its institutions. In addition, the recent period of unprecedented

ISBN: 9781108607421

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Deportation and Return in a Border-Restricted World

Experiences in Mexico, El Salvador, Guatemala, and Honduras

by Bryan Roberts, Cecilia Menjívar & Nestor P. Rodríguez

<p>This volume focuses on recent experiences of return migration to Mexico and Central America from the United States. For most of the twentieth century, return migration to the US was a normal part of the migration process from Mexico and ...

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Description Logic, Theory Combination, and All That

Essays Dedicated to Franz Baader on the Occasion of His 60th Birthday

by Carsten Lutz, Uli Sattler, Cesare Tinelli & others

<p>This Festschrift has been put together on the occasion of Franz Baader's 60th birthday to celebrate his fundamental and highly influential scientific contributions. The 30 papers in this volume cover several scientific areas that Franz Baader

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Desert Problems and Desertification in Central Asia

The Researchers of the Desert Institute

by Agajan G. Babaev

<p>Since 1962 the Desert Institute of the former Academy of Science of the USSR has been conducting research work in the arid and semi-arid zones of central Asia. This outstanding experience in desert and desertification problems, and the ...

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Desert Regions

Population, Migration and Environment

by Boris A. Portnov & A. Paul Hare

<p>Despite the common understanding of the importance of desert development in the contemporary world, there are relatively few books published to date on this sub­ ject. The books and collective volumes published in this field deal primarily ...

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Designing Cooler Cities

Energy, Cooling and Urban Form: The Asian Perspective

by Ali Cheshmehzangi & Chris Butters

<p>This edited book surveys the major sustainability challenges facing Asian cities, in particular those related to urban energy and city cooling. The book discusses the key concepts and issues involved, addressing the three levels of micro ...

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Designing Social Science Research

by Oddbjørn Bukve

<p>This book presents different research designs, their respective purposes and merits as well as their underlying assumptions. Research designs are characterised by a certain combination of knowledge aims and strategies for data production. An ...

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Designing the Global City

Design Excellence, Competitions and the Remaking of Central Sydney

by Robert Freestone, Gethin Davison & Richard Hu

<p>This text explores how architectural and urban design values have been co-opted by global cities to enhance their economic competitiveness by creating a superior built environment that is not just aesthetically memorable but more productive ...

ISBN: 9789811320569

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