Subject: Political Science / Comparative Politics

Subject: Political Science / Comparative Politics

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Organizing Governance, Governing Organizations

|9780822985037|In recent years, Western bureaucracies have continued to expand, but are citizens better served? In this volume, sixteen contributors analyze the problems of government organization, both in individual cases and in a broader comparative context.Contributors: Joel D. Aberbach; Peter Aucoin; Richard A. Chapman; Michael G. Hansen; Peter Hennessy; Brian W. Hogwood; Mohammad Mohabbat Kahn; Ulrich Klöti; Charles H. Levine; Johan P. Olsen; Bert A. Rockman; Richard Rose; Norman C. Thomas; John Warhurst; and the editors.| Colin Campbell B. Guy Peters|| Political Science / Comparative Politics Political Science / General

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Economic Decline and Political Change

|9780822985167|Canada, Great Britain, and the United States|In the 1970’s, an “age of affluence” ended abruptly in Canada, Great Britain, and the United States. Skyrocketing inflation, persistent unemployment, and sluggish growth became new, oppressive realities for government and citizens alike. This book examines the changes that occurred in economic policymaking on the governmental level and the public’s response to such changes. This timely collection of essays sheds light on the political economy of three of the world’s oldest democracies in an era of economic distress and uncertainty.| Harold D. Clarke Marianne C. Stewart Gary Zuk|| Political Science / Comparative Politics Political…

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The Budget-Maximizing Bureaucrat

|9780822985327|Appraisals and Evidence|Thirteen scholars reexamine one of the most provocative and debated models of bureaucratic behavior, as developed by William A. Niskanen in his seminal book, Bureaucracy and Representative Government. The essays evaluate a wide array of findings, both qualitative and quantitative, relevant to the various aspects of the model, and offer conclusions about its merits and limits, suggesting alternative explanations of bureaucratic behavior. Niskanen provides his own reassessment and reflections on the debate.| Andre Blais Stephane Dion|| Political Science / Comparative Politics Political Science / General

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The Social Democratic State

|9780822956747|The Swedish Model and the Bureaucratic Problem of Social Reforms|The Swedish Social Democratic Party, the SAP, is the most successful social democratic party in the world. It has led the government for most of the last six decades, participating either alone or as the dominant force in coalition government. The SAP has also worked closely with trade unions that have organized nearly 85 percent of the labor force, the highest rate among the advanced industrial democracies. Rarely has a political party been so dominant or so closely linked to labor movement. Yet Sweden remains very much a capitolist society with…

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International Security and Democracy

|9780822956594|Latin America and the Caribbean in the Post-Cold War Era|Dominguez has drawn together fifteen leading scholars on international relations and comparative politics from Latin America, the Caribbean, and the United States, thus bringing to bear varying national perspectives from several corners of the hemisphere to analyze the intersection between regional security issues and the democracy building process in Latin America.| Jorge I. Dominguez| Pitt Latin American Series| History / Caribbean & West Indies / Cuba Political Science / Comparative Politics Political Science / General

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