Subject: Political Science / General

Subject: Political Science / General

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Making Regulatory Policy

|9780822985181|Contributors: Barry Boyer; Colin S. Diver; Daniel J. Gifford; Keith Hawkins; Peter K. Manning; Errol Meidinger; Robert L. Rabin; Paul Rock; and John M. Thomas.Few scholars have applied modern behavioral and organization theory to study U.S. regulatory agencies, and fewer still have integrated this approach with frameworks drawn from administrative law and analysis. This multidisciplinary collection combines detailed case studies with theoretical discussions drawing upon legal concepts, organizational analysis, and behavioral theory.| Keith Hawkins John N. Thomas|| Political Science / American Government / National Political Science / General

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Kosovo and Serbia

|9780822944690|Contested Options and Shared Consequences|Azan on the Moon is an in-depth anthropological study of people’s lives along the Pamir Highway in eastern Tajikistan. Constructed in the 1930s in rugged high-altitude terrain, the road fundamentally altered the material and social fabric of this former Soviet outpost on the border with Afghanistan and China. The highway initially brought sentiments of disconnection and hardship, followed by Soviet modernization and development, and ultimately a sense of distinction from bordering countries and urban centers that continues to this day. Based on extensive fieldwork and through an analysis of construction, mobility, technology, media, development, Islam, and…

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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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Party Organizations in American Politics

|9780822954231|Contradicting the conventional political wisdom of the 1970s, which said state political parties were dormant and verging upon extinction, this book reveals that state party organizations actually grew stronger in the 1960s and 1970s.Reprinted with a new preface that covers changes in the 1980s in electoral politics, Party Organizations in American Politics encourages a reappraisal of scholarly treatment of party organization in political science.| Cornelius C. Cotter James L. Gibson John F. Bibby Robert J. Huckshorn|| Political Science / General Political Science / Political Process / Political Parties

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Conflict and Rhetoric in French Policymaking

|9780822985198|Education policy provides a fertile ground for analyzing the perennial tug-of-war between interest groups and public officials. Baumgartner considers thirty examples of French education policymaking during the early 1980s using a combination of documentary evidence, interviews with more than 100 politicians, civil servants, members of parliament, union and interest group leaders, and a thorough analysis of press coverage of education topics.| Frank R. Baumgartner|| Political Science / General Political Science / World / General

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