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  1. Quality of Government and Corruption from a European Perspective

    Quality of Government and Corruption from a European Perspective

    Nicholas Charron, Victor Lapuente, Bo Rothstein
    In this book the authors tackle the concept of ‘quality of government’ (QoG) both conceptually and empirically and apply their focus to EU countries and regions. In a pioneering empirical effort, they map out regional QoG for the first time for 172 NUTS 1 and 2 regions throughout 18 countries in the EU, and provide a detailed methodology. They follow up the quantitative assessment with three case studies demonstrating the wide variation of QoG found within the countries of Italy, Belgium and Romania. The book concludes with important lessons and ideas for future research. Learn More
    2013   Hardback Price: $ 128.00   Web: $ 115.20
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  2. Government, Governance and Welfare Reform

    Government, Governance and Welfare Reform

    Edited by Alberto Brugnoli, Alessandro Colombo
    This unique and original book focuses on institutional changes, welfare reforms and transformations in both Britain and Italy over the last three decades. Learn More
    2013   Hardback Price: $ 112.00   Web: $ 100.80
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  3. The Dynamics of Global Economic Governance

    The Dynamics of Global Economic Governance

    Richard Eccleston
    This book focuses on international taxation and examines how the financial crisis prompted renewed attempts to enhance international tax transparency and confront tax havens. It highlights the complexity of international regime change and the significance of national and financial interests, international organizations, domestic politics and the emerging G20 leaders forum in this process. Learn More
    2013   Hardback Price: $ 120.00   Web: $ 108.00
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  4. Governance, Democracy and Sustainable Development

    Governance, Democracy and Sustainable Development

    Edited by James Meadowcroft, Oluf Langhelle, Audun Ruud
    The contributors explore the difficulties developed countries are experiencing in coming to terms with environmental limits and the resultant challenges to the democratic polity. They engage with different dimensions of the governance challenge including norms, public attitudes, citizen engagement, political conflict, policy design, and implementation, and with a range of environmental problems such as climate change, biodiversity/nature protection, and water management. The book concludes with an essay by William Lafferty that explores the flawed character of the contemporary democratic polity and offers his reflections on possible pathways to reform. Learn More
    2013   Hardback Price: $ 155.00   Web: $ 139.50
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  5. China, the European Union and Global Governance

    China, the European Union and Global Governance

    Edited by Jan Wouters, Tanguy de Wilde, Pierre Defraigne, Jean-Christophe Defraigne
    China, the European Union and Global Governance examines the key determinants of European and Chinese approaches to the restructuring of global governance systems. Learn More
    2012   Hardback Price: $ 155.00   Web: $ 139.50
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  6. Good Government

    Good Government

    Edited by Sören Holmberg, Bo Rothstein
    In all societies, the quality of government institutions is of the utmost importance for the well-being of its citizens. Problems like high infant mortality, lack of access to safe water, unhappiness and poverty are not primarily caused by a lack of technical equipment, effective medicines or other types of knowledge generated by the natural or engineering sciences. Instead, the critical problem is that the majority of the world’s population live in societies that have dysfunctional government institutions. Central issues discussed in the book include: how can good government be conceptualized and measured, what are the effects of ‘bad government’ and how can the quality of government be improved? Learn More
    2012   Hardback Price: $ 155.00   Web: $ 139.50
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  7. Public Private Partnerships in Education

    Public Private Partnerships in Education

    Edited by Susan L. Robertson, Karen Mundy, Antoni Verger, Francine Menashy
    This insightful book brings together both academics and researchers from a variety of international organizations and aid agencies to explore the complexities of public private partnerships as a resurgent, hybrid mode of educational governance that operates across scales, from the community to the global. Learn More
    2012   Hardback Price: $ 141.00   Web: $ 126.90
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  8. Political Governance of Capitalism

    Political Governance of Capitalism

    Helmut Willke, Gerhard Willke
    This path-breaking book highlights that systemic risks emerge from a globally operating financial industry that is not only disconnected from the real economy but also allowed to hide in ‘shadow banking’ practices. Governance based on national regimes fails to cover ‘finance-led’ global capitalism. The authors argue that the risk of systemic meltdown will reappear unless intelligent governance regimes are installed, combining legally binding rules and civil society pressures to restore the balance between risk-taking and accountability. They illustrate the goal is ‘resilient’ capitalism in which the rules of the game are set by politics and knowledge-based discourse. Learn More
    2012   Hardback Price: $ 120.00   Web: $ 108.00
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  9. The Politics of Accounting Regulation

    The Politics of Accounting Regulation

    Sebastian Botzem
    The global financial crisis underlines the relevance of accounting standards as much more than instrumental rules for corporate reporting. This important book details the accounting standards that embody societal and professional values and contribute to the distribution of financial benefits that put international harmonization of standards into the limelight. Sebastian Botzem reveals that international standards have emerged after decades of contest and political bargaining, which resulted in closely aligned standards, voluntary consultation procedures and a network structure comprising actors mainly stemming from global auditing firms, regulators and international organizations. Learn More
    2012   Hardback Price: $ 120.00   Web: $ 108.00
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  10. Managing Food Safety and Hygiene

    Managing Food Safety and Hygiene

    Bridget M. Hutter
    Food safety and hygiene is of critical importance to us all, yet, as periodic food crises in various countries each year show we are all dependent on others in business and public regulation to ensure that the food we consume in the retailing and hospitality sectors is safe. Bridget Hutter considers the understandings of risk and regulation held by those in business and considers the compliance pressures on managers and owners, and how these relate to understandings of risk and uncertainty. Learn More
    2011   Hardback Price: $ 146.00   Web: $ 131.40
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  11. Scientists and the Regulation of Risk

    Scientists and the Regulation of Risk

    David Demortain
    Risks are increasingly regulated by international standards, and scientists play a key role in standardisation. This fascinating book exposes the action of ‘invisible colleges’ of scientists – loose groups of prominent scientific experts who combine practical experience of risk and control with advisory responsibility – in the formulation of international standards. Learn More
    2011   Hardback Price: $ 133.00   Web: $ 119.70
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  12. The Dynamics of Change in EU Governance

    The Dynamics of Change in EU Governance

    Edited by Udo Diedrichs, Wulf Reiners, Wolfgang Wessels
    This book brings together the research of different academic disciplines to explore the recent transformation of governance in the European Union. The emergence, execution and evolution of new modes of EU governance across several policy fields – encompassing all three former pillars of the European Union – are mapped, analysed and evaluated. In particular, the contributors focus on the ways in which these innovative mechanisms and practices relate to ‘old’ methods of governance and what their implications are for both the effectiveness and efficiency of policy-making. Particular attention is devoted to the impact of the Lisbon Treaty on the shape of EU governance. Conclusions are drawn in the form of an integrated framework that explores the dynamics and differentiation of EU governance. Learn More
    2011   Hardback Price: $ 133.00   Web: $ 119.70
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  13. Policy, Performance and Management in Governance and Intergovernmental Relations

    Policy, Performance and Management in Governance and Intergovernmental Relations

    Edited by Edoardo Ongaro, Andrew Massey, Marc Holzer, Ellen Wayenberg
    This innovative book presents a transatlantic comparison of governance and Intergovernmental Relations (IGR) policy, performance and management. Learn More
    2011   Hardback Price: $ 159.00   Web: $ 143.10
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  14. Governance and Intergovernmental Relations in the European Union and the United States

    Governance and Intergovernmental Relations in the European Union and the United States

    Edited by Edoardo Ongaro, Andrew Massey, Marc Holzer, Ellen Wayenberg
    This book represents a major attempt to draw together two fundamental streams of research: intergovernmental relations and multi-level governance (MLG). Combining US and European schools of thought, this timely volume outlines key areas of convergence and divergence. Learn More
    2010   Hardback Price: $ 120.00   Web: $ 108.00
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  15. The Antitrust Revolution in Europe

    The Antitrust Revolution in Europe

    Lee McGowan
    This insightful and original book considers the evolution, aims and developments of EU antitrust policy, and focuses on the way in which the European Commission has sought to combat cartels. Learn More
    2010   Hardback Price: $ 128.00   Web: $ 115.20
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  16. Public Governance in Asia and the Limits of Electoral Democracy

    Public Governance in Asia and the Limits of Electoral Democracy

    Edited by Brian Bridges, Lok Sang Ho
    This book documents the search for a workable model of democracy in Asia. It begins with two conceptual chapters that explore the role of electoral democracy as a governance mechanism in the light of other governance mechanisms, then reviews the various forms of Asian democracy, including those that many may consider to be in name rather than in substance, that have been practiced to date, and indicates where these models may have failed or succeeded. Underpinned by extensive case studies, valuable insights into governance and democracy in Asia – arguably one of the most fascinating and dynamic regions in the world – are provided. Learn More
    2010   Hardback Price: $ 149.00   Web: $ 134.10
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  17. Governance of Welfare State Reform

    Governance of Welfare State Reform

    Edited by Irene Dingeldey, Heinz Rothgang
    Governance is now a major topic in political science. To date, analysts of governance have paid scant attention to social policy or welfare state reform. In this book, the concept of governance is used to analyse the outgoing variety of the welfare mix as well as shifting responsibilities and modes of interaction. Learn More
    2010   Hardback Price: $ 136.00   Web: $ 122.40
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  18. Worlds in Transition

    Worlds in Transition

    Joseph A. Camilleri, Jim Falk
    The book’s detailed analysis of five strategic sectors (economy, environment, health, information and security) points to an intricate and rapidly evolving interplay of geopolitical, cultural and ecological spaces. It shows that the normative ethos and politico-legal institutions of the modern epoch are gradually being eroded. Despite competing trends and countertrends the authors discern the slow, at times ambiguous, often contentious but unmistakable emergence over the last several decades of a new governance regime, one which is striving for a leap in human reflexivity in response to the challenges of a stressed world that is simultaneously singular and plural. Learn More
    2009   Hardback Price: $ 290.00   Web: $ 261.00
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  19. Greening the Car Industry

    Greening the Car Industry

    John Mikler
    This ground-breaking book will be of great benefit to students and academics, particularly those with an interest in comparative politics, public policy and international political economy. It may also serve as a resource for courses on environmental politics and environmental management as well as aspects of international relations and business/management. Given the book’s contemporary policy relevance, it will be a valuable reference for policy practitioners with an interest in industry policy, multinational corporations, the environment, and institutional approaches to comparative politics. Learn More
    2009   Hardback Price: $ 156.00   Web: $ 140.40
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  20. Defiance in Taxation and Governance

    Defiance in Taxation and Governance

    Valerie Braithwaite
    This innovative book presents a theory of tax defiance, integrating five years of research on people’s hopes, fears and expectations of the tax system and the authority that administers it. Learn More
    2009   Hardback Price: $ 175.00   Web: $ 157.50
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