A compelling study of the divergent political courses taken by Kyrgyzstan, Uzbekistan, and Kazakhstan in the wake of Soviet rule. McGlinchey examines economics, religion, political legacies, foreign investment, and the ethnicity of these countries to evaluate the relative success of political structures in each nation.
This volume is intended as a contribution to the study of administration. The contributors represent several branches of social and behavioral sciences, including anthropology, economics, industrial management, sociology, and social psychology. The data for the empirical studies were gathered in the United States, Germany, Great Britain, Norway, West Africa, and the Fox Indian society, and from different types of organizations, including manufacturing, mining, shipping, higher education, hospitals, the military, and social welfare agencies.
Over the last two decades, indigenous populations in Latin America have achieved remarkable visibility and political effectiveness, particularly in Ecuador and Bolivia. Lucero compares Ecuador’s united indigenous movement to the more fragmented situation in Bolivia, and analyzes the mechanisms at work in political and social structures to explain the different outcomes in each country.
Distinguished scholars detail the extent to which the US Congress has influenced democractic legislatures around the world, and the myriad factors involved in the diffusion of influence. Includes the governments of Canada, the United Kingdom, Germany, the European Parliament, plus new democracies in Latin America and Eastern Europe.
Using detailed case studies, this text provides a means of understanding the political change in Latin America. It offers insight into central issues such as economic reform, human rights, and immigration.
Patrick Ireland argues that it is incorrect to expect unavoidable conflict between Muslim immmigrants and European host socieites. His insighful work shows that institutions matter more than culture in determining the shape and style of ethnic relations.
This volume represents the first comprehensive examination of the persistent political challenges facing Bolivia, Colombia, Ecuador, Peru, and Venezuela.
Traces the growth and effects of decentralization and democratization in Latin America throughout the 1980s and 1990s. Campbell offers new insights about the role of development banks in the process of state reform and uses them to analyze similar events taking place in other parts of the world.
Leadership at the Apex offers a revision of the general view concerning the boundaries of public administration. It reveals that there is more interdependence and shared influence between elected officials and appointed executives than previously realized.
Eighteen essays address the problems of executive leadership in the United States, Britain, Canada, and Australia.
Based on interviews with more than 100 participants, Van Cott demonstrates how social issues were placed on the constitutional reform agenda and transformed into the nation’s highest law. She follows each reform for five years to assess early results of what she calls an emerging model of multicultural constitutionalism.
Dominguez has drawn together fifteen leading scholars on international relations and comparative politics from Latin America, the Caribbean, and the United States to analyze the intersection between regional security issues and the democracy building process in Latin America.
Bo Rothstein examines the experience of the Sweedish Social Democratic Party, otherwise known as the SAP, to analyze the limits a social democratic government labors under and the possibilities it enjoys in using the state to implement large-scale social change. He uses two SAP programs, one successful and one failed, to examine the potential for social change in capitolist nations.
Dunn focuses on two levers of power in modern democracies, the elected party politician and the professional state bureaucrat, using Australia as his example. He uses interviews with Cabinet ministers, members of their staffs, and department heads to see how ministers seek to provide political direction to the bureaucracy. He examines the extent to which they succeed and how their direction is both influenced by and acted on by the departments.
Violent conflicts rooted in ethnicity have, unfortunately, become increasingly common throughout the world, particularly in countries recently liberated from authoritarianism. Using theory, case studies, and aggregate data, the essays in this volume address the difficulties facing contemporary leaders and offer potential solutions to the policy issues surrounding ethnic disputes.