Globalization and the Future of the Welfare State focuses on the effects of globalization and free trade on social welfare policies in a variety of developing countries in Asia and Latin America.
Retraces the more than 200-year history of presidential elections in the US—a spectacle that never fails to engage, excite, and enrage millions of Americans—showing the evolution from the days of the founders to today.
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.
Using a wide-ranging array of case studies, Michael Lusztig reveals how governments can eliminate obstacles to free trade and enjoy continued economic growth without fear of protectionist groups seeking revenge at the ballot box.
An informative case study of how bureaucrats establish and enforce policy and law. By focusing on personnel from the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency and the New Mexico Environment Department Bureaucrats, Politics, and the Environment puts a face on bureaucracy and provides an explanation for its actions.
The first political history of the Community Health Center Program, the only federal experiment in social medicine. Sardell views the inherent political struggles, and the survival of the program on the condition that it only serve the poor.
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.
S. Laurel Weldon provides a comparative study of governmental response to the problem of violence against women in thirty-six democracies. In addition to examining the causes and consequences of the inadeqate public policies dealing with violence against women, she offers practical suggestions about how to improve them.
Eighteen essays address the problems of executive leadership in the United States, Britain, Canada, and Australia.
Anya Bernstein offers a unique perspective on one of the few major policy innovations of the 1990s, and on the contentious issue of the role of the state in legislating family and medical leaves in the United States.
A study that demonstrates how crucial civil society has been to democratic transition, democratic failure, and the recent, ongoing efforts to reform, deepen, and consolidate democracy in Korea.
Aviezer Tucker examines how the political philosophy of Jan Patocka (1907-1977), founder of Charter 77, influenced the thinking and political leadership of Vaclav Havel as dissident and president.
Including the conflict in Kosovo, the WTO meeting in Seattle, and new developments in the 2000 presidential campaign, The Postmodern Presidency is the most comprehensive and current assessment of Bill Clinton’s presidency available in print.
Blais tackles the controversial topic of rational choice theory in an engaging and personal way, bringing together the opposing theories and literatures, and offering convincing tests of these different viewpoints in order to find out what makes people decide to vote.
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.