Alternatives to Capitalism: The Economics of Partnership

Proceedings of a conference held in honour of James Meade by the International Economic Association at Windsor, England
Author: Avril Alba
Publisher: Springer
ISBN: 1349228613
Category: Business & Economics
Page: 290
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]At a time of rapid change in Central and Eastern Europe, there is widespread interest in alternative forms of market economy. Is it possible to combine the best features of capitalism with the best features of socialism? The first part of the volume examines the idea of `Agathotopia' put forward by Nobel-Prize winner James Meade; the second with worker participation and economic democracy, including the Yugoslav experience and the third with partnership at macro- and micro-levels.

Understanding the Crisis in Greece

From Boom to Bust
Author: M. Mitsopoulos,Theodore Pelagidis
Publisher: Springer
ISBN: 0230294758
Category: Political Science
Page: 307
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As the tensions in the Greek economy take centre stage in the international headlines, this book examines the failed policies and political corruption that have bankrupted the nation. The authors comment on recent bailouts and haircuts and explore the uncertain future of Greece in the Eurozone.

The Russian Democratic Party Yabloko

Opposition in a Managed Democracy
Author: David White
Publisher: Ashgate Publishing, Ltd.
ISBN: 9780754646754
Category: Political Science
Page: 263
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Amid growing concern with President Putin's centralization and control, this important volume examines the gradual electoral decline of Russia's leading liberal party, the Yabloko Party. It provides fascinating insights into the role of opposition, the development of the party system and, above all, the quality of democracy in Russia under President Putin.

The EU Beyond Amsterdam

Concepts of European Integration
Author: Martin Westlake
Publisher: Routledge
ISBN: 1134702493
Category: Political Science
Page: 184
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Introduced with a preface by Jacques Delors, this volume offers new insights and develops generalised theories about the nature of European integration. The contributors step back from the detail of the latest intergovernmental conference and budgetary negotiations to generate conclusions of enduring value. The issues dealt with include the following: * Britain and integration * intergovernmental conferences * the rule of law * making foreign policy work * the democratic deficit.

Network Governance and the Differentiated Polity

Selected Essays
Author: R. A. W. Rhodes
Publisher: Oxford University Press
ISBN: 0191089311
Category: Social Science
Page: 296
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Network Governance and the Differentiated Polity is the first of two volumes featuring a selection of key writings by R. A. W. Rhodes. Volume I collects in one place for the first time the main articles written by Rhodes on policy networks and governance between 1990 and 2005. The introductory section provides a short biography of the author's journey, Part I focuses on policy networks, and Part II focuses on governance. The conclusion provides critical commentary, both replying to critics and reflecting on theoretical developments since publication. The volume complements the author's other publications on networks and governance, and many chapters in the volume feature an afterword setting out the context in which it was written and identifying what has changed empirically. Volume II looks forward and explores the 'interpretive turn' and its implications for the craft of political science, especially public administration.

Elementos de teoría política


Author: Giovanni Sartori
Publisher: Alianza Editorial Sa
ISBN: 9788420647876
Category: Political Science
Page: 368
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Giovanni Sartori reúne en este volumen una serie de conceptos y términos clave en teoría política, con el fin de ofrecer un marco de los grandes temas de la política. Todos los conceptos que recoge —constitución, democracia, dictadura, igualdad, ideología, liberalismo, mercado, opinión pública, parlamento, política, representación, sistemas electorales, sociedad libre, técnicas de decisión y videopoder— son abordados analíticamente y en su desarrollo histórico. Asimismo, realiza una exploración de los fundamentos constitutivos de cada sistema político y reflexiona sobre el destino de la sociedad liberal-democrática en el mundo contemporáneo.

Engineering Constitutional Change

A Comparative Perspective on Europe, Canada and the USA
Author: Xenophōn I. Kontiadēs
Publisher: Routledge
ISBN: 041552976X
Category: Law
Page: 478
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This volume provides a holistic presentation of the reality of constitutional change in 18 countries (the 15 old EU member states, Canada, Switzerland and the USA). The essays offer analysis on formal and informal constitutional amendment bringing forth the overall picture of the parallel paths constitutional change follows, in correlation to what the constitution means and how constitutional law works. To capture the patterns of constitutional change, multi-faceted parameters are explored such as the interrelations between form of government, party system, and constitutional amendment; the interplay between constitutional change and the system of constitutionality review; the role of the people, civil society, and experts in constitutional change; and the influence of international and European law and jurisprudence on constitutional reform and evolution. In the extensive final, comparative chapter, key features of each country's amendment procedures are epitomized and the mechanisms of constitutional change are explained on the basis of introducing five distinct models of constitutional change. The concept of constitutional rigidity is re-approached and broken down to a set of factual and institutional rigidities. The classification of countries within models, in accordance with the way in which operative amending mechanisms connect, leads to a succinct portrayal of different modes of constitutional change engineering. This book will prove to be an invaluable tool for approaching constitutional revision either for theoretical or for practical purposes and will be of particular interest to students and scholars of constitutional, comparative and public law.

Parties and Party Systems

A Framework for Analysis
Author: Giovanni Sartori
Publisher: ECPR Press
ISBN: 0954796616
Category: Political Science
Page: 368
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In this broad-ranging volume Sartori outlines a comprehensive and authoritative approach to the classification of party systems. He also offers an extensive review of the concept and rationale of the political party, and develops a sharp critique of various spatial models of party competition.

What kind of constitution for what kind of polity?

responses to Joschka Fischer
Author: Joschka Fischer,Harvard Law School. Jean Monnet Chair,Robert Schuman Centre
Publisher: N.A
ISBN: N.A
Category: Law
Page: 247
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The Logic of Japanese Politics

Leaders, Institutions, and the Limits of Change
Author: Gerald L. Curtis
Publisher: Columbia University Press
ISBN: 0231502540
Category: Political Science
Page: 336
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Widely recognized both in America and Japan for his insider knowledge and penetrating analyses of Japanese politics, Gerald Curtis is the political analyst best positioned to explore the complexities of the Japanese political scene today. Curtis has personally known most of the key players in Japanese politics for more than thirty years, and he draws on their candid comments to provide invaluable and graphic insights into the world of Japanese politics. By relating the behavior of Japanese political leaders to the institutions within which they must operate, Curtis makes sense out of what others have regarded as enigmatic or illogical. He utilizes his skills as a scholar and his knowledge of the inner workings of the Japanese political system to highlight the commonalities of Japanese and Western political practices while at the same time explaining what sets Japan apart. Curtis rejects the notion that cultural distinctiveness and consensus are the defining elements of Japan's political decision making, emphasizing instead the competition among and the profound influence of individuals operating within particular institutional contexts on the development of Japan's politics. The discussions featured here—as they survey both the detailed events and the broad structures shaping the mercurial Japanese political scene of the 1990s—draw on extensive conversations with virtually all of the decade's political leaders and focus on the interactions among specific politicians as they struggle for political power. The Logic of Japanese Politics covers such important political developments as the Liberal Democratic Party's egress from power in 1993, after reigning for nearly four decades, and their crushing defeat in the "voters' revolt" of the 1998 upper-house election; the formation of the 1993 seven party coalition government led by prime minister Morihiro Hosokawa and its collapse eight months later; the historic electoral reform of 1994 which replaced the electoral system operative since the adoption of universal manhood suffrage in 1925; and the decline of machine politics and the rise of the mutohaso—the floating, nonparty voter. Scrutinizing and interpreting a complex and changing political system, this multi-layered chronicle reveals the dynamics of democracy at work—Japanese-style. In the process, The Logic of Japanese Politics not only offers a fascinating picture of Japanese politics and politicians but also provides a framework for understanding Japan's attempts to surmount its present problems, and helps readers gain insight into Japan's future.

Toward the first Asian republic

papers from the Jakarta International Conference on the Centenary of the Philippine Revolution and the First Asian Republic
Author: National Centennial Commission (Philippines)
Publisher: N.A
ISBN: N.A
Category: History
Page: 227
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A Democratic South Africa?

Constitutional Engineering in a Divided Society
Author: Donald L. Horowitz
Publisher: Univ of California Press
ISBN: 9780520078857
Category: History
Page: 293
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Una reproducción digital está disponible en E -Editions, una colaboración de la Universidad de California Press y el programa eScholarship de la Biblioteca Digital de California.

Law, Society, and Democracy: Comparative Perspectives


Author: Richard D. Schwartz
Publisher: SAGE Publications, Incorporated
ISBN: 9781412940115
Category: Education
Page: 328
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In George Bush's Second Inaugural Address, he stated, "so it is the policy of the United States to seek and support the growth of democratic movements and institutions in every nation and culture ..." Along with such a formidable challenge, comes the essential need for scholars and policy makers alike to gain a deeper understanding of the interrelationship between law, society, and culture. Collected from the successful 2005 Syracuse conference of the same name, the papers in this unique issue of The ANNALS zero in on critical studies that focus on other societies – which are evolving toward (or away from) constitutional democracy and a rule of law. Not to be confused with Social Darwinism, the term legal evolution in this context refers to the development or changes of law; and the papers included here demonstrate value-free objectivity – not labeling the results as either "good" or "bad." Rather than offering a prescriptive or claiming a precise forecast, this collection of thoughtful research examines the sociocultural foundations on which law is built, constructing the groundwork for the advancement of policy and further exploration in this intriguing area of study. The intense research conducted by these authors shines through as they elucidate the patterns of legal development and governmental change in societies abroad. Their reports and analysis will help readers understand the diversity of sociolegal systems and divergent paths that have been followed as laws have developed in a wide variety of societies, including South Africa, Germany, Latin America Sudan, Saudi-Arabia, and China. Terrorism remains an underlying issue in both a domestic and global perspective. Can law contribute to the control of terrorism? Are we moving toward global rules of law? What are the consequences of transitioning toward democracy? The thoughtful papers in this issue address these and other timely topics. How can legal evolution be a useful tool for analyzing social change? How well does law in any society express and implement the needs of the population? What effect do social mores have on the effectiveness of law? The complexity of these questions cannot be easily answered. However, after carefully reviewing the rich collection of ideas gathered in this single issue, scholars and policy makers will gain a deeper understanding of the evolution of law and constitutional democracy.

Eine kurze Geschichte der Menschheit


Author: Yuval Noah Harari
Publisher: DVA
ISBN: 364110498X
Category: History
Page: 528
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Krone der Schöpfung? Vor 100 000 Jahren war der Homo sapiens noch ein unbedeutendes Tier, das unauffällig in einem abgelegenen Winkel des afrikanischen Kontinents lebte. Unsere Vorfahren teilten sich den Planeten mit mindestens fünf weiteren menschlichen Spezies, und die Rolle, die sie im Ökosystem spielten, war nicht größer als die von Gorillas, Libellen oder Quallen. Vor 70 000 Jahren dann vollzog sich ein mysteriöser und rascher Wandel mit dem Homo sapiens, und es war vor allem die Beschaffenheit seines Gehirns, die ihn zum Herren des Planeten und zum Schrecken des Ökosystems werden ließ. Bis heute hat sich diese Vorherrschaft stetig zugespitzt: Der Mensch hat die Fähigkeit zu schöpferischem und zu zerstörerischem Handeln wie kein anderes Lebewesen. Anschaulich, unterhaltsam und stellenweise hochkomisch zeichnet Yuval Harari die Geschichte des Menschen nach und zeigt alle großen, aber auch alle ambivalenten Momente unserer Menschwerdung.

Die Organisation japanischer Parteien

Entstehung, Wandel und Auswirkungen formaler und informeller Institutionen
Author: Patrick Köllner
Publisher: N.A
ISBN: 9783889103208
Category: Asia
Page: 262
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Social science concepts

a systematic analysis
Author: Giovanni Sartori
Publisher: Sage Publications, Inc
ISBN: N.A
Category: Philosophy
Page: 455
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Scepticism about the 'science' of social science is as widespread now as it has ever been. Sartori and his colleagues attribute this lack of progress to the neglect of concept analysis. Using the analytic procedure established by Sartori in the opening chapters, the distinguished contributors to this book attempt to build a common, consistent, and communicable set of social scientific concepts.

Voter Satisfaction and Electoral Systems

Does Preferential Voting in Candidate-centered Systems Make a Difference?
Author: N.A
Publisher: N.A
ISBN: N.A
Category: Democracy
Page: 40
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Defining the Field of Comparative Constitutional Law


Author: Vicki C. Jackson,Mark V. Tushnet
Publisher: Praeger Publishers
ISBN: 9780275970697
Category: Law
Page: 260
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Jackson, Tushnet, and their contributors, distinguished jurists and legal scholars from around the world, seek to define the field of comparative constitutional law. They raise the issues of what, if anything, distinguishes the study of comparative constitutional law from the study of comparative law generally.

Österreichische Zeitschrift für Politikwissenschaft


Author: N.A
Publisher: N.A
ISBN: N.A
Category: Austria
Page: N.A
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JCAS Symposium Series


Author: N.A
Publisher: N.A
ISBN: N.A
Category: Area studies
Page: N.A
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