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Using both statistical analysis and case studies, Uslaner argues that corruption levels in 2010 largely depend upon the level of education in a country over a century ago. The book will be of interest to students of corruption and institutional development in political science, economics, and sociology.
By Chris Howell
Aimed at researchers and students interested in comparative politics and industrial relations. It demonstrates that the landscape of industrial relations has changed in fundamental ways since the end of the 1970s, everywhere in the same direction, involving an expansion of the power and discretion of employers over workers and unions.
In this book Fred Dallmayr, one of the progenitors of comparative political theory, lays the groundwork for a new understanding of modern democracy. Dallmayr rejects the idea that democracy is a stable system that develops primarily through its horizontal spread; most expressly, he rejects the idea that democracy can be...
This book seeks to explain how political parties in parliamentary countries manage to be almost perfectly united when it comes to voting in parliament.
Combining solid data and analytical clarity, this pioneering volume offers a critically needed lens for viewing the evolution of civil society and the nonprofit sector throughout the world.
By placing political condition of our time in its long-term historical context, this book radically reconsiders key issues of political thought and gives you a comparative exploration of the current experiences of democracy in several world-regions.
By Tina Miller
An accessible analysis of family lives, gender equality and work, examining mothers' and fathers' accounts of negotiating parenting responsibilities and work-place demands. The book will have a broad appeal and relevance to academics, practitioners, students, parents and anyone contemplating parenthood, with the findings informing scholarly work and policy.
Old Europe, New Suburbanization? takes us on a journey of rediscovery into some of Europe's oldest metropolises. The volume's contributors reveal the great variety of patterns and processes of urbanization that make Europe a fruitful ground for furthering the diversity of global suburbanisms.
Lisbeth Zimmermann analyzes the interaction of external rule-of-law promotion and norm translation in post-conflict states, using an innovative theoretical approach and an in-depth case study of Guatemala. The book will appeal to scholars of international relations, peacebuilding, and international law, as well as to practitioners in democracy promotion and development.