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This book for students of governance, public policy and public administration examines why some countries are less corrupt and better governed than others. It shows that good governance is the result of long-term cultural or economic trends, the degree of democracy, and how public bureaucracies are organized.
Foreign Policies of EU Member States provides a clear and current overview of the motivations and outcomes of EU Member States regarding their foreign policy-making within and beyond the EU. It provides an in-depth analysis of intra-EU policy-making and sheds light, in an innovative and understandable way, on the lesser-known...
This volume explores when, why, and how, democratic institutions are reformed.
This volume examines the conditions under which lustration and related transitional justice measures have affected political and social trust-building and democratization across twelve countries in Central and Eastern Europe and parts of the Former Soviet Union between 1989 and 2012.
Grounded in case studies of well-known disasters, this detailed analysis traces multiple sources of influence and narratives including the media and interest groups which shape the trajectory and impact of crises. The authors challenge currently influential ideas about 'regulatory failure', 'risk society' and the process of learning from disasters.
The book discusses the role of constitutional courts in democracies experiencing internal armed conflicts. It argues that constitutional jurisprudence can be a lighthouse helping civilian governments and the armed forces navigate through those uncertain and troubled waters.
This book is a comparative analysis of the post-communist East European radical right, both in party and non-party formation, using the West European radical right as a baseline.
A comprehensive analysis of nuclear energy policies in the key Western Europe countries over the entire post-war period.