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Introducing selected titles:
Municipal Shared Services and Consolidation : A Public Solutions Handbook by Alexander C. Henderson (editor) published by Routledge in 2014. The US has a fragmental system of local governments. This book offers review of the theories and practices associated with the structuring and management of local government services. It focuses on different approaches to shared services and consolidation while highlighting practical barriers, conceptual foundations, and cultural consolidations. This handbook provides information for the discussion focusing on core concepts that have shaped views of how to structure local public services. It moves from discussion of conceptual and theoretical issues to the realm of practice, outlining the processes of creating and shaping shared service agreements and consolidation of functional areas, more.
Presidential Rhetoric from Wilson to Obama: Constructing crises, fast and slow by Wesley W. Wildmaier published by Routledge in 2014. In seeking to move beyond rational perspectives, historical institutionalists posit that agents use information with different efficiency over time. But this assumption can accomodate a range of sequential dynamics. Constructivists offer a partial alternative in assuming that agents face a constraint of uncertainty, defined with respect to the inability to make efficient use of information. This book synthesizes constructivist and historical institutionalist insights regarding the ideational overreactions that spur shifts across realist counter-reactions and crusading excesses. It provides theoretical analysis of the interplay of crusading, rebalancing, and the tensions between them. It traces the dynamics over the past century of US foreign policy development, as crusading advanve has conflicted with realist counter-reactions, more. This volume could be of interest to scholars and students of the US Foreign Policy.
Congressional Primary Elections by Robert G. Boatright published by Routledge in 2014. It is worth considering the uniqueness of American primary elections. The US is not only nation that holds primaries, and political parties in several other countries have in recent years been moving to democratize their candidate selection processes. The US is one of the few Western democracies to use a first-past-the-post, or plurality rule, system of elections. There is a little movement to change this system. Other countries that use plurality rule have discussion about abandoning it or have abandoned it, the US is also among the new nations to employ a system of checks and balances where different branches of government may be controlled by different political parties. This book focuses on congressional primary elections and particularly on differences between types of primaries and explanations of two sources of difference. Providing a history and analysis of congressional primary elections, it provokes you to think and understand arguments for and against the reform of primary elections, more.
Parliamentary Communication in EU Affairs: Connecting with the Electorate? by Katrin Auel and Tapio Raunio (editors) published by Routledge in 2014. Communication is a two-way process that includes not only providing information, explanations and justifications, but also listening to others. The communication function of national parliaments is an umbrella term for a number of parliamentary functions. Democratic legitimacy depends on public debate on political solutions and alternatives to allow people make informed political (electoral) choices, exercising democratic control. This volime provides preliminary answers to the important unanswered questions, filling the gap with qualitative and quantitative comparative data on communication efforts by parliaments. Written and edited by experts, it investigates the overal salience of Europe and its usage by national parties in parliamentary budget; asseses the explanatory power of European integration theory for politicisation of the EU in mass media and national parliaments; investigates aspects of parliamentary communication with regard to policy issues; explores the Europeanisation of parliamentary questions in the French National Assembly, much more.
Routledge Handbook of African Politics by Nic Cheeseman, David M. Anderson, and Andrea Scheibler (editors) published by Routledge in 2014. The legacy of authoritarian rule continues to loom large in Africa. Nationalism, one-party states, and military rule still remain important topics, they help better understand the past and present. The fight against colonial rule is often remembered as a moment of a great national unity. The weakness of the African state and the strength of communal identities represent important foundations for the understanding of contemporary domestic politics of Africa. This handbook provides cutting-edge examination of the African continent, focusing on controversies and major issues in its politics. It is a collection of 30 contributions on such subjects as state, identity, conflict, democracy and electorial politics, political economy and development, and international elections. This book is a great source of information that should be used by students of African Studies, Third World Politics, conflict resolution and democratization.
Globalization Revisited : Critical Issues in Global Politics by Grahame Thompson published by Routledge in 2014. The first influential position on globalization is one that links it to a post-colonial discursive approach. This position works with a number of complex concepts, focusing on different spatial levels in the global arena and the manifestations. A second characterization of globalization is one that does not so much offer a critique of it as such, but rather a critique of a particular political appropriation of it. One of the most interesting features of globalization is its ability to inflate. The author of this book revisits globalization within the limited scope of its economics and politics, he offers his vision on the challenges to liberalism and the global order as a result of globalizing forces. This book offers a detailed analysis of the financial and economic aspects, examines the changes to global power and governance createdby globalization; discusses new trends and use of social media and networks, much more.
From Socialist to Post-Socialist Cities: Cultural Politics of Architecture, Urban Planning, and Identity in Eurasia by Alexander C. Diener and Joshua Hagen (editors) published by Routledge in 2014. Scholars remain divided on the question of whether socialist urbanization was substantively different or a temporary deviation from the industrial-based norm of urbanization in capitalist countries. The inability to erase or transform prominent socialist projects has resulted in urban spaces that complicate efforts to situate Bucharest and Romania within broader transnational or 'European' identities. This volume focuses on a major field of the development of post-socialist cities. It explores the burgeoning field of research in the cultural politics of architecture, urban planning, identity in the post-socialist cities of Euroasia and was originally published as a special issue of Nationalities Papers.
US Foreign Policy and China: Bush's first term by Guy Roberts published by Routledge in 2014. Foreign policy choices are made by actual political leaders and elites. It is their perseptions of relative power that matter. These leaders and elites do not always have complete freedom to extract and direct national resources as they would wish. An exploration of Bush's management of the relationship during his presidency is essential because the US-China relationships are important in 21st century. This book focuses on how US-China relations were managed by President George W. Bush. It identifies key players and policies of the G.W.Bush and themes of engagement, successful or not successful. It is based on research of primary and secondary documentation and interviews with the White House actors and former Australian Prime Ministers and could be of interest to scholars and students of China studies and US foreign policy.