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Minimum Wage Regimes Statutory Regulation, Collective Bargaining and Adequate Levels

Minimum Wage Regimes: Statutory Regulation, Collective Bargaining and Adequate Levels

1st Edition

Edited By Irene Dingeldey, Damian Grimshaw, Thorsten Schulten
June 28, 2021

This book goes beyond traditional minimum wage research to investigate the interplay between different country and sectoral institutional settings and actors’ strategies in the field of minimum wage policies. It asks which strategies and motives, namely free collective bargaining, fair pay and/or ...

Exploring Organized Interests in Post-Communist Policy-Making The

Exploring Organized Interests in Post-Communist Policy-Making: The "Missing Link"

1st Edition

Edited By Michael Dobbins, Rafał Riedel
May 19, 2021

This book examines organized interests in post-communist Central and Eastern Europe (CEE), providing incisive analyses in three critically important policy areas - healthcare, higher education and energy. The four countries surveyed – Poland, Hungary, Slovenia and the Czech Republic – afford rich ...

Electoral Participation in Newly Consolidated Democracies Turnout in Africa, Latin America, East Asia, and Post-Communist Europe

Electoral Participation in Newly Consolidated Democracies: Turnout in Africa, Latin America, East Asia, and Post-Communist Europe

1st Edition

By Elvis Bisong Tambe
March 02, 2021

This book examines why people vote in the newly consolidated democracies of Africa, Latin America, East Asia, and Central and Eastern European countries.It addresses the question of how well models or theories of electoral participation, initially developed in established democracies, "travel" to ...

Climate Governance across the Globe Pioneers, Leaders and Followers

Climate Governance across the Globe: Pioneers, Leaders and Followers

1st Edition

Edited By Rüdiger K.W. Wurzel, Mikael Skou Andersen, Paul Tobin
December 31, 2020

This book takes an innovative approach to studying international climate governance by providing a critical analysis of climate leadership, pioneership and followership across the globe. The volume assesses the interactions between climate leaders, pioneers and followers, across multilevel and/or ...

The Future of Political Leadership in the Digital Age Neo-Leadership, Image and Influence

The Future of Political Leadership in the Digital Age: Neo-Leadership, Image and Influence

1st Edition

Edited By Agnieszka Kasińska-Metryka, Tomasz Gajewski
December 31, 2020

This book comprehensively describes the impact of modern technologies on political leadership by providing a new paradigm of the phenomenon of neo-leadership, that is political leadership oriented on creating both the image and political influence on the Internet. It examines its functioning in ...

Transparency and Secrecy in European Democracies Contested Trade-offs

Transparency and Secrecy in European Democracies: Contested Trade-offs

1st Edition

Edited By Dorota Mokrosinska
November 12, 2020

This edited volume offers a critical discussion of the trade-offs between transparency and secrecy in the actual political practice of democratic states in Europe. As such, it answers to a growing need to systematically analyse the problem of secrecy in governance in this political and geographical...

Think Tanks in the US and EU The Role of Policy Institutes in Washington and Brussels

Think Tanks in the US and EU: The Role of Policy Institutes in Washington and Brussels

1st Edition

By Christopher James Rastrick
April 28, 2020

Why do US and EU think tanks diverge in their roles, priorities, and main constituencies? Providing the first substantive analytical comparison of think tanks in Washington and Brussels, this book explores the differences that exist and why they developed. Two principal variables are identified&...

Coalition Government as a Reflection of a Nation’s Politics and Society A Comparative Study of Parliamentary Parties and Cabinets in 12 Countries

Coalition Government as a Reflection of a Nation’s Politics and Society: A Comparative Study of Parliamentary Parties and Cabinets in 12 Countries

1st Edition

Edited By Matt Evans
November 15, 2019

Through examination of parliamentary governments in twelve countries, this book demonstrates the ways in which study of the parties in governing coalitions, and their parliamentary opposition, provides insight into numerous aspects of countries’ cultural values, societal schisms, and the issues of ...

Corruption and Legislatures

Corruption and Legislatures

1st Edition

By Riccardo Pelizzo, Frederick Stapenhurst
August 23, 2018

This book investigates parliaments’ role in curbing corruption. In addition to discussing the definition, causes, and costs of corruption and the role that parliaments have in reducing corruption, the authors consider contemporary issues that parliamentarians – and others – need to be ...

The Statecraft of Consensus Democracies in a Turbulent World A Comparative Study of Austria, Belgium, Luxembourg, the Netherlands and Switzerland

The Statecraft of Consensus Democracies in a Turbulent World: A Comparative Study of Austria, Belgium, Luxembourg, the Netherlands and Switzerland

1st Edition

By José M. Magone
August 14, 2018

Drawing on the work of Arend Lijphart, this book focuses on consensus democracies. These democracies entail a complex set of democratic institutional and conventional arrangements and can be regarded as a product of path-dependent development towards a national culture of compromise and bargaining....

Reward for High Public Office Asian and Pacific Rim States

Reward for High Public Office: Asian and Pacific Rim States

1st Edition

Edited By Christopher Hood, B. Guy Peters
August 09, 2018

The choices made by governments about how to reward their top employees reveal a great deal about their values and their assumptions about governing. This book examines rewards of high public office in seven Asian political systems, a particularly rich set of cases for exploring the causes and ...

The Funding of Political Parties Where Now?

The Funding of Political Parties: Where Now?

1st Edition

Edited By Keith Ewing, Jacob Rowbottom, Joo-Cheong Tham
August 09, 2018

This book explores the problems associated with regulating the funding of political parties and election campaigns in a timely assessment of a topic of great political controversy. From interest in Obama's capacity to raise vast sums of money, to scandals that have rocked UK and Australian ...

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