The Origins of Public Diplomacy in US Statecraft: Uncovering by Caitlin E. Schindler

By Caitlin E. Schindler

This booklet examines historical examples folks public international relations in an effort to know the way previous makes use of and strategies of international public engagement advanced into smooth public international relations as a device of yankee statecraft. The examine explores six historical instances the place the us’ govt or inner most americans actively engaged with international publics, beginning with the yankee Revolution in 1776 throughout the passage of the Smith-Mundt invoice of 1948. every one case seems in particular on the function international public engagement performs in American statecraft, whereas additionally making a choice on tendencies in American overseas public engagement and making connections among earlier perform of overseas public engagement and public international relations, and examining how traits and previous perform or event prompted sleek American public international relations.  

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Seizing Power by Naunihal Singh

By Naunihal Singh

While coups force a majority of regime adjustments and are accountable for the overthrow of many democratic governments, there was little or no empirical paintings at the topic. Seizing Power develops a brand new idea of coup dynamics and results, drawing on three hundred hours of interviews with coup contributors and an unique dataset of 471 coup makes an attempt around the globe from 1950 to 2000. Naunihal Singh can provide a concise and empirical overview, arguing that realizing the dynamics of army factions is vital to predicting the luck or failure of coups.

Singh attracts on a side of online game concept referred to as a coordination video game to provide an explanation for coup dynamics. He unearths a robust correlation among profitable coups and the power of army actors to undertaking keep an eye on and the inevitability of good fortune. analyzing Ghana’s a number of coups and the 1991 coup try out within the USSR, Singh indicates how army actors venture a picture of imminent victory that's usually extra strong than the truth at the ground.

In his shut research of ten coups in Ghana from 1967 to 1981, Singh identifies 3 targeted issues of coup origination: coups from most sensible army officials, coups from the center ranks, and mutinous coups from low-level soldiers.

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Twenty-Five Sides of a Post-Communist Mafia State by Bálint Magyar,Júlia Vásárhelyi

By Bálint Magyar,Júlia Vásárhelyi

The twenty-five essays accompany, illustrate and underpin the conceptual framework elaborated in Post-Communist Mafia nation, released along with this quantity. best experts research the manifestations of the present political regime in Hungary from twenty-five angles. issues mentioned comprise the ideology, constitutional matters, social coverage, the judiciary, overseas family members, nationalism, media, reminiscence politics, corruption, civil society, schooling, tradition and so forth. past the elemental positive factors of the economic climate the domain names of taxation, banking method, strength rules and the agriculture are taken care of in devoted studies.

The essays are in response to precise empirical research approximately stipulations in today’s Hungary. They however give a contribution to the exploration of the attribute gains of post-communist authoritarian regimes, shared by means of a growing number of nations in Europe and vital Asia.
Joint e-book with Noran Libro, Budapest

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Who Ran the Cities?: City Elites and Urban Power Structures by Ralf Roth,Robert Beachy

By Ralf Roth,Robert Beachy

The query of who really ran towns within the eighteenth, 19th, and 20th centuries has been more and more debated lately. in addition to attempting to comprehend the distribution of political strength and the increase of large political participation, city historians have wondered how and no matter if elites retained effect in municipal govt. The essays during this assortment offer an in depth exam of the connection among city elites and the workout of 'power', bringing jointly fiscal, social and cultural historical past with the political historical past of strength assets and decision-making. the quantity demanding situations universal perceptions of a monolithic city elite through taking a look at particular case experiences. jointly those essays supply a extra subtle view of the workout of city energy because the negotiation of assorted elite teams outlined via their fiscal, social, political or cultural privilege. To give a contribution to this complicated account of the background of towns, elites, and their impact, the gathering applies various methodological techniques to learning ecu and American towns, in addition to the broader world.

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Public Procurement: International Cases and Commentary by Louise Knight,Christine Harland,Jan Telgen,Khi V. Thai,Guy

By Louise Knight,Christine Harland,Jan Telgen,Khi V. Thai,Guy Callender,Katy McKen

In many nations and sectors, public procurement is constructing from a sensible orientation to an efficient socio-economic coverage lever. there's a nice curiosity between managers and teachers to profit from different nations’ and different sectors’ switch tasks and the way they handled the demanding situations they encountered. this article presents such studying possibilities, providing case reports of public procurement, overlaying various international locations, sectors and matters.



The circumstances are mixed with editorial observation and contextualizing chapters to aid the scholar reader in figuring out this complicated subject. The textual content combines descriptions of situations of public procurement with move case research to attract out the main dimensions to allow extra exam of the central topics. every one case learn concludes with 3 inquiries to relief its use as a instructing and coaching textual content.



Edited by means of a group of the world over known specialists within the box this leading edge textual content illustrates the ideas and techniques inside public procurement on a world scale and highlights universal difficulties that each one international locations come upon. Public Procurement is very important analyzing for someone with an curiosity during this topical area.

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Towards a Federal Europe (Journal of European Public Policy by Alexander H. Trechsel

By Alexander H. Trechsel

An very good new research of federalism and the ecu that investigates their mutual influence.



It exhibits how students of comparative politics more and more contain the european between their circumstances whilst investigating the influence of federalism on key matters resembling coverage making.



The final decade observed a brand new wave of scholarly courses hit the shorelines as learn on federalism and at the ecu got here jointly. those rising strands of study certainly increase our figuring out of the european and its politics. regardless of this fresh wave, the subject of federalism and the european remains to be super fruitful. This quantity contributes to the ongoing debate at a second in time whilst the european is present process profound adjustments.



It is based round 4 interrelated dimensions:



  • the constitutional/theoretical dimension

  • the institutional vision

  • the party/citizens dimension 

  • the coverage size.

This constitution permits the reader to consecutively "funnel down" from the extra theoretical and summary degrees to the extra concrete coverage orientated level.

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Financial Crisis Management and the Pursuit of Power: by Mine Aysen Doyran

By Mine Aysen Doyran

How does the USA deal with obstacle on behalf of foreign finance within the absence of a world kingdom? Doyran explores the connection among kingdom energy and worldwide finance and particularly examines a few of the makes an attempt by way of the U.S. kingdom at monetary main issue administration. The case reviews spotlight the dramatic outcomes of the increase of economic capitalism within the US financial system, and in addition discover regulatory resources of industry mess ups, systemic threat and ethical danger. This publication specializes in this first factor dealing with students of yankee energy in a variety of social technological know-how disciplines, together with political technology, finance and diplomacy, expert monetary analysts and executive officers. This booklet is for the serious reader who's drawn to monetary coverage and needs to benefit extra concerning the factors and results of the increase of economic markets.

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Why Regional Parties?: Clientelism, Elites, and the Indian by Adam Ziegfeld

By Adam Ziegfeld

this present day, nearby events in India win approximately as many votes as nationwide events. In Why nearby Parties?, Professor Adam Ziegfeld questions the normal knowledge that neighborhood events in India are electorally winning simply because they harness renowned grievances and make the most of robust nearby identities. He attracts on a variety of quantitative and qualitative proof from over eighteen months of box study to illustrate that neighborhood events are, in reality, winning simply because they symbolize expedient ideas for office-seeking politicians. by way of concentrating on clientelism, coalition executive, and state-level factional alignments, Ziegfeld explains why politicians in India locate club in a local get together beautiful. He as a result debts for the extraordinary luck of India's nearby events and, in doing so, outlines how occasion structures take root and evolve in democracies the place patronage, vote purchasing, and computer politics are common.

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The Convergence of Civilizations: Constructing a by Emanuel Adler,Federica Bicchi,Beverly Crawford,Raffaella Del

By Emanuel Adler,Federica Bicchi,Beverly Crawford,Raffaella Del Sarto

Recent efforts by means of the USA and its allies to advertise democracy, protection, and balance within the center East owe a lot to the Euro-Mediterranean Partnership (EMP) - often referred to as the Barcelona method - an enormous region-building plan within the Mediterranean zone on account that 1995. The Convergence of Civilizations represents the output of an leading edge and masses wanted collaborative venture fascinated with the EMP. Editors Emanuel Adler, Beverly Crawford, Federica Bicchi, and Rafaella A. Del Sarto have got down to exhibit that local protection and balance can be completed via a cultural technique in keeping with the concept that of neighborhood id building, and goal to take inventory of the EMP in terms of this goal.

The members to this assortment concentrate on the stumbling blocks Mediterranean quarter building faces because of put up 9-11 neighborhood and international occasions, the problems of the Israeli-Palestinian peace procedure, tensions among the european and the USA over Iraq, and the anticipated outcomes of european expansion. additionally they search to deliver the EMP and region-making practices to the eye of yank students with a view to advertise a extra fertile educational exchange.

Ultimately, the individuals exhibit that the EMP and comparable region-making practices, whereas failing to date to advertise the improvement of a Mediterranean local id and to accomplish neighborhood balance, recommend still a conceivable version for nearby partnership and cooperation, and therefore, for combating a 'clash of civilizations' within the lengthy haul. The Convergence of Civilizations could be an incredible device for assembly the present international demanding situations being confronted by way of geographical regions in addition to these within the future.

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Party Discipline in the U.S. House of Representatives by Kathryn Pearson

By Kathryn Pearson

Political get together leaders within the U.S. apartment of Representatives command larger loyalty than ever from fellow occasion participants in roll name votes, crusade contributions, and partisan speeches. In go back, leaders gift compliant participants with possibilities to advertise constituent pursuits and to enhance their very own political careers. Denial of such privileges as retribution opposed to those that don’t absolutely help the celebration schedule could considerably harm a member’s prospects.

Kathryn Pearson examines the disciplinary measures that social gathering leaders within the U.S. condo of Representatives hire to specific such loyalty, in addition to the results for a democratic legislature. Drawing upon info from 1987–2010, Pearson identifies the stipulations below which occasion leaders choose to prioritize coverage keep watch over and people which result in them to prioritize majority keep an eye on. She then assesses the ways that those offerings have an effect on, on one hand, the party’s skill to accomplish its targets, and nonetheless, rank-and-file individuals’ skill to symbolize their elements. Astute get together leaders realize the necessity for stability, as electorate may well oust representatives who many times help the party’s time table over their parts’ issues, thereby jeopardizing the variety of seats their social gathering holds.

In her end, Pearson discusses the implications of occasion self-discipline resembling legislative gridlock, stalled money owed, and recommendations banned from the schedule. even supposing get together self-discipline is probably going to stay robust as voters develop into extra cognizant of enforced get together loyalty, their expanding dissatisfaction with Congress may perhaps spur change.

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