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By Siegfried Mielke, Werner Reutter
Die europäische Integration, die deutsche Vereinigung und nicht zuletzt die anhaltende Diskussion um eine Reform des Föderalismus in Deutschland stellen die Länderparlamente in der Bundesrepublik Deutschland vor neue Herausforderungen. Zwar hat in den letzten Jahren die Zahl der Studien, die sich mit Landesregierungen oder allgemein der Landespolitik beschäftigen, durchaus zugenommen. Doch noch immer fehlt eine umfassende Bestandsaufnahme der Funktionsweisen, der Aufgaben und der Stellung der Landesparlamente in den einzelnen Bundesländern. Der Sammelband schließt diese Lücke. Er informiert über die historische Entwicklung und verfassungsrechtlichen Voraussetzungen der sechzehn Landesparlamente, stellt die jeweiligen Parteienlandschaften, das Wahlrecht und die Wahlergebnisse vor, analysiert die politische und soziale Zusammensetzung sowie die Struktur und corporation der Landesparlamente und untersucht schließlich den Funktionswandel dieser Institutionen.
The Madisonian method of institutional layout, as set forth within the Federalist Papers, is tested from the perspective of best theorists of the "public selection" tuition who see themselves because the political heirs of that prior legacy.
Bernard Grofman taught a path on illustration during which the readings integrated either the Federalist Papers and Buchanan and Tullock s Calculus of Consent. In instructing that direction (and, as he writes, forcing himself to reread the Federalist conscientiously for the 1st time due to the fact that his personal graduate pupil days), his admiration for its authors, already excessive, grew even larger. confident that theorists of the general public selection college have been the typical heirs to the Federalist legacy, he was once encouraged to ask different students to give a contribution to this quantity of articles.
the hot institutionalists of the general public selection college are, Grofman says, the average heirs to Madisonian political thought, however the positive factors of Madisonian conception are virtually totally absent from the general public selection literature: the function of deliberation and rational persuasion, a priority for justice and the hunt for the general public stable, and a admire for civic advantage and civic schooling. In that imaginative and prescient, associations relatively do subject.
modern theorists of the recent institutionalism have at their disposal strong analytic instruments that are used to reformulate and make clear vintage matters in political idea. a number one conventional political theorist wrote that public selection modelers had to rediscover the structure (Mansfield, 1987, 41). This quantity is meant as a primary begin in that path.
Who's profitable and who is wasting? This ebook presents demanding info for all who think of the transferring sands of strength, even if fiscal, army or demographic, and search keys to decipher the media information. Going some distance past the key powers and the BRIC international locations, this fiscal statistical paintings, issued each few years, provides old information in 9 sections.
Volume 1 lists (1) inhabitants via rank, (2) GDP in line with Capita by way of rank, (3) GDP through rank, (4) development premiums of inhabitants by way of rank, (5) development charges of GDP in keeping with Capita through rank, (6) development charges of GDP through rank.
Volume 2 (sold individually) covers: (1) Population/Growth premiums of inhabitants via nation, (2) GDP in keeping with Capita/Growth charges of GDP in step with Capita through nation, and (3) GDP/Growth charges of GDP via country.
By Maximilian Kuhn
Maximilian Kuhn investigates essentially the most urgent, but missed matters within the box of worldwide power politics: the combination of the Iranian fuel marketplace. owning the world’s second-largest confirmed typical fuel reserves, Iran is a hypothetical strength giant-in-waiting. but over 3 many years of inner divisions, coupled with crippling overseas sanctions, have left Iran not able to capitalize on its massive power strength. expanding international call for for common gasoline and a central authority in consistent want of discovering new assets of profit to fulfill the wishes of a fast-growing inhabitants may still lead Iran to finally turn into a large-scale fuel exporter. How this is able to occur and what the results for worldwide fuel markets will be are the primary examine questions tackled by means of this examine. The examine permits a glance past overseas politics, Iranian political decision-making, funding legislation, and pipeline video games.
By Jenny Stewart
‘Consultation’ has turn into whatever of a mantra in modern governance. Governments good remember that coverage happens in a hugely contestable surroundings during which there are a number of, and infrequently competing pursuits. They good recognize the political central to ‘engage’ stakeholders for you to deal with power clash and, confidently, receive recognition for his or her rules and courses. consequently, politicians and public officers often emphasise the necessity for session as an important component to the deliberative techniques underpinning the improvement of coverage or the implementation of courses and companies. yet, relocating past the rhetoric of session and engagement, how good is it performed? during this monograph, Professor Jenny Stewart maps out the central techniques utilized by governments to refer to with and interact affected groups of curiosity. Stewart severely assesses the on hand literature and attracts without delay upon the studies of political actors, bureaucrats and neighborhood quarter businesses which will determine the ‘good, undesirable, and the grotesque’ of engagement. via a sensible use of chosen case stories, Stewart distils the basic dilemmas and contradictions inherent in lots of session concepts and highlights their relative strengths and weaknesses. This monograph is a probing and dispassionate research of the rationales, methodologies and results of session and engagement. it's not meant to be a ‘cookbook’ or a ‘how to’ handbook for these consulting or the consulted. however, there's a lot right here for the coverage practitioner, the researcher and contributors of these ‘communities of curiosity’ who may well, at some point, locate themselves the objective of engagement.
By Ramin Ramtin
The pc has already revolutionized many elements of our operating lives. How a ways has this revolution but to run? Will human labour now not be wanted sooner or later? And if this is the case, what's going to be the influence at the improvement of our society? Ramin Ramtin explores those questions in his examine of the pc. He considers how the micro-chip could finally have repercussions that transcend easing the place of work work-load and argues convincingly that technological swap will have an effect on our political in addition to our financial structures. Marxian thought is used to provide an explanation for the character and personality of know-how and problem conventional assumptions in regards to the use of know-how. the speculation of capitalist breakdown is explored and accelerated upon inside of this context.
By Josef Schmid
Ein Lehrtext zum Problemkreis: Wie funktioniert der Wohlfahrtsstaat in verschiedenen Ländern, mit welchen Problemen und Perspektiven? Untersucht werden unterschiedliche Fälle, Felder und Probleme der Sozialen Scherung, wobei eine enge Verbindung wissenschaftlicher examine mit politisch-praktischen Aspekten verfolgt wird. Die vorliegende three. Auflage wurde umfassend aktualisiert und erweitert.
By Gary King, Kay L. Schlozman, Norman Nie
This booklet includes the various most modern, most enjoyable rules now percolating between political scientists, from hallway conversations to convention room discussions. To spur destiny learn, enhance school room educating, and direct non-specialist cognizance to state-of-the-art rules, a unusual workforce of authors from numerous elements of this sprawling and pluralistic self-discipline has every one contributed a quick essay a few unmarried novel or insufficiently favored concept on a few point of political technology. the only hundred essays are concise, not more than a number of pages apiece, and casual. whereas the contributions are hugely assorted, readers can locate unforeseen connections around the quantity, tracing echoes in addition to diametrically antagonistic issues of view. This e-book deals compelling issues of departure for everybody who's occupied with political technology -- no matter if as a pupil, instructor, pupil, or reader.
This quantity brings jointly unique essays via students engaged on a various diversity of empirical matters, yet whose paintings is in each one case expert via a "historical institutional" method of the examine of politics. by way of bringing those items jointly, the quantity highlights the methodological and theoretical foundations of this procedure and illustrates the overall contributions it has made to comparative politics. The essays show the potential for the method of remove darkness from a extensive variety of concerns comparable to how and why associations swap, how political principles are filtered via institutional buildings within the formation of particular guidelines, and the way institutional constitution could have unwanted side effects at the shaping of coverage. via those richly targeted items, the reader is equipped not just an intensive figuring out of the tactic of study but additionally an outline of the theoretical underpinnings of the technique.