The Oxford Handbook of Political Executives

The Oxford Handbook of Political Executives
Author: Rudy B. Andeweg,Robert Elgie,Ludger Helms,Juliet Kaarbo,Ferdinand Müller-Rommel
Publsiher: Oxford University Press
Total Pages: 728
Release: 2020-07-30
ISBN: 0192536923
Category: Political Science
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

The Oxford Handbook of Political Executives Book Excerpt:

Political executives have been at the centre of public and scholarly attention long before the inception of modern political science. In the contemporary world, political executives have come to dominate the political stage in many democratic and autocratic regimes. The Oxford Handbook of Political Executives marks the definitive reference work in this field. Edited and written by a team of word-class scholars, it combines substantive stocktaking with setting new agendas for the next generation of political executive research.

The Oxford Handbook of Political Leadership

The Oxford Handbook of Political Leadership
Author: Paul 't Hart
Publsiher: Oxford University Press
Total Pages: 772
Release: 2014-01
ISBN: 0199653887
Category: Business & Economics
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

The Oxford Handbook of Political Leadership Book Excerpt:

Political leadership has returned to the forefront of research in political science in recent years, after several years of neglect. This Handbook provides a broad-ranging and cohesive examination of the study of political leadership.

The Oxford Handbook of Political Institutions

The Oxford Handbook of Political Institutions
Author: R. A. W. Rhodes,Sarah A. Binder,Bert A. Rockman
Publsiher: Oxford University Press
Total Pages: 816
Release: 2008-06-12
ISBN: 0199548463
Category: Political Science
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

The Oxford Handbook of Political Institutions Book Excerpt:

The Oxford Handbooks of Political Science are the essential guide to the state of political science today. With engaging contributions from 39 major international scholars, The Oxford Handbook of Political Institutions provides the key point of reference for anyone working on political institutions and beyond.

The Oxford Handbook of Political Executives

The Oxford Handbook of Political Executives
Author: Rudy B. Andeweg,Robert Elgie,Ludger Helms,Juliet Kaarbo,Ferdinand Müller-Rommel
Publsiher: Oxford University Press
Total Pages: 728
Release: 2020-07-30
ISBN: 0192536915
Category: Political Science
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

The Oxford Handbook of Political Executives Book Excerpt:

Political executives have been at the centre of public and scholarly attention long before the inception of modern political science. In the contemporary world, political executives have come to dominate the political stage in many democratic and autocratic regimes. The Oxford Handbook of Political Executives marks the definitive reference work in this field. Edited and written by a team of word-class scholars, it combines substantive stocktaking with setting new agendas for the next generation of political executive research.

The Oxford Handbook of Political Institutions

The Oxford Handbook of Political Institutions
Author: R. A. W. Rhodes,Sarah A. Binder,Bert A. Rockman
Publsiher: OUP Oxford
Total Pages: 840
Release: 2008-06-13
ISBN: 0191563390
Category: Political Science
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

The Oxford Handbook of Political Institutions Book Excerpt:

The study of political institutions is among the founding pillars of political science. With the rise of the 'new institutionalism', the study of institutions has returned to its place in the sun. This volume provides a comprehensive survey of where we are in the study of political institutions, covering both the traditional concerns of political science with constitutions, federalism and bureaucracy and more recent interest in theory and the constructed nature of institutions. The Oxford Handbook of Political Institutions draws together a galaxy of distinguished contributors drawn from leading universities across the world. Authoritative reviews of the literature and assessments of future research directions will help to set the research agenda for the next decade.

The Oxford Handbook of Legislative Studies

The Oxford Handbook of Legislative Studies
Author: Shane Martin,Thomas Saalfeld,Kaare Strøm
Publsiher: Oxford University Press, USA
Total Pages: 761
Release: 2014
ISBN: 0199653011
Category: Political Science
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

The Oxford Handbook of Legislative Studies Book Excerpt:

Over the past five years, legislative studies have emerged as a field of inquiry in political science. Many political science associations, both national and international, have created standing sections on legislative studies. There has also been a proliferation of literature on legislatures and legislators. This book focuses on legislatures and how they matter, how they have adapted to changes such as globalization and judicialization, and how they have survived the transition to mass democracies.

The Oxford Handbook of Comparative Politics

The Oxford Handbook of Comparative Politics
Author: Susan Carol Stokes
Publsiher: Oxford University Press, USA
Total Pages: 1021
Release: 2007
ISBN: 9780199278480
Category: Political Science
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

The Oxford Handbook of Comparative Politics Book Excerpt:

The Oxford Handbook of Comparative Politics offers a critical survey of the field of empirical political science through the collection of a set of chapters written by 48 top scholars in the discipline of comparative politics

The Oxford Handbook of the American Presidency

The Oxford Handbook of the American Presidency
Author: George C. Edwards III,William G. Howell
Publsiher: OUP Oxford
Total Pages: 896
Release: 2009-08-06
ISBN: 0199238855
Category: Political Science
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

The Oxford Handbook of the American Presidency Book Excerpt:

The Oxford Handbooks of American Politics are a set of reference books offering authoritative and engaging critical overviews of the state of scholarship on American politics. Each volume focuses on a particular aspect of the field. The project is under the General Editorship of George C. Edwards III, and distinguished specialists in their respective fields edit each volume. The Handbooks aim not just to report on the discipline, but also to shape it as scholars critically assess the scholarship on a topic and propose directions in which it needs to move. The series is an indispensable reference for anyone working in American politics. As the central feature on the American political landscape, it is only natural that scholars and commentators focus on the presidency. So much is written about the subject, in fact, that it is often difficult to know where we stand in our understanding of it. The Oxford Handbook of the American Presidency will help scholars assess the state of scholarship on the presidency and the directions in which it needs to move. Never before has the academic literature on the American presidency received such an extended treatment. Nearly three dozen chapters critically assess both the major contributions to a literature on a dimension of the presidency and the ways in which the literature has developed. The authors of each chapter seek to identify weaknesses in the existing literature-be they logical flaws, methodological errors, oversights, or some combination therein-and to offer their views about especially productive lines of future inquiry. Equally important, the authors also identify areas of research that are unlikely to bear additional fruits. These chapters offer a distinctive point of view, an argument about the successes and failures of past scholarship, and a set of recommendations about how future work ought to develop. Thus, this volume will help set the agenda for research on the presidency for the next decade. General Editor for The Oxford Handbooks of American Politics: George C. Edwards III.

The Oxford Handbook of State and Local Government

The Oxford Handbook of State and Local Government
Author: Donald P. Haider-Markel
Publsiher: Oxford University Press
Total Pages: 800
Release: 2014-04
ISBN: 0199579679
Category: Political Science
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

The Oxford Handbook of State and Local Government Book Excerpt:

The Oxford Handbook of State and Local Government covers the main areas of study in subnational politics by exploring the central contributions to the comparative study of institutions, behaviour, and policy in the American context.

The Oxford Handbook of Spanish Politics

The Oxford Handbook of Spanish Politics
Author: Diego Muro,Ignacio Lago
Publsiher: Oxford University Press
Total Pages: 736
Release: 2020-02-17
ISBN: 0192561677
Category: Political Science
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

The Oxford Handbook of Spanish Politics Book Excerpt:

The Oxford Handbook of Spanish Politics provides a comprehensive and comparative overview of the Spanish political system through the lens of political science. It aims to move away from a complacent analysis of Spanish democracy and provide a nuanced view of some of its strengths and challenges. The Handbook introduces Spanish politics to an international audience of scholars and practitioners. It is structured around six sections that cover Spain's political history, institutional changes, elections, civil society, policy-making, and foreign affairs. The volume brings together a distinguished group of 47 internationally renowned scholars who study Spain in its own right, or as a case among others in a comparative perspective. The contributors provide expert accounts of contemporary Spain, making the Oxford Handbook of Spanish Politics an invaluable resource for anyone interested in Spanish politics and government since the country's transition to democracy.

The Oxford Handbook of American Bureaucracy

The Oxford Handbook of American Bureaucracy
Author: Robert F. Durant
Publsiher: OUP Oxford
Total Pages: 888
Release: 2012-08-02
ISBN: 0191628328
Category: Political Science
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

The Oxford Handbook of American Bureaucracy Book Excerpt:

One of the major dilemmas facing the administrative state in the United States today is discerning how best to harness for public purposes the dynamism of markets, the passion and commitment of nonprofit and volunteer organizations, and the public-interest-oriented expertise of the career civil service. Researchers across a variety of disciplines, fields, and subfields have independently investigated aspects of the formidable challenges, choices, and opportunities this dilemma poses for governance, democratic constitutionalism, and theory building. This literature is vast, affords multiple and conflicting perspectives, is methodologically diverse, and is fragmented. The Oxford Handbook of American Bureaucracy affords readers an uncommon overview and integration of this eclectic body of knowledge as adduced by many of its most respected researchers. Each of the chapters identifies major issues and trends, critically takes stock of the state of knowledge, and ponders where future research is most promising. Unprecedented in scope, methodological diversity, scholarly viewpoint, and substantive integration, this volume is invaluable for assessing where the study of American bureaucracy stands at the end of the first decade of the 21st century, and where leading scholars think it should go in the future. The Oxford Handbooks of American Politics are a set of reference books offering authoritative and engaging critical overviews of the state of scholarship on American politics. Each volume focuses on a particular aspect of the field. The project is under the General Editorship of George C. Edwards III, and distinguished specialists in their respective fields edit each volume. The Handbooks aim not just to report on the discipline, but also to shape it as scholars critically assess the scholarship on a topic and propose directions in which it needs to move. The series is an indispensable reference for anyone working in American politics. General Editor for The Oxford Handbooks of American Politics: George C. Edwards III

The Oxford Handbook of Local and Regional Democracy in Europe

The Oxford Handbook of Local and Regional Democracy in Europe
Author: John Loughlin,Frank Hendriks,Anders Lidström
Publsiher: OUP Oxford
Total Pages: 810
Release: 2012-11-08
ISBN: 0191628247
Category: Political Science
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

The Oxford Handbook of Local and Regional Democracy in Europe Book Excerpt:

The Oxford Handbook of Local and Regional Democracy in Europe analyses the state of play of democracy at the subnational level in the 27 member states of the EU plus Norway and Switzerland. It places subnational democracy in the context of the distinctive Anglo, the French, the German and Scandinavian state traditions in Europe asking to what extent these are still relevant today. The Handbook adapts Lijphart's theory of democracy and applies it to the subnational levels in all the country chapters. A key theoretical issue is whether subnational (regional and local) democracy is derived from national democracy or whether it is legitimate in its own right. Besides these theoretical concerns it focuses on the practice of democracy: the roles of political parties and interest groups and also how subnational political institutions relate to the ordinary citizen. This can take the form of local referendums or other mechanisms of participation. The Handbook reveals a wide variety of practices across Europe in this regard. Local financial systems also reveal a great variety. Finally, each chapter examines the challenges facing subnational democracy but also the opportunities available to them to enhance their democratic systems. Among the challenges identified are: Europeanization, globalization, but also citizens disaffection and switch-off from politics. Some countries have confronted these challenges more successfully than others but all countries face them. An important aspect of the Handbook is the inclusion of all the countries of East and Central Europe plus Cyprus and Malta, who joined the EU in 2004 and 2007. This is the first time they have been examined alongside the countries of Western Europe from the angle of subnational democracy.

The Oxford Handbook of Kenyan Politics

The Oxford Handbook of Kenyan Politics
Author: Nic Cheeseman,Karuti Kanyinga,Gabrielle Lynch
Publsiher: Oxford University Press, USA
Total Pages: 784
Release: 2020-02
ISBN: 0198815697
Category: Political Science
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

The Oxford Handbook of Kenyan Politics Book Excerpt:

Kenya is one of the most politically dynamic and influential countries in sub-Saharan Africa. Today, it is known in equal measure as a country that has experienced great highs and tragic lows. In the 1960s and 1970s, Kenya was seen as a ''success story" of development in the periphery, and also led the way in terms of democratic breakthroughs in 2010 when a new constitution devolved power and placed new constraints on the president. However, the country has also made international headlines for the kind of political instability that occurs when electoral violence is expressed along ethnic lines, such as during the "Kenya crisis" of 2007/08 when over 1,000 people lost their lives and almost 700,000 were displaced. The Oxford Handbook of Kenyan Politics explains these developments and many more, drawing together 50 specially commissioned chapters by leading researchers. The chapters they have contributed address a range of essential topics including the legacy of colonial rule, ethnicity, land politics, devolution, the constitution, elections, democracy, foreign aid, the informal economy, civil society, human rights, the International Criminal Court, the growing influence of China, economic policy, electoral violence, and the impact of mobile phone technology. In addition to covering some of the most important debates about Kenyan politics, the volume provides an insightful overview of Kenyan history from 1930 to the present day and features a set of chapters that review the impact of devolution on regional politics in every part of the country.

The Oxford Handbook of Public Management

The Oxford Handbook of Public Management
Author: Ewan Ferlie,Laurence E. Lynn,Christopher Pollitt
Publsiher: Oxford University Press, USA
Total Pages: 789
Release: 2007
ISBN: 9780199226443
Category: Political Science
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

The Oxford Handbook of Public Management Book Excerpt:

The public sector continues to play a strategic role across the world and in the last thirty years there have been major shifts in approaches to its management. This text identifies the trends in public management and the effects these have had, as well as providing a broad overview to each topic.

The Oxford Handbook of the American Congress

The Oxford Handbook of the American Congress
Author: Eric Schickler,Frances E. Lee
Publsiher: Oxford University Press
Total Pages: 135
Release: 2013-03-14
ISBN: 0191628255
Category: Political Science
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

The Oxford Handbook of the American Congress Book Excerpt:

No legislature in the world has a greater influence over its nation's public affairs than the US Congress. The Congress's centrality in the US system of government has placed research on Congress at the heart of scholarship on American politics. Generations of American government scholars working in a wide range of methodological traditions have focused their analysis on understanding Congress, both as a lawmaking and a representative institution. The purpose of this volume is to take stock of this impressive and diverse literature, identifying areas of accomplishment and promising directions for future work. The editors have commissioned 37 chapters by leading scholars in the field, each chapter critically engages the scholarship focusing on a particular aspect of congressional politics, including the institution's responsiveness to the American public, its procedures and capacities for policymaking, its internal procedures and development, relationships between the branches of government, and the scholarly methodologies for approaching these topics. The Handbook also includes chapters addressing timely questions, including partisan polarization, congressional war powers, and the supermajoritarian procedures of the contemporary Senate. Beyond simply bringing readers up to speed on the current state of research, the volume offers critical assessments of how each literature has progressed - or failed to progress - in recent decades. The chapters identify the major questions posed by each line of research and assess the degree to which the answers developed in the literature are persuasive. The goal is not simply to tell us where we have been as a field, but to set an agenda for research on Congress for the next decade. The Oxford Handbooks of American Politics are a set of reference books offering authoritative and engaging critical overviews of the state of scholarship on American politics. Each volume focuses on a particular aspect of the field. The project is under the General Editorship of George C. Edwards III, and distinguished specialists in their respective fields edit each volume. The Handbooks aim not just to report on the discipline, but also to shape it as scholars critically assess the scholarship on a topic and propose directions in which it needs to move. The series is an indispensable reference for anyone working in American politics. General Editor for The Oxford Handbooks of American Politics: George C. Edwards III

The Oxford Handbook of Comparative Constitutional Law

The Oxford Handbook of Comparative Constitutional Law
Author: Michel Rosenfeld,András Sajó
Publsiher: Oxford University Press
Total Pages: 1396
Release: 2012-05-17
ISBN: 0199578613
Category: Law
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

The Oxford Handbook of Comparative Constitutional Law Book Excerpt:

The field of comparative constitutional law is vast and diverse, international and interdisciplinary. The first single source of reference on the topic, the entries in Handbook are written by leading authorities and discuss the most important subjects in the field, covering the history and development of the discipline, core concepts, structure and interpretations, institutions, rights, and emerging trends. It is an invaluable resource for everyone in the field.

The Oxford Handbook of Public Choice

The Oxford Handbook of Public Choice
Author: Roger D. Congleton,Bernard N. Grofman,Stefan Voigt
Publsiher: Oxford Handbooks
Total Pages: 1016
Release: 2019-01-08
ISBN: 0190469773
Category: Business & Economics
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

The Oxford Handbook of Public Choice Book Excerpt:

"This two-volume collection provides a comprehensive overview of the past seventy years of public choice research, written by experts in the fields surveyed. The individual chapters are more than simple surveys, but provide readers with both a sense of the progress made and puzzles that remain. Most are written with upper level undergraduate and graduate students in economics and political science in mind, but many are completely accessible to non-expert readers who are interested in Public Choice research. The two-volume set will be of broad interest to social scientists, policy analysts, and historians"--

The Oxford Handbook of Business and Government

The Oxford Handbook of Business and Government
Author: David Coen,Wyn Grant,Graham Wilson
Publsiher: OUP Oxford
Total Pages: 804
Release: 2010-02-25
ISBN: 0191550302
Category: Political Science
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

The Oxford Handbook of Business and Government Book Excerpt:

Business is one of the major power centres in modern society. The state seeks to check and channel that power so as to serve broader public policy objectives. However, if the way in which business is governed is ineffective or over burdensome, it may become more difficult to achieve desired goals such as economic growth or higher levels of employment. In a period of international economic crisis, the study of how business and government relate to each other in different countries is of more central importance than ever. These relationships have been studied from a number of different disciplinary perspectives - business studies, economics, economic history, law, and political science - and all of these are represented in this handbook. The first part of the book provides an introduction to the ways in which five different disciplines have approached the study of business and government. The second section, on the firm and the state, looks at how these entities interact in different settings, emphasising such phenomena as the global firm and varieties of capitalism. The third section examines how business interacts with government in different parts of the world, including the United States, the EU, China, Japan and South America. The fourth section reviews changing patterns of market governance through a unifying theme of the role of regulation. Business-government relations can play out in divergent ways in different policy and the fifth section examines the contrasts between different key arenas such as competition policy, trade policy, training policy and environmental policy. The volume provides an authoritative overview with chapters by leading authorities on the current state of knowledge of business-government relations, but also points to ways in which this work might be developed in the future, e.g., through a political theory of the firm.

The Oxford Handbook of Mexican Politics

The Oxford Handbook of Mexican Politics
Author: Roderic Ai Camp
Publsiher: Oxford University Press
Total Pages: 135
Release: 2012-01-13
ISBN: 0199703620
Category: Political Science
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

The Oxford Handbook of Mexican Politics Book Excerpt:

Since achieving independence from Spain and establishing its first constitution in 1824, Mexico has experienced numerous political upheavals. The country's long and turbulent journey toward democratic, representative government has been marked by a tension between centralized, autocratic governments (historically depicted as a legacy of colonial institutions) and federalist structures. The years since Mexico's independence have seen a major violent social revolution, years of authoritarian rule, and, finally, in the past two decades, the introduction of a fair and democratic electoral process. Over the course of the thirty-one essays in The Oxford Handbook of Mexican Politics some of the world's leading scholars of Mexico will provide a comprehensive view of the remarkable transformation of the nation's political system to a democratic model. In turn they will assess the most influential institutions, actors, policies and issues in its current evolution toward democratic consolidation. Following an introduction by Roderic Ai Camp, sections will explore the current state of Mexico's political development; transformative political institutions; the changing roles of the military, big business, organized labor, and the national political elite; new political actors including the news media, indigenous movements, women, and drug traffickers; electoral politics; demographics and political attitudes; and policy issues.

The Oxford Handbook of Business and Government

The Oxford Handbook of Business and Government
Author: David Coen,Wyn Grant,Graham Wilson
Publsiher: OUP Oxford
Total Pages: 804
Release: 2010-02-25
ISBN: 0191607525
Category: Political Science
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

The Oxford Handbook of Business and Government Book Excerpt:

Business is one of the major power centres in modern society. The state seeks to check and channel that power so as to serve broader public policy objectives. However, if the way in which business is governed is ineffective or over burdensome, it may become more difficult to achieve desired goals such as economic growth or higher levels of employment. In a period of international economic crisis, the study of how business and government relate to each other in different countries is of more central importance than ever. These relationships have been studied from a number of different disciplinary perspectives - business studies, economics, economic history, law, and political science - and all of these are represented in this handbook. The first part of the book provides an introduction to the ways in which five different disciplines have approached the study of business and government. The second section, on the firm and the state, looks at how these entities interact in different settings, emphasising such phenomena as the global firm and varieties of capitalism. The third section examines how business interacts with government in different parts of the world, including the United States, the EU, China, Japan and South America. The fourth section reviews changing patterns of market governance through a unifying theme of the role of regulation. Business-government relations can play out in divergent ways in different policy and the fifth section examines the contrasts between different key arenas such as competition policy, trade policy, training policy and environmental policy. The volume provides an authoritative overview with chapters by leading authorities on the current state of knowledge of business-government relations, but also points to ways in which this work might be developed in the future, e.g., through a political theory of the firm.