The Logic Of Collective Action

Author : Mancur OLSON
ISBN : 9780674283275
Genre : Business & Economics
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This book develops an original theory of group and organizational behavior that cuts across disciplinary lines and illustrates the theory with empirical and historical studies of particular organizations. Applying economic analysis to the subjects of the political scientist, sociologist, and economist, Mancur Olson examines the extent to which individuals who share a common interest find it in their individual interest to bear the costs of the organizational effort.
Category: Business & Economics

Charity With Choice

Author : R. Mark Issac
ISBN : 9781849507691
Genre : Social Science
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Deals with philanthropy. This title includes major themes in which the tools of choice, endogeneity, and self-selection are employed such as: What increases or decreases charitable activity? and How do organizational and managerial issues affect the performance of non-profit organizations?
Category: Social Science

Advancing Democracy Government And Governance

Author : Andrea Kö
ISBN : 9783642327018
Genre : Computers
File Size : 65.81 MB
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This book constitutes the refereed proceedings of the Joint International Conference on Electronic Government and the Information Systems Perspective, and Electronic Democracy, EGOVIS/EDEM 2012, held in Vienna, Austria, in September 2012, in conjunction with DEXA 2012. The 27 revised full papers presented were carefully reviewed and selected from numerous submissions. They cover topics from recent research fields such as open data, cloud applications, interoperability and e-government architectures, Web 2.0 and Web 3.0 solutions and public dialogies. The papers are organized in the following topical sections: e-government country studies; e-government processes; identy management in e-government; e-government: process management; e-participation; social networks; and open data.
Category: Computers

Democratic Transformation And Obstruction

Author : Nelli Babayan
ISBN : 9781317750611
Genre : Political Science
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Although "democracy promotion" has become a popular term for policy makers and scholars, democratization is rarely a smooth or linear transition. While some countries quickly democratize, others lag behind despite a long period of democracy promotion activities. Furthermore, while democracy promotion itself has been widely studied, there is a paucity of literature available assessing the outcome or the impact of democracy promotion. This book investigates democracy promotion by the European Union and the United States of America, and seeks to uncover why intensive democracy promotion has resulted in limited democratic progress. Exploring case studies of Armenia, Azerbaijan, and Georgia, this book examines the conditions in which democracy promotion is more likely to result in democratic transformation. In addition, it introduces the concept of the "democracy blocker," a powerful authoritarian regional actor that is capable of blocking democratization in other countries. This book will be of interest to students and scholars of Political Science, Democracy, Democratization, EU Studies, US Politics, Comparative Politics, and Foreign Policy.
Category: Political Science

Konomische Theorie Der Demokratie

Author : Anthony Downs
ISBN : 3165290520
Genre : Business & Economics
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English summary: It was Anthony Downs' objective to create a model dealing with voter and government behavior. In order to do so, he established goals which governments, parties and lobbyists as well as the voters can pursue. To motivate all those concerned, he introduced the self-interest axiom and called for rationality in order to attain these goals. With the help of marginal analysis, each voter determines his/her party differential, which will help to determine each voter's choice at the ballot box and to decide which party's rule will give him/her greater utility in the future. Downs describes how crucial the concept of ideology is to his theory. He maintains that a two-party democracy could not provide stable and effective government unless there is a large measure of ideological consensus amongst its citizens, and that political parties encouraged voters to be irrational by remaining vague and ambiguous. German description: Anthony Downs' inzwischen klassisches Demokratie-Modell des Wahler- und Regierungsverhaltens orientiert sich an der okonomischen Theorie. Er nimmt an, dass politische Parteien und Wahler in der Verfolgung bestimmter, deutlich spezifizierter Ziele optimal handeln. So treffen die Wahler unter Ungewissheit uber den Wahlvorgang und die zukunftige Regierungsbildung ihre Wahl nach dem mutmasslichen Nutzen. Die Regierung versucht, mit Hilfe der Manipulation des Budgets ihre Wiederwahl zu erreichen.Ideologien der Parteien auf der einen Seite, Interessengruppen auf der anderen stellen den Wahlern bzw. der Regierung Informationen zur rationalen Entscheidungsfindung zur Verfugung. Dabei wird deutlich, dass Mehrparteiensysteme und Verhaltniswahlrecht jedes Wahl-Kalkul unlosbar werden lassen. Auf die weiteren Folgerungen fur Demokratie-Forschung und -Verstandnis geht Downs im letzten Teil seines Werkes ausfuhrlich ein.
Category: Business & Economics

Umfassende Konomie

Author : Mancur Olson
ISBN : 3163454607
Genre : Business & Economics
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Translation of: An encompassing economics.
Category: Business & Economics

Das Unbeschriebene Blatt

Author : Steven Pinker
ISBN : 9783104903903
Genre : Social Science
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Mit einem aktuellen Vorwort zur Neuausgabe! Auf John Locke geht die Vorstellung zurück, der Mensch sei ein leeres Blatt, auf dem im Verlauf des Lebens die persönlichen Erfahrungen eingetragen werden. In seinem mittlerweile klassischen Buch »Das unbeschriebene Blatt. Die moderne Leugnung der menschlichen Natur« bezieht Bestseller-Autor Steven Pinker ganz die Gegenposition: Mit Witz, Brillanz und Gelehrsamkeit analysiert er die Geschichte dieser Idee und zeigt, wie falsch sie ist – mit allen kruden Auswirkungen auf Vorstellungen von Sexualität, Rasse, Kindererziehung, Intelligenz usw. Die Rolle der Gene wird systematisch unterschätzt; aber das bedeutet nicht, dass wir ihnen völlig ausgeliefert sind. Pinker zeigt nämlich auch, wie befreiend diese Sichtweise sein kann. Ein unterhaltsames und anschauliches Buch zur Natur des Menschen, ein echter Lesegenuss.
Category: Social Science

Einf Hrung In Das Kulturmanagement

Author : Bernhard M. Hoppe
ISBN : 9783658096571
Genre : Social Science
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Das Lehrbuch führt kompakt und gut verständlich in das Fach Kulturmanagement ein und bietet vertiefende Einblicke in die Praxis und in die Theorie der verschiedenen Themenfelder.
Category: Social Science