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This article compares the development of the “neighborhood movement” in the United States and the German Bürgerinitiativbewegung from the late 1960s to the present. The interconnections between neighborhood action and bureaucratic reaction are worked out on the background of some dimensions...
As in most countries of the Western world, the number of women holding elected office in Britain is small. This article explores some reasons for the paucity of women in elected office by examining voting records for over 2,800 candidates for Scottish district elections in 1984. We found that...
There is a large body of research about decision cases in Western democracies. Unfortunately, the individual case studies are widely scattered so that the research has little cumulative effect. We present an effort to construct a data bank for which existing case studies are coded according to a...
This article addresses the political impact and limits of grass-roots popular movements in Brazil during the past decade. In the second half of the 1970s, as Brazil's military regime promoted a gradual process of political liberalization, grass-roots popular movements burgeoned, generating...
In the increasingly competitive international economy, a country's economic policy is increasingly apt to be modelled on that of its most successful competitor. This article examines the United States, Japan, France, and West Germany to see whether and under what circumstances their economic...
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