Democracy Beyond the State?: The European Dilemma and the Emerging Global Order

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Political authority in today?s leading democracies rests on generally shared perceptions by a given people that their government is responsible to them and considers each individual citizen equal under the law. Yet since the dawn of the industrial age, democratic governments have presided over economies that function on the basis of an unequal distribution of real resources. As globalization opens these economies, the gap between legal, ideal and economic reality widens and boundaries separating ?the people? of ...
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Overview

Political authority in today’s leading democracies rests on generally shared perceptions by a given people that their government is responsible to them and considers each individual citizen equal under the law. Yet since the dawn of the industrial age, democratic governments have presided over economies that function on the basis of an unequal distribution of real resources. As globalization opens these economies, the gap between legal, ideal and economic reality widens and boundaries separating “the people” of different democracies erode. This thought-provoking book explores the consequent challenge posed for the inherent legitimacy of democratic systems. When distinctive bonds between political power and social obligation break down, that erosion creates “democratic deficits.” Pressures build to reconstitute political authority beyond the state, and governance-in-practice grows ever more distant from democracy-in-principle. Nowhere is the deepening dilemma more evident than in the European Union. This book examines the contemporary breakdown and transformation of the democratic welfare state in Europe and draws fascinating contrasts with North America. In a cohesive and insightful collection of essays, a group of distinguished political scientists debates the implications of these trends both for theory and for policy.
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Product Details

  • ISBN-13: 9780847699001
  • Publisher: Rowman & Littlefield Publishers, Inc.
  • Publication date: 4/1/2000
  • Series: Governance in Europe Series
  • Pages: 200
  • Product dimensions: 6.14 (w) x 9.26 (h) x 0.66 (d)

Meet the Author

Michael Th. Greven is professor of political science at the Institut für Politische Wissenschaft at the University of Hamburg. Louis W. Pauly is professor in the department of political science and director of the Center for International Studies at the University of Toronto.
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Table of Contents

Preface
Introduction
Flowchart Guide to DOE Simplified
Ch. 1 Basic Statistics for DOE 1
Ch. 2 Simple Comparative Experiments 23
Ch. 3 Two-Level Factorial Design 41
Ch. 4 Dealing with Non-Normality via Response Transformations 73
Ch. 5 Fractional Factorials 87
Ch. 6 Getting the Most from Minimal-Run Designs 109
Ch. 7 General Factorial Designs 123
Ch. 8 Response Surface Methods for Optimization 135
Ch. 9 Mixture Design 145
Ch. 10 Solutions to Practice Problems 155
Ch. 11 Practice Experiments 179
Appendices 185
App. 1-1 Two-tailed t-Table 185
App. 1-2 F-Table for 10% 186
App. 1-3 F-Table for 5% 187
App. 1-4 F-Table for 1% 188
App. 1-5 F-Table for 0.1% 189
App. 2-1 Four-Factor Screening Design 190
App. 2-2 Five-Factor Screening Design 192
App. 2-3 Six-Factor Screening Design 194
App. 2-4 Seven-Factor Screening Design 196
Glossary 199
Recommended Readings 219
Index 223
About the Software 231
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