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Title:
A Marmac guide to Dallas
Author:
Gerem, Yves.
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Publication Information:
Gretna, La. : Pelican Publishing Co., [1999]

©1999
Physical Description:
346 pages : illustrations, maps ; 21 cm
General Note:
Includes index.
Language:
English
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ISBN:
9781565544079
Format :
Book

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The role of institutions is to establish the domains of public activity and the rules to select leaders. Democratic regimes organize in simple institutional frameworks to foster the concentration of power and alternative successive absolute winners and losers. They favour political satisfaction of relatively small groups, as well as policy instability. In contrast, pluralistic institutions produce multiple winners, including multiparty co-operation and agreements. They favour stable, moderate and consensual policies that can satisfy large groups' interests on a great number of issues. The more complex the political institutions, the more stable and socially efficient the outcome will be. This book develops an extensive analysis of this relationship. It explores concepts, questions and insights based on social choice theory, while empirical focus is cast on more than 40 democratic countries and a few international organizations from late medieval times to the present.


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Library Journal Review

Dallas is one of the ten largest cities in the United States, yet it is not included in the major travel guide series such as Fodor's, Frommer's, etc. (with one exception, Dallas Uncovered, Seaside Pr., 1998). This title, the eighth in the "Marmac" series on cities, helps to fill this void. Gerem (Open Road's Moscow Guide) provides detailed descriptions for all the hotels and restaurants, performing arts, special events, sights, etc., listed. In addition, sections on self-guided tours, excursions outside the city, and new residents have been included. URLs for the homepages of some of the listings are provided, but more could have been included. This well-organized guide will aid visitors as well as new inhabitants of the city of Dallas. Recommended for all public libraries.ÄJohn J. McCormick, New Hampshire State Lib., Concord (c) Copyright 2010. Library Journals LLC, a wholly owned subsidiary of Media Source, Inc. No redistribution permitted.


Table of Contents

Mapsp. 6
Forewordp. 7
Dallas Pastp. 13
Dallas Todayp. 24
How to Find Your Way in Dallasp. 28
Matters of Factp. 40
Transportationp. 46
Lodgingp. 62
Diningp. 92
Performing Artsp. 135
Nightlifep. 145
Sightsp. 153
Visual Artsp. 195
Shoppingp. 222
Sportsp. 243
Special Eventsp. 256
Self-Guided City Toursp. 263
One- or Two-Day Excursionsp. 280
The International Visitorp. 294
The Special Travelerp. 307
New Residentsp. 312
Dallas Real Estatep. 337
Bits and Piecesp. 340
Indexp. 343
Order Pagep. 351