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  • Nigeriaby John Campbell

    Rowman & Littlefield Publishers 2013; US$ 34.99

    In this thoroughly updated edition, John Campbell explores Nigeria?s post-colonial history and presents a nuanced explanation of the events and conditions that have carried this complex, dynamic, and very troubled giant to the brink. Central to his analysis are the oil wealth, endemic corruption, elite competition, and radical Islamic insurrection... more...

  • India's 2014 Electionsby Paul Wallace

    SAGE Publications 2015; US$ 48.00

    Everything you wanted to know about India’s historic General Elections of 2014 more...

  • Wage Inequality by Gender and Occupationby Marva Corley; Yves Perardel; Kalina Popova

    International Labour Office 2006; US$ 5.00

    Using Key Indicators of the Labour Market (KILM) of the period 1990-2003, estimates earnings differences between men and women in selected developed and developing countries. Discusses the impact of globalization on wages and analyses trends in gender equity in pay within occupations and sectors. more...

  • Struggles for Citizenship in Africaby Bronwen Manby

    Zed Books 2009; US$ 23.95

    This book brings together new material from across Africa of the most egregious examples of citizenship discrimination, and makes the case for urgent reform of the law. more...

  • African Governance Report 2009by United Nations Economic Commission for Africa

    Oxford University Press 2009; US$ 37.99 US$ 32.67

    The African Governance Report, which assesses and monitors the progress of governance in Africa, is the most comprehensive periodic report on governance on the continent. This second edition of the report covers 35 African countries. The main finding of the report is that Africa within the last five years recorded marginal progress on governance. The... more...

  • Institutions, Ethnicity, and Political Mobilization in South Africaby Jessica Piombo

    Palgrave Macmillan Ltd. 2009; US$ 85.00

    Post-apartheid South Africa, notable for a history of politicized ethnicity, a complicated network of ethnic groups and for an expectation that ethnic violence would follow the 1994 political transition, did not experience dramatic ethnic violence following democratization in 1994. The South African experience provides a rich example of successful... more...

  • Parteiensystem und Verfassung in Afrikaby Helga Fleischhacker

    VS Verlag für Sozialwissenschaften 2010; US$ 44.36

    Die Studie befasst sich mit dem prekären Verhältnis von Staat, Partei und Gesellschaft in Afrika und den sich daraus ergebenden funktionalen und strukturellen Entwicklungsbedingungen für Verfassung und Parteiensystem in historischer Perspektive. Im Hinblick auf eine auf Afrika bezogene Parteienforschung rücken demokratietheoretische, konzeptionelle... more...

  • Public Opinion and Interest Group Politicsby A. Thuynsma

    Africa Institute of South Africa 2012; US$ 43.00

    In more developed democracies, such as the US and Germany, interest groups both shape and promote public opinion. Regrettably, this is not always true in South Africa?s nascent system. This anthology tries to understand why interest groups do not affect or advance public opinion in South Africa and then suggests how interest groups can redress the... more...

  • Reconstructing the Authoritarian State in Africaby George Klay Jr. Kieh; Pita Ogaba Agbese

    Taylor and Francis 2013; US$ 54.95

    This work seeks to examine the nature and dynamics of authoritarianism in Africa and to suggest ways in which the states covered in the book can be democratically reconstituted. In 1990, a wave of euphoria greeted the "third wave of democratization" that swept across the African Continent. The repression-wearied subalterns were hopeful that the... more...

  • Identity, Citizenship, and Political Conflict in Africaby Edmond J. Keller

    Indiana University Press 2014; US$ 21.99

    Reflecting on the processes of nation-building and citizenship formation in Africa, Edmond J. Keller believes that although some deep parochial identities have eroded, they have not disappeared and may be more assertive than previously thought, especially in instances of political conflict. Keller reconsiders how national identity has been understood... more...