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  • The General Elections in Kenya, 2007by Jerome Lafargue

    Mkuki na Nyota Publishers 2009; US$ 37.05

    The 2007 general elections in Kenya led to major unrest. The aim of this book is to examine and analyse the events that set the country on fire for several weeks. The situation has largely stabilised since April 2008, when the articles collected in this book were first individually published. Some political information has been updated post April 2008.... more...

  • Democracy and Prebendalism in Nigeriaby Wale Adebanwi; Ebenezer Obadare; Larry Diamond

    Palgrave Macmillan 2013; US$ 100.00

    Richard Joseph's seminal 1987 book Democracy and Prebendal Politics in Nigeria represented a watershed moment in the understanding of the political dynamics of Nigeria. This groundbreaking collection brings together scholars from across disciplines to assess the significance of Joseph's work and the current state of Nigerian politics. more...

  • Virtual Activism on Cameroonby Isaac N. Endeley

    Langaa RPCIG 2013; US$ 26.95

    During the 1990s, as the Internet in general and e-mail in particular grew in popularity as a means of communication, a number of Cameroonians residing in various parts of the world established a vibrant and lively electronic forum for the discussion of various issues related to their native land. The forum, known as Camnet, demonstrated that Cameroonians... more...

  • Petitioning for our Rights, Fighting for our Nationby Meredith Terretta

    Langaa RPCIG 2013; US$ 22.95

    Thousands of Cameroonian women played an essential role in the radically anti-colonial nationalist movement led by the Union of the Populations of Cameroon (UPC): they were the women of the Democratic Union of Cameroonian Women (UDEFEC). Drawing on women nationalistsí petitions to the United Nations, one of the largest collections of political... more...

  • Emerging Trends in Indian Politicsby Ajay K Mehra

    Taylor and Francis 2013; US$ 48.95

    This study presents 13 articles interrogating themes likely to impinge on India?s 15 th general elections in 2009. These were written following intense discussion between the contributors and use available data as well as original data and analysis. The significance of the analyses goes beyond how much these questions find place in the campaign,... more...

  • State Fragility, State Formation, and Human Security in Nigeriaby Mojbol Olfnk Okome

    Palgrave Macmillan 2013; US$ 95.00

    This book explores the linkages between state failure, self-help, and self-organization with regards to Nigerian civil society. more...

  • Nigeriaby John Campbell

    Rowman & Littlefield Publishers 2013; US$ 28.99

    Nigeria, onetime giant of Africa, rich in both human and natural resources, has in the past decades or so descended into what Samuel P. Huntington calls 'praetorianism'?control of society by force or fraud, especially by venal, corruptible, and often sycophantic people; into what Richard Joseph calls 'prebendalism'?the disbursing of public offices... more...

  • Spying for the Rajby Jules Stewart

    The History Press 2013; US$ 26.24

    In the 1860s, Captain Thomas Montgomerie trained natives to be surveyors, and had them explore the region covertly. These men, known as pundits, were disguised as lamas (holy men). This book talks about these servants of the Raj who managed to map the Himalayas and Tibet, helping the British to consolidate their rule in the Indian sub-continent. more...

  • Hearts & Mindsby Chris Bowen

    Melbourne University Press 2013; US$ 13.33

    In Hearts & Minds: A Blueprint for Modern Labor, former cabinet minister Chris Bowen writes a passionate clarion call to Labor's heartland, making the powerful argument that the Labor project is far from complete and it is time for a radical program of renewal and reform for the party. Hearts & Minds is a manifesto to secure the ALPs position as... more...

  • Off the Main Linesby Don L. Hofsommer

    Indiana University Press 2013; US$ 45.99

    In this visually stunning and comprehensive photographic essay, railroad historian and photographer Donovan L. Hofsommer records the end of branchline passenger service, the demise of electric railroads, the transition from steam to diesel power, as well as the end of common carrier freight service on the Colorado narrow gauge. Off the Main Lines... more...