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  • Constructing Modern Asian Citizenshipby Edward Vickers; Krishna Kumar

    Taylor and Francis 2014; US$ 155.00

    In many non-Western contexts, modernization has tended to be equated with Westernization, and hence with an abandonment of authentic indigenous identities and values. This is evident in the recent history of many Asian societies, where efforts to modernize ? spurred on by the spectre of foreign domination ? have often been accompanied by determined... more...

  • Civil Society and Politics in Central Asiaby Charles E. Ziegler

    The University Press of Kentucky 2015; US$ 50.00

    The five Central Asian states of Kazakhstan, Uzbekistan, Kyrgyzstan, Tajikistan, and Turkmenistan constitute an area of increasing importance in global politics. The region currently serves as the main route for transporting American and NATO supplies and personnel into Afghanistan. Its Turkic Muslim peoples share ethnic and religious roots with China's... more...

  • Probleme des Vertragsrechts und der Vertragssicherung in den Staaten des Kaukasus und Zentralasiensby Rolf Knieper; Lado Chanturia; Hans-Joachim Schramm

    BWV Berliner Wissenschafts-Verlag 2010; US$ 63.71

    Hauptbeschreibung Der vorliegende Sammelband enthält Aufsätze und Vorträge, die im Rahmen des von der VolkswagenStiftung finanzierten Projekts zur Erforschung des Zivil- und Wirtschaftsrechts der Staaten des Kaukasus und Zentralasiens auf einer Konferenz an der Universität Bremen im April 2008 vorgelegt wurden. Diese Tagung war bereits die zweite... more...

  • Dick Hamerby Tim Colebatch

    Scribe Publications Pty Ltd. 2015; US$ 43.99

    Dick Hamer was the Australian reformer who made Victoria a leader in social equality, the arts, and the environment. He and his government built the underground rail loop, decriminalized homosexuality, abolished capital punishment, and outlawed sexual discrimination in the workplace. Hamer and his team ended the demolition of the inner suburbs, preserved... more...

  • Regime Transition in Central Asiaby Dagikhudo Dagiev

    Taylor and Francis 2013; US$ 140.00

    Presenting a study of regime transition, political transformation, and the challenges that faced the post-Communist republics of Central Asia on independence, this book focuses on the process of transition in Tajikistan and Uzbekistan, and the obstacles that these newly-independent states are facing in the post-Communist period. The book analyses... more...

  • The Internet and Democracy Building in Lusophone African Countriesby Susana Salgado

    Ashgate Publishing Ltd 2014; US$ 109.95

    This timely book fills an important gap in the literature on the influence of the Internet and new media in Portuguese speaking African countries. Based on extensive field work throughout the region, the author examines the influence of the Internet in the transition to democracy in Africa, and asks whether there are new possibilities for popular activism... more...

  • Keywords in Australian Politicsby Rodney Smith; Ariadne Vromen; Ian Cook

    Cambridge University Press 2006; US$ 46.00

    Keywords in Australian Politics outlines the main meanings of over one hundred words essential to understanding contemporary Australian politics. more...

  • Yes, Premierby John Wanna; Paul Williams

    University of NSW Press 2005; US$ 32.95

    The focus of Yes, Premier is on the big names of state and territory Labor politics: Carr, Beattie, Bracks, Rann, Gallop, Martin, Stanhope and Bacon/Lennon. The book includes a chapter on each state or territory, and in each case focuses on the leader who has led their party to power and so created this unprecedented and historical situation. more...

  • Westminster Legaciesby Haig Patapan; John Wanna; Patrick Weller

    University of NSW Press 2005; US$ 41.95

    Examines the ways in which the Westminster system has influenced the shaping of responsible government and democracy across Asia, Australasia and the Pacific. It also examines the ways the Westminster system has been adapted in these different countries in the light of local practices and traditions. more...

  • Limiting Democracyby Colin A Hughes; Brian Costar

    University of NSW Press 2006; US$ 13.95

    Recently introduced legislation and other proposal from government ministers threaten Australians? right to vote. Brian Costar and Colin A. Hughes argue that rather than watering down democratic rights we need to strengthen the key features of our electoral system. more...