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  • An Introduction to Australian Public Policyby Sarah Maddison; Richard Denniss

    Cambridge University Press 2009; US$ 54.00

    This book provides a theoretical and practical overview of the policy process in Australia. more...

  • Comparative Governance Reform in Asiaby Clay Wescott

    Emerald Group Publishing Limited 2008; US$ 99.95

    Features chapters that analyze and compare the experiences of Asian countries in carrying out governance reforms. This book tackles such questions as: how common reform packages designed for developed countries are implemented in developing countries? Wha more...

  • Minority Governments in Indiaby Csaba Nikolenyi

    Taylor and Francis 2009; US$ 49.95

    This book offers an explanation for the recurrence of hung parliaments and minority governments in India. The Indian case study provides lessons for the role of the centre in multiparty electoral and parliamentary competition and the political consequences of the first-past-the-post electoral system throughout the world. more...

  • Islamists and Secularists in Egyptby Dina Shehata

    Taylor and Francis 2009; US$ 44.95

    In a detailed analysis of the continued survival of authoritarian governments in the Arab world, this book uses Egypt as a case study to address the timely and complex issue of democratization in the Middle East. The author argues that their longevity is less to do with the strength of the regime, but more closely related to the divisions and weakness... more...

  • Civil Society, Public Sphere and Citizenshipby Rajeev Bhargava; Helmut Reifeld

    SAGE India 2005; US$ 71.95

    The original essays brought together in this volume examine the relationship between state and society in India, discuss ideas of citizenship, and study the broad area known as public sphere. The eminent scholars who have contributed to this volume provide numerous fresh insights into issues that have been the subject of extensive debate in recent... more...

  • The Politics of Autonomyby Ranabir Samaddar

    SAGE India 2005; US$ 33.95

    This volume tells us that a critical inquiry into the idea of autonomy suggests that the politics of the future will be the politics of autonomies: an engagement that combines notions like self-government, women`s autonomy, devolution of power, the rights of minorities, greater popular access to resources, and legal pluralism, and where different autonomies... more...

  • Administrative Reformsby Amitabh Singh

    SAGE India 2005; US$ 29.95

    This volume analyses the impact of globalisation on governance, and specifically on public-sector reforms. Starting from the premise that adhocism and sectoralism are the main reasons why past attempts at administrative reforms in India have not succeeded, this book maintains that some of the basic tenets of mainstream approaches to administrative... more...

  • Decentralization, Democracy and Developmentby Yongmei Zhou

    World Bank Publications 2009; US$ 9.99

    The question of whether political, fiscal, and administrative decentralization improves government effectiveness is hotly debated among researchers and policy makers. Decentralization, Democracy, and Development contributes to the empirical literature on decentralization and the debate on whether it is a viable and desirable state-building strategy... more...

  • Federalism in Asiaby Harihar Bhattacharyya

    Taylor and Francis 2010; US$ 140.00

    This is the first comparative study of federalism in India, Pakistan and Malaysia.  It analyzes the successes and failures of various federal measures adopted for the political accommodation of diversity in these countries. The author then assesses their comparative significance for other ethnically diverse countries in Asia. more...

  • Stable Outside, Fragile Inside?by Emilian Kavalski

    Ashgate Publishing Ltd 2010; US$ 124.95

    This timely volume analyzes the quality of statehood in the region by assessing the complex dynamics of Central Asian state-making and focusing on the simultaneous patterns of socialization and internalization in the region - thus bringing Central Asia into the mainstream of systematic interrogation. more...