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  • 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...

  • Stable Outside, Fragile Inside?by Assoc Prof Emilian Kavalski

    Ashgate Publishing Ltd 2013; US$ 134.95

    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...

  • Federalism in Asiaby Harihar Bhattacharyya

    Taylor and Francis 2010; US$ 140.00

    This book analyzes the successes and failures of various federal measures adopted in India, Pakistan and Malaysia for the political accommodation of diversity. Bhattacharyya then assesses their comparative significance for other countries in Asia. In particular, he examines growing tensions between nation and state-building in ethnically plural societies;... more...

  • A Dictionary of Australian Politicsby Robert Corcoran; Jackie Dickenson

    Allen & Unwin 2010; US$ 19.08

    A comprehensive guide to Australia's unique and colourful political language. more...

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    Allen & Unwin 1990; US$ 19.95

    Theoretical essays in political sociology and Australian public administration by leading political theorist, Anna Yeatman more...

  • Egypt and the Politics of Change in the Arab Middle Eastby R. Bowker

    Edward Elgar Publishing 2010; US$ 40.00

    ?Ambassador Bowker?s new book achieves the challenging objective of making a contribution to scholarship on Egypt and the Arab world while being accessible to a general audience. He addresses the key drivers of change, such as globalization and Islamicization, and the entrenched attitudes, behavior and institutions they confront. Drawing upon an impressive... more...

  • Bureaucracy and Development Administrationby S.L. Das

    Swastik Publishers & Distributors 2010; US$ 40.00

    Bureaucracy represents Political organization, reflecting its very system and its philosophy. It might well be one of the most important if not the most important criteria against which examination of the political Organization could be made. Also, it could serve to examine "politics in action" or in other words political! change. While some... more...

  • Die Auswirkungen des neuen Landespersonalvertretungsgesetzes Nordrhein-Westfalen auf die Beteiligungsrechte des Personalratsby Jens Brockhaus

    Diplomica Verlag 2008; US$ 77.93

    Die Novelle des Landespersonalvertretungsgesetzes (LPVG) Nordrhein-Westfalen im Jahre 2007 hat zu erheblichen Einschnitten bei den Beteiligungsrechten des Personalrats geführt. Insbesondere in personellen Angelegenheiten sollen die Dienststellen dadurch in die Lage versetzt werden, ihre Pläne schneller und einfacher umzusetzen. Aber sind die Änderungen... more...