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  • 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$ 54.95

    India's national parliamentary elections typically result in the election of majority parliaments and the formation of a single-party majority government. However, India?s national party system has changed beyond recognition since the parliamentary elections of 1989. The Congress Party has lost its dominant party status; the number of political parties... 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...

  • 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...

  • 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...

  • Bureaucrats, Technocrats, Femocratsby Anna Yeatman

    Allen & Unwin 1990; US$ 19.95

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