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  • Public Governance in Asia and the Limits of Electoral Democracyby Brian Bridges; Lok-sang Ho

    Edward Elgar Publishing 2010; US$ 40.00

    This book documents the search for a workable model of democracy in Asia. It explores the various forms of Asian democracy practiced to date, and throws light on where these models may have failed and where they may have succeeded. The case studies developed provide valuable insights into governance and democracy in Asia (North-east, South-east and... more...

  • Democracy in Contemporary Egyptian Political Discourseby Michele Durocher Dunne

    John Benjamins Publishing Company 2003; US$ 149.00

    When politicians and pundits in the Middle East discuss democracy, do they mean it? Looking at public discourse about democracy in contemporary Egypt, Dunne proposes a fresh way of reading Arabic political discourse. She charts a method combining ethnographic research into communities of people producing political discourse with investigation of the... more...

  • From Subjects to Citizensby Pierre Boyer; Linda Cardinal; David Headon

    University of Ottawa Press 2004; US$ 16.99

    Australia and Canada are both lively, multicultural societies with British constitutional traditions. Historically, they have faced similar challenges in defining and sustaining citizenship that reach back into a common past. They also have similar approaches to address contemporary issues and anticipate the challenges of a 21st century future. New... more...

  • Governance and Politics in Post-Military Nigeriaby Said Adejumobi

    Palgrave Macmillan 2011; US$ 100.00

    Democratic governance constitutes an enduring challenge for Africa's most populous country, Nigeria. The book reflects on the form, trajectory and content of democratic governance in post-military Nigeria from 1999. Nigeria's democracy remains fragile, conflict sensitive and possibly reversible as the legacy of praetorianism and illiberal political... more...

  • All That's Leftby Nick Dyrenfurth; Tim Soutphommasane

    University of New South Wales Press 2010; US$ 29.95

    Following Australia?s 2010 election, this invaluable discussion allows key political players and commentators to ask pointed and practical questions about what progressive politics in Australia mean today. Candid and surprising, this analysis covers a wide range of topics, including What Should Labor Stand For? How Should Australia?s Governments... more...

  • The Lure of Politicsby Lesley van Schoubroeck

    The University of Western Australia Publishing 2010; US$ 14.99

    Geoff Gallop?s government; Personal insights into power; The evolution of Premier?s departments in WA over the last 100 years. more...

  • Exorcising Devils from the Throneby Albertino da Boa Morte Francisco; Nujoma Sancho Quaresma Agostinho

    Algora Publishing 2011; US$ 21.95

    This political treatise is a passionate portrait of the nation of Sao Tome and Principe (STP) and an analysis of the specific problems of this small island cluster, a beautiful post-colonial country which is slowly but surely being sunk by a battle of politics and perks. Charting the nation's fortunes since achieving independence from Portugal... more...

  • Rethinking State Politics in Indiaby Ashutosh Kumar

    Taylor and Francis 2012; US$ 135.00

    Focusing on the twin issues of identity and development, this book makes a concerted attempt to look at (and beyond) the states by exploring the specificities of the regions within these states. A comparative study from the vantage point of democratic politics as it unfurls in India. more...

  • Democracy and Diversityby Benjamin Reilly

    Oxford University Press 2006; US$ 48.99

    Is there an Asia-Pacific model of democracy? Over the past two decades, more than a dozen Asian and Pacific states have made the transition to democratic rule. But many of these states are also ethnically, linguistically, and regionally diverse, creating real challenges for effective government. This book explains how the Asia-Pacific's political... more...

  • Education and Democracy in Senegalby Michelle T. Kuenzi

    Palgrave Macmillan 2011; US$ 100.00

    This book examines the role of nonformal education (NFE) in African languages in promoting democracy in Senegal. Using data from a survey of rural Senegalese citizens, this is the first study to empirically test the effects of NFE on political participation and attitudes. The results indicate that NFE stimulates community and political participation... more...