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  • 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...

  • In the Shadow of Good Governanceby Gerhard Anders

    BRILL 2009; US$ 66.00

    This book traces the implementation of the good governanc agenda in Malawi from World Bank policy documents to the individual experiences of civil servants who responded in unforeseen ways to the reform. It presents a fine-grained ethnographic account of what African civil servants actually do, both at home and the office. 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...

  • 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...

  • 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...

  • 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...

  • Field Notes on Democracyby Arundhati Roy

    Haymarket Books 2009; US$ 20.00

    With anger and compassion, Arundhati Roy's new book maps India's turbulent present and possible futures. 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...

  • Rethinking African Politicsby Miles Larmer

    Ashgate Publishing Ltd 2011; US$ 134.95

    This study examines the nature of government and political opposition in Zambia, in the years immediately following its independence in 1964. It shows how Kenneth Kaunda's United National Independence Party's (UNIP) grip on the new nation-state was, in contrast to official rhetoric, partial, uneven and consistently prone to challenge. Drawing... more...