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  • Rethinking State Politics in Indiaby Ashutosh Kumar

    Taylor and Francis 2012; US$ 145.00

    Focusing on the twin issues of identity and development that are often signifiers of the unravelling politics in the federal polity, the book make a concerted attempt to look at (and beyond) the states by exploring the specificities of the regions within these states. It does so through a comparative study from the vantage point of democratic politics... 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$ 105.00

    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...

  • Parliaments and Political Change in Asiaby Jurgen Ruland; Clemens Jurgenmeyer; Michael H Nelson; Patrick Ziegenhain

    Institute of Southeast Asian Studies (ISEAS) 2005; US$ 65.90

    This study of the national parliaments of India, Indonesia, the Philippines, South Korea, and Thailand is inspired by four major theoretical discourses: neo-institutionalism, parliamentarianism versus presidentialism, majoritarian versus consensus democracy, and transition theory. The book examines the specific role of parliaments in political decision-making,... more...

  • The Politics of Ethnicity in Ethiopiaby Lovise Aalen

    BRILL 2011; US$ 89.00

    Most governments in Africa, seeing the political mobilisation of ethnicity as a threat, have rejected the use of ethnic differences as an explicit basis for political representation. The one prominent exception is Ethiopia, which since 1991 has imposed a system of ethnic-based federalism that offers each ethnic group the right of self-determination.... more...

  • Rethinking African Politicsby Dr Miles Larmer

    Ashgate Publishing Ltd 2013; US$ 139.95

    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...

  • Strategieberatung im Zentrum der Machtby Dominic R. Schwickert

    VS Verlag für Sozialwissenschaften 2010; US$ 39.99

    Die richtigen Dinge tun. Die Dinge richtig tun. Für eine zukunftsfähige Politikgestaltung sind Regierungschefs auf anspruchsvolle Strategieberatung durch regierungsinterne Vordenker angewiesen. Doch wer sind diese konzeptionellen Köpfe, die sich kreativ mit den gesellschaftlichen Themen von morgen und übermorgen auseinandersetzen? Wie sieht ihr Arbeitsalltag... more...

  • India Policy Fourm 2010-11 (Volume 7)by Suman Bery; Barry Bosworth; Arvind Panagariya

    SAGE India 2011; US$ 34.95

    India Policy Forum is a joint venture of the Brookings Institution and the National Council of Applied Economic Research (NCAER) that aims to examine India’s reforms and economic transition using policy-relevant empirical research.The objective of the IPF is to generate theoretically rigrous, empirically informed research on important current... more...

  • India’s 2009 Electionsby Paul Wallace; Ramashray Roy

    SAGE India 2011; US$ 49.95

    India`s 2009 Elections is an inquiry into the 15th General Elections of India. It explores how the elections played out, what factors influenced the electorate, and how the elections are an important contribution to India’s democracy. Authored by renowned scholars and analysts from various backgrounds, the collection of articles critically examines... more...