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- 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...
- 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...
- 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...
- 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...
- 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...
- 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...
- 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...
- 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...