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  • New Dimensions of Politics in Indiaby Lawrence Saez; Gurharpal Singh

    Taylor and Francis 2011; US$ 150.00

    Following India?s general election in May 2009, this book undertakes a critical evaluation of the performance of the United Progressive Alliance (UPA). It presents a thorough analysis of the UPA coalition government, and by providing an understanding of the new innovations in the UPA?s policies, the book goes on to evaluate the effectiveness of these... more...

  • Votes, Party Systems and Democracy in Asiaby Jungug Choi

    Taylor and Francis 2012; US$ 155.00

    This book looks at the link between voters and political party systems in Asian democracies, focusing on India, Indonesia, Korea and the Philippines. It discusses this link in terms of three distinct elements: the formation of voters preferences, the translation of preferences into votes, and the translation of votes into seats. The book goes on to... more...

  • Party-Voter Linkage in Africaby Anja Osei

    VS Verlag für Sozialwissenschaften 2012; US$ 69.95

    Parties in Africa are often described as organisationally and programmatically weak. On the other hand, they mobilise substantial numbers of voters at election time. This contradiction provokes an interesting question: How do political parties in Africa relate to the society? How do they mobilise their voters and sympathisers, and which strategies... more...

  • Politics in Indiaby Subrata K. Mitra

    Taylor and Francis 2012; US$ 50.95

    Providing a comprehensive analysis of the broad spectrum of India?s politics, this undergraduate textbook explains the key features of politics in India in a comparative and accessible narrative, illustrated with relevant maps, life stories, statistics and opinion data. Familiar concepts of comparative politics are used to highlight the policy process,... more...

  • New Cultural Identitarian Political Movements in Developing Societiesby Sebastian Schwecke

    Taylor and Francis 2012; US$ 160.00

    Applying an intercultural and comparative theoretical approach across Asia and Africa, this book analyses the rise and moderation of political movements in developing societies which mobilise popular support with references to conceptions of cultural identity. The author includes not only the Hindu nationalist movement but also many Islamist political... more...

  • Key Problems for Democracy in Nigeriaby Okechukwu Oko

    The Edwin Mellen Press 2010; US$ 189.95

    This work is a detailed study of the issues plaguing good governance in Nigeria. In addition to its analysis, the book offers prescriptions for establishing and sustaining effective state leadership. more...

  • Democracy and Dictatorship in Ghana and Tanzaniaby Robert Pinkney

    Palgrave Macmillan 1997; US$ 186.00

    An examination of the evolution of democracy in Ghana and Tanzania, following long periods of single-party and military rule, and looks at the current and potential obstacles to democratic development. After discussing the nature of democracy, the author goes on to consider the conditions which have made the emergence of multi-party politics possible... more...

  • The international dimension of the failed Algerian transitionby Francesco Cavatorta

    Manchester University Press 2009; US$ 95.00

    The book builds an innovative theoretical framework, through which previously neglected international factors are brought into the analysis of transitions to democracy. The case of Algeria is then explored in great detail. This volume is an important contribution to the literature on democratization and provides an interesting analysis of Algerian... more...

  • Broadening and Deepening Democracyby E Raghavan; James Manor

    Taylor and Francis 2012; US$ 125.00

    This book examines certain changes in the political make-up of Karnataka, between the early 1970s and the late 1980s, which, in turn, led to the birth of a unique democracy in the state. In a departure from most studies on political science and political history which pay little or no attention to the role of politicians and focus only on technocratic... more...

  • Terrorism, Instability, and Democracy in Asia and Africaby Dan G. Cox; John Falconer; Brian Stackhouse

    Northeastern University Press 2010; US$ 34.99

    A chilling, up-to-the-minute look at the links between political instability and terrorism in Asia and Africa more...