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  • Institutional Reform in Central Asiaby Joachim Ahrens; Herman W. Hoen

    Taylor and Francis 2012; US$ 54.95

    The countries of Central Asia are increasingly the focus of intense international attention due to their geopolitical and economic importance as well as their unsettled transition processes. The region faced enormous challenges when the Soviet Union disintegrated, and this book focuses on the reforms of the institutional environment that have been... more...

  • Routledge Handbook of Indian Politicsby Atul Kohli; Prerna Singh

    Taylor and Francis 2013; US$ 240.00

    India?s growing economic and socio-political importance on the global stage has triggered an increased interest in the country. This Handbook is a reference guide, which surveys the current state of Indian politics and provides a basic understanding of the ways in which the world?s largest democracy functions. The Handbook is structured around four... more...

  • Anarchy and the Quest for Political Stability in Sierra Leoneby Emmanuel C. Nwagboso

    The Edwin Mellen Press 2012; US$ 149.95

    Sierra Leone has undergone an era of political instability. The author proposes several solutions to the problems in that country. Their diamond trade provides the necessary wealth to build a thriving economy. However, their use of child laborers has drawn criticism from the human rights community. International relations are also discussed by proposing... more...

  • Mit direktdemokratischen Verfahren zu postkonventionellen politischen Kulturen.by Rolf Rauschenbach

    Duncker & Humblot 2010; US$ 66.80

    Hauptbeschreibung In Anlehnung an Jürgen Habermas und Lawrence Kohlberg differenziert Rolf Rauschenbach den Begriff der politischen Kultur zweifach: nach Elementen der moralischen, ethisch-politischen, pragmatischen und des Interessensausgleichs betreffenden Kultur sowie nach präkonventionellen, konventionellen und postkonventionellen kollektiven... more...

  • Political Oratory and Cartooningby Jennifer Jackson

    Wiley 2013; US$ 110.95

    Jackson traces the lively skirmishes between Madagascar’s political cartoonists and politicians whose cartooning and public oratory reveal an ever-shifting barometer of democracy in the island nation.  The first anthropological study of the role of language and rhetoric in reshaping democracy Maps the dynamic relationship between... more...

  • Cameroon: The Stakes and Challenges of Governance and Developmentby Nsoh Fonchingong; Bobuin Gemandze

    Langaa RPCIG 2009; US$ 32.00

    This book deals with the important subject of governance and development. Even more significantly, the book has the merits of critically evaluating the concept of good governance in an African context, identifying the internal factors that impinge on good governance and development, and proposing solutions. It provides empirical evidence on the extent... more...

  • A Fine Balanceby Karin Alexander; Gape Kaboyakgosi

    The Institute for Democracy in South Africa 2012; US$ 28.00

    This inaugural Democracy Index for Botswana is intended to set a benchmark for democracy to be measured against. The tool, developed and honed by Idasa over many years, assesses the depth of democracy in a country through five focus areas: participation, elections, accountability, political rights, and human dignity. The research relies on expert analysis... more...

  • Unfinished Business: Democracy in Namibiaby M. Sims; Monica Koep

    The Institute for Democracy in South Africa 2012; US$ 28.00

    Idasa?s Democracy Index ? initially developed for South Africa ? is being expanded into Southern Africa in an effort to broaden the capacity of individuals and organisations monitoring and supporting democratic governance efforts in the region. This inaugural Democracy Index for Namibia is intended to set a benchmark for democracy to be measured against.... more...

  • Developing a Transformation Agenda for Zimbabweby Shari Eppel; Brian Raftopoulos

    The Institute for Democracy in South Africa 2009; US$ 21.00

    Developing a Transformation Agenda for Zimbabwe analyses the political and economic constraints on the nation's reconstruction and democratic transformation and suggests options for transformation in key sectors as well as lessons learnt from other transformations. The challenges in relation to transitional justice are analysed from an historical context... more...

  • Gender, Discourse and Power in the Cameroonian Parliamentby Lem Atanga

    Langaa RPCIG 2009; US$ 35.00

    This book investigates gender and power relations in the Cameroonian parliament using a critical discourse analytical approach, which focuses on social issues and seeks to expose unequal relations within institutions. The study identifies different gendered discourses within the speeches of Members of Parliament and government ministers. Consciously... more...