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- Palgrave Macmillan 2013; US$ 95.00
This book explores the linkages between state failure, self-help, and self-organization with regards to Nigerian civil society. more...
- Rowman & Littlefield Publishers 2013; US$ 34.99
In this thoroughly updated edition, John Campbell explores Nigeria?s post-colonial history and presents a nuanced explanation of the events and conditions that have carried this complex, dynamic, and very troubled giant to the brink. Central to his analysis are the oil wealth, endemic corruption, elite competition, and radical Islamic insurrection... more...
- The History Press 2013; US$ 26.24
In the 1860s, Captain Thomas Montgomerie trained natives to be surveyors, and had them explore the region covertly. These men, known as pundits, were disguised as lamas (holy men). This book talks about these servants of the Raj who managed to map the Himalayas and Tibet, helping the British to consolidate their rule in the Indian sub-continent. more...
- Melbourne University Publishing 2013; US$ 13.33
Senator Kim Carr is a true believer. He details what the Party stands for in the 21st century. In A Letter to Generation Next: Why Labor he lays out a heartfelt argument about why politics is important in our daily lives and demands our involvement. This is a book from a passionate and pragmatic idealist, which makes the case for activism and... more...
- Indiana University Press 2013; US$ 45.99
In this visually stunning and comprehensive photographic essay, railroad historian and photographer Donovan L. Hofsommer records the end of branchline passenger service, the demise of electric railroads, the transition from steam to diesel power, as well as the end of common carrier freight service on the Colorado narrow gauge. Off the Main Lines... more...
- Taylor and Francis 2013; US$ 54.95
This book examines the impact of the federal restructuring of Ethiopia on ethnic conflicts. The adoption of ethnic federalism in Ethiopia was closely related with the problem of creating a state structure that could be used as instrument of managing the complex ethno-linguistic diversity of the country. Ethiopia is a multinational country with about... more...
- Twaweza Communications 2013; US$ 26.95
Elections provide a tremendous opportunity for national transformation and the pursuit of democratic practice. They can be a moment of national renewal. However, in most of Africa elections are often characterized by violent conflict as politicians seek to capture or maintain power through ethnic mobilization, propaganda and misrepresentation. Considering... more...
- Auckland University Press 2013; US$ 28.99
Sir Joseph Heenan, the most illustrious of all its secretaries, called the Department of Internal Affairs 'the mother of all departments'. A rather more earthy Australian friend of his called it the 'guts department'. In a sense, both were right. Written with liveliness and colour, illustrated with photographs, anecdotes and rich detail, The Mother... more...