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  • Democracy in New Zealandby Raymond Miller

    Auckland University Press 2015; US$ 31.99

    New Zealand is one of the world?s oldest democracies for men and women, Maori and Pakeha, with one of the highest political participation rates. But?from MMP to leadership primaries, spin doctors to ?dirty politics??the country?s political system is undergoing rapid change. Examining the constitution and the political system, cabinet and parliament,... more...

  • Catch and Killby Joel Deane

    University of Queensland Press 2015; US$ 12.99

    Power is the only measure of a politician that matters: how they win power, how they use power, how they lose power.  Catch and Kill is an inside account of the beguiling and nomadic nature of the unholy trinity of politics?the winning, the using, the losing. Joel Deane?s gripping study of the politics of power takes us into the inner sanctum of... more...

  • Governance in Developing Asiaby Anil B. Deolalikar; Shikha Jha; Pilipinas F. Quising

    Edward Elgar Publishing 2015; US$ 40.00

    Governance in Developing Asia is one of the first books of its kind to provide an overview of the role that better governance and citizen empowerment can play in improving public service delivery in developing Asia. The World Development Report 2004 set a framework for public service delivery in terms of the short and long roads to accountability of... more...

  • Namibiaby Henning Melber

    Brandes & Apsel 2015; US$ 16.96

    Einer der international profundesten Kenner Namibias, Henning Melber, gibt Einblick in die gesellschaftspolitischen Entwicklungen des Landes seit der Unabhängigkeit 1990. Der Band trägt so als politische Landeskunde zu einem tieferen Verständnis Namibias bei, das noch immer eng mit Deutschland verbunden ist. Henning Melber bietet eine kritische Analyse... more...

  • Democracy in Central Asiaby Mariya Y. Omelicheva

    The University Press of Kentucky 2015; US$ 60.00

    Promoting democracy has long been a priority of Western foreign policy. In practice, however, international attempts to expand representative forms of government have been inconsistent and are often perceived in the West to have been failures. The states of Central Asia, in particular, seem to be "democracy resistant," and their governments have continued... more...

  • Ethnicity, Democracy and Citizenship in Africaby Samantha Balaton-Chrimes

    Ashgate Publishing Ltd 2015; US$ 109.95

    This book explores two kinds of citizenship deficits: those experienced by the Nubians in Kenya and, more centrally, those which represent the limits of citizenship theories. The author argues for an understanding of citizenship as made up of multiple component parts: status, rights and membership, which are often disaggregated through time, across... more...

  • Minority Policyby Brenton Prosser; Richard Denniss

    Melbourne University Publishing 2015; US$ 33.32

    Topical and up to the minute, Minority Policy: Rethinking governance when parliament matters explores the influence of marginal parliamentarians both within the major parties and on the cross benches in the formations of contemporary public policy. Despite Australia having minority government in some form for almost three decades, in theoretical... more...

  • Latham at Largeby Mark Latham

    Melbourne University Press 2015; US$ 13.33

    Mark Latham is, by his own admission, the most outspoken, rebellious, thoroughly uncontrollable former leader in Labor Party history. more...

  • Everything you Need to Know About the Referendum to Recognise Indigenous Australiansby Megan Davis; George Williams

    NewSouth 2015; US$ 9.99

    This book explains everything that Australians need to know about the proposal to recognise Aboriginal peoples in the Constitution. It details how our Constitution was drafted, and shows how Aboriginal peoples came to be excluded from the new political settlement. It explains what the 1967 referendum - in which over 90% of Australians voted to delete... more...

  • Dick Hamerby Tim Colebatch

    Scribe Publications Pty Ltd. 2015; US$ 43.99

    Dick Hamer was the Australian reformer who made Victoria a leader in social equality, the arts, and the environment. He and his government built the underground rail loop, decriminalized homosexuality, abolished capital punishment, and outlawed sexual discrimination in the workplace. Hamer and his team ended the demolition of the inner suburbs, preserved... more...