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  • Political and Constitutional Transitions in North Africaby Justin Frosini; Francesco Biagi

    Taylor and Francis 2014; US$ 145.00

    The transformations which are taking place in the Arab world are dynamic processes characterised by a number of variables that one can refer to as actors and factors . The implications of the Arab uprisings are important for the world at large; the Arab world?s successes, and failures, at this crucial moment may well serve as a model for other... more...

  • The Geopolitics of Regional Powerby Sören Scholvin

    Ashgate Publishing Ltd 2014; US$ 119.95

    In the last two decades, various states from the Global South have emerged as important players in international relations. Most popular amongst them is China. Brazil, India and South Africa have also taken essential roles in global and regional politics. Compared to traditional great powers, they can be labelled ‘regional great powers’ or... more...

  • The Last Post-Cold War Socialist Federationby Semahagn Gashu Abebe

    Ashgate Publishing Ltd 2014; US$ 119.95

    This book assesses the Ethiopian ethnic federal system from the perspective of the principles of socialist federations and other Marxist oriented policies pursued by the ruling Ethiopian Peoples' Revolutionary Democratic Front (EPRDF). Exploring how the application of these ideological principles has impacted on the structure and function of the... 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...

  • Constructing Modern Asian Citizenshipby Edward Vickers; Krishna Kumar

    Taylor and Francis 2014; US$ 155.00

    In many non-Western contexts, modernization has tended to be equated with Westernization, and hence with an abandonment of authentic indigenous identities and values. This is evident in the recent history of many Asian societies, where efforts to modernize ? spurred on by the spectre of foreign domination ? have often been accompanied by determined... more...

  • The Internet and Democracy Building in Lusophone African Countriesby Susana Salgado

    Ashgate Publishing Ltd 2014; US$ 109.95

    This timely book fills an important gap in the literature on the influence of the Internet and new media in Portuguese speaking African countries. Based on extensive field work throughout the region, the author examines the influence of the Internet in the transition to democracy in Africa, and asks whether there are new possibilities for popular activism... more...

  • Yes, Premierby John Wanna; Paul Williams

    University of NSW Press 2005; US$ 32.95

    The focus of Yes, Premier is on the big names of state and territory Labor politics: Carr, Beattie, Bracks, Rann, Gallop, Martin, Stanhope and Bacon/Lennon. The book includes a chapter on each state or territory, and in each case focuses on the leader who has led their party to power and so created this unprecedented and historical situation. more...

  • Westminster Legaciesby Haig Patapan; John Wanna; Patrick Weller

    University of NSW Press 2005; US$ 41.95

    Examines the ways in which the Westminster system has influenced the shaping of responsible government and democracy across Asia, Australasia and the Pacific. It also examines the ways the Westminster system has been adapted in these different countries in the light of local practices and traditions. more...

  • Limiting Democracyby Colin A Hughes; Brian Costar

    University of NSW Press 2006; US$ 13.95

    Recently introduced legislation and other proposal from government ministers threaten Australians? right to vote. Brian Costar and Colin A. Hughes argue that rather than watering down democratic rights we need to strengthen the key features of our electoral system. more...

  • Power Without Responsibilityby Anne Tiernan

    University of NSW Press 2007; US$ 29.95

    A raft of recent political scandals in Australia has generated widespread media and public interest in the role and accountability of ministerial staffers, and their impact on relations between ministers and their public service advisers. Such scandals include the notorious Children overboard? affair and the more recent AWB imbroglio. more...