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  • Combating Corruptionby J. Hatchard

    Edward Elgar Publishing 2014; US$ 40.00

    Drawing on numerous recent examples of good and bad practice from around the continent, this insightful volume explores the legal issues involved in developing and enhancing good governance and accountability within African states, as well as addressing the need for other states worldwide to demonstrate the ‘transnational political will’... more...

  • Identity, Citizenship, and Political Conflict in Africaby Edmond J. Keller

    Indiana University Press 2014; US$ 21.99

    Reflecting on the processes of nation-building and citizenship formation in Africa, Edmond J. Keller believes that although some deep parochial identities have eroded, they have not disappeared and may be more assertive than previously thought, especially in instances of political conflict. Keller reconsiders how national identity has been understood... more...

  • Building Trust in Governmentby G. Shabbir Cheema; Vesselin Popovski

    United Nations University Press 2010; US$ 35.00

    The ability of governments and the global community to achieve the Millennium Development Goals, ensure security, and promote adherence to basic standards of human rights depends on people's trust in their government. However, public trust in government and political institutions has been declining in both developing and developed countries in... more...

  • Crowds and Politics in North Africaby Andrea Khalil

    Taylor and Francis 2014; US$ 145.00

    This book takes predominant crowd theory to task, questioning received ideas about ?mob psychology? that remain prevalent today. It is a synchronic study of crowds, crowd dynamics, and the relationships of crowds to political power in Tunisia, Libya and Algeria (2011?13) that has far-reaching applications embedded in its thesis.? One central theme... more...

  • Wage Inequality by Gender and Occupationby Marva Corley; Yves Perardel; Kalina Popova

    International Labour Office 2006; US$ 5.00

    Using Key Indicators of the Labour Market (KILM) of the period 1990-2003, estimates earnings differences between men and women in selected developed and developing countries. Discusses the impact of globalization on wages and analyses trends in gender equity in pay within occupations and sectors. more...

  • Traditional Authorities in Africaby Janine Ubink

    Amsterdam University Press 2008; US$ 12.40

    This book is a distinguishing feature in the landscape of contemporary Africa and discusses how since the 1990s, African governments, international institutions and donor organisations have shown a renewed interest in. more...

  • African Governance Report 2009by United Nations Economic Commission for Africa

    Oxford University Press 2009; US$ 28.99

    The African Governance Report, which assesses and monitors the progress of governance in Africa, is the most comprehensive periodic report on governance on the continent. This second edition of the report covers 35 African countries. The main finding of the report is that Africa within the last five years recorded marginal progress on governance. The... more...

  • Political Domination in Africaby Patrick Chabal

    Cambridge University Press 1986; US$ 28.00

    The book addresses a wide audience: students of African history and politics, of Third World development and of political theory. more...

  • States and Power in Africaby Jeffrey Herbst

    Princeton University Press 2000; US$ 35.00

    Theories of international relations, assumed to be universally applicable, have failed to explain the creation of states in Africa. There, the interaction of power and space is dramatically different from what occurred in Europe. In his groundbreaking book, Jeffrey Herbst places the African state-building process in a truly comparative perspective,... more...