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  • 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...

  • 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...

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

    Oxford University Press 2009; US$ 37.99 US$ 32.67

    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 US$ 22.96

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

  • Parteiensystem und Verfassung in Afrikaby Helga Fleischhacker

    VS Verlag für Sozialwissenschaften 2010; US$ 59.99

    Die Studie befasst sich mit dem prekären Verhältnis von Staat, Partei und Gesellschaft in Afrika und den sich daraus ergebenden funktionalen und strukturellen Entwicklungsbedingungen für Verfassung und Parteiensystem in historischer Perspektive. Im Hinblick auf eine auf Afrika bezogene Parteienforschung rücken demokratietheoretische, konzeptionelle... more...

  • Public Opinion and Interest Group Politicsby A. Thuynsma

    Africa Institute of South Africa 2012; US$ 43.00

    In more developed democracies, such as the US and Germany, interest groups both shape and promote public opinion. Regrettably, this is not always true in South Africa?s nascent system. This anthology tries to understand why interest groups do not affect or advance public opinion in South Africa and then suggests how interest groups can redress the... more...

  • Reconstructing the Authoritarian State in Africaby George Klay Jr. Kieh; Pita Ogaba Agbese

    Taylor and Francis 2013; US$ 54.95

    This work seeks to examine the nature and dynamics of authoritarianism in Africa and to suggest ways in which the states covered in the book can be democratically reconstituted. In 1990, a wave of euphoria greeted the "third wave of democratization" that swept across the African Continent. The repression-wearied subalterns were hopeful that the... 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...

  • Reconstructing the Third Wave of Democracyby Rita Kiki Edozie; Tukumbi Lumumba-Kasongo

    UPA 2008; US$ 43.99

    Since the 1990s, trends in African politics require the realization that the public policy practice and the theoretical analysis of 'democracy and democratization' are becoming increasingly important tenets for understanding the contemporary political science of the region. Reconstructing the Third Wave of Democracy explains these new political processes... more...

  • South Africaby A M Faure; Jan-Erik Lane

    SAGE Publications 1996; US$ 48.00

    South Africa held its first fully democratic elections in April 1994. The process was an archetypal case of a negotiated transition of a regime, and as such it is of great interest to students of constitutional mechanisms. The contributors to this book discuss the process, the difficulties and the achievements in the transformation of the South Africa's... more...