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  • The Australian Policy Handbookby Catherine Althaus; Peter Bridgman; Glyn Davis

    Allen & Unwin 2012; US$ 45.45

    A thoroughly revised new edition of the authoritative guide to the process of policy making in government. more...

  • Adding Value to Policy Analysisby Claudia Scott; Karen Baehler

    University of NSW Press 2010; US$ 32.95

    This textbook explores the theory and practice of policy-making and how good analysis and advice add value to public decisions and decision-makers. The authors discuss the roles of advisors and analysts both within and across jurisdictions, and how they affect policy processes and methods in Australia and New Zealand. This is a must-have text for managers,... more...

  • Lineages of Political Societyby Partha Chatterjee

    Columbia University Press 2011; US$ 26.99

    Partha Chatterjee, a pioneering theorist, is known for his wide disciplinary range, incorporating the concerns of South Asian studies, postcolonialism, the social sciences, and the humanities with remarkable dexterity. His versatility made his early work, Politics of the Governed , a widespread hit, and it continues to draw audiences in an era of... more...

  • Party Politics in Japanby Ronald J. Hrebenar; Akira Nakamura

    Taylor and Francis 2014; US$ 145.00

    The Japanese political system is a parliamentary democracy and was the first western style government in Asia when the parliamentary system was adopted in the 1880s. It has a multiparty system, free elections, and a parliament that functions much the same way that any other democratic parliament functions, however for much of its existence the Japanese... more...

  • Confucian Culture and Democracyby John Fuh-sheng Hsieh

    World Scientific Publishing Company 2014; US$ 114.00

    The debate over the compatibility of Confucian culture with democracy is an ongoing one. Yet, few books in the existing literature have dealt specifically with the relationship between Confucian culture (as opposed to Confucianism or general cultural factors) and democracy. Prior to the end of the Second World War, no Confucian society was democratic,... more...

  • The Arab Uprisingsby Fahed Al-Sumait; Nele Lenze; Michael C. Hudson

    Rowman & Littlefield Publishers 2014; US$ 33.99

    This collection of essays uses the term ?Arab Uprisings? as the organizing frame to address numerous socio-cultural, economic, political, experiential, and communicative aspects of the uprisings. The text is organized around three themes: origins, experiences, and trajectories. The first section addresses catalyzing factors that help explain the... more...

  • State and Agents in Chinaby Yongshun Cai

    Stanford University Press 2014; US$ 27.95

    Chinese government officials have played a crucial role in China's economic development, but they are also responsible for severe problems, including environmental pollution, violation of citizens' rights, failure in governance, and corruption. How does the Chinese Party-state respond when a government official commits a duty-related malfeasance or... more...

  • Republicanism in Northeast Asiaby Jun-Hyeok Kwak; Leigh Jenco

    Taylor and Francis 2014; US$ 135.00

    As rapid economic development brings increasing uncertainty in East Asia, interest in a new version of republicanism, termed iscalled neo-Roman republicanism, is growing across the region. Conceptualized as liberty as non-domination, this new form of republicanism has inspired not only Western but also East Asian political theorists. However, neo-Roman... more...

  • 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...

  • Kingship in Early Medieval Chinaby Andrew Eisenberg

    BRILL 2008; US$ 144.00

    The institution of the Retired Emperor forms the innovative angle from which this study analyzes Classical Chinese political history (4th-7th centuries AD) and lays bare broader patterns of political and social action of Classical Chinese monarchy. It lays a basis for a framework to think about kingship and succession in East Asia. more...