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- Oxford University Press 2014; US$ 10.99
Beginning in December 2010 popular revolt swept through the Middle East, shocking the world and ushering in a period of unprecedented unrest. Protestors took to the streets to demand greater freedom, democracy, human rights, social justice, and regime change. What caused these uprisings? What is their significance? And what are their likely consequences?... more...
- Oxford University Press, USA 2013; US$ 23.99
The Gulf monarchies (Saudi Arabia and its five smaller neighbours: the United Arab Emirates, Kuwait, Qatar, Oman, and Bahrain) have long been governed by highly autocratic and seemingly anachronistic regimes. Yet despite bloody conflicts on their doorsteps, fast-growing populations, and powerful modernising and globalising forces impacting on their... more...
- Taylor and Francis 2015; US$ 97.95
A concise introduction to the political, economic, and social factors that determine China's government Highly respected specialist June Teufel Dreyer offers expert analysis of the challenges facing China's economic, legal, military, social, and cultural institutions while examining the historical context and current trends. China's Political System... more...
- Taylor and Francis 2014; US$ 83.95
An introduction to Chinese Politics which provides an accessible overview of the structures and dynamics of Chinese politics today. Concentrating on the era since 1949, the text takes a look at politics in the widest sense, analysing political institutions within the crucial broader context of Chinese history and the pressures of social, economic and... more...
- The University Press of Kentucky 2014; US$ 50.00
The five Central Asian states of Kazakhstan, Uzbekistan, Kyrgyzstan, Tajikistan, and Turkmenistan constitute an area of increasing importance in global politics. The region currently serves as the main route for transporting American and NATO supplies and personnel into Afghanistan. Its Turkic Muslim peoples share ethnic and religious roots with China's... more...
- Columbia University Press 2014; US$ 26.99
As well as promoting debates about liberal democracy, the dramatic events of 1989 also bought forth a powerful revival in the interest of the notion of civil society. This revival was reflected mainly in two broad tracts of literature. The first was primarily focused on the events surrounding the Solidarity movement in Poland and the tumultuous events... more...
- Franz Steiner Verlag 2012; US$ 32.45
How have political conflicts impacted philosophical concepts and the rise of particular intellectual lineages in China? This question is part of a contested issue ? the relative strength of state power and intellectuals' cultural authority. A nuanced fathoming of Confucian intellectual currents in Zhu Xi's wake reveals that his ideas were... more...
- VS Verlag für Sozialwissenschaften 2004; US$ 29.99
In diesem Buch wird weder der Aufstieg Chinas zur Supermacht noch Chinas bevorstehender Kollaps prophezeit. Vielmehr sollen Vielfalt und Widersprü che des Wandels in China dokumentiert, analysiert und vorsichtig einge schätzt werden, um den Leserinnen und Lesern die Möglichkeit zu einem abgewogenen eigenständigen Urteil zu eröffnen. Der Autor dieses... more...
- VS Verlag für Sozialwissenschaften 2009; US$ 109.00
Is democracy possible only in homogeneous societies? Does heterogeneity - clude a stable democracy? Throughout history, ethnic, linguistic, or religious homogeneity whether by circumstance, coercion, or choice, has seemingly been conducive to democracy. In France, democracy was established after the impo- tion of religious uniformity and the revocation... more...