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  • Die Hisbollah - Fluch oder Segen für den Libanon? Governance-Analyse eines ambivalenten Verhältnissesby Tom Konzack

    Diplomica Verlag 2012; US$ 31.81

    Hauptbeschreibung Der 1920 unter französischem Völkerbund-Mandat konstituierte Staat Libanon verdeutlicht das Ringen zahlreicher externer Akteure um gesellschaftlichen, politischen und wirtschaftlichen Einfluss in der Nah- und Mittelost-Region. Von Israel und Syrien eingeschlossen, liegt die Republik an der Konfliktlinie zwischen dem arabischem Raum... more...

  • Governance in Chinaby Jude Howell; Marc Blecher; John P. Burns; Du Jie; Joseph Fewsmith; Jude Howell; Linda Jakobson; Michael Keane; Clemens Stubbe Ostergaard; Zhu Sanzhu; Zhang Jing

    Rowman & Littlefield Publishers 2003; US$ 36.99

    Crucial to the success of any further economic reform, good governance is the Chinese Communist Party's greatest challenge as it plans for the future. This groundbreaking book explores the key dimensions of governance in China. These include the prospects for political reform; the processes of institution-building, such as strengthening state capacity... more...

  • Modern Middle East Authoritarianismby Noureddine Jebnoun; Mehrdad Kia; Mimi Kirk

    Taylor and Francis 2013; US$ 145.00

    While the Arab uprisings have overturned the idea of Arab "exceptionalism," or the acceptance of authoritarianism, better analysis of authoritarianism?s resilience in pre- and post-uprising scenarios is still needed. Modern Middle East Authoritarianism: Roots, Ramifications, and Crisis undertakes this task by addressing not only the mechanisms... more...

  • Zur Metamorphose des politischen Systems in der römischen Kaiserzeitby Peter Eich

    De Gruyter 2005; US$ 98.00

    Wie konnte ein Reich von der Größe des Imperium Romanum unter den Bedingungen der damaligen Zeit regiert werden? Der Autor unternimmt es nun, zu klären, in welchem Ausmaß die Herrschaftsausübung im Imperium Romanum im Vergleich zu anderen historischen Imperien singuläre Züge trug oder ob nicht auch typische Komponenten auszumachen sind. more...

  • Torn Countryby Zeyno Baran

    Hoover Institution Press 2010; US$ 14.99

    Zeyno Baran examines the intense struggle between Turkey's secularists and Islamists in their most recent battles over their country's destination. Looking into the fate of both Turkey's secularism and its democratic experiment, she shows that, for all the flaws of its political journey, the modern Turkish state has managed to maintain an essential... more...

  • Gesetzgebung und kooperatives Regierungshandelnby Thorsten Anderl

    BWV Berliner Wissenschafts-Verlag 2010; US$ 34.55

    Hauptbeschreibung Während der 14. und 15. Wahlperiode des Deutschen Bundestages ab dem Jahr 1998 häuften sich die Stimmen, die einen Machtverlust des Parlaments zu erkennen glaubten. Hintergrund war die Einsetzung zahlreicher so genannter Konsensrunden und Expertenkommissionen, die im Auftrag der Bundesregierung Vorschläge für konkrete Gesetzgebungsprojekte... more...

  • After the Sheikhsby Christopher Davidson

    Oxford University Press, USA 2013; US$ 31.50

    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...

  • Syria 1945-1986by Derek Hopwood

    Taylor and Francis 2013; US$ 120.00

    Syria has often lacked sympathetic observers. This book tries to interpret the country and its people in terms of how they see their own history and of what they are trying to achieve. More than a political or diplomatic history, it discusses the economy, society, education and culture to help the reader understand and explain modern Syria. A description... more...

  • Chinese Politics and Societyby Flemming Christiansen; Shirin M. Rai

    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...

  • Cultural Authority and Political Culture in Chinaby Christian Soffel; Hoyt Cleveland Tillman

    Franz Steiner Verlag 2012; US$ 30.66

    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...