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  • Politische Partizipation und Regimelegitimität in der VR Chinaby Thomas Heberer; Gunter Schubert

    VS Verlag für Sozialwissenschaften 2008; US$ 25.47

    Diese zwei Bände präsentieren Teilergebnisse eines Forschungsvorhabens, das sich mit dem politischen Bewusstsein in der VR China im Kontext lokaler Partizipationsprozesse befasst hat. more...

  • Democratisation and Power-Sharing in Stormy Weatherby Tamirace Fakhoury Mühlbacher

    VS Verlag für Sozialwissenschaften 2009; US$ 95.46

    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...

  • Das politische System der Volksrepublik Chinaby Sebastian Heilmann

    VS Verlag für Sozialwissenschaften 2004; US$ 16.04

    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...

  • Zivile Bürgergesellschaft und Demokratieby Silke I. Keil; S. Isabell Thaidigsmann

    Springer Fachmedien Wiesbaden 2012; US$ 56.62

    Diese Festschrift zu Ehren Oscar W. Gabriels versammelt eine Vielzahl von Beiträgen zu unterschiedlichen Themengebieten, mit denen sich der Politikwissenschaftler in den vergangenen Jahrzehnten beschäftigt hat. Die Bandbreite seines Wirkens findet ihren Niederschlag in der thematischen Vielfalt der Beiträge von Freunden, Kollegen und Mitarbeitern.... more...

  • De Facto Federalism In Chinaby Zheng Yongnian

    World Scientific Publishing Company 2007; US$ 118.00 US$ 96.76

    This book is the first attempt to conceptualize China’s central-local relations from the behavioral perspective. Although China does not have a federalist system of government, the author believes that, with deepening reform and openness, China’s central-local relations is increasingly functioning on federalist principles. Federalism as a... more...

  • Electoral Processes and Governance in South Asiaby Dushyantha Mendis

    SAGE India 2007; US$ 69.00

    Most South Asian countries—following independence from British rule in the. late nineteen forties, and in the case of Nepal, liberation from the autocracy. of one family group in 1950—have enjoyed democratic systems of governance. at least at some time or the other, often for extended periods of time, and, in. a few cases, over the course... more...

  • Turkish Politics and the Rise of the AKPby Arda Can Kumbaracibasi

    Taylor and Francis 2009; US$ 54.95

    The Justice and Development Party (AKP) has been in power since 2002. This book is the first book-length analysis to chart the rise and development of the party from its Islamist roots through to government, analysing in particular its internal organisation and dynamics.  Since its foundation in 2001, the AKP seems to have been more successful than... more...

  • The Transformation of the Japanese Leftby Sarah Hyde

    Taylor and Francis 2009; US$ 54.95

    This book examines the transition within the Japanese party system that has seen the demise of ?the old socialists?, the Japan Socialist Party, and in its place, the emergence of the Democratic Party of Japan as the leading opposition party. Sarah Hyde has produced an original book which looks at the intra-left (non-communist) opposition party manoeuvrings during... more...

  • Patron-Client Politics and Elections in Hong Kongby Bruce Kam-kwan Kwong

    Taylor and Francis 2009; US$ 48.95

    The study of patron-client politics is new to the study of Hong Kong political science. This book examines whether patron-client relations are critical to the electoral victory of candidates; how the political elites cultivate support from clients in order to obtain more votes during local elections; and tests the extent to which whether patron-client... more...

  • The Rise of Japanese NGOsby Kim D. Reimann

    Taylor and Francis 2009; US$ 54.95

    Over the past two decades, non-governmental organizations (NGOs) have exploded in number and emerged as a new force in international and transnational politics. Why, however, do some countries nonetheless have more active NGO sectors than others? Using the case of Japan, this book uncovers patterns of convergence and divergence in levels of activism... more...