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  • Civil Society in Central and Eastern Europeby Sabine Fischer

    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...

  • 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...

  • 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...

  • Burmese Administrative Cyclesby Victor B. Lieberman

    Princeton University Press 2014; US$ 44.50

    This book is the first detailed study of administration and politics in premodern Burma and one of the few works of its kind for mainland Southeast Asia. Originally published in 1984. The Princeton Legacy Library uses the latest print-on-demand technology to again make available previously out-of-print books from the distinguished backlist of... more...

  • Democratic Transformation and the Vernacular Public Arena in Indiaby Taberez Ahmed Neyazi; Akio Tanabe; Shinya Ishizaka

    Taylor and Francis 2014; US$ 145.00

    Since the structural change in Indian society that began in the 1990s - the result of the liberalisation of the economy, devolution of power, and decentralisation of the government?an unprecedented, democratic transformation has been taking place. This has caused the emergence of unexpected coalitions and alliances across diverse castes, classes,... more...

  • Die Supplikations- und Gnadenpraxis in Brandenburg-Preußen.by Birgit Rehse

    Duncker & Humblot 2010; US$ 99.31

    Hauptbeschreibung Wie funktioniert Herrschaft in der Frühen Neuzeit? Diese Frage steht im Mittelpunkt dieser Studie. Birgit Rehse untersucht hierzu rund 1.000 Gnadenverfahren strafrechtlich Verurteilter in der Kurmark unter Friedrich Wilhelm II. Im Gnadenbitten und Gnadegewähren sieht sie eine Form direkter Kommunikation zwischen Untertanen und Obrigkeit... more...

  • Eine sowjetische Nationby Maike Lehmann

    Campus Verlag 2012; US$ 41.40

    Inhaltsverzeichnis Inhalt Einleitung............................................................................................9 ?Nation? und ?Dissidenz?: Forschungsperspektiven auf das sowjetische Vielvölkerreich..........13 Fragen, Untersuchungsfelder, Probleme ........................................26 Heuristische Begriffe: Repräsentation und... 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...

  • Politics of Preferenceby Krishna K. Ph.D Tummala

    Taylor and Francis 2014; US$ 69.95

    Minorities, based on whatever criteria?linguistic, religious, ethnic, tribal, racial, or otherwise?share a distinctive contextual and social experience. Their representation in public service is important, especially when there have been public policies which have historically discriminated against them. Politics of Preference: India, United States,... more...

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

    Diplomica Verlag 2012; US$ 38.62

    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...