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- World Scientific Publishing Company 2007; US$ 193.00
This book is the first attempt to conceptualize Chinas 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, Chinas central-local relations is increasingly functioning on federalist principles. Federalism as a... more...
- SAGE India 2007; US$ 69.00
Most South Asian countriesfollowing independence from British rule in the. late nineteen forties, and in the case of Nepal, liberation from the autocracy. of one family group in 1950have 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...
- Taylor and Francis 2009; US$ 48.95
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...
- 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...
- Taylor and Francis 2009; US$ 44.95
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 relations are crucial in order for candidates to obtain more ballots during elections. more...
- 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... more...
- ABC-CLIO 2005; US$ 161.00
The Islamic world has a poor record in terms of modernization and democracy. However, the source of this situation is not religion, but factors including colonialism, international economic and trading systems, and the role of the military, among others. Recognizing these themes allows the consideration of possible remedies for change in the Muslim... more...
- Organisation for Economic Co-operation and Development 2005; US$ 42.00
This book presents the outcomes of a review of legal and institutional frameworks for fighting corruption in Armenia, which was carried out in the framework of the Anti-Corruption Network for Transition Economies based at the OECD. The review examined national anti-corruption policy and institutions currently in place in Armenia, national anti-corruption... more...
- Taylor and Francis 2010; US$ 53.95
Reflects on the contemporary situations in the new democracies of East Asia, and debates on the prospect of introducing liberal democracy to this area. The chapters cover a wide range of cases, including in-depth examination of China, Korea, Taiwan, the Philippines, Thailand, and broad comparisons of other countries. more...
- Taylor and Francis 2010; US$ 49.95
Iraq, democracy and Islam are powerful global forces which shape not only many aspects of the lives of Muslims, but the lives of other citizens of the world as well. This book explores many of the challenging questions posed by the interconnections between these three forces, concentrating on issues which have global significance and which have been... more...