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  • The China Modelby Daniel A. Bell

    Princeton University Press 2015; US$ 29.95

    Westerners tend to divide the political world into "good" democracies and "bad" authoritarian regimes. But the Chinese political model does not fit neatly in either category. Over the past three decades, China has evolved a political system that can best be described as "political meritocracy." The China Model seeks to understand the ideals and... more...

  • Decision-Making Reform in Japanby Karol Zakowski

    Taylor and Francis 2015; US$ 145.00

    In the election to the House of Representatives in 2009, the Democratic Party of Japan (DPJ) almost tripled the number of its lower house members by winning 308 seats. It subsequently formed a coalition government with the Social Democratic Party and the People?s New Party. The new ruling party promised to completely overhaul policymaking mechanisms... more...

  • Gaining Freedomsby Berna Turam

    Stanford University Press 2015; US$ 27.95

    Gaining Freedoms reveals a new locus for global political change: everyday urban contestation. Cities are often assumed hotbeds of socio-economic division, but this assessment overlooks the importance of urban space and the everyday activities of urban life for empowerment, emancipation, and democratization. Through proximity, neighborhoods, streets,... more...

  • Ethnicity, Democracy and Citizenship in Africaby Samantha Balaton-Chrimes

    Ashgate Publishing Ltd 2015; US$ 109.95

    This book explores two kinds of citizenship deficits: those experienced by the Nubians in Kenya and, more centrally, those which represent the limits of citizenship theories. The author argues for an understanding of citizenship as made up of multiple component parts: status, rights and membership, which are often disaggregated through time, across... more...

  • Minority Policyby Brenton Prosser; Richard Denniss

    Melbourne University Press 2015; US$ 33.32

    Topical and up to the minute, Minority Policy: Rethinking governance when parliament matters explores the influence of marginal parliamentarians both within the major parties and on the cross benches in the formations of contemporary public policy. more...

  • Ein Hauch von Jasminby Janis Brinkmann

    Herbert von Halem Verlag 2015; US$ 24.06

    Die Darstellung des Islam in der deutschen Presse ist seit vielen Jahren problematisch: Die Mehrheit der Artikel und Beiträge über die islamische Welt sind von Negativthemen, Elitenzentrierung sowie von Stereotypen, Vorurteilen und Feindbildern verzerrt. Aufbauend auf grundlegenden Studien zur Auslandsberichterstattung und vor dem Hintergrund aktueller... more...

  • Civil Society in Chinaby Timothy Brook; B. Michael Frolic

    Taylor and Francis 2015; US$ 49.95

    The concept of civil society was borrowed from 18th-century Europe to provide a framework for understanding the transition to post-authoritarian regimes in Latin America and post-communist regimes elsewhere. This book asks whether this concept is useful for analyzing China. more...

  • New Perspectives on the Chinese Revolutionby Tony Saich; Hans J. Van De Ven

    Taylor and Francis 2015; US$ 49.95

    These essays present fresh insights into the history of the Chinese Communist Party (CCP), from its founding in 1920 to its assumption of state power in 1949. They draw upon considerable archival resources which have recently become available. more...

  • Latham at Largeby Mark Latham

    Melbourne University Press 2015; US$ 13.33

    Mark Latham is, by his own admission, the most outspoken, rebellious, thoroughly uncontrollable former leader in Labor Party history. more...

  • Collective Memory and National Membershipby Meral Ugur Cinar

    Palgrave Macmillan 2015; US$ 100.00

    This study seeks to explain the impact of historical narratives on the inclusiveness and pluralism of citizenship models. Drawing on comparative historical analysis of two post-imperial core countries, Turkey and Austria, it explores how narrative forms operate to support or constrain citizenship models. more...