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  • Democracy in Central Asiaby Mariya Y. Omelicheva

    The University Press of Kentucky 2015; US$ 60.00

    Promoting democracy has long been a priority of Western foreign policy. In practice, however, international attempts to expand representative forms of government have been inconsistent and are often perceived in the West to have been failures. The states of Central Asia, in particular, seem to be "democracy resistant," and their governments have continued... more...

  • Handbook on China and Developing Countriesby Carla P. Freeman

    Edward Elgar Publishing 2015; US$ 60.00

    This Handbook explores the rapidly evolving and increasingly multifaceted relations between China and developing countries. Cutting-edge analyses by leading experts from around the world critically assess such timely issues as the ‘China model’, Beijing’s role in international development assistance, Chinese peacekeeping and South-South... more...

  • Governance in Developing Asiaby Anil B. Deolalikar; Shikha Jha; Pilipinas F. Quising

    Edward Elgar Publishing 2015; US$ 40.00

    Governance in Developing Asia is one of the first books of its kind to provide an overview of the role that better governance and citizen empowerment can play in improving public service delivery in developing Asia. The World Development Report 2004 set a framework for public service delivery in terms of the short and long roads to accountability of... more...

  • Namibiaby Henning Melber

    Brandes & Apsel 2015; US$ 16.96

    Einer der international profundesten Kenner Namibias, Henning Melber, gibt Einblick in die gesellschaftspolitischen Entwicklungen des Landes seit der Unabhängigkeit 1990. Der Band trägt so als politische Landeskunde zu einem tieferen Verständnis Namibias bei, das noch immer eng mit Deutschland verbunden ist. Henning Melber bietet eine kritische Analyse... more...

  • What if China Doesn't Democratize?by Edward Friedman; Barrett L. McCormick

    Taylor and Francis 2015; US$ 49.95

    Exploring one of the most dynamic and contested regions of the world, this series includes works on political, economic, cultural, and social changes in modern and contemporary Asia and the Pacific. more...

  • 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...

  • Palestinian Leadership on the West Bank (RLE Israel and Palestine)by Moshe Maoz

    Taylor and Francis 2015; US$ 120.00

    The West Bank has for generations been the core area of the Palestinian-Arab community and of its national movement. Since 1967, it has become the main area of confrontation in the prolonged conflict between Palestinian-Arab and Jewish-Zionist nationalism. The Palestinian armed organization, the PLO ? which has undertaken to lead the nationalist struggle... 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...