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  • The Chiefs' Countryby Michael Kwa'ioloa; Ben Burt

    University of Queensland Press 2013; US$ 17.99

    In this autobiographical account of life in the capital of the Solomon Islands, Michael Kwa?ioloa reflects on the challenges of raising a family in town and sustaining ties with a distant rural homeland on Malaita island. Continuing the long tradition of Kwara?ae community leaders participating in political activism, he discusses how the roles of... more...

  • Civil Society in Asiaby Dr Fahimul Quadir; Professor Yutaka Tsujinaka

    Ashgate Publishing Ltd 2015; US$ 109.95

    Notwithstanding Bangladesh?s recent success in both creating a market friendly structure of economic governance and holding periodic elections, its political system continues to be marked by clientelism, rampant corruption and widespread violence. The country faces the major challenges of fostering a culture of democracy, human rights, and the rule... more...

  • Contentious Politics and Democratization in Nepalby Mahendra Lawoti

    SAGE India 2007; US$ 49.95

    After the restoration of democracy in 1990, Nepal witnessed collective political struggles—identity and gender movements, public protests and strikes, and the Maoist rebellion.This volume examines the causes, consequences and effectiveness of such contentious politics, and their relationship to democratization. Contradicting the popular thesis... more...

  • Democracy and Diversityby Benjamin Reilly

    Oxford University Press 2006; US$ 48.99

    Is there an Asia-Pacific model of democracy? Over the past two decades, more than a dozen Asian and Pacific states have made the transition to democratic rule. But many of these states are also ethnically, linguistically, and regionally diverse, creating real challenges for effective government. This book explains how the Asia-Pacific's political... more...

  • Democracy in crisisby Stella Gaon

    Manchester University Press 2010; US$ 95.00

    This volume explores the political implications of violence and alterity (radical difference) for the practice of democracy, and reformulates the possibility of community that democracy is said to entail. Most significantly, contributors intervene in traditional democratic theory by boldly contesting the widely-held assumption that increased inclusion,... more...

  • A Dictionary of Australian Politicsby Robert Corcoran; Jackie Dickenson

    Allen & Unwin 2010; US$ 19.08

    A comprehensive guide to Australia's unique and colourful political language. more...

  • Electoral Democracyby Brian Costar; Graeme Orr; Joo-Cheong Tham

    Melbourne University Press 2011; US$ 33.32

    A healthy democracy relies on a healthy electoral system. Are the ways we run elections and political parties adapting to contemporary challenges and learning from international experience? Drawing together leading political scientists and legal scholars, this collection examines pressing debates about the regulation of political finance, parties... more...

  • Everything you Need to Know About the Referendum to Recognise Indigenous Australiansby Megan Davis; George Williams

    NewSouth 2015; US$ 9.99

    This book explains everything that Australians need to know about the proposal to recognise Aboriginal peoples in the Constitution. It details how our Constitution was drafted, and shows how Aboriginal peoples came to be excluded from the new political settlement. It explains what the 1967 referendum - in which over 90% of Australians voted to delete... more...

  • The Fog On The Hillby Frank Sartor

    Melbourne University Press 2011; US$ 26.65

    The crisis in New South Wales Labor is so deep and has such significant ramifications that we need a massive dose of unadulterated, no-holds-barred honesty. The man who can deliver this honesty is Frank Sartor. An independent outsider who became a Labor minister in 2003, Sartor impressed and irritated insiders and the commentariat... more...

  • From Subjects to Citizensby Pierre Boyer; Linda Cardinal; David Headon

    University of Ottawa Press 2004; US$ 16.99

    Australia and Canada are both lively, multicultural societies with British constitutional traditions. Historically, they have faced similar challenges in defining and sustaining citizenship that reach back into a common past. They also have similar approaches to address contemporary issues and anticipate the challenges of a 21st century future. New... more...