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  • 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...

  • 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...

  • Beyond Left and Rightby Anthony Giddens

    Wiley 2013; US$ 74.50

    How should one understand the nature and possibilities of political radicalism today? The political radical is normally thought of as someone who stands on the left, opposing backward-looking conservatism. In the present day, however, the left has turned defensive, while the right has become radical, advocating the free play of market forces no matter... more...

  • Vying for Allah's Voteby Haroon K. Ullah

    Georgetown University Press 2013; US$ 26.95

    What is driving political extremism in Pakistan? In early 2011, the prominent Pakistani politician Salmaan Taseer was assassinated by a member of his own security team for insulting Islam by expressing views in support of the rights of women and religious minorities. Benazir Bhutto, the former prime minister, was killed by gunfire and explosive devices... more...

  • Gavel to Gavelby Kevin Rozilli

    UNSW Press 2006; US$ 31.99

    The book takes the reader on a fascinating journey through the corridors of parliament as seen through the eyes of a practitioner of thirty years’ experience in the ‘bear pit’ on Macquarie Street. The author’s seven years as one of its most highly regarded Speakers provides the background for this detailed and informative study... more...

  • Burmese Administrative Cyclesby Victor B. Lieberman

    Princeton University Press 2014; US$ 49.95

    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...

  • Institutionenwandel durch evolutorisches Lernenby Sebastian Heer

    Nomos Verlagsgesellschaft 2014; US$ 51.86

    Institutionen lernen und erlangen durch Wandel Stabilität in der Veränderlichkeit ihrer Umwelt. Wie und warum sich derlei Lernen bei Parlamenten konkret vollzieht, untersucht die Studie am Fall der neuseeländischen Wahlsystemreform von 1993, als das relative Mehrheitswahlrecht durch die personalisierte Verhältniswahl nach deutschem Vorbild ersetzt... more...

  • Macht - Herrschaft - Regierungby Darmstädter Atheneforum

    Nomos Verlagsgesellschaft 2014; US$ 48.74

    Seit jeher mussten Herrscher und Regierende darauf bedacht sein, ihre Position zu stabilisieren, wollten sie sie behalten. Dabei entwickelten und nutzten sie immer neue Legitimationsstrategien. Das Buch untersucht, analysiert und beschreibt Mechanismen und Techniken, die beim Phänomen der Herrschaftslegitimation greifen. Der interdisziplinäre... more...

  • One of Usby Damien Kingsbury

    Hardie Grant Books 2014; US$ 11.99

    One of Us: An Australian Head of State is a timely contribution to the republican debate by leading academics and essayists from Tim Soutphommasane and Greg Barns to John Warhurst, edited by Damien Kingsbury .Shouldn’t Australia have an Australian head of state? After all, we are a sovereign nation with a distinct identity, outlook and set of... more...

  • The Military and Denied Development in the Pakistani Punjabby Shahrukh Rafi Khan; Aasim Sajjad Akhtar

    Anthem Press 2014; US$ 82.50

    This book explores retrogressive agrarian interventions by Pakistan?s military in the Punjab and details the social resentment and resistance it has initiated. more...