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  • Latham at Largeby Mark Latham

    Melbourne University Publishing 2015; US$ 13.33

    Mark Latham is, by his own admission, the most outspoken, rebellious, thoroughly uncontrollable former leader in Labor Party history. In these brilliantly written opinion pieces Latham pulls no punches as he scrutinises the Australian political landscape, looking at everything from climate change to Clive Palmer, to what went wrong with Rudd-Gillard... more...

  • Minority Policyby Brenton Prosser; Richard Denniss

    Melbourne University Publishing 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. Despite Australia having minority government in some form for almost three decades, in theoretical... 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...

  • Catch and Killby Joel Deane

    University of Queensland Press 2015; US$ 12.99

    Power is the only measure of a politician that matters: how they win power, how they use power, how they lose power.  Catch and Kill is an inside account of the beguiling and nomadic nature of the unholy trinity of politics?the winning, the using, the losing. Joel Deane?s gripping study of the politics of power takes us into the inner sanctum of... more...

  • A Letter to Generation Next: Why Laborby Kim Carr

    Melbourne University Publishing 2013; US$ 13.33

    Senator Kim Carr is a true believer. He details what the Party stands for in the 21st century. In A Letter to Generation Next: Why Labor he lays out a heartfelt argument about why politics is important in our daily lives and demands our involvement. This is a book from a passionate and pragmatic idealist, which makes the case for activism and... 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...

  • Governments, Markets and Globalisationby Quentin Beresford

    Allen & Unwin 2000; US$ 31.81

    A comprehensive introductory analysis to the ideas, institutions and processes behind Australia's social and economic transformation which examine how the rise of free market ideology and globalization has changed the role of government in modern society. Drawing on a range of contemporary case studies and research in social, economic... more...

  • Reward for High Public Officeby Christopher Hood; B. Guy Peters

    Taylor and Francis 2003; US$ 54.95

    The choices made by governments about how to reward their top employees reveal a great deal about their values and their assumptions about governing. This book examines rewards of high public office in seven Asian political systems, a particularly rich set of cases for exploring the causes and consequences of the rewards of high public office, having... more...

  • Military, State and Society in Pakistanby Hasan-Askari Rizvi

    Palgrave Macmillan 2000; US$ 205.00

    This book offers a comprehensive study of the dynamics of civil-military relations in Pakistan. It asks how and why the Pakistan military has acquired such a salience in the polity and how it continues to influence decision-making on foreign and security policies and key domestic political, social and economic issues. It also examines the changes within... more...