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  • Burmese Administrative Cyclesby Victor B. Lieberman

    Princeton University Press 2014; US$ 44.50

    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...

  • Macht - Herrschaft - Regierungby Darmstädter Atheneforum

    Nomos Verlagsgesellschaft 2014; US$ 54.20

    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...

  • Australia's Political Systemby Justin Healey

    The Spinney Press 2014; US$ 30.00

    The rise of minor parties and independent politicians in recent Australian elections has shifted the balance of power. Major political parties and voters now contend with a complex political landscape involving special interests and preference deals. This book explains the structure and functions of Australia’s government and how voting systems... 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...

  • Institutionenwandel durch evolutorisches Lernenby Sebastian Heer

    Nomos Verlagsgesellschaft 2014; US$ 57.87

    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...

  • 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...

  • Democracy and Public Administration in Pakistanby Amna Imam; Eazaz A. Dar

    Taylor and Francis 2013; US$ 89.95

    This book explores the role of the grass roots public administrative institution of DC & DM in historical context for Pakistan, and its viability for a meaningful democracy and stability of the country. The authors contend that Pakistan?s democracy to-date lacks firm foundation, as evidenced by the country?s disintegration in 1971, violence and... more...

  • The Mother of all Departmentsby Michael Bassett

    Auckland University Press 2013; US$ 29.15

    Sir Joseph Heenan, the most illustrious of all its secretaries, called the Department of Internal Affairs 'the mother of all departments'. A rather more earthy Australian friend of his called it the 'guts department'. In a sense, both were right. Written with liveliness and colour, illustrated with photographs, anecdotes and rich detail, The Mother... more...

  • Voters' Vengeanceby Jack Vowles; Peter Aimer

    Auckland University Press 2013; US$ 29.15

    The 1990 election in New Zealand produced the biggest landslide in 50 years, and Voters? Vengeance uses comprehensive survey research to explore why New Zealand voters reacted in this way. The answers to over 2000 questionnaires allow the sophisticated analysis of voter behaviour. The authors discuss the increasing volatility of New Zealand politics,... more...

  • Voters' Victory?by Jack Vowles; Peter Aimer; Susan Banducci; Jeffrey Karp

    Auckland University Press 2013; US$ 29.15

    Voters? Victory completes a triad of studies charting New Zealand?s shift to a new MMP electoral system. This volume is the story of the first MMP election in 1996 and asks the question: is MMP beginning to deliver what its advocates hoped? The research for the text used two different multi-stage panels and featured a post-election postal survey... more...