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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...

  • 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...

  • Institutionenwandel durch evolutorisches Lernenby Sebastian Heer

    Nomos Verlagsgesellschaft 2014; US$ 61.75

    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...

  • Women's Suffrage in New Zealandby Patricia Grimshaw

    Auckland University Press 2013; US$ 21.88

    The definitive account of the New Zealand suffrage movement, Women's Suffrage in New Zealand remains the only study of how New Zealand became the first country in the world to give women the vote. It tells the fascinating story of the courage and the determination of the early New Zealand feminists led by the remarkable Kate Sheppard, whose ideas... more...

  • Politics in New Zealandby Richard Mulgan; Peter Aimer

    Auckland University Press 2013; US$ 29.15

    Politics in New Zealand is an excellent introduction to the study of New Zealand politics, by a well-known and respected political scientist, that has been reprinted and revised repeatedly since 1994. This updated edition was designed to incorporate the major changes that have occurred to the New Zealand political system between 1997 and 2003, including... more...

  • Voters' Vetoby Jack Vowles; Peter Aimer; Raymond Miller; Susan Banducci; Jeffrey Karp

    Auckland University Press 2013; US$ 29.15

    The 2002 election, called unexpectedly early, was both a landmark and a puzzle. Voters? Veto is an authoritative account, the fifth in a series of election studies which began in 1993, and is based on surveys of over 5000 voters, including Maori political opinion, and data from election candidates. Voters? Veto studies the campaign, the candidates,... more...

  • Towards Consensus?by Jack Vowles; Peter Aimer; Helena Catt; Jim Lamare; Raymond Miller

    Auckland University Press 2013; US$ 29.15

    Based on a nationwide survey of voters, this is a study of the historic 1993 New Zealand general election and referendum. It seeks to explain why New Zealanders made the choices they did – an extremely narrow majority for the National Party and a decision to shift to MMP representation. 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...