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  • The Challenge for Africaby Wangari Maathai

    Knopf Doubleday Publishing Group 2009; US$ 15.95

    In Unbowed, Nobel Prize winner Wangari Maathai recounts her extraordinary journey from her childhood in rural Kenya to the world stage. When Maathai founded the Green Belt Movement in 1977, she began a vital poor people?s environmental movement, focused on the empowerment of women, that soon spread across Africa. Persevering through run-ins with... more...

  • Indian Business and Nationalist Politics 1931?39by Claude Markovits

    Cambridge University Press 1985; US$ 44.00

    A study of the response of indigenous businessmen to the growth of political nationalism in India. more...

  • Gaining Freedomsby Berna Turam

    Stanford University Press 2015; US$ 27.95

    Gaining Freedoms reveals a new locus for global political change: everyday urban contestation. Cities are often assumed hotbeds of socio-economic division, but this assessment overlooks the importance of urban space and the everyday activities of urban life for empowerment, emancipation, and democratization. Through proximity, neighborhoods, streets,... more...

  • Wage Inequality by Gender and Occupationby Marva Corley; Yves Perardel; Kalina Popova

    International Labour Office 2006; US$ 5.00

    Using Key Indicators of the Labour Market (KILM) of the period 1990-2003, estimates earnings differences between men and women in selected developed and developing countries. Discusses the impact of globalization on wages and analyses trends in gender equity in pay within occupations and sectors. more...

  • Kingship in Early Medieval Chinaby Andrew Eisenberg

    BRILL 2008; US$ 144.00

    The institution of the Retired Emperor forms the innovative angle from which this study analyzes Classical Chinese political history (4th-7th centuries AD) and lays bare broader patterns of political and social action of Classical Chinese monarchy. It lays a basis for a framework to think about kingship and succession in East Asia. more...

  • African Governance Report 2009by United Nations Economic Commission for Africa

    Oxford University Press 2009; US$ 28.99

    The African Governance Report, which assesses and monitors the progress of governance in Africa, is the most comprehensive periodic report on governance on the continent. This second edition of the report covers 35 African countries. The main finding of the report is that Africa within the last five years recorded marginal progress on governance. The... more...

  • The Middle Eastby Shahrough Akhavi

    Zed Books 2009; US$ 34.95

    Amidst recent hype about events in the Middle East, there have been few attempts to get below the surface and develop a fuller understanding of what politics means there. The Middle East: The Politics of the Sacred and Secular redresses this balance and provides essential historical and theoretical context. more...

  • Struggles for Citizenship in Africaby Bronwen Manby

    Zed Books 2009; US$ 23.95

    This book brings together new material from across Africa of the most egregious examples of citizenship discrimination, and makes the case for urgent reform of the law. more...

  • Fighting Corruption in Transition Economies, Azerbaijan 2005by OECD Publishing

    Organisation for Economic Co-operation and Development 2005; US$ 42.00

    This book presents the outcomes of a review of legal and institutional frameworks for fighting corruption in Azerbaijan, which was carried out in the framework of the Anti-Corruption Network for Transition Economies based at the OECD. The review examined national anti-corruption policy and institutions currently in place in Azerbaijan, national anti-corruption... more...

  • Fighting Corruption in Transition Economies, Georgia 2005by OECD Publishing

    Organisation for Economic Co-operation and Development 2005; US$ 56.00

    This book presents the outcomes of a review of legal and institutional frameworks for fighting corruption in Georgia, which was carried out in the framework of the Anti-Corruption Network for Transition Economies based at the OECD. The review examined national anti-corruption policy and institutions currently in place in Georgia, national anti-corruption... more...