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  • The Arab Uprisings: What Everyone Needs to Knowby James Gelvin

    Oxford University Press 2014; US$ 10.99

    Beginning in December 2010 popular revolt swept through the Middle East, shocking the world and ushering in a period of unprecedented unrest. Protestors took to the streets to demand greater freedom, democracy, human rights, social justice, and regime change. What caused these uprisings? What is their significance? And what are their likely consequences?... more...

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

    Oxford University Press 2009; US$ 37.99

    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...

  • After the Sheikhsby Christopher Davidson

    Oxford University Press, USA 2013; US$ 23.99

    The Gulf monarchies (Saudi Arabia and its five smaller neighbours: the United Arab Emirates, Kuwait, Qatar, Oman, and Bahrain) have long been governed by highly autocratic and seemingly anachronistic regimes. Yet despite bloody conflicts on their doorsteps, fast-growing populations, and powerful modernising and globalising forces impacting on their... more...

  • China's Political Systemby June Teufel Dreyer

    Taylor and Francis 2015; US$ 97.95

    A concise introduction to the political, economic, and social factors that determine China's government Highly respected specialist June Teufel Dreyer offers expert analysis of the challenges facing China's economic, legal, military, social, and cultural institutions while examining the historical context and current trends.  China's Political System... more...

  • Chinese Politics and Societyby Flemming Christiansen; Shirin M. Rai

    Taylor and Francis 2014; US$ 83.95

    An introduction to Chinese Politics which provides an accessible overview of the structures and dynamics of Chinese politics today. Concentrating on the era since 1949, the text takes a look at politics in the widest sense, analysing political institutions within the crucial broader context of Chinese history and the pressures of social, economic and... more...

  • Civic Engagement in Postwar Japanby Rieko Kage

    Cambridge University Press 2010; US$ 88.00

    This book illuminates one of the keys to making postwar democracies work. more...

  • Corruption and Money Launderingby David Chaikin; J. C. Sharman

    Palgrave Macmillan 2009; US$ 115.00

    Corruption is the biggest single obstacle to development, while money laundering is at the heart of all profit-driven crime. The failure to appreciate the intimate linkages between these two crimes has undermined international efforts to combat these global scourges. Through a policy and legal analysis, this book shows how corruption facilitates money... more...

  • Cultural Authority and Political Culture in Chinaby Christian Soffel; Hoyt Cleveland Tillman

    Franz Steiner Verlag 2012; US$ 32.45

    How have political conflicts impacted philosophical concepts and the rise of particular intellectual lineages in China? This question is part of a contested issue ? the relative strength of state power and intellectuals' cultural authority. A nuanced fathoming of Confucian intellectual currents in Zhu Xi's wake reveals that his ideas were... more...

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    Duncker & Humblot 2013; US$ 85.79

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  • Das politische System der Volksrepublik Chinaby Sebastian Heilmann

    VS Verlag für Sozialwissenschaften 2004; US$ 29.99

    In diesem Buch wird weder der Aufstieg Chinas zur Supermacht noch Chinas bevorstehender Kollaps prophezeit. Vielmehr sollen Vielfalt und Widersprü­ che des Wandels in China dokumentiert, analysiert und vorsichtig einge­ schätzt werden, um den Leserinnen und Lesern die Möglichkeit zu einem abgewogenen eigenständigen Urteil zu eröffnen. Der Autor dieses... more...