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  • Decentralized Authoritarianism in Chinaby Pierre F. Landry

    Cambridge University Press 2008; US$ 32.00

    This book examines how the Chinese Communist Party's management of local officials perpetuates a decentralized authoritarian regime. more...

  • Democracy as Deathby Jason Hickel

    University of California Press 2015; US$ 34.95

    The revolution that brought the African National Congress (ANC) to power in South Africa was fractured by internal conflict.  Migrant workers from rural Zululand rejected many of the egalitarian values and policies fundamental to the ANC?s liberal democratic platform and organized themselves in an attempt to sabotage the movement. This anti-democracy... more...

  • Civil Society in Chinaby Timothy Brook; B. Michael Frolic

    Taylor and Francis 2015; US$ 49.95

    The concept of civil society was borrowed from 18th-century Europe to provide a framework for understanding the transition to post-authoritarian regimes in Latin America and post-communist regimes elsewhere. This book asks whether this concept is useful for analyzing China. more...

  • Ein Hauch von Jasminby Janis Brinkmann

    Herbert von Halem Verlag 2015; US$ 23.63

    Die Darstellung des Islam in der deutschen Presse ist seit vielen Jahren problematisch: Die Mehrheit der Artikel und Beiträge über die islamische Welt sind von Negativthemen, Elitenzentrierung sowie von Stereotypen, Vorurteilen und Feindbildern verzerrt. Aufbauend auf grundlegenden Studien zur Auslandsberichterstattung und vor dem Hintergrund aktueller... more...

  • New Perspectives on the Chinese Revolutionby Tony Saich; Hans J. Van De Ven

    Taylor and Francis 2015; US$ 49.95

    These essays present fresh insights into the history of the Chinese Communist Party (CCP), from its founding in 1920 to its assumption of state power in 1949. They draw upon considerable archival resources which have recently become available. 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...

  • 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...

  • 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...