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- Brookings Institution Press 2012; US$ 29.95
All societies face a key question: how to empower governments to perform essential governmental functions while constraining the arbitrary exercise of power. This balance, always in flux, is particularly fluid in todays China. This insightful book examines the changing relationship between that state and its society, as demonstrated by numerous... more...
- Zed Books 2012; US$ 39.95
Through a variety of in-depth case studies, including the DRC, Sierra Leone and Liberia, African Conflicts and Informal Power shows how important informal political and economic networks are in many of the continents conflict areas. Moreover, it demonstrates that without a proper understanding of the impact of these networks, attempts to formalize... more...
- Columbia University Press 2004; US$ 27.99
The end of communist rule in China will be one of the most momentous events of the twenty-first century, sounding the death knell for the Marxist-Leninist experiment and changing the lives of a fifth of humanity. This book provides a likely blow-by-blow account of how the Chinese Communist Party will be removed from power and how a new democracy... more...
- Columbia University Press 2012; US$ 26.99
While Turkey has grown as a world power, promoting the image of a progressive and stable nation, several policy choices have strained its relationship with the East and the West. Providing social, historical, and religious context for Turkey's singular behavior, the essays in Democracy, Islam, and Secularism in Turkey examine issues relevant to Turkish... more...
- SAGE India 2012; US$ 50.00
NepalNation-state in the Wilderness takes a critical look at three important aspects of modern Nepal: viability of the Nepali State, prospects and challenges of its liberal democracy, and strategies for managing the emerging geopolitical trends. The author analyses the transformation of Maoists into a systemic party within the liberal-democratic... more...
- Palgrave Macmillan 2012; US$ 105.00
Covers topical issues for Africa's development, economics and politics of climate change, water management, public service delivery, and delivering aid. The authors argue that these issues should be included in the post-MDG paradigm and add an important voice to recent moves by academics and practitioners to engage with each other. more...
- Jacana Media 2010; US$ 17.99
Analyzing the South African general elections of April 2009, the voting trends and results, this investigation also ponders the future prospects for South Africa. Those elections were the most momentous and important for a democratic Parliament since the “miracle? elections in 1994. Not only the recent elections bring Jacob Zuma to the presidency... more...
- Hodder Education 2012; US$ 19.18
Planned revision for your very best grades more...
- Taylor and Francis 2011; US$ 51.95
China's Thought Management argues that by re-emphasizing and modernizing propaganda and thought work since 1989, the CCP has managed to overcome a succession of local and national level crises - the Tiananmen Square protests of 1989, the impact of the collapse Socialism in the Eastern bloc, SARS, ethnic clashes in Tibet and Xinjiang, to name but... more...
- Taylor and Francis 2012; US$ 47.95
Written by an experienced teacher and scholar this new textbook provides students with the essential background to the history and development of the political system, as well as an explanation of the key structures, processes and institutions that have shaped modern Taiwan. more...