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  • China in the 1980sby Shaun Breslin

    Palgrave Macmillan 1996; US$ 176.00

    This book analyses the changing nature of centre-province relations in China in a period of rapid economic change. It aims to show how leadership conflicts over the nature and scope of economic change gave rise to an incremental and reactive reform process. The resulting partially reformed economic system not only gave many provincial leaders the ability... more...

  • The Policy-Making Process in Contemporary Japanby Minoru Nakano

    Palgrave Macmillan 1996; US$ 186.00

    This book deals with the public policy-making process in contemporary Japan testifying a new dictum: 'The various phases of the policy process cause politics'. The analytical focus is threefold: encompassing the policy-making process on the national level; elections and the policy-making process; and the regional policy and decision-making. These... more...

  • China - The Political Philosophy of the Middle Kingdomby Tongdong Bai

    Zed Books 2012; US$ 34.95

    China is a rising economic and political power. But what is the message of this rise? Tongdong Bai addresses this increasingly pressing question by examining the rich history of political theories and practices from China's past, and showing how it impacts upon the present. Part of Zed’s World Political Theories series, this ground-breaking... more...

  • The Rise of Think Tanks in Chinaby Xufeng Zhu

    Taylor and Francis 2012; US$ 54.95

    Despite continuing criticism of the Chinese authoritarian political system, the range of participants in the decision-making process has widened, with different social actors now playing an increasingly important role in the Chinese policymaking process. Accordingly, the role of think tanks in the policymaking process has generated great interest... more...

  • State-centric to Contested Social Governance in Koreaby Hyuk-Rae Kim

    Taylor and Francis 2012; US$ 49.95

    In this interdisciplinary study of governance, Hyuk-Rae Kim traces how civil society and NGOs have evolved over time, how they differ in motivation from their Western counterparts, and the role civil society NGOs have played in consolidating democracy as the governance system in Korea changes from a state-centric to a contested one. This book presents... more...

  • Gezielte Erfolgsplanung in KMUby Beatrix Dünser

    Springer Fachmedien Wiesbaden 2012; US$ 36.59

    ?Mehr als 99 % aller Unternehmen des EU-Raumes sind kleine und mittlere Betriebe mit einem erheblichen Einfluss auf die wirtschaftliche Lage eines Landes. Während der strategischen Zukunftsplanung in großen Unternehmen ein weites Feld eingeräumt wird, haben kleine und mittlere Betriebe scheinbar wenig Bedarf an längerfristiger Planung. Man arbeitet... more...

  • Negotiating Political Power in Turkeyby Elise Massicard; Nicole Watts

    Taylor and Francis 2012; US$ 54.95

    This edited collection looks at how political parties in Turkey actually work, inside and out. Departing from traditional macro-level analyses, the book offers a new sociological approach to the study of political parties, treating them as non-unitary entities composed of many different groups and individuals who both cooperate and compete with one... more...

  • Handbook of China?s Governance and Domestic Politicsby Chris Ogden

    Taylor and Francis 2013; US$ 60.95

    This Handbook provides an in-depth overview of how China is governed, how its domestic political system functions and the critical issues that it currently faces. Governed by the world?s largest political party in the world?s longest-ruling Communist regime, China is undergoing a transitional period of rapid economic and social development. How this... more...

  • The Redemption of an African Warlordby Joshua Blahyi

    Destiny Image, Inc. 2013; US$ 15.99

    From being a priest in the kingdom of darkness to an evangelist in the kingdom of light?this true story will shock and amaze you! Jesus Christ appeared to Joshua Blahyi as a blinding light and told him that he would die unless he repented of his sins. Joshua Blahyi grew up in Africa, became a powerful pagan priest in a local tribe, and then... more...

  • We Decide transforms e-democracy towards equity and social justiceby Gurmit Singh

    Emerald Group Publishing Limited 2012; US$ 199.00

    The articles in this ebook describe the thinking, approaches, issues, and challenges of designing e-democracy to improve impact on equity and social justice. To achieve this goal, a grassroots e-democracy learnscape, We Decide, was launched at the IADIS International conference. The articles focus on the work of We Decide and show how practitioners... more...