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  • China's Democratic Futureby Bruce Gilley

    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...

  • Democracy, Islam, and Secularism in Turkeyby Ahmet Kuru; Alfred Stepan

    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...

  • The China Waveby Weiwei Zhang

    World Scientific Publishing Company 2012; US$ 70.00

    This is a best-seller in China and a geopolitical book for our times. As a leading thinker from China, Zhang Weiwei provides an original, comprehensive and engrossing study on the rise of China and its effective yet controversial model of development, and the book has become a centerpiece of an unfolding debate within China on the nature and future... more...

  • Nepal - Nation-State in the wildernessby Lok Raj Baral

    SAGE India 2012; US$ 50.00

    Nepal—Nation-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...

  • Rethinking Development Challenges for Public Policyby Kobena T. Hanson; George Kararach; Timothy M. Shaw

    Palgrave Macmillan 2012; US$ 110.00

    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...

  • Zunami!by John Daniel; Roger Southall

    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...

  • Neopatrimonialism in Africa and Beyondby Daniel C. Bach; Mamoudou Gazibo

    Taylor and Francis 2013; US$ 54.95

    Neopatrimonialism, a system whereby rulers use state resources for personal benefit and to secure the loyalty of clients in the general population, is central to any teaching or conceptualisation of contemporary African politics. This book is a theoretical and comparative study of neopatrimonialism in Africa and across world regions. Although such... more...

  • Contested Citizenship in East Asiaby Kyung-Sup Chang; Bryan S. Turner

    Taylor and Francis 2011; US$ 45.00

    The rapid economic growth of East Asian countries in the last two decades has not always been matched by democratic progress. Employing the framework of social rights and active citizenship, this volume examines the tensions between economic growth and the developmental state, on the one hand, and social rights and civil liberties on the other, in... more...

  • China's Thought Managementby Anne-Marie Brady

    Taylor and Francis 2011; US$ 54.95

    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...

  • The Devil In The Detailby Paul Holden; Hennie van Vuuren

    Jonathan Ball Publishers 2011; US$ 24.79

    The South African ‘Arms Deal? was never a single event. Rather it was, and still is, a series of scandals and outrages, all contributing towards a dubious momentum that takes South Africa further away from transparent democratic practice. The Devil in the Detail, written by two of South Africa?s leading researchers on the subject, takes the reader... more...