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  • Fighting Corruption in Transition Economies, Georgia 2005by OECD Publishing

    Organisation for Economic Co-operation and Development 2005; US$ 56.00

    This book presents the outcomes of a review of legal and institutional frameworks for fighting corruption in Georgia, which was carried out in the framework of the Anti-Corruption Network for Transition Economies based at the OECD. The review examined national anti-corruption policy and institutions currently in place in Georgia, national anti-corruption... 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...

  • Institutions, Ethnicity, and Political Mobilization in South Africaby Jessica Piombo

    Palgrave Macmillan Ltd. 2009; US$ 85.00

    Post-apartheid South Africa, notable for a history of politicized ethnicity, a complicated network of ethnic groups and for an expectation that ethnic violence would follow the 1994 political transition, did not experience dramatic ethnic violence following democratization in 1994. The South African experience provides a rich example of successful... more...

  • Civic Engagement in Postwar Japanby Rieko Kage

    Cambridge University Press 2010; US$ 84.00

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

  • Iraq Constitution: Petroleum Resources Legislation and International Policyby Muhammed A Mazeel

    Diplomica Verlag 2010; US$ 42.24

    Hauptbeschreibung This book covers policy proposals and interim contracts, assesses the positions of various Iraqi political actors and examines the potential significance for international foreign policy goals in Iraq. Despite a lack of progress in reaching agreements on the hydro-carbon sector and revenue sharing legislation to set new conditions... more...

  • Values and Influence of Religion in Public Administrationby L Shanthakumari Sunder

    SAGE India 2010; US$ 69.95

    Values and Influence of Religion in Public Administration is a study of the influence of religion on the values and ethics of the ‘steel frame of India’—the Indian Civil Service (ICS) and its successor, the Indian Administrative Service (IAS). Examining pertinent subjects like the historical origins of IAS, colonial ethics, codes of... more...

  • Rethinking Arab Democratizationby Larbi Sadiki

    Oxford University Press 2009; US$ 39.99

    The book unpacks and historicizes the rise of Arab electoralism, narrating the story of stalled democratic transition in the Arab Middle East. It provides a balance sheet of the state of Arab democratization from the mid-1970s up to 2008. In seeking to answer the question of how Arab countries democratize and whether they are democratizing at all,... more...

  • Parteiensystem und Verfassung in Afrikaby Helga Fleischhacker

    VS Verlag für Sozialwissenschaften 2010; US$ 59.99

    Die Studie befasst sich mit dem prekären Verhältnis von Staat, Partei und Gesellschaft in Afrika und den sich daraus ergebenden funktionalen und strukturellen Entwicklungsbedingungen für Verfassung und Parteiensystem in historischer Perspektive. Im Hinblick auf eine auf Afrika bezogene Parteienforschung rücken demokratietheoretische, konzeptionelle... more...

  • Politische Partizipation und Regimelegitimität in der VR Chinaby Thomas Heberer; Gunter Schubert

    VS Verlag für Sozialwissenschaften 2008; US$ 39.99

    Die Autoren präsentieren Teilergebnisse eines Forschungsvorhabens, das sich mit dem politischen Bewusstsein in der VR China im Kontext lokaler Partizipationsprozesse befasst hat. Untersucht wurde dabei die Einwirkung unterschiedlicher institutioneller Reformen der Partizipationserweiterung auf das politische Bewusstsein und Verhalten der ländlichen... more...

  • Democratisation and Power-Sharing in Stormy Weatherby Tamirace Fakhoury Mühlbacher

    VS Verlag für Sozialwissenschaften 2009; US$ 89.99

    Since the inception of the fragile nation-state in 1943, Lebanon has been faced with the constantly unstable predicament of being torn between Middle Eastern and Western orbits. After examining Lebanon?s pre-war consociational democracy as well as the factors behind its collapse in 1975, Tamirace Fakhoury Mühlbacher analyses the post-war order (1990-2006)... more...