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  • Gesetzgebung und kooperatives Regierungshandelnby Thorsten Anderl

    BWV Berliner Wissenschafts-Verlag 2010; US$ 34.59

    Hauptbeschreibung Während der 14. und 15. Wahlperiode des Deutschen Bundestages ab dem Jahr 1998 häuften sich die Stimmen, die einen Machtverlust des Parlaments zu erkennen glaubten. Hintergrund war die Einsetzung zahlreicher so genannter Konsensrunden und Expertenkommissionen, die im Auftrag der Bundesregierung Vorschläge für konkrete Gesetzgebungsprojekte... more...

  • Reconstructing the Authoritarian State in Africaby George Klay Jr. Kieh; Pita Ogaba Agbese

    Taylor and Francis 2013; US$ 140.00

    This work seeks to examine the nature and dynamics of authoritarianism in Africa and to suggest ways in which the states covered in the book can be democratically reconstituted. In 1990, a wave of euphoria greeted the "third wave of democratization" that swept across the African Continent. The repression-wearied subalterns were hopeful that... more...

  • Non-State Actors in the Middle Eastby Galia Golan; Walid Salem

    Taylor and Francis 2013; US$ 49.95

    As the recent revolutions in the Middle East have demonstrated, civil society in this part of the world is on the move. The increasingly important role of non-state actors ? a phenomenon of globalization- has characterized developments throughout the region, affecting the struggle for democracy and for peace. This volume brings together scholars... more...

  • The Ba'th and the Creation of Modern Syria (RLE Syria)by David Roberts

    Taylor and Francis 2013; US$ 105.00

    This book traces the development of modern Syria focusing on the contribution of the Ba?th party and Ba?thist ideology. It examines the roots of the Ba?th in the intellectual ferment of the 1940s and charts its growing influence on Syrian politics. Special attention is devoted to the crucial Sixth Congress of the Ba?th Party in 1963 and the key ideological... more...

  • Syria 1945-1986 (RLE Syria)by Derek Hopwood

    Taylor and Francis 2013; US$ 120.00

    Syria has often lacked sympathetic observers. This book tries to interpret the country and its people in terms of how they see their own history and of what they are trying to achieve. More than a political or diplomatic history, it discusses the economy, society, education and culture to help the reader understand and explain modern Syria. A description... more...

  • Chinese Politics and Societyby Flemming Christiansen; Shirin M. Rai

    Taylor and Francis 2014; US$ 83.95

    An introduction to Chinese Politics which provides an accessible overview of the structures and dynamics of Chinese politics today. Concentrating on the era since 1949, the text takes a look at politics in the widest sense, analysing political institutions within the crucial broader context of Chinese history and the pressures of social, economic and... more...

  • Informal Power in the Greater Middle Eastby Luca Anceschi; Gennaro Gervasio; Andrea Teti

    Taylor and Francis 2014; US$ 145.00

    Over the last decade or so, academic and non-academic observers have focussed mainly, if not exclusively on the institutions and places of formal power in the Greater Middle East, depicting politics in the region as a small area limited to local authoritarian rulers. In contrast, this book aims to explore the ?hidden geographies? of power, i.e.... more...

  • Identity, Citizenship, and Political Conflict in Africaby Edmond J. Keller

    Indiana University Press 2014; US$ 21.99

    Reflecting on the processes of nation-building and citizenship formation in Africa, Edmond J. Keller believes that although some deep parochial identities have eroded, they have not disappeared and may be more assertive than previously thought, especially in instances of political conflict. Keller reconsiders how national identity has been understood... more...

  • Wired Citizenshipby Linda Herrera

    Taylor and Francis 2014; US$ 47.95

    Wired Citizenship examines the evolving patterns of youth learning and activism in the Middle East and North Africa (MENA). In today?s digital age, in which formal schooling often competes with the peer-driven outlets provided by social media, youth all over the globe have forged new models of civic engagement, rewriting the script of what it means... more...

  • Cultural Authority and Political Culture in Chinaby Christian Soffel; Hoyt Cleveland Tillman

    Franz Steiner Verlag 2012; US$ 32.45

    How have political conflicts impacted philosophical concepts and the rise of particular intellectual lineages in China? This question is part of a contested issue ? the relative strength of state power and intellectuals' cultural authority. A nuanced fathoming of Confucian intellectual currents in Zhu Xi's wake reveals that his ideas were... more...