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  • State?Society Relations and Governance in Chinaby Sujian Guo; John Creed; Sheng Ding; Joseph Fewsmith; David S. G. Goodman; Wenshan Jia; Guoli Liu; Josef Gregory Mahoney; Edwin E. Moise; Nele Noesselt; G. Venkat Raman; Dorothy J. Solinger; Lynn T. White III; Teresa Wright

    Lexington Books 2014; US$ 94.99

    State ? Society Relations and Governance in China , a wide-ranging collection of essays written by scholars from both inside and outside China, explores the complexity of the changing state-society relationship and the modes and practices of governance in China by combining theoretical exploration and empirical case studies. more...

  • State and Agents in Chinaby Yongshun Cai

    Stanford University Press 2014; US$ 27.95

    Chinese government officials have played a crucial role in China's economic development, but they are also responsible for severe problems, including environmental pollution, violation of citizens' rights, failure in governance, and corruption. How does the Chinese Party-state respond when a government official commits a duty-related malfeasance or... 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...

  • 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...

  • Ethnicity and Elections in Turkeyby Gul Akdag

    Taylor and Francis 2014; US$ 145.00

    Ethnicity and Elections in Turkey attempts to understand the mobilization strategies of incumbent parties to consolidate and increase their support among swing voters of an ethnic group. By analyzing the strategy of AKP on voters of Kurdish origin, it investigates the conditions under which it can mobilize them through the clientelistic network and... 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...

  • 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...

  • Japan! Regain Your Samurai Spiritby Ryuho Okawa

    IRH Press USA Inc. 2015; US$ 9.99

    <p>This book is the record of interviews conducted on Former President of Taiwan Lee Teng-hui’s subconscious [guardian spirit] in February 2014. His true thoughts, as well as the truth on modern East-Asian history, were revealed in these interviews. The book is filled with hints on how to give another thought to the causes of World War II.... more...

  • Public Opinion and Interest Group Politicsby A. Thuynsma

    Africa Institute of South Africa 2012; US$ 37.05

    In more developed democracies, such as the US and Germany, interest groups both shape and promote public opinion. Regrettably, this is not always true in South Africa?s nascent system. This anthology tries to understand why interest groups do not affect or advance public opinion in South Africa and then suggests how interest groups can redress the... more...