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  • Torn Countryby Zeyno Baran

    Hoover Institution Press 2010; US$ 14.99

    Zeyno Baran examines the intense struggle between Turkey's secularists and Islamists in their most recent battles over their country's destination. Looking into the fate of both Turkey's secularism and its democratic experiment, she shows that, for all the flaws of its political journey, the modern Turkish state has managed to maintain an essential... 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...

  • Politics of Preferenceby Krishna K. Ph.D Tummala

    Taylor and Francis 2014; US$ 69.95

    Minorities, based on whatever criteria?linguistic, religious, ethnic, tribal, racial, or otherwise?share a distinctive contextual and social experience. Their representation in public service is important, especially when there have been public policies which have historically discriminated against them. Politics of Preference: India, United States,... more...

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

    Diplomica Verlag 2010; US$ 50.07

    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...

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

    Franz Steiner Verlag 2012; US$ 37.52

    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...

  • 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...

  • The Transformation of the Japanese Leftby Sarah Hyde

    Taylor and Francis 2009; US$ 49.95

    This book examines the transition within the Japanese party system that has seen the demise of ?the old socialists?, the Japan Socialist Party, and in its place, the emergence of the Democratic Party of Japan as the leading opposition party. more...

  • The Rise of Japanese NGOsby Kim D. Reimann

    Taylor and Francis 2009; US$ 49.95

    Looking at domestic politics, transnational diffusion, the state?s relationship with civil society and societal actors, the book demonstrates how and why NGOs active in global issues have become more visible in Japan and are now established players in the policy making process. more...

  • Patron-Client Politics and Elections in Hong Kongby Bruce Kam-kwan Kwong

    Taylor and Francis 2009; US$ 44.95

    Examines whether patron-client relations are critical to the electoral victory of candidates; how the political elites cultivate support from clients in order to obtain more votes during local elections; and tests the extent to which whether patron-client relations are crucial in order for candidates to obtain more ballots during elections. more...

  • Towards a Democratic Nepalby Mahendra Lawoti

    SAGE India 2005; US$ 29.95

    Providing a comprehensive critique of the Constitution adopted in 1990, this book identifies it as an important factor in the exclusion of various ethnic and minority groups. It examines the causes for the lack of democratic consolidation in Nepal and outlines alternative institutions that can give voice to the various socio-cultural groups in the... more...