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  • Guarding the Guardiansby Mathurin C. Houngnikpo

    Ashgate Publishing Ltd 2010; US$ 124.95

    This book reviews the intrusion of the armed forces in African politics by examining contemporary armies and their impact on society. It revisits the various explanations of military takeovers in Africa and disentangles the notion of the military as a progressive force. The study argues the necessity of new civil-military relations in Africa, calling... more...

  • The Route to Power in Nigeriaby M.J. Balogun

    Palgrave Macmillan Ltd. 2009; US$ 85.00

    Proceeding from a longitudinal analysis of Nigeria's governorship history, this book shows how personalities have overwhelmed institutions, to the detriment of the country's democratic consolidation. more...

  • Interpreting Islamic Political Partiesby M.A. Mohamed Salih

    Palgrave Macmillan Ltd. 2009; US$ 95.00

    Interpreting Islamic Political Parties offer a critical analysis and explanation of the evolution, institutionalization and current developments of Islamic political parties. The volume contains case studies of Islamic political parties in Algeria, Egypt, Indonesia, Kuwait, Lebanon, Malaysia, Maldives, Mauritius, Somalia, South Africa and Sudan. more...

  • Political Transformations and Political Entrepreneursby Assaf Meydani

    Palgrave Macmillan Ltd. 2009; US$ 85.00

    This book presents a theoretical framework based on the empirical context of the Israeli political system to evaluate under what conditions and in what ways can fundamental institutional changes occur in a democratic political system. more...

  • Progress in Public Management in the Middle East and North Africaby OECD Publishing

    Organisation for Economic Co-operation and Development 2010; US$ 70.00

    The MENA-OECD Governance Programme supports public sector reform in the Middle East and North African (MENA) region. Since its inception in 2003, the programme has helped the region to improve institutions for good governance through continuous policy review and reform. The need to accelerate economic growth has been the primary impetus, but MENA governments... more...

  • Les constitutions arabes et l'Islamby Sabine Lavorel

    Presses de l''niversite du Quebec 2005; US$ 21.75

    La lecture des Constitutions arabes -de leur lettre comme de leur pratique- par le biais du pluralisme juridique permet de comprendre la nature et la portée des transformations qui sont à l'oeuvre dans ces États, tant ceux qui restent essentiellement attachés à des valeurs traditionnelles que les plus avancés dans... more...

  • From Subject to Citizenby Alastair Davidson

    Cambridge University Press 1997; US$ 36.00

    This important, theoretically sophisticated work explores the concepts of liberal democracy, citizenship and rights. more...

  • Party vs. State in Post-1949 Chinaby Shiping Zheng

    Cambridge University Press 1997; US$ 36.00

    Comprehensive analysis of a very important issue in contemporary China: the tensions between the Communist Party and state institutions. more...

  • Mysticism and Kingship in Chinaby Julia Ching

    Cambridge University Press 1997; US$ 40.00

    Surveys over four thousand years of Chinese civilisation through an examination of the relationship between kingship and mysticism. more...

  • Transforming Participation?by Dr Niamh Gaynor

    Palgrave Macmillan 2010; US$ 105.00

    Do participatory processes open a political space to marginalized groups and individuals? Or do they co-opt and coerce groups to reinforce existing inequitable relations? In an innovative comparative study which breaks with tradition this book explores these questions by looking at Malawi and Ireland. more...