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  • Mysticism and Kingship in Chinaby Julia Ching

    Cambridge University Press 1997; US$ 38.00

    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$ 100.00

    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...

  • Citizens’ Report on Governance and Development 2010by Social Watch India

    SAGE India 2010; US$ 29.95

    Every year, the Citizens’ Report on Governance and Development examines the performance of the institutions of governance—Parliament, Judiciary, Policy and the Local Self Governments—through the lenses of fundamental economic and social values such as rights, development, freedom and security. The 2010 report includes evaluation of the... more...

  • The Civil Service in Hong Kongby Ahmed Shafiqul Huque; Grace O.M. Lee; Anthony B.L. Cheung

    Hong Kong University Press, HKU 1998; US$ 48.00

    The civil service has made significant contribution to the development of Hong Kong. Over the years, this institution has been exposed to challenges emanating from the rapidly changing environment. The preparation for Hong Kong's integration with China was a major accomplishment for the civil service. more...

  • The Reform of Governanceby Keping Yu

    BRILL 2010; US$ 224.00

    The Reform of Governance is a translated collection of articles providing a look at how scholars in China have been assessing their country's recent governmental history. This volume, as well as the others in the SSRC series, provides Western scholars with an accessible English-language look at the state of current Chinese scholarship, and as such,... more...

  • Getting Heardby Christine Loh

    Hong Kong University Press, HKU 2002; US$ 21.00

    This is a practical guide to help Hong Kong citizens participate more effectively in public affairs. It suggests ways that individual citizens can work with each other and with the government in making choices and taking action. more...

  • Functional Constituenciesby Christine Loh

    Hong Kong University Press, HKU 2006; US$ 80.00

    The book provides detailed information on: the relevant law of functional constituencies, their place in the Basic Law and with respect to the International Covenant on Civil and Political Rights, their history, a full list of functional constituencies and the size and make-up of their electorates including how certain major companies may control large... more...

  • Ballot Box Chinaby Kerry Brown

    Zed Books 2011; US$ 29.95

    Since 1988, China has undergone one of the largest, but least understood, experiments in grassroots democracy. Across 600,000 villages, with almost a million elections, some three million officials have been elected. This book looks at the history of the elections, how they arose, what they have achieved and where they might be going, exploring the... more...

  • The Politics of Coalition in Koreaby Youngmi Kim

    Taylor and Francis 2011; US$ 51.95

    This book examines how inter- and intra-party coalition-building affects governability in South Korea. Focusing on the Kim Dae-jung administration (1998-2003) as a case study in the failure of a government to turn electoral success into stable governability, or ability to implement reform policies, the book?s research draws on two bodies of literature... more...

  • Islamic Revivalism in Syriaby Line Khatib

    Taylor and Francis 2012; US$ 44.95

    Contemporary studies on Syria assume that the country?s Ba?thist regime has been effective in subduing its Islamic opposition, placing Syria at odds with the Middle East?s larger trends of rising Islamic activism and the eclipse of secular ideologies as the primary source of political activism. Yet this assumption founders when confronted with the... more...