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  • Continent, Coast, Oceanby Ooi Kee Beng; Ding Choo Ming

    Institute of Southeast Asian Studies (ISEAS) 2007; US$ 65.90

    This collection of articles takes a long look at the dynamics of regionalism in Eastern Asia and shows how although the past limits the future, its hold on our possibilities for peaceful coexistence is not as strong as we think. What makes this volume unique is that Taiwanese scholars are brought together with Malaysian scholars to discuss a subject... more...

  • Political Parties and Electoral Strategyby Olli Hellmann

    Palgrave Macmillan 2011; US$ 100.00

    A study of processes of political party formation and change in new democracies. This book argues that to understand party organizations we need to focus on politicians' electoral strategies. The framework is used to analyze political party development in the new democracies of East Asia (South Korea, Taiwan, the Philippines, and Indonesia.) more...

  • Hizbullah's Identity Constructionby Joseph Alagha; David J. Wertheim; Ido de Haan; Joel Cahen

    Amsterdam University Press 2012; US$ 29.95

    As the dominant political force in Lebanon and one of the most powerful post-Islamist organizations in the world, Hizbullah is a source of great controversy and uncertainty in the West. Despite the significant attention paid to this group by the media, the details of Hizbullah?s evolution have frequently confounded politicians?and even scholars. In... more...

  • The Survival of North Koreaby Suk Hi Kim; Terence Roehrig; Bernhard Seliger

    McFarland & Company, Inc., Publishers 2011; US$ 35.00

    Since the end of the Cold War, scholars and analysts have been predicting the collapse of the communist regime in North Korea. Yet, despite a deteriorating economy characterized by declining industrial output, outdated technology, and difficulty feeding its people, the country has been able to persist and continues to plod along. How has North Korea... more...

  • Iraq's Dysfunctional Democracyby David Ghanim

    ABC-CLIO 2011; US$ 53.00

    This book examines Iraq since 2003 and argues that a new democratic Iraq cannot be grounded on destructive politics of victimization, narrow nationalism, sectarian confessionalism, and a consensual, power-sharing political arrangement. more...

  • Negotiating Statehoodby Tobias Hagmann; ; Didier clard

    Wiley 2011; US$ 34.95

    Negotiating Statehood: Dynamics of Power and Domination in Africa provides a conceptual framework for analysing dynamic processes of state-making in Africa.  Features a conceptual framework which provides a method for analysing the everyday making, contestation, and negotiation of statehood in contemporary Africa Conceptualizes who negotiates... more...

  • Eye on the Moneyby Terry Crawford-Brown

    Penguin Random House South Africa 2011; US$ 5.00

    A riveting tale of deception and corruption in matters related to arms sales by and to South Africa in recent years more...

  • Birthby Peter Harris

    Penguin Random House South Africa 2011; US$ 8.00

    Sensational behind-the-scenes drama of the ?94 election more...

  • China Experimentsby Ann Florini; Hairong Lai; Yeling Tan

    Brookings Institution Press 2012; US$ 29.95

    All societies face a key question: how to empower governments to perform essential governmental functions while constraining the arbitrary exercise of power. This balance, always in flux, is particularly fluid in today’s China. This insightful book examines the changing relationship between that state and its society, as demonstrated by numerous... more...


    World Scientific Publishing Company 2011; US$ 146.00

    Some fledging democracies in the world have encountered setbacks due to political parties trying to grapple with the expectations of sophisticated electorates and introducing gradual political reforms over the years. This book describes how democracy is evolving in East Asia and how it assumes different forms in different countries, with political... more...