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  • East Asia?s New Democraciesby Yin-wah Chu; Siu-lun Wong

    Taylor and Francis 2010; US$ 53.95

    Reflects on the contemporary situations in the new democracies of East Asia, and debates on the prospect of introducing liberal democracy to this area. The chapters cover a wide range of cases, including in-depth examination of China, Korea, Taiwan, the Philippines, Thailand, and broad comparisons of other countries. more...

  • Choosing the Republicby Glenn Patmore

    University of NSW Press 2009; US$ 31.95

    It has been ten years since the 1999 Republican referendum failed. Whilst it was ultimately unsuccessful, it has engaged people in a debate that has spanned a decade. Australians seem to want a republic, but there is uncertainty about what kind of republic we want. If we wish to understand the implications and future of republicanism, we need to know... more...

  • Guarding the Guardiansby Mathurin C. Houngnikpo

    Ashgate Publishing Ltd 2010; US$ 119.95

    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...

  • 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...

  • 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...

  • 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...

  • Overseas Chinese, Ethnic Minorities and Nationalismby Elena Barabantseva

    Taylor and Francis 2010; US$ 140.00

    This book examines the close relationship between state-led nationalism and modernisation, with specific reference to discourses on the overseas Chinese and minority nationalities. 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$ 35.00

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