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- Jonathan Ball Publishers 2011; US$ 14.99
The South African 'Arms Deal' was never a single event. Rather it was, and still is, a series of scandals and outrages, all contributing towards a dubious momentum that takes South Africa further away from transparent democratic practice. The Devil in the Detail, written by two of South Africa's leading researchers on the subject, takes the reader... more...
- Jonathan Ball Publishers 2012; US$ 8.75
Hope & Fear is a selection of speeches and writings by Tony Leon, former leader of the Democratic Alliance (DA) and its predecessor, the Democratic Party (DP). It records a period in which Leon took the party from the edge of political extinction to the centre of political debate and massively increased voter support. Leon speaks and writes with style,... more...
- Taylor and Francis 2012; US$ 54.95
Despite intensified governmental and public efforts at corruption control in recent years, official transgression continues to surface in various ways of abusing the unique power and trust that a government holds. Preventing Corruption in Asia addresses a number of crucial questions: -What institutional arrangements are necessary to ensure... more...
- Springer Berlin Heidelberg 2012; US$ 173.77
We have witnessed the substantial transformation of China studies, particularly Chinese political studies, in the past 30 years due to changes in China and its rising status in the world as well as changes in our ways of conducting research. As area studies specialists, we are no longer ?isolated? from the larger disciplines of Political Science and... more...
- Taylor and Francis 2012; US$ 56.95
Over the past two decades, China?s political reforms, open-door policy, dramatic economic growth, and increasingly assertive foreign policy have had an unprecedented regional and global impact. This introductory textbook provides students with a fundamental understanding of government and politics in China as well as the conceptual ability to explore... more...
- Palgrave Macmillan 1996; US$ 186.00
This book deals with the public policy-making process in contemporary Japan testifying a new dictum: 'The various phases of the policy process cause politics'. The analytical focus is threefold: encompassing the policy-making process on the national level; elections and the policy-making process; and the regional policy and decision-making. These... more...
- Palgrave Macmillan 1996; US$ 176.00
This book analyses the changing nature of centre-province relations in China in a period of rapid economic change. It aims to show how leadership conflicts over the nature and scope of economic change gave rise to an incremental and reactive reform process. The resulting partially reformed economic system not only gave many provincial leaders the ability... more...
- Zed Books 2012; US$ 34.95
China is a rising economic and political power. But what is the message of this rise? Tongdong Bai addresses this increasingly pressing question by examining the rich history of political theories and practices from China's past, and showing how it impacts upon the present.Chinese political traditions are often viewed negatively as 'authoritarian'... more...
- Taylor and Francis 2012; US$ 54.95
Despite continuing criticism of the Chinese authoritarian political system, the range of participants in the decision-making process has widened, with different social actors now playing an increasingly important role in the Chinese policymaking process. Accordingly, the role of think tanks in the policymaking process has generated great interest... more...