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  • 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...

  • 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...

  • A Little History of the Labour Partyby Nick Dyrenfurth; Frank Bongiorno

    University of NSW Press 2010; US$ 19.96

    The Australian Labor Party is one of the oldest labour parties and was the first in the world to form a government. 2011 marks its 120th birthday. This short and lively book tells the story of the ALP’s numerous successes in winning government at all levels and making policy that has transformed lives. The book also shows how the ALP has attracted... more...

  • State and Civil Societyby Deng Zhenglai

    World Scientific Publishing Company 2010; US$ 172.00

    This volume, the second installment in the series on "Developing China - Translated Research from China", contains a collection of the most outstanding academic articles written by prestigious Chinese scholars of humanities and social sciences in the past three decades. The volume aims to present to international readers a comprehensive discussion... more...

  • Political Parties and Electoral Strategyby Olli Hellmann

    Palgrave Macmillan 2011; US$ 95.00

    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 2011; 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... 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 Ph.D. David Ghanim

    ABC-CLIO 2011; US$ 48.00

    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...

  • The Contradictions of Israeli Citizenshipby Guy Ben-Porat; Bryan S. Turner

    Taylor and Francis 2011; US$ 44.95

    This book provides an integrated analysis of the complex nature of citizenship in Israel. Contributions from leading social and political theorists explore different aspects of citizenship through the demands and struggles of minority groups to provide a comprehensive picture of the dynamics of Israeli citizenship and the dilemmas that emerge at the... 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...