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- World Scientific Publishing Company 2014; US$ 114.00
The debate over the compatibility of Confucian culture with democracy is an ongoing one. Yet, few books in the existing literature have dealt specifically with the relationship between Confucian culture (as opposed to Confucianism or general cultural factors) and democracy. Prior to the end of the Second World War, no Confucian society was democratic,... more...
- Brookings Institution Press 2014; US$ 22.00
One third of humanity is governed by two capitals, New Delhi and Beijing. Increasingly, these two countries are being led not from the top down, but rather from the Inside Out. In 2014, India overwhelmingly elected Narendra Modi minister, a man who rose to national prominence as chief minister of Gujarat, India's fastest growing state. Likewise,... more...
- Taylor and Francis 2014; US$ 145.00
The Japanese political system is a parliamentary democracy and was the first western style government in Asia when the parliamentary system was adopted in the 1880s. It has a multiparty system, free elections, and a parliament that functions much the same way that any other democratic parliament functions, however for much of its existence the Japanese... more...
- Taylor and Francis 2014; US$ 145.00
Ethnicity and Elections in Turkey attempts to understand the mobilization strategies of incumbent parties to consolidate and increase their support among swing voters of an ethnic group. By analyzing the strategy of AKP on voters of Kurdish origin, it investigates the conditions under which it can mobilize them through the clientelistic network and... more...
- Taylor and Francis 2014; US$ 160.00
As a hybrid regime, Hong Kong has been governed by a state-business alliance since the colonial era. However, since the handover in 1997, the transformation of Hong Kong?s political and socio-economic environment has eroded the conditions that supported a viable state-business alliance. This state-business alliance, which was once a solution for Hong... more...
- Edward Elgar Publishing 2014; US$ 40.00
The Politics of Law and Stability in China examines the nexus between social stability and the law in contemporary China. It explores the impact of Chinese Communist Partys (CCP) rationales for social stability on legal reforms, criminal justice operations and handling of disputes and social unrest inside and outside Chinas justice agencies.... more...
- Brandes & Apsel 2014; US$ 24.20
Afrika hat nicht eine, sondern mehrere Gegenwarten. Es ist an manchen Orten auf der Überholspur, woanders auf dem Weg zurück in eine soziale und politische Steinzeit. Viele Staaten Afrikas machen über Jahre entschlossene Schritte auf eine Demokratisierung zu und werden dann plötzlich in Diktatur und Anarchie zurückgeworfen. Und: das Navigationssystem... more...
- Brandes & Apsel 2014; US$ 18.93
Januar 2008: Kenia stand an der Schwelle zum Bürgerkrieg. Mit Macheten bewaffnete Jugendliche wüteten in den riesigen Slums der Hauptstadt Nairobi, im Westen des Landes wurden?Protestmärsche niedergeknüppelt und im Rift Valley verbrannten Menschen in Kirchen. Auslöser der Unruhen waren die Präsidentschaftswahlen vom 27. Dezember 2007. Präsident Mwai... more...
- Springer 2014; US$ 54.99
How is modern civil society created There are few contemporary studies on this important question and when it is addressed, scholars tend to emphasize the institutional environment that facilitates a modern civil society. However, there is a need for a new perspective on this issue. Contemporary China, where a modern civil society remains in a nascent... more...
- Springer 2014; US$ 129.00
Beginning in 2010, there has been a consolidating cooperation among existing powers in the Euro-Mediterranean in face of the rapid de-stabilization of the Arab region. This fact alone accelerated the hesitant responses by the EU towards emerging hegemons, particularly Russia and China, who?in-turn applied traditional mechanisms of increasing regional... more...