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  • States and Power in Africaby Jeffrey Herbst; Jeffrey Herbst

    Princeton University Press 2014; US$ 29.95

    Theories of international relations, assumed to be universally applicable, have failed to explain the creation of states in Africa. There, the interaction of power and space is dramatically different from what occurred in Europe. In States and Power in Africa , Jeffrey Herbst places the African state-building process in a truly comparative perspective.... more...

  • The Arab Uprisings: What Everyone Needs to Knowby James Gelvin

    Oxford University Press 2014; US$ 16.99

    Beginning in December 2010 popular revolt swept through the Middle East, shocking the world and ushering in a period of unprecedented unrest. Protestors took to the streets to demand greater freedom, democracy, human rights, social justice, and regime change. What caused these uprisings? What is their significance? And what are their likely consequences?... more...

  • State and Agents in Chinaby Yongshun Cai

    Stanford University Press 2014; US$ 27.95

    Chinese government officials have played a crucial role in China's economic development, but they are also responsible for severe problems, including environmental pollution, violation of citizens' rights, failure in governance, and corruption. How does the Chinese Party-state respond when a government official commits a duty-related malfeasance or... more...

  • Political and Constitutional Transitions in North Africaby Justin Frosini; Francesco Biagi

    Taylor and Francis 2014; US$ 145.00

    The transformations which are taking place in the Arab world are dynamic processes characterised by a number of variables that one can refer to as actors and factors . The implications of the Arab uprisings are important for the world at large; the Arab world?s successes, and failures, at this crucial moment may well serve as a model for other... more...

  • Constructing Modern Asian Citizenshipby Edward Vickers; Krishna Kumar

    Taylor and Francis 2014; US$ 155.00

    In many non-Western contexts, modernization has tended to be equated with Westernization, and hence with an abandonment of authentic indigenous identities and values. This is evident in the recent history of many Asian societies, where efforts to modernize ? spurred on by the spectre of foreign domination ? have often been accompanied by determined... more...

  • Integrity in Government through Records Managementby James Lowry; Justus Wamukoya

    Ashgate Publishing Ltd 2014; US$ 119.95

    As a celebration of Anne Thurston’s contribution to the field of archives and records management, and public administration in the developing world, this excellent volume brings together scholars and practicing archivists to discuss the key issues around public records and good governance. Never before have these authors from the developing and... more...

  • The Geopolitics of Regional Powerby Sören Scholvin

    Ashgate Publishing Ltd 2014; US$ 119.95

    In the last two decades, various states from the Global South have emerged as important players in international relations. Most popular amongst them is China. Brazil, India and South Africa have also taken essential roles in global and regional politics. Compared to traditional great powers, they can be labelled ‘regional great powers’ or... more...

  • The Last Post-Cold War Socialist Federationby Semahagn Gashu Abebe

    Ashgate Publishing Ltd 2014; US$ 119.95

    This book assesses the Ethiopian ethnic federal system from the perspective of the principles of socialist federations and other Marxist oriented policies pursued by the ruling Ethiopian Peoples' Revolutionary Democratic Front (EPRDF). Exploring how the application of these ideological principles has impacted on the structure and function of the... more...

  • The Internet and Democracy Building in Lusophone African Countriesby Susana Salgado

    Ashgate Publishing Ltd 2014; US$ 109.95

    This timely book fills an important gap in the literature on the influence of the Internet and new media in Portuguese speaking African countries. Based on extensive field work throughout the region, the author examines the influence of the Internet in the transition to democracy in Africa, and asks whether there are new possibilities for popular activism... more...

  • The Politics of Governanceby Lucy Koechlin; Till Förster

    Taylor and Francis 2014; US$ 130.00

    How do government arrangements emerge? When and how does individual agency turn into collective agency? How do sensory experiences of violence, instability, etc affect the configuration of governance arrangements? When, why, and how are governance arrangements institutionalized? This book seeks to contribute to a non-normative conceptualization... more...