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Political institutions and public administration (Asia, Africa, Australia, Pacific Area, etc.)

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  • Nigeriaby John Campbell

    Rowman & Littlefield Publishers 2013; US$ 33.00

    In this thoroughly updated edition, John Campbell explores Nigeria’s post-colonial history and presents a nuanced explanation of the events and conditions that have carried this complex, dynamic, and very troubled giant to the brink. Central to his analysis are the oil wealth, endemic corruption, elite competition, and radical Islamic insurrection... more...

  • Elections and Distributive Politics in Mubarak’s Egyptby Lisa Blaydes

    Cambridge University Press 2010; US$ 37.00

    This book examines the meaning of elections in authoritarian Egypt. more...

  • Building Trust in Governmentby G. Shabbir Cheema; Vesselin Popovski

    United Nations University Press 2010; US$ 35.00

    The ability of governments and the global community to achieve the Millennium Development Goals, ensure security, and promote adherence to basic standards of human rights depends on people's trust in their government. However, public trust in government and political institutions has been declining in both developing and developed countries in... more...

  • After 50 Years: The Promised Land is Still Too Far! 1961 - 2011by John Werrema

    Mkuki na Nyota Publishers 2012; US$ 26.00

    The late Julius Kambarage Nyerere was nicknamed �Musa� (Moses) during the later, post-independence years for leading his people from slavery and guiding them toward a free land of prosperity � the Promised Land. The Tanzanian odyssey chronicled in this book, which first appeared ten years ago as Tanzanians to the Promised Land, has been updated with... more...

  • Wage Inequality by Gender and Occupationby Marva Corley; Yves Perardel; Kalina Popova

    International Labour Office 2006; US$ 5.00

    Using Key Indicators of the Labour Market (KILM) of the period 1990-2003, estimates earnings differences between men and women in selected developed and developing countries. Discusses the impact of globalization on wages and analyses trends in gender equity in pay within occupations and sectors. more...

  • African Governance Report 2009by United Nations Economic Commission for Africa

    Oxford University Press 2009; US$ 37.99

    The African Governance Report, which assesses and monitors the progress of governance in Africa, is the most comprehensive periodic report on governance on the continent. This second edition of the report covers 35 African countries. The main finding of the report is that Africa within the last five years recorded marginal progress on governance. The... more...

  • Australian Politics For Dummiesby Nick Economou; Zareh Ghazarian

    Wiley 2010; US$ 26.95 US$ 23.50

    Created especially for the Australian customer! Understand the Australian political system and make your vote count Get to grips with the good, the bad and the ugly of Australian politics! Whether you're a seasoned political punter or a voting novice, this is your essential guide to understanding politics in Australia. Master the ins and... more...

  • Political Domination in Africaby Patrick Chabal

    Cambridge University Press 1986; US$ 29.00

    The book addresses a wide audience: students of African history and politics, of Third World development and of political theory. more...

  • Parteiensystem und Verfassung in Afrikaby Helga Fleischhacker

    VS Verlag für Sozialwissenschaften 2010; US$ 46.43

    Die Studie befasst sich mit dem prekären Verhältnis von Staat, Partei und Gesellschaft in Afrika und den sich daraus ergebenden funktionalen und strukturellen Entwicklungsbedingungen für Verfassung und Parteiensystem in historischer Perspektive. Im Hinblick auf eine auf Afrika bezogene Parteienforschung rücken demokratietheoretische, konzeptionelle... more...

  • Public Opinion and Interest Group Politicsby A. Thuynsma

    Africa Institute of South Africa 2012; US$ 43.00

    In more developed democracies, such as the US and Germany, interest groups both shape and promote public opinion. Regrettably, this is not always true in South Africa�s nascent system. This anthology tries to understand why interest groups do not affect or advance public opinion in South Africa and then suggests how interest groups can redress the... more...