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

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  • The Australian Policy Handbookby Catherine Althaus; Peter Bridgman; Glyn Davis

    Allen & Unwin 2007; US$ 40.90

    A thoroughly revised new edition of the authoritative guide to the process of policy making in government. more...

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

    Cambridge University Press 2010; US$ 24.00

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

  • The Arab Uprisingsby James L. Gelvin

    Oxford University Press, USA 2012; US$ 12.99

    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...

  • The Invisible Arabby Marwan Bishara

    Nation Books 2012; US$ 15.99

    Marwan Bishara, the chief policy analyst for Al Jazeera English and presenter of the show “Empire?, looks at the roots of pro-democracy revolutions in the Arab world and offers an original analysis of what went right, why this moment is paramount, and how more...

  • Lineages of Political Societyby Partha Chatterjee

    Columbia University Press 2011; US$ 26.99

    Partha Chatterjee, a pioneering theorist, is known for his wide disciplinary range, incorporating the concerns of South Asian studies, postcolonialism, the social sciences, and the humanities with remarkable dexterity. His versatility made his early work, Politics of the Governed , a widespread hit, and it continues to draw audiences in an era of... more...

  • People's Warby Anthea Jeffery

    Jonathan Ball Publishers 2014; US$ 30.63

    Twenty years have passed since South Africans were being shot or hacked or burned to death in political conflict; and the memory of the trauma has faded. Some 20 500 people were nevertheless killed between 1984 and 1994. The conventional wisdom is that they died at the hands of a state-backed Third Force, but the more accurate explanation is that... more...

  • Afrikas Macher - Afrikas Entwicklerby Ute Schaeffer

    Brandes & Apsel 2014; US$ 24.58

    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...

  • 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...

  • Comparing Asian Politicsby Sue Ellen M. Charlton

    Westview Press 2014; US$ 29.99

    Well-written and comprehensive, this text provides a political and cultural comparative perspective on India, China, and Japan. more...

  • KENIA: Reportagen aus dem Inneren eines zerissenen Landesby Thilo Thielke

    Brandes & Apsel 2014; US$ 19.23

    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...