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

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  • Yes, Premierby John Wanna; Paul Williams

    University of NSW Press 2005; US$ 32.95

    The focus of Yes, Premier is on the big names of state and territory Labor politics: Carr, Beattie, Bracks, Rann, Gallop, Martin, Stanhope and Bacon/Lennon. The book includes a chapter on each state or territory, and in each case focuses on the leader who has led their party to power and so created this unprecedented and historical situation. more...

  • Westminster Legaciesby Haig Patapan; John Wanna; Patrick Weller

    University of NSW Press 2005; US$ 41.95

    Examines the ways in which the Westminster system has influenced the shaping of responsible government and democracy across Asia, Australasia and the Pacific. It also examines the ways the Westminster system has been adapted in these different countries in the light of local practices and traditions. more...

  • Limiting Democracyby Colin A Hughes; Brian Costar

    University of NSW Press 2006; US$ 13.95

    Recently introduced legislation and other proposal from government ministers threaten Australians? right to vote. Brian Costar and Colin A. Hughes argue that rather than watering down democratic rights we need to strengthen the key features of our electoral system. more...

  • Democratization and Developmentby Dietrich Jung

    Palgrave Macmillan 2006; US$ 100.00

    Exploring the political economy of development and democracy in the Middle East, this book provides new insight into the effects of external initiatives for the support of good governance in Arab states, the impact of transnational Islamist networks on democratization in the Middle East, and the role of new satellite broadcasting in the Arab world. more...

  • Electoral Politics in South Africaby Jessica Piombo; Lia Nijzink

    Palgrave Macmillan 2005; US$ 105.00

    A look at South Africa's electoral process more...

  • China's Elite Politicsby by Bo Zhiyue

    World Scientific Publishing Company 2007; US$ 176.00

    China’s Elite Politics provides a new theoretical perspective on elite politics in China and uses this theoretical perspective to explain power transfer from Jiang Zemin to Hu Jintao and political dynamics between different factional groups since the Sixteenth Party Congress of November 2002. It explains the transition in structural terms, presents... more...

  • African Parliamentsby M. A. Mohamed Salih

    Palgrave Macmillan 2005; US$ 100.00

    An analysis of parliaments in sub-Saharan Africa in the post-independence period. more...

  • Cabinet Government in Australia, 1901-2006by Patrick Weller

    University of NSW Press 2007; US$ 42.95

    Offers a comprehensive study of the development of the central institution of government over the first century of its life. Based on the author's research and 30 years' experience writing about central government in Australia, this book provides an understanding of both the history and the working of the institution. more...

  • Power Without Responsibilityby Anne Tiernan

    University of NSW Press 2007; US$ 29.95

    A raft of recent political scandals in Australia has generated widespread media and public interest in the role and accountability of ministerial staffers, and their impact on relations between ministers and their public service advisers. Such scandals include the notorious Children overboard? affair and the more recent AWB imbroglio. more...

  • The Rise and Fall of the Communist Party of Iraqby Tareq Y. Ismael

    Cambridge University Press 2007; US$ 29.00

    This 2008 book follows the rise and fall of the Iraqi Communist Party through original records. more...