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

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  • Transnational Mobilization and Domestic Regime Changeby Hans Peter Schmitz

    Palgrave Macmillan 2006; US$ 120.00

    Africa represents the next frontier of the transnational politics of democratization. Recent efforts to promote human rights and democracy have yielded a mixed record of success. A comparison of regime change in Kenya and Uganda reveals how principled interventions have unintentional adverse effects on the democratic reform process. more...

  • The Australian Electoral Systemby David M. Farrell; Ian McAllister

    University of NSW Press 2005; US$ 32.95

    The first-ever comprehensive study of the design of Australian electoral systems. It focuses on the two electoral systems, both ?preferential?, that are most closely associated with Australia: namely the alternative vote and the single, transferable vote. more...

  • 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...

  • Social Movements and Democracy in Africaby Agnes Ngoma Leslie

    Taylor and Francis 2014; US$ 48.95

    This book examines social movements in Africa, analyzing how they emerge and how they may impact public policy, the legal and political situation, and the society by focusing on the following question: How do women's political and legal rights get extended and institutionalized in a patriarchal democratic society? more...

  • Democratization and Developmentby Dietrich Jung

    Palgrave Macmillan 2006; US$ 105.00

    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$ 110.00

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

  • African Parliamentsby M. A. Mohamed Salih

    Palgrave Macmillan 2005; US$ 105.00

    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...