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

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  • 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...

  • Accountability without Democracyby Lily L. Tsai

    Cambridge University Press 2007; US$ 28.00

    How citizens get government officials to provide them with public services in rural China. more...

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

    Cambridge University Press 2007; US$ 44.00

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

  • China's Elite Politicsby by Bo Zhiyue

    World Scientific Publishing Company 2007; US$ 39.00

    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...

  • China's War on Terrorismby Martin I. Wayne

    Taylor and Francis 2007; US$ 54.95

    China?s war on terror is among its most prominent and least understood of campaigns. With links to the global jihad, an indigenous insurgency threatens the government?s grip on a massive region of north- western China known as Xinjiang. Riots, bombings, ambushes, and assassinations have rocked the region under separatist and Islamist banners. China... more...

  • The Chinese Party-State in the 21st Centuryby Andre Laliberte; Marc Lanteigne

    Taylor and Francis 2007; US$ 54.95

    As the Chinese Communist Party continues to move away from socialism, it faces a growing number of challenges to the claim that it represents the sole legitimate governing body in China. In order to reaffirm itself as the most effective force for keeping the country together, the CCP has adapted to contemporary political conundrums in a variety of... more...

  • Everyday Corruption and the Stateby Giorgio Blundo; Jean-Pierre Olivier de Sardan; N. B. Arifari

    Zed Books 2006; US$ 34.95

    Daily life in Africa is governed by the ‘petty‘ corruption of public officials in services such as health, transport, or the judicial system. This remarkable study of everyday corruption in three African countries investigates the reasons for its extraordinary prevalence. The authors construct an illuminating analytical framework around the... more...

  • Intellectuals and African Developmentby Björn Beckman; Gbemisola Adeoti

    Zed Books 2006; US$ 36.95

    The essays in this book study responses to ‘the African predicament’. They draw on a diversity of sources, including prominent writers such as Soyinka, Ngu~gi~ and Achebe; military men in power; and students who defy repression. The volume suggests that intervention by international agencies claiming to promote ‘democracy’ and to... more...

  • When Things Fell Apartby Robert H. Bates

    Cambridge University Press 2008; US$ 16.00

    Robert H. Bates addresses the origins of state failure in late twentieth-century Africa. more...