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  • 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...

  • 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...

  • 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 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...

  • 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...