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

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  • Public Opinion and Interest Group Politicsby Heather A. Thuynsma

    Africa Institute of South Africa 2012; US$ 39.95

    In more developed democracies, such as the US and Germany, interest groups both shape and promote public opinion. Regrettably, this is not always true in South Africaís nascent system. This anthology tries to understand why interest groups do not affect or advance public opinion in South Africa and then suggests how interest groups can redress... more...

  • Dick Hamerby Tim Colebatch

    Scribe Publications Pty Ltd. 2015; US$ 43.99

    He was the reformer who made Victoria a leader in social equality, the arts, and the environment. He and his government built the underground rail loop, decriminalised homosexuality, abolished capital punishment, and outlawed sexual discrimination in the workplace. Hamer and his team ended the demolition of the inner suburbs, preserved the best... more...

  • The Military and Denied Development in the Pakistani Punjabby Shahrukh Rafi Khan; Aasim Sajjad Akhtar

    Anthem Press 2014; US$ 82.50

    This book explores retrogressive agrarian interventions by Pakistan?s military in the Punjab and details the social resentment and resistance it has initiated. more...

  • Integrity in Government through Records Managementby James Lowry; Justus Wamukoya

    Ashgate Publishing Ltd 2014; US$ 119.95

    As a celebration of Anne Thurston’s contribution to the field of archives and records management, and public administration in the developing world, this excellent volume brings together scholars and practicing archivists to discuss the key issues around public records and good governance. Never before have these authors from the developing and... more...

  • The Geopolitics of Regional Powerby Sören Scholvin

    Ashgate Publishing Ltd 2014; US$ 119.95

    In the last two decades, various states from the Global South have emerged as important players in international relations. Most popular amongst them is China. Brazil, India and South Africa have also taken essential roles in global and regional politics. Compared to traditional great powers, they can be labelled ‘regional great powers’ or... more...

  • The Last Post-Cold War Socialist Federationby Semahagn Gashu Abebe

    Ashgate Publishing Ltd 2014; US$ 119.95

    This book assesses the Ethiopian ethnic federal system from the perspective of the principles of socialist federations and other Marxist oriented policies pursued by the ruling Ethiopian Peoples' Revolutionary Democratic Front (EPRDF). Exploring how the application of these ideological principles has impacted on the structure and function of the... more...

  • Social Movements and Democracy in Africaby Agnes Ngoma Leslie

    CRC Press 2006; US$ 70.00

    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? Leslie discusse women's activism in... more...

  • Australia as an Asia Pacific Regional Powerby Brendan Taylor

    Taylor and Francis 2008; US$ 54.95

    During recent years, in its traditional role as an important Asia-Pacific regional power, Australia has had to cope with a rapidly changing external security environment and a series of new challenges, including a rising China, an increasingly assertive United States, and most notably the Global War against Terror. This book considers the changing... more...

  • Electoral Processes and Governance in South Asiaby Dushyantha Mendis

    SAGE India 2007; US$ 69.00

    Most South Asian countries—following independence from British rule in the. late nineteen forties, and in the case of Nepal, liberation from the autocracy. of one family group in 1950—have enjoyed democratic systems of governance. at least at some time or the other, often for extended periods of time, and, in. a few cases, over the course... more...

  • Towards a Democratic Nepalby Mahendra Lawoti

    SAGE India 2005; US$ 29.95

    Providing a comprehensive critique of the Constitution adopted in 1990, this book identifies it as an important factor in the exclusion of various ethnic and minority groups. It examines the causes for the lack of democratic consolidation in Nepal and outlines alternative institutions that can give voice to the various socio-cultural groups in the... more...