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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...

  • 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...

  • States and Power in Africaby Jeffrey Herbst

    Princeton University Press 2000; US$ 35.00

    Theories of international relations, assumed to be universally applicable, have failed to explain the creation of states in Africa. There, the interaction of power and space is dramatically different from what occurred in Europe. In his groundbreaking book, Jeffrey Herbst places the African state-building process in a truly comparative perspective,... more...

  • Das System der Besteuerung stiller Reserven bei Unternehmensumstrukturierungen.by Alexander Kredig

    Duncker & Humblot 2013; US$ 94.16

    Hauptbeschreibung Der Gesetzgeber nimmt mit dem SEStEG für sich in Anspruch, ein systematisches steuerliches Umstrukturierungsrecht geschaffen zu haben. Die Arbeit deckt aber durch eine Analyse der Gesetzesmaterie anhand von Fallgruppen eine nur vordergründige formale Systematisierung bei zahlreichen Inkonsequenzen auf. Trotzdem erlauben auffällige... more...

  • Constructing Modern Asian Citizenshipby Edward Vickers; Krishna Kumar

    Taylor and Francis 2014; US$ 155.00

    In many non-Western contexts, modernization has tended to be equated with Westernization, and hence with an abandonment of authentic indigenous identities and values. This is evident in the recent history of many Asian societies, where efforts to modernize ? spurred on by the spectre of foreign domination ? have often been accompanied by determined... 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...

  • Dick Hamerby Tim Colebatch

    Scribe Publications Pty Ltd. 2015; US$ 43.99

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