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  • A Little History of the Labour Partyby Nick Dyrenfurth; Frank Bongiorno

    University of NSW Press 2010; US$ 19.96

    The Australian Labor Party is one of the oldest labour parties and was the first in the world to form a government. 2011 marks its 120th birthday. This short and lively book tells the story of the ALP’s numerous successes in winning government at all levels and making policy that has transformed lives. The book also shows how the ALP has attracted... more...

  • Negotiating Statehoodby Tobias Hagmann; Didier Péclard

    Wiley 2011; US$ 35.95 US$ 31.16

    Negotiating Statehood: Dynamics of Power and Domination in Africa provides a conceptual framework for analysing dynamic processes of state-making in Africa.  Features a conceptual framework which provides a method for analysing the everyday making, contestation, and negotiation of statehood in contemporary Africa Conceptualizes who negotiates... more...

  • Eye on the Moneyby Terry Crawford-Brown

    Penguin Random House South Africa 2011; US$ 5.00

    A riveting tale of deception and corruption in matters related to arms sales by and to South Africa in recent years more...

  • African Conflicts and Informal Powerby Mats Utas

    Zed Books 2012; US$ 39.95

    Through a variety of in-depth case studies, including the DRC, Sierra Leone and Liberia, African Conflicts and Informal Power shows how important informal political and economic networks are in many of the continent’s conflict areas. Moreover, it demonstrates that without a proper understanding of the impact of these networks, attempts to formalize... more...

  • The Arab Springby Hamid Dabashi

    Zed Books 2012; US$ 19.95

    This pioneering explanation of the Arab Spring will define a new era of thinking about the Middle East. In this landmark book, Hamid Dabashi argues that the uprisings occurring from Morocco to Iran and from Syria to Yemen have been driven by a delayed defiance that signifies no less than the end of postcolonialism. As he brilliantly explains, the permanent... more...

  • Nepal - Nation-State in the Wildernessby Lok Raj Baral

    SAGE Publications 2012; US$ 45.00

    Nepal?Nation-state in the Wilderness takes a critical look at three important aspects of modern Nepal: viability of the Nepali State, prospects and challenges of its liberal democracy, and strategies for managing the emerging geopolitical trends. The author analyzes the transformation of Maoists into a systemic party within the liberal-democratic... more...

  • Rethinking Development Challenges for Public Policyby Kobena T. Hanson; George Kararach; Timothy M. Shaw

    Palgrave Macmillan 2012; US$ 110.00

    Covers topical issues for Africa's development, economics and politics of climate change, water management, public service delivery, and delivering aid. The authors argue that these issues should be included in the post-MDG paradigm and add an important voice to recent moves by academics and practitioners to engage with each other. more...

  • Neopatrimonialism in Africa and Beyondby Daniel C. Bach; Mamoudou Gazibo

    Taylor and Francis 2013; US$ 54.95

    Neopatrimonialism, a system whereby rulers use state resources for personal benefit and to secure the loyalty of clients in the general population, is central to any teaching or conceptualisation of contemporary African politics. This book is a theoretical and comparative study of neopatrimonialism in Africa and across world regions. Although such... more...

  • The Devil In The Detailby Paul Holden; Hennie van Vuuren

    Jonathan Ball Publishers 2011; US$ 13.13

    The South African 'Arms Deal' was never a single event. Rather it was, and still is, a series of scandals and outrages, all contributing towards a dubious momentum that takes South Africa further away from transparent democratic practice. The Devil in the Detail, written by two of South Africa's leading researchers on the subject, takes the reader... more...

  • Hope & Fearby Tony Leon; Helen Suzman; David Welsh

    Jonathan Ball Publishers 2012; US$ 8.75

    Hope & Fear is a selection of speeches and writings by Tony Leon, former leader of the Democratic Alliance (DA) and its predecessor, the Democratic Party (DP). It records a period in which Leon took the party from the edge of political extinction to the centre of political debate and massively increased voter support. Leon speaks and writes with style,... more...