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

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  • Identity, Citizenship, and Political Conflict in Africaby Edmond J. Keller

    Indiana University Press 2014; US$ 21.99

    Reflecting on the processes of nation-building and citizenship formation in Africa, Edmond J. Keller believes that although some deep parochial identities have eroded, they have not disappeared and may be more assertive than previously thought, especially in instances of political conflict. Keller reconsiders how national identity has been understood... more...

  • Burmese Administrative Cyclesby Victor B. Lieberman

    Princeton University Press 2014; US$ 44.50

    This book is the first detailed study of administration and politics in premodern Burma and one of the few works of its kind for mainland Southeast Asia. Originally published in 1984. The Princeton Legacy Library uses the latest print-on-demand technology to again make available previously out-of-print books from the distinguished backlist of... more...

  • Democratic Transformation and the Vernacular Public Arena in Indiaby Taberez Ahmed Neyazi; Akio Tanabe; Shinya Ishizaka

    Taylor and Francis 2014; US$ 145.00

    Since the structural change in Indian society that began in the 1990s - the result of the liberalisation of the economy, devolution of power, and decentralisation of the government?an unprecedented, democratic transformation has been taking place. This has caused the emergence of unexpected coalitions and alliances across diverse castes, classes,... more...

  • Politics of Preferenceby Krishna K. Ph.D Tummala

    Taylor and Francis 2014; US$ 69.95

    Minorities, based on whatever criteria?linguistic, religious, ethnic, tribal, racial, or otherwise?share a distinctive contextual and social experience. Their representation in public service is important, especially when there have been public policies which have historically discriminated against them. Politics of Preference: India, United States,... 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$ 49.95

    This book considers the changing nature of Australia?s identity and role in the Asia-Pacific, and the forces behind these developments, with particular attention towards security alignments and alliance relationships. 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...

  • Choosing the Republicby Glenn Patmore

    University of NSW Press 2009; US$ 31.95

    It has been ten years since the 1999 Republican referendum failed. Whilst it was ultimately unsuccessful, it has engaged people in a debate that has spanned a decade. Australians seem to want a republic, but there is uncertainty about what kind of republic we want. If we wish to understand the implications and future of republicanism, we need to know... more...

  • South Africaby A M Faure; Jan-Erik Lane

    SAGE Publications 1996; US$ 57.00

    South Africa held its first fully democratic elections in April 1994. The process was an archetypal case of a negotiated transition of a regime, and as such it is of great interest to students of constitutional mechanisms. The contributors to this book discuss the process, the difficulties and the achievements in the transformation of the South Africa's... more...