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

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  • 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...

  • 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...

  • 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...

  • 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...

  • Guarding the Guardiansby Mathurin C. Houngnikpo

    Ashgate Publishing Ltd 2010; US$ 119.95

    This book reviews the intrusion of the armed forces in African politics by examining contemporary armies and their impact on society. It revisits the various explanations of military takeovers in Africa and disentangles the notion of the military as a progressive force. The study argues the necessity of new civil-military relations in Africa, calling... more...

  • The Route to Power in Nigeriaby M.J. Balogun

    Palgrave Macmillan Ltd. 2009; US$ 85.00

    Proceeding from a longitudinal analysis of Nigeria's governorship history, this book shows how personalities have overwhelmed institutions, to the detriment of the country's democratic consolidation. more...