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

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  • 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 Uprisingsby James L. Gelvin

    Oxford University Press, USA 2012; US$ 12.99

    Beginning in December 2010 popular revolt swept through the Middle East, shocking the world and ushering in a period of unprecedented unrest. Protestors took to the streets to demand greater freedom, democracy, human rights, social justice, and regime change. What caused these uprisings? What is their significance? And what are their likely consequences?... 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 India 2012; US$ 50.00

    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 analyses 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...

  • Zunami!by John Daniel; Roger Southall

    Jacana Media 2010; US$ 17.99

    Analyzing the South African general elections of April 2009, the voting trends and results, this investigation also ponders the future prospects for South Africa. Those elections were the most momentous and important for a democratic Parliament since the “miracle? elections in 1994. Not only the recent elections bring Jacob Zuma to the presidency... more...

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

    Jonathan Ball Publishers 2011; US$ 24.79

    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$ 16.04

    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... more...

  • After The Partyby Andrew Feinstein

    Jonathan Ball Publishers 2010; US$ 17.50

    After the Party burst onto the South African political scene when it was published in 2006, becoming an instant bestseller. Detailing ex-ANC MP Andrew Feinstein's involvement with the ruling party – his euphoria at being part of the new South Africa followed by a growing disillusionment over the ANC's handling of HIV/AIDS and in particular the notorious... more...

  • AQA A2 Government & Politics Student Unit Guideby Colleen Harris

    Hodder Education 2012; US$ 15.98

    Focused revision for your best possible grade. more...