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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 clard

    Wiley 2011; US$ 34.95

    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...

  • Birthby Peter Harris

    Penguin Random House South Africa 2011; US$ 8.00

    Sensational behind-the-scenes drama of the ?94 election 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 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...

  • 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...

  • 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...

  • Political Survival in Pakistanby Anas Malik

    Taylor and Francis 2010; US$ 150.00

    Presenting a framework that incorporates macro-level forces into micro-level strategic calculations, this book explains key political choices by leaders and challengers in Pakistan through the political survival mechanism. It offers an explanation for continuing polity weakness in the country, and describes how political survival shapes the choices... 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$ 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...