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

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  • 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...

  • Liberia and Sierra Leoneby Christopher Clapham

    Cambridge University Press 1976; US$ 28.00

    Very similar in some ways, but strikingly different in others, Sierra Leone and Liberia have an obvious appeal for comparative analysis. more...

  • From Subject to Citizenby Alastair Davidson

    Cambridge University Press 1997; US$ 35.00

    This important, theoretically sophisticated work explores the concepts of liberal democracy, citizenship and rights. more...

  • Collaborative Federalismby Martin Painter

    Cambridge University Press 1998; US$ 30.00

    This provocative 1998 study of federalism identifies a pattern of intergovernmental relations in Australia. more...

  • 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...

  • Birthby Peter Harris

    Penguin Random House South Africa 2011; US$ 8.00

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