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

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  • 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...

  • 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...

  • 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...

  • 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

    Random House Struik 2011; US$ 10.00

    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 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...