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

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  • 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...

  • 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...

  • 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...

  • AQA A2 Government & Politics Student Unit Guideby Colleen Harris

    Hodder Education 2012; US$ 15.98

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

  • The A to Z of the Gulf Arab Statesby Malcolm C. Peck

    Scarecrow Press 2010; US$ 33.99

    The A to Z of the Gulf Arab States comes at a time when the world's attention is riveted on the Middle East. The small states covered in this volume?Bahrain, Kuwait, Oman, Qatar, and the United Arab Emirates (UAE)?possess about 20 percent of the world's total oil reserves. Beyond the strategic and economic importance conferred upon them by their... more...

  • The Redemption of an African Warlordby Joshua Blahyi

    Destiny Image, Inc. 2013; US$ 15.99

    From being a priest in the kingdom of darkness to an evangelist in the kingdom of light?this true story will shock and amaze you! Jesus Christ appeared to Joshua Blahyi as a blinding light and told him that he would die unless he repented of his sins. Joshua Blahyi grew up in Africa, became a powerful pagan priest in a local tribe, and then... more...

  • Social Accountability in Africaby Mario Claasen; Carmen Alpin-Lardies

    The Institute for Democracy in South Africa 2010; US$ 39.95

    Social Accountability in Africa: Practitionersí Experiences and Lessons is a collection of case studies from Africa on social accountability. This collection attempts to build a consolidated body of knowledge on social accountability efforts across the continent. The case studies are diverse and present unique approaches to how social accountability... more...

  • Testing Democracyby Neeta Misra-Dexter; Judith February

    The Institute for Democracy in South Africa 2010; US$ 36.95

    The book interrogates the relationship between democracy and development and how underdevelopment prevents citizens from participating in democracy. Section One is a collection of expertsí writing on key issues such as the single-party state; development policy; poverty, inequality and growth; the institutions of governance; the public service;... more...

  • History, Democracy, Valuesby Adame Ba Konare

    CODESRIA 2008; US$ 19.95

    Adame Ba KonarÈ presented the Leopold Sedar Senghor Lecture, casting her historian eye on democracy and its values. more...

  • Democratizing or Reconfiguring Predatory Autocracy?by Tatah Mentan

    Langaa RPCIG 2009; US$ 19.95

    The celebrations that heralded democratic change in the 1990s in Africa have gradually faded into muffled cries of anger and attendant violence of despair. Almost everywhere on the continent so-called democratic leaders are openly subverting the people's will and disregarding national constitutions. Ordinary people find themselves removed from... more...