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

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  • New Challenges for Maturing Democracies in Korea and Taiwanby Larry Diamond; Gi-Wook Shin

    Stanford University Press 2014; US$ 27.95

    New Challenges for Maturing Democracies in Korea and Taiwan takes a creative and comparative view of the new challenges and dynamics confronting these maturing democracies. Numerous works deal with political change in the two societies individually, but few adopt a comparative approach?and most focus mainly on the emergence of democracy or the... more...

  • Opposition and Democracy in South Africaby Roger Southall

    Taylor and Francis 2014; US$ 59.95

    This collection examines the nature, scope and prospects for political opposition under African National Congress political dominance. more...

  • People's Warby Anthea Jeffery

    Jonathan Ball Publishers 2014; US$ 15.99

    Twenty years have passed since South Africans were being shot or hacked or burned to death in political conflict; and the memory of the trauma has faded. Some 20 500 people were nevertheless killed between 1984 and 1994. The conventional wisdom is that they died at the hands of a state-backed Third Force, but the more accurate explanation is that they... more...

  • Politics in Africaby Nana K. Poku; Anna Mdee

    Zed Books 2011; US$ 26.95

    Democracy, prosperity and self-rule, this was the vision of African independence. This title offers a fresh perspective that makes the continent's problems more understandable, less wretched and hopeful. It shows how many facets of traditional African values endure and that, despite unimaginable hardship, the continent is not a hopeless place. more...

  • The Politics of Governanceby Lucy Koechlin; Till Förster

    Taylor and Francis 2014; US$ 54.95

    How do government arrangements emerge? When and how does individual agency turn into collective agency? How do sensory experiences of violence, instability, etc affect the configuration of governance arrangements? When, why, and how are governance arrangements institutionalized? This book seeks to contribute to a non-normative conceptualization... more...

  • Real Governance and Practical Norms in Sub-Saharan Africaby Tom De Herdt; Jean-Pierre OLIVIER de SARDAN

    Taylor and Francis 2015; US$ 54.95

    Although international development discourse considers the state as a crucial development actor, there remains a significant discrepancy between the official norms of the state and public services and the actual practices of political elites and civil servants. This text interrogates the variety of ways in which state policies and legal norms have... more...

  • Reconstructing the Third Wave of Democracyby Rita Kiki Edozie; Tukumbi Lumumba-Kasongo

    UPA 2008; US$ 40.99

    Since the 1990s, trends in African politics require the realization that the public policy practice and the theoretical analysis of 'democracy and democratization' are becoming increasingly important tenets for understanding the contemporary political science of the region. Reconstructing the Third Wave of Democracy explains these new political processes... 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...

  • 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...

  • 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...