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

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  • 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...

  • Rethinking Development Challenges for Public Policyby Kobena T. Hanson; George Kararach; Timothy M. Shaw

    Palgrave Macmillan 2012; US$ 105.00

    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...

  • 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...

  • 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...

  • Hope & Fearby Tony Leon; Helen Suzman; David Welsh

    Jonathan Ball Publishers 2012; US$ 16.04

    Hope & Fear is a selection of speeches and writings by Tony Leon, former leader of the Democratic Alliance (DA) and its predecessor, the Democratic Party (DP). It records a period in which Leon took the party from the edge of political extinction to the centre of political debate and massively increased voter support. Leon speaks and writes with... more...

  • After The Partyby Andrew Feinstein

    Jonathan Ball Publishers 2010; US$ 17.50

    After the Party burst onto the South African political scene when it was published in 2006, becoming an instant bestseller. Detailing ex-ANC MP Andrew Feinstein's involvement with the ruling party – his euphoria at being part of the new South Africa followed by a growing disillusionment over the ANC's handling of HIV/AIDS and in particular the notorious... 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...