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

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  • Routledge Handbook of African Politicsby Nic Cheeseman; David Anderson; Andrea Scheibler

    Taylor and Francis 2013; US$ 240.00

    Providing a comprehensive and cutting edge examination of this important continent, Routledge Handbook of African Politics surveys the key debates and controversies, dealing with each of the major issues to be found in Africa?s politics today. Structured into 6 broad areas, the handbook features over 30 contributions focused around: The State... more...

  • Social Accountability in Africaby Mario Claasen; Carmen Alp?n-Lardi?s

    The Institute for Democracy in South Africa 2010; US$ 37.05

    Social Accountability in Africa: Practitioners? 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...

  • South Africaby A M Faure; Jan-Erik Lane

    SAGE Publications 1996; US$ 47.00

    South Africa held its first fully democratic elections in April 1994. The process was an archetypal case of a negotiated transition of a regime, and as such it is of great interest to students of constitutional mechanisms. The contributors to this book discuss the process, the difficulties and the achievements in the transformation of the South Africa's... more...

  • Testing Democracyby Neeta Misra-Dexter; Judith February

    The Institute for Democracy in South Africa 2010; US$ 34.20

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

  • Turning Points in African Democracyby Abdul Raufu Mustapha; Lindsay Whitfield

    Boydell & Brewer Group Ltd 2009; US$ 21.86

    Radical changes have taken place in Africa since 1990. What are the realities of these changes? What significant differences have emerged between African countries? What is the future for democracy inthe continent? The editors have chosen eleven key countries to provide enlightening comparisons and contrasts to stimulate discussion among students.... more...

  • The U.S. Foreign Language Deficit, and Our Economic and National Securityby Kathleen Stein-Smith

    The Edwin Mellen Press 2013; US$ 159.95

    How has the American deficiency in foreign language study affected foreign policy, diplomacy, the economy, and most of all national security. This book showcases how the use of a second language can be helpful in political and economic circumstances. Various policy initiatives are analyzed to discuss their efficiency in bringing languages to American... more...

  • Accountability without Democracyby Lily L. Tsai

    Cambridge University Press 2007; US$ 28.00

    How citizens get government officials to provide them with public services in rural China. more...

  • Achieving Better Service Delivery Through Decentralization in Ethiopiaby Marito Garcia

    World Bank Publications 2008; US$ 14.99

    Ethiopia has made major strides in improving its human development indicators in the past 15 years, achieving significant increases in the coverage of basic education and health services in a short period of time. Imrovements took place during a period of massive decentralization of fiscal resources, to the regions in 1994 and to woredas in 2002-03.... more...

  • Adding Value to Policy Analysisby Claudia Scott; Karen Baehler

    University of NSW Press 2010; US$ 32.95

    This textbook explores the theory and practice of policy-making and how good analysis and advice add value to public decisions and decision-makers. The authors discuss the roles of advisors and analysts both within and across jurisdictions, and how they affect policy processes and methods in Australia and New Zealand. This is a must-have text for managers,... more...