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

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  • Afrikas Macher - Afrikas Entwicklerby Ute Schaeffer

    Brandes & Apsel 2014; US$ 21.76

    Afrika hat nicht eine, sondern mehrere Gegenwarten. Es ist an manchen Orten auf der Überholspur, woanders auf dem Weg zurück in eine soziale und politische Steinzeit. Viele Staaten Afrikas machen über Jahre entschlossene Schritte auf eine Demokratisierung zu und werden dann plötzlich in Diktatur und Anarchie zurückgeworfen. Und: das Navigationssystem... more...

  • Citizenship Law in Africaby Bronwen Manby

    African Minds 2012; US$ 24.70

    Few African countries provide for an explicit right to a nationality. Laws and practices governing citizenship effectively leave hundreds of thousands of people in Africa without a country. These stateless Africans can neither vote nor stand for office; they cannot enrol their children in school, travel freely, or own property; they cannot work for... more...

  • Recovering Democracy in South Africaby Raymond Suttner

    Jacana Media 2015; US$ 10.99

    South Africa?s hard-won democracy was the main victim of the chaos in parliament during President Jacob Zuma?s State of the Nation Address. In Recovering Democracy in South Africa, Raymond Suttner brings together the best of his recent thinking; he offers a fresh look at the wide range of contentious issues that currently preoccupy South Africans,... more...

  • One Hundred Years of the ANCby Arianna Lissoni; Jon Soske; Natasha Erlank; Noor Nieftagodien; Omar Badsha

    Wits University Press 2013; US$ 27.99

    On 8 January 2012 the African National Congress (ANC) of South Africa, the oldest African nationalist organization on the continent, celebrated its 100th anniversary and this historic event generated significant public debate within both the ANC and South African society at large. Critically reflecting on the ANC?s historical trajectory and struggle... more...

  • New South African Review 4by Gilbert M. Khadiagala; Prishani Naidoo; Devan Pillay; Roger Southall

    Wits University Press 2014; US$ 31.99

    The death of Nelson Mandela on December 5, 2013, was a wake-up call for South Africans?a time to reflect on what has been achieved since South Africans of all colors voted for the first time in a democratic election. The essays in this fourth volume of the the New South African Review examine and analyze a broad spectrum of issues affecting the... 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...

  • 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...

  • Democracy and Political Change in Sub-Saharan Africaby John A. Wiseman

    Taylor and Francis 2002; US$ 61.95

    Since the end of the 1980s the most important political development in Sub-Saharan Africa has been the movement towards democracy. This is something that has affected nearly all the countries in the region in varying degrees. This book provides the reader with a set of case studies covering a diverse range of African states in order to identify the... more...

  • The Political Economy of China's Provincesby Hans Hendrischke; Hans Hendrischke

    Taylor and Francis 2013; US$ 72.95

    Traditionally, political scientists and economists have seen China as a single entity and business people have seen China as a single market. This book challenges the notion of a centralised and unified China, and outlines how provinces are taking on new economic and political roles, forced upon them by decentralisation.It is the most thorough data... more...

  • The Politics of NGOs in Southeast Asiaby Gerard Clarke

    Taylor and Francis 2006; US$ 54.95

    The Politics of NGOs in Southeast Asia traces the history of the emergence of NGOs in the Philippines and southeast Asia and the political factors which encouraged this. The main focus is on the period from the mid-1990s when NGOs first became a notable force in the region. It documents the complex relations between NGOs and other political actors... more...