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

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  • Combating Corruptionby J. Hatchard

    Edward Elgar Publishing 2014; US$ 40.00

    Drawing on numerous recent examples of good and bad practice from around the continent, this insightful volume explores the legal issues involved in developing and enhancing good governance and accountability within African states, as well as addressing the need for other states worldwide to demonstrate the ‘transnational political will’... more...

  • Negotiating Statehoodby Tobias Hagmann; ; Didier clard

    Wiley 2011; US$ 34.95

    Negotiating Statehood: Dynamics of Power and Domination in Africa provides a conceptual framework for analysing dynamic processes of state-making in Africa.  Features a conceptual framework which provides a method for analysing the everyday making, contestation, and negotiation of statehood in contemporary Africa Conceptualizes who negotiates... more...

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

    University Press of America 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 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...

  • 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...

  • The Idea of the ANCby Anthony Butler

    Ohio University Press 2013; US$ 11.99

    The African National Congress (ANC) is Africa?s most famous liberation movement. It has recently celebrated its centenary, a milestone that has prompted partisans to detail a century of unparalleled achievement in the struggle against colonialism and racial discrimination. Critics paint a less flattering portrait of the historical ANC as a communist... more...

  • South Africa?s Suspended Revolutionby Adam Habib

    Ohio University Press 2013; US$ 21.99

    South Africa?s Suspended Revolution tells the story of South Africa?s democratic transition and the prospects for the country to develop a truly inclusive political system. Beginning with an account of the transition in the leadership of the African National Congress from Thabo Mbeki to Jacob Zuma, the book then broadens its lens to examine the... more...

  • 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...

  • Choosing to be Freeby Billy Keniston

    Jacana Media 2014; US$ 10.99

    ‘Human beings can choose. They can stand back and look at alternatives. Theoretically, they can choose about anything. They can choose whether to live or to die; they can choose celibacy or promiscuity, voluntary poverty or the pursuit of wealth, ice-cream or jelly.? – Rick Turner Born in Cape Town on 25 September 1941, Rick Turner was one of... 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...