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

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  • People's Warby Anthea Jeffery

    Jonathan Ball Publishers 2014; US$ 30.63

    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... 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...

  • The Internet and Democracy Building in Lusophone African Countriesby Susana Salgado

    Ashgate Publishing Ltd 2014; US$ 109.95

    This timely book fills an important gap in the literature on the influence of the Internet and new media in Portuguese speaking African countries. Based on extensive field work throughout the region, the author examines the influence of the Internet in the transition to democracy in Africa, and asks whether there are new possibilities for popular activism... more...

  • The Politics of Governanceby Lucy Koechlin; Till Förster

    Taylor and Francis 2014; US$ 130.00

    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...

  • Guarding the Guardiansby Mathurin C. Houngnikpo

    Ashgate Publishing Ltd 2010; US$ 124.95

    This book reviews the intrusion of the armed forces in African politics by examining contemporary armies and their impact on society. It revisits the various explanations of military takeovers in Africa and disentangles the notion of the military as a progressive force. The study argues the necessity of new civil-military relations in Africa, calling... 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 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...

  • Afrikas Macher - Afrikas Entwicklerby Ute Schaeffer

    Brandes & Apsel 2014; US$ 22.69

    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...

  • 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 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...