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

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  • Inventing Homeby Akram Fouad Khater

    University of California Press 2001; US$ 12.95

    Between 1890 and 1920 over one-third of the peasants of Mount Lebanon left their villages and traveled to the Americas. This book traces the journeys of these villagers from the ranks of the peasantry into a middle class of their own making. Inventing Home delves into the stories of these travels, shedding much needed light on the impact of emigration... more...

  • Politics after Televisionby Arvind Rajagopal

    Cambridge University Press 2001; US$ 36.00

    An analysis of the use of media by political and religious interest groups in India more...

  • Structuring Conflict in the Arab Worldby Ellen Lust-Okar

    Cambridge University Press 2005; US$ 52.00

    This book examines how ruling elites manipulate political opponents in the Middle East. more...

  • God Under Howardby Marion Maddox

    Allen & Unwin 2005; US$ 27.22

    The first sustained examination of the impact of religion on contemporary Australian politics reveals the growing influence of the religious right on John Howard and his government. more...

  • A decade of democracy in Africaby S. Ndegwa

    BRILL 2001; US$ 74.00

    The democratic experiment in Africa has had a chequered history over the 1990s. Authors in this volume argue that African civil society is less likely to support democracy, they measure African democracy by the women's rights movements and unravel the mythical hope of technology. more...

  • The Israeli Response to Jewish Extremism and Violenceby Ami Pedahzur

    Manchester University Press 2002; US$ 74.95

    Ami Pedahzur looks at the theoretical issue of how a democracy can defend itself from those wishing to subvert or destroy it without being required to take measures that would impinge upon the basic principles of the democratic idea, with a case study of the Israeli response to Jewish extremism. more...

  • Beyond Right and Leftby David McKnight

    Allen & Unwin 2005; US$ 29.99

    Maps the death of politics based on the traditional opposition between Left and Right, and offers a provocative argument for the emergence of a new values-based politics in Australia. more...

  • Legitimacyby Lynn White

    World Scientific Publishing Company 2005; US$ 176.00

    This book documents the bases for a new view of legitimacy in general and in various parts of Asia, including China, Malaysia, South Korea, Taiwan and Japan. The authors see legitimacy anywhere as always partial, rather than total, and somewhat measurable. more...

  • Democratisation in the Middle Eastby Birgitte Rahbek; Fowziyah Abu-Khalid; Samir Aita; Huda Al-Nu'aimi; Fergany Nader

    Aarhus University Press 2005; US$ 26.40

    The main aim of the book is to provide a forum for opinions held by Arabs who are neither Western puppets nor fanatical nationalists or Islamists, but rather academics with a vast knowledge of the Middle East as well as of the West. more...

  • Supporting Democracyby S.L. Sutherland

    International Development Research Centre 1999; US$ 20.00

    In 1993, the Canadian International Development Agency (CIDA), the International Development Research Centre (IDRC), and the democratic movement of South Africa jointly launched the PoG. Its mission today is the same as it was then: to help South Africa build the capacity to govern itself. Supporting Democracy provides a new window through which to... more...