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

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  • 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...

  • Social Accountability in Africaby Mario Claasen; Carmen Alpin-Lardies

    The Institute for Democracy in South Africa 2010; US$ 39.95

    Social Accountability in Africa: Practitionersí 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...

  • 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 expertsí writing on key issues such as the single-party state; development policy; poverty, inequality and growth; the institutions of governance; the public service;... more...

  • Democratizing or Reconfiguring Predatory Autocracy?by Tatah Mentan

    Langaa RPCIG 2009; US$ 19.95

    The celebrations that heralded democratic change in the 1990s in Africa have gradually faded into muffled cries of anger and attendant violence of despair. Almost everywhere on the continent so-called democratic leaders are openly subverting the people's will and disregarding national constitutions. Ordinary people find themselves removed from... 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...

  • 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...

  • 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...

  • Afrikas Macher - Afrikas Entwicklerby Ute Schaeffer

    Brandes & Apsel 2014; US$ 23.86

    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...

  • History, Democracy, Valuesby Adame Ba Konare

    CODESRIA 2008; US$ 19.95

    Adame Ba KonarÈ presented the Leopold Sedar Senghor Lecture, casting her historian eye on democracy and its values. 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...