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

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  • 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...

  • East Asian Democratizationby Robert Compton

    Greenwood Publishing Group 2000; US$ 125.00

    This text creates an Asian political development model to take into account cultural and historical perspectives. This model is then tested with quantitative indicators and through a series of case studies, based on Japan, South Korea and Thailand. more...

  • The Founding of Israeli Democracy, 1948-1967by Peter Y. Medding

    Oxford University Press 1990; US$ 149.99

    This insightful study of Israel's founding period from 1948 to 1967 provides a lucid account of the political and historical conditions of the time, the state-building process, and the role of David Ben-Gurion and other politicians in moving from consensus politics to a majoritarian-like democracy. Medding's analysis is further enriched by his comparisons... more...

  • Public Opinion, Democracy, and Market Reform in Africaby Michael Bratton; Robert Mattes; E. Gyimah-Boadi

    Cambridge University Press 2004; US$ 40.00

    This book is a fascinating exploration of public opinion in sub-Saharan Africa. more...

  • Party Politics in Taiwanby Dafydd Fell

    Taylor and Francis 2006; US$ 54.95

    In 1991 Taiwan held its first fully democratic election. This first single volume of party politics in Taiwan analyzes the evolution of party competition in the country, looking at how Taiwan?s parties have adjusted to their new multi-party election environment. It features key chapters on: the development of party politics in Taiwan the impact... more...

  • Transnational Mobilization and Domestic Regime Changeby Hans Peter Schmitz

    Palgrave Macmillan 2006; US$ 120.00

    Africa represents the next frontier of the transnational politics of democratization. Recent efforts to promote human rights and democracy have yielded a mixed record of success. A comparison of regime change in Kenya and Uganda reveals how principled interventions have unintentional adverse effects on the democratic reform process. more...

  • Beyond the Policy Cycleby H.K. Colebatch

    Allen & Unwin 2006; US$ 36.31

    A timely overview of the complex and messy realities of policy-making, for students and practitioners. more...

  • Social Movements and Democracy in Africaby Agnes Ngoma Leslie

    Taylor and Francis 2006; US$ 48.95

    This book examines social movements in Africa, analyzing how they emerge and how they may impact public policy, the legal and political situation, and the society by focusing on the following question: How do women's political and legal rights get extended and institutionalized in a patriarchal democratic society? more...

  • The Australian Electoral Systemby David M. Farrell; Ian McAllister

    University of NSW Press 2005; US$ 32.95

    The first-ever comprehensive study of the design of Australian electoral systems. It focuses on the two electoral systems, both ?preferential?, that are most closely associated with Australia: namely the alternative vote and the single, transferable vote. more...

  • Yes, Premierby John Wanna; Paul Williams

    University of NSW Press 2005; US$ 32.95

    The focus of Yes, Premier is on the big names of state and territory Labor politics: Carr, Beattie, Bracks, Rann, Gallop, Martin, Stanhope and Bacon/Lennon. The book includes a chapter on each state or territory, and in each case focuses on the leader who has led their party to power and so created this unprecedented and historical situation. more...