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

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  • Conflict Preventionby David Carment; Albrecht Schnabel

    United Nations University Press 2003; US$ 31.95

    This publication evaluates the institutional record on conflict prevention, identifies current trends in conflict prevention practice and makes recommendations on improving organizational capacity. It brings together a diverse group of individuals involved in conflict prevention activities. 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...

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

    Oxford University Press 1990; US$ 124.99

    This study of the politics of the state of Israel in the first two decades of its existence addresses the question of how it has managed to remain a democracy despite all the adverse conditions. 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...

  • 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...

  • 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...