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

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  • The Changing Japanese Political Systemby Harumi Hori

    Taylor and Francis 2006; US$ 54.95

    Japan?s political stability was shattered after the general election of July 1993 when the conservative Liberal Democratic Party?s thirty-eight year domination ended in defeat. This book examines the impact the 1993 general election had on Japanese politics. Although the LDP regained the position of a ruling party within a year, Hori questions whether... 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...

  • 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...

  • Keywords in Australian Politicsby Rodney Smith; Ariadne Vromen; Ian Cook

    Cambridge University Press 2006; US$ 48.00

    Keywords in Australian Politics outlines the main meanings of over one hundred words essential to understanding contemporary Australian politics. 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...

  • 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...

  • 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...