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

  • A Fine Balanceby

    The Institute for Democracy in South Africa 2012; US$ 24.70

    This inaugural Democracy Index for Botswana is intended to set a benchmark for democracy to be measured against. The tool, developed and honed by Idasa over many years, assesses the depth of democracy in a country through five focus areas: participation, elections, accountability, political rights, and human dignity. The research relies on expert analysis... more...

  • Der Arabische Frühlingby

    Springer Fachmedien Wiesbaden 2013; US$ 39.99

    Der Arabische Frühling hat die meisten Menschen völlig überrascht - vor allem durch seinen Zeitpunkt und seine Intensität. Darüber hinaus wurden so manche Vorurteile herausgefordert, als auf einmal Frauen in den ersten Reihen der Protestierenden standen und dem Internet eine Schlüsselfunktion zukam. Insbesondere im benachbarten Europa wurden die Aufstände... more...

  • Civil Society Organization and Disaster Risk Reductionby

    Springer Japan 2014; US$ 129.00

    Civil society organizations (CSOs) have played important roles over the years in the disaster field.  Starting from the traditional approach of response and relief, the emphasis has gradually shifted to disaster risk reduction.  From international nongovernmental organizations (NGOs) to national and local NGOs, all stakeholders have recognized the... more...

  • Regionalizing Omanby

    Springer Netherlands 2013; US$ 129.00

    This volume addresses the historical structures and current dynamics of Oman?s regionalization processes and their political, economic and social dimensions. It is based on an interdisciplinary and trans-regional dialogue between scholars from different social sciences and area studies such as political science, economics, management, economic and... more...

  • The Politics of Ethnicity in Ethiopiaby Lovise Aalen

    BRILL 2011; US$ 89.00

    Most governments in Africa, seeing the political mobilisation of ethnicity as a threat, have rejected the use of ethnic differences as an explicit basis for political representation. The one prominent exception is Ethiopia, which since 1991 has imposed a system of ethnic-based federalism that offers each ethnic group the right of self-determination.... more...

  • The Last Post-Cold War Socialist Federationby Dr Semahagn Gashu Abebe

    Ashgate Publishing Ltd 2014; US$ 119.95

    This book assesses the Ethiopian ethnic federal system from the perspective of the principles of socialist federations and other Marxist oriented policies pursued by the ruling Ethiopian Peoples' Revolutionary Democratic Front (EPRDF). Exploring how the application of these ideological principles has impacted on the structure and function of the... more...

  • The People Wantby Gilbert Achcar

    University of California Press 2013; US$ 27.95

    "The people want . . .": This first half of slogans chanted by millions of Arab protesters since 2011 revealed a long-repressed craving for democracy. But huge social and economic problems were also laid bare by the protestors? demands. Simplistic interpretations of the uprising that has been shaking the Arab world since a young street vendor set... more...

  • Encountering the Nigerian Stateby Wale Adebanwi; Ebenezer Obadare

    Palgrave Macmillan 2010; US$ 105.00

    This edited collection about migration in Nigeria reflects on the state's use of power in society, particularly in Africa. more...

  • Democracy and Prebendalism in Nigeriaby Wale Adebanwi; Ebenezer Obadare; Larry Diamond

    Palgrave Macmillan 2013; US$ 100.00

    Richard Joseph's seminal 1987 book Democracy and Prebendal Politics in Nigeria represented a watershed moment in the understanding of the political dynamics of Nigeria. This groundbreaking collection brings together scholars from across disciplines to assess the significance of Joseph's work and the current state of Nigerian politics. more...

  • Governance and Politics in Post-Military Nigeriaby Said Adejumobi

    Palgrave Macmillan 2011; US$ 105.00

    Democratic governance constitutes an enduring challenge for Africa's most populous country, Nigeria. The book reflects on the form, trajectory and content of democratic governance in post-military Nigeria from 1999. Nigeria's democracy remains fragile, conflict sensitive and possibly reversible as the legacy of praetorianism and illiberal political... more...