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

  • Contentious Politics and Democratization in Nepalby

    SAGE Publications 2007; US$ 42.00

    After the restoration of democracy in 1990, Nepal witnessed collective political struggles identity and gender movements, public protests and strikes, and the Maoist rebellion. This volume examines the causes, consequences and effectiveness of such contentious politics, and their relationship to democratization. more...

  • Democracy in Muslim Societiesby

    SAGE Publications 2007; US$ 42.00

    This book explores the character of the political transformation and democratic transition in the Asian Muslim world. It asks whether democracy is appropriate and desirable as a political system for non-Western societies, and assesses the extent of actual democratization in each of the countries studied, namely, Bangladesh, Indonesia, Iran, Malaysia,... 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...

  • 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...

  • Democratic Renewal in Africaby Said Adejumobi

    Palgrave Macmillan 2015; US$ 105.00

    Since the 1980s, democratic struggles have triggered constitutional reforms, elections, and other forms of political progress. This comprehensive volume offers refreshing perspectives on Africa's democratic renewal and will open up dialogue on the trends and trajectory of Africa's democratic future. more...

  • The 'Civil Society' Problematiqueby Adedayo Oluwakayode Adekson

    Taylor and Francis 2004; US$ 48.95

    This volume deftly undertakes both a theoretical deconstruction of the concept of civil society (and related themes, including civility) and an empirical analysis of the radicalization process in Southern Nigeria . more...

  • Federalism and Ethnic Conflict Regulation in India and Pakistanby Katharine Adeney

    Palgrave Macmillan 2006; US$ 105.00

    Katharine Adeney demonstrates that institutional design is the most important explanatory variable in understanding the different intensity and types of conflict in the two countries rather than the role of religion. Adeney examines the extent to which previous constitutional choices explain current day conflicts. more...

  • From Comrades to Citizensby Glenn Adler; Jonny Steinberg

    Palgrave Macmillan 2000; US$ 175.00

    In the 1980s South Africa's urban townships exploded into insurrection led by youth and residents' organisations that collectively became known as the civics movement. Ironically the movement has been unable to adapt to the role of a voluntary association in the liberal polity it helped create, and has great difficulty defining any alternative role.... more...