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

  • Ethnicity, Democracy and Citizenship in Africaby Samantha Balaton-Chrimes

    Ashgate Publishing Ltd 2015; US$ 109.95

    This book explores two kinds of citizenship deficits: those experienced by the Nubians in Kenya and, more centrally, those which represent the limits of citizenship theories. The author argues for an understanding of citizenship as made up of multiple component parts: status, rights and membership, which are often disaggregated through time, across... more...

  • Democracy as Deathby Jason Hickel

    University of California Press 2015; US$ 34.95

    The revolution that brought the African National Congress (ANC) to power in South Africa was fractured by internal conflict.  Migrant workers from rural Zululand rejected many of the egalitarian values and policies fundamental to the ANC?s liberal democratic platform and organized themselves in an attempt to sabotage the movement. This anti-democracy... more...

  • Everything you Need to Know About the Referendum to Recognise Indigenous Australiansby Megan Davis; George Williams

    NewSouth 2015; US$ 9.99

    This book explains everything that Australians need to know about the proposal to recognise Aboriginal peoples in the Constitution. It details how our Constitution was drafted, and shows how Aboriginal peoples came to be excluded from the new political settlement. It explains what the 1967 referendum - in which over 90% of Australians voted to delete... more...

  • Politics of Preferenceby Krishna K. Ph.D Tummala

    CRC Press 2015; US$ 69.95

    Minorities, based on whatever criteria?linguistic, religious, ethnic, tribal, racial, or otherwise?share a distinctive contextual and social experience. Their representation in public service is important, especially when there have been public policies which have historically discriminated against them. Politics of Preference: India, United States,... 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...

  • Dick Hamerby Tim Colebatch

    Scribe Publications Pty Ltd. 2015; US$ 43.99

    Dick Hamer was the Australian reformer who made Victoria a leader in social equality, the arts, and the environment. He and his government built the underground rail loop, decriminalized homosexuality, abolished capital punishment, and outlawed sexual discrimination in the workplace. Hamer and his team ended the demolition of the inner suburbs, preserved... more...

  • States and Power in Africa: Comparative Lessons in Authority and Controlby Jeffrey Herbst; Jeffrey Herbst

    Princeton University Press 2014; US$ 29.95

    Theories of international relations, assumed to be universally applicable, have failed to explain the creation of states in Africa. There, the interaction of power and space is dramatically different from what occurred in Europe. In States and Power in Africa , Jeffrey Herbst places the African state-building process in a truly comparative perspective.... more...

  • Social Movements and Democracy in Africaby Agnes Ngoma Leslie

    Taylor and Francis 2014; 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...

  • Development Corruption in South Africaby Soma Pillay

    Palgrave Macmillan 2014; US$ 115.00

    Development Corruption in South Africa examines governance matters with a focus on corruption. This rich empirical body on governance variables and governance performance is a welcome addition to South African government literature. more...

  • Constructing Modern Asian Citizenshipby Edward Vickers; Krishna Kumar

    Taylor and Francis 2014; US$ 155.00

    In many non-Western contexts, modernization has tended to be equated with Westernization, and hence with an abandonment of authentic indigenous identities and values. This is evident in the recent history of many Asian societies, where efforts to modernize ? spurred on by the spectre of foreign domination ? have often been accompanied by determined... more...