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

  • Democracy in New Zealandby Raymond Miller

    Auckland University Press 2015; US$ 31.99

    New Zealand is one of the world?s oldest democracies for men and women, Maori and Pakeha, with one of the highest political participation rates. But?from MMP to leadership primaries, spin doctors to ?dirty politics??the country?s political system is undergoing rapid change. Examining the constitution and the political system, cabinet and parliament,... more...

  • Catch and Killby Joel Deane

    University of Queensland Press 2015; US$ 12.99

    Power is the only measure of a politician that matters: how they win power, how they use power, how they lose power.  Catch and Kill is an inside account of the beguiling and nomadic nature of the unholy trinity of politics?the winning, the using, the losing. Joel Deane?s gripping study of the politics of power takes us into the inner sanctum of... more...

  • Civil Society in Asiaby Dr Fahimul Quadir; Professor Yutaka Tsujinaka

    Ashgate Publishing Ltd 2015; US$ 109.95

    Notwithstanding Bangladesh?s recent success in both creating a market friendly structure of economic governance and holding periodic elections, its political system continues to be marked by clientelism, rampant corruption and widespread violence. The country faces the major challenges of fostering a culture of democracy, human rights, and the rule... more...

  • Governance in Developing Asiaby Anil B. Deolalikar; Shikha Jha; Pilipinas F. Quising

    Edward Elgar Publishing 2015; US$ 40.00

    Governance in Developing Asia is one of the first books of its kind to provide an overview of the role that better governance and citizen empowerment can play in improving public service delivery in developing Asia. The World Development Report 2004 set a framework for public service delivery in terms of the short and long roads to accountability of... more...

  • Namibiaby Henning Melber

    Brandes & Apsel 2015; US$ 16.96

    Einer der international profundesten Kenner Namibias, Henning Melber, gibt Einblick in die gesellschaftspolitischen Entwicklungen des Landes seit der Unabhängigkeit 1990. Der Band trägt so als politische Landeskunde zu einem tieferen Verständnis Namibias bei, das noch immer eng mit Deutschland verbunden ist. Henning Melber bietet eine kritische Analyse... more...

  • Real Governance and Practical Norms in Sub-Saharan Africaby Tom De Herdt; Jean-Pierre OLIVIER de SARDAN

    Taylor and Francis 2015; US$ 54.95

    Although international development discourse considers the state as a crucial development actor, there remains a significant discrepancy between the official norms of the state and public services and the actual practices of political elites and civil servants. This text interrogates the variety of ways in which state policies and legal norms have... more...

  • Libyaby Ronald Bruce St John; Ronald Bruce St John

    Taylor and Francis 2015; US$ 52.95

    Retaining the conceptual framework of the first edition through emphasis on the dual themes of continuity and change, the second edition of Libya is revised and updated to include discussion of key developments since 2010, including: The February 17 Revolution and the death of Muammar al-Qaddafi. The political process which evolved in the... more...

  • Recovering Democracy in South Africaby Raymond Suttner

    Jacana Media 2015; US$ 10.99

    South Africa?s hard-won democracy was the main victim of the chaos in parliament during President Jacob Zuma?s State of the Nation Address. In Recovering Democracy in South Africa, Raymond Suttner brings together the best of his recent thinking; he offers a fresh look at the wide range of contentious issues that currently preoccupy South Africans,... more...

  • 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...

  • Minority Policyby Brenton Prosser; Richard Denniss

    Melbourne University Publishing 2015; US$ 33.32

    Topical and up to the minute, Minority Policy: Rethinking governance when parliament matters explores the influence of marginal parliamentarians both within the major parties and on the cross benches in the formations of contemporary public policy. Despite Australia having minority government in some form for almost three decades, in theoretical... more...