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

  • The Struggling Stateby Jennifer Riggan

    Temple University Press 2016; US$ 35.00

    A 2003 law in Eritrea?a notoriously closed-off, heavily militarized, and authoritarian country?mandated an additional year of school for all children and stipulated that the classes be held at Sawa, the nation?s military training center. As a result, educational institutions were directly implicated in the making of soldiers, putting Eritrean teachers... 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...

  • India's 2014 Electionsby Paul Wallace

    SAGE Publications 2015; US$ 48.00

    Everything you wanted to know about India’s historic General Elections of 2014 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...

  • 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...

  • Ghanaby International Monetary Fund. African Dept.

    International Monetary Fund 2015; US$ 9.00

    EXECUTIVE SUMMARY Context. The emergence of large fiscal and external imbalances in recent years, which led to a slowdown in growth, is putting Ghana's medium-term prospects at risk. The Government's efforts to achieve fiscal consolidation since mid-2013 have been undermined by policy slippages, external shocks and rising interest cost. Until mid-... 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...

  • Tanzaniaby Henry Bienen

    Princeton University Press 2015; US$ 77.00 US$ 66.22

    In this 1970 expanded edition, which includes a new Preface and Introduction and a long new chapter, Professor Bienen discusses the events and significance of the Arusha Declaration in the light of his continued research since 1967 while a Visiting Lecturer at University College, Nairobi. Originally published in 1967. The Princeton Legacy Library... more...

  • The Politics of Traditionby Jr. C. Sylvester Whitaker

    Princeton University Press 2015; US$ 83.50 US$ 71.81

    Taking Northern Nigeria during the years 1946 to 1966 as an example, Professor Whitaker shows how modern institutions?parliamentary representation, a cabinet system, popular suffrage, and political parties?were introduced and how they resulted not in a displacement of tradition but in an astute absorption by traditional forces. Originally published... more...