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

  • Integrity in Government through Records Managementby James Lowry; Justus Wamukoya

    Ashgate Publishing Ltd 2014; US$ 119.95

    As a celebration of Anne Thurston’s contribution to the field of archives and records management, and public administration in the developing world, this excellent volume brings together scholars and practicing archivists to discuss the key issues around public records and good governance. Never before have these authors from the developing and... more...

  • The Geopolitics of Regional Powerby Sören Scholvin

    Ashgate Publishing Ltd 2014; US$ 119.95

    In the last two decades, various states from the Global South have emerged as important players in international relations. Most popular amongst them is China. Brazil, India and South Africa have also taken essential roles in global and regional politics. Compared to traditional great powers, they can be labelled ‘regional great powers’ or... more...

  • The Last Post-Cold War Socialist Federationby 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 Internet and Democracy Building in Lusophone African Countriesby Susana Salgado

    Ashgate Publishing Ltd 2014; US$ 109.95

    This timely book fills an important gap in the literature on the influence of the Internet and new media in Portuguese speaking African countries. Based on extensive field work throughout the region, the author examines the influence of the Internet in the transition to democracy in Africa, and asks whether there are new possibilities for popular activism... more...

  • The Politics of Governanceby Lucy Koechlin; Till Förster

    Taylor and Francis 2014; US$ 130.00

    How do government arrangements emerge? When and how does individual agency turn into collective agency? How do sensory experiences of violence, instability, etc affect the configuration of governance arrangements? When, why, and how are governance arrangements institutionalized? This book seeks to contribute to a non-normative conceptualization... more...

  • The Military and Denied Development in the Pakistani Punjabby Shahrukh Rafi Khan; Aasim Sajjad Akhtar

    Anthem Press 2014; US$ 82.50

    This book explores retrogressive agrarian interventions by Pakistan?s military in the Punjab and details the social resentment and resistance it has initiated. more...

  • Governing Asiaby World Scientific Publishing Company

    World Scientific Publishing Company 2014; US$ 75.00

    These thirty-eight essays by the professors and research fellows of the Lee Kuan Yew School of Public Policy is dedicated to the tenth anniversary of the School. The core theme of the essays is governance in Asia and what its governments and peoples are doing for the public good. As Asia rises, its policymakers and citizens, and indeed the rest of... more...

  • Conflict Resolution in Multicultural Societiesby Jhumpa Mukherjee

    SAGE Publications 2014; US$ 39.95

    Is it not interesting that at a time when the idea of a global ?clash of civilizations? is reverberating so mightily and so ominously, how India puts up with the challenge of forging national unity amidst its intricate diversity? What is the key to her comparative success as an integrated state?  The question has assumed added significance after... more...

  • Inside Out India and Chinaby William Antholis

    Brookings Institution Press 2014; US$ 22.00

    One third of humanity is governed by two capitals, New Delhi and Beijing. Increasingly, these two countries are being led not from the top down, but rather from the Inside Out. In 2014, India overwhelmingly elected Narendra Modi minister, a man who rose to national prominence as chief minister of Gujarat, India's fastest growing state. Likewise,... more...

  • Afrikas Macher - Afrikas Entwicklerby Ute Schaeffer

    Brandes & Apsel 2014; US$ 23.74

    Afrika hat nicht eine, sondern mehrere Gegenwarten. Es ist an manchen Orten auf der Überholspur, woanders auf dem Weg zurück in eine soziale und politische Steinzeit. Viele Staaten Afrikas machen über Jahre entschlossene Schritte auf eine Demokratisierung zu und werden dann plötzlich in Diktatur und Anarchie zurückgeworfen. Und: das Navigationssystem... more...