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

  • Combating Corruptionby J. Hatchard

    Edward Elgar Publishing 2014; US$ 40.00

    Drawing on numerous recent examples of good and bad practice from around the continent, this insightful volume explores the legal issues involved in developing and enhancing good governance and accountability within African states, as well as addressing the need for other states worldwide to demonstrate the ‘transnational political will’... more...

  • Crowds and Politics in North Africaby Andrea Khalil

    Taylor and Francis 2014; US$ 145.00

    This book takes predominant crowd theory to task, questioning received ideas about ?mob psychology? that remain prevalent today. It is a synchronic study of crowds, crowd dynamics, and the relationships of crowds to political power in Tunisia, Libya and Algeria (2011?13) that has far-reaching applications embedded in its thesis.? One central theme... more...

  • Governance and Corruptionby Katherine Weare; Andrew Macnab; Faith Gagnon; Donald Stewart

    Emerald Group Publishing Limited 2014; US$ 199.00

    This e-book addresses interesting aspects of corruption. Corruption has been a significant public issue in most developing countries in the post-colonial era. In the past decade it has arguably become the most prominent concern of international institutions such as the World Bank. This concern has been shared by policy-makers and the public within... more...

  • India's Oceanby David Brewster

    Taylor and Francis 2014; US$ 145.00

    This book assesses India?s role as a major power in the Indian Ocean. Many see the Indian Ocean as naturally falling within India?s sphere of influence but, as this book demonstrates, India has a long way to go before it could achieve regional dominance. The book outlines the development of Indian thinking on its role in the Indian Ocean and examines... more...

  • Culture, Indigenous Knowledge and Development in Africaby Munyaradzi Mawere

    Langaa RPCIG 2014; US$ 26.95

    The continent of Africa is richly endowed with diverse cultures, a body of indigenous knowledge and technologies. These bodies of knowledge and technologies that are indeed embodied in the diverse African cultures are as old as humankind. From time immemorial, they have been used to solve socio-economic, political, health, and environmental problems,... more...

  • Identity, Citizenship, and Political Conflict in Africaby Edmond J. Keller

    Indiana University Press 2014; US$ 21.99

    Reflecting on the processes of nation-building and citizenship formation in Africa, Edmond J. Keller believes that although some deep parochial identities have eroded, they have not disappeared and may be more assertive than previously thought, especially in instances of political conflict. Keller reconsiders how national identity has been understood... more...

  • New Challenges for Maturing Democracies in Korea and Taiwanby Larry Diamond; Gi-Wook Shin

    Stanford University Press 2014; US$ 27.95

    New Challenges for Maturing Democracies in Korea and Taiwan takes a creative and comparative view of the new challenges and dynamics confronting these maturing democracies. Numerous works deal with political change in the two societies individually, but few adopt a comparative approach?and most focus mainly on the emergence of democracy or the... more...

  • Citizen Participation in Decision Makingby Kimani Njogu

    Twaweza Communications 2014; US$ 29.95

    This book is a result of public dialogue forums in pursuit of accountable and transparent governance in Kenya organized by Twaweza Communications with the support of Ford Foundation. From the convenings it was evident that the stability of Kenya will be driven by the extent to which citizens feel fully included in the development agenda. Quite often,... more...

  • Opposition and Democracy in South Africaby Roger Southall

    Taylor and Francis 2014; US$ 59.95

    This collection examines the nature, scope and prospects for political opposition under African National Congress political dominance. more...

  • Democracy or Alternative Political Systems in Asiaby Hsin-Huang Michael Hsiao

    Taylor and Francis 2014; US$ 145.00

    This book tackles the important issue of what happened to Asia's political systems after the fall of various political strongmen? It is generally assumed that once strongmen who dictate a nations' politics with a dictatorial or authoritarian fashion fall, the political landscape then drastically changes and the prospects for democracy comes in a matter... more...