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

  • The 'Civil Society' Problematiqueby Adedayo Oluwakayode Adekson

    Taylor and Francis 2004; US$ 44.95

    This volume deftly undertakes both a theoretical deconstruction of the concept of civil society (and related themes, including civility) and an empirical analysis of the radicalization process in Southern Nigeria. more...

  • 90 Not Outby Paul Davey

    University of New South Wales Press 2010; US$ 34.95

    Focusing on the National Party, this history shares the extraordinary story of a political organizationólarge in grassroots members, yet small in parliamentary termsóthat has made an enormous and largely unrecognized contribution to Australia?s social and economic development. A colorful and interesting read, this comprehensive study highlights the... more...

  • The A to Z of the Gulf Arab Statesby Malcolm C. Peck

    Scarecrow Press 2010; US$ 33.99

    The A to Z of the Gulf Arab States comes at a time when the world's attention is riveted on the Middle East. The small states covered in this volume?Bahrain, Kuwait, Oman, Qatar, and the United Arab Emirates (UAE)?possess about 20 percent of the world's total oil reserves. Beyond the strategic and economic importance conferred upon them by their vast... more...

  • Accepting Authoritarianismby Teresa Wright

    Stanford University Press 2010; US$ 25.95

    This comprehensive examination of the latest and most influential research on state-society relations in post-Mao China explains why three decades of capitalist economic growth have not led to increased public pressure for liberal democratic change. more...

  • Accountability Without Democracyby Lily L. Tsai

    Cambridge University Press 2007; US$ 28.00

    How citizens get government officials to provide them with public services in rural China. more...

  • Achieving Better Service Delivery Through Decentralization in Ethiopiaby Marito Garcia

    World Bank Publications 2008; US$ 14.99

    Ethiopia has made major strides in improving its human development indicators in the past 15 years, achieving significant increases in the coverage of basic education and health services in a short period of time. Imrovements took place during a period of massive decentralization of fiscal resources, to the regions in 1994 and to woredas in 2002-03.... more...

  • Adding Value to Policy Analysisby Claudia Scott; Karen Baehler

    University of NSW Press 2010; US$ 32.95

    This textbook explores the theory and practice of policy-making and how good analysis and advice add value to public decisions and decision-makers. The authors discuss the roles of advisors and analysts both within and across jurisdictions, and how they affect policy processes and methods in Australia and New Zealand. This is a must-have text for managers,... more...

  • Adding Value to Policy Analysis and Adviceby Karen Baehler; Claudia Scott

    University of New South Wales Press 2010; US$ 32.95

    Expanding traditional theories of policymaking through comparisons between policies implemented in Australia and New Zealand, this textbook shows how good analysis and advice improves the decisions of public officials. Aimed at managers, administrators, and students who want an integrated perspective on policy analysis and advising, the chapters cover... more...

  • Administrative Reformsby Amitabh Singh

    SAGE India 2005; US$ 29.95

    This volume analyses the impact of globalisation on governance, and specifically on public-sector reforms. Starting from the premise that adhocism and sectoralism are the main reasons why past attempts at administrative reforms in India have not succeeded, this book maintains that some of the basic tenets of mainstream approaches to administrative... more...

  • Afghanistan, Iraq, and Post-Conflict Governance: Damoclean Democracy?by Imtiaz Hussain

    BRILL 2010; US$ 132.00

    A comparative study is made of how conflict-terminating negotiations led to maiden democratic elections in Afghanistan and Iraq, pointing various thresholds out through specific chapters, invoking negotiations theories/stages to deepen interpretations, and prospecting the Bush Doctrine's future mileage in democratizing the Middle East. more...