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- 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... more...
- 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...
- 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...
- 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...
- 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...
- 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...
- 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...
- Taylor and Francis 2004; US$ 59.95
Locating Africa on the global stage, this book examines and compares external involvement in the continent, exploring the foreign policies of major states and international organizations towards Africa. The contributors work within a political economy framework in order to study how these powers have attempted to stimulate democracy, peace and prosperity... more...
- Zed Books 2012; US$ 39.95
Through a variety of in-depth case studies, including the DRC, Sierra Leone and Liberia, African Conflicts and Informal Power shows how important informal political and economic networks are in many of the continents conflict areas. Moreover, it demonstrates that without a proper understanding of the impact of these networks, attempts to formalize... more...