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  • Power Crisisby Rodney Cavalier

    Cambridge University Press 2010; US$ 29.00

    An explosive insider's account of the self-destruction of the NSW Labor government. more...

  • Democracy in Contemporary Egyptian Political Discourseby Michele Durocher Dunne

    John Benjamins Publishing Company 2003; US$ 149.00

    When politicians and pundits in the Middle East discuss democracy, do they mean it? Looking at public discourse about democracy in contemporary Egypt, Dunne proposes a fresh way of reading Arabic political discourse. She charts a method combining ethnographic research into communities of people producing political discourse with investigation of the... more...

  • In the Shadow of Good Governanceby Gerhard Anders

    BRILL 2009; US$ 66.00

    This book traces the implementation of the good governanc agenda in Malawi from World Bank policy documents to the individual experiences of civil servants who responded in unforeseen ways to the reform. It presents a fine-grained ethnographic account of what African civil servants actually do, both at home and the office. more...

  • Governance and Politics in Post-Military Nigeriaby Said Adejumobi

    Palgrave Macmillan 2011; US$ 105.00

    Democratic governance constitutes an enduring challenge for Africa's most populous country, Nigeria. The book reflects on the form, trajectory and content of democratic governance in post-military Nigeria from 1999. Nigeria's democracy remains fragile, conflict sensitive and possibly reversible as the legacy of praetorianism and illiberal political... more...

  • From Subjects to Citizensby Pierre Boyer; Linda Cardinal; David Headon

    University of Ottawa Press 2004; US$ 12.01

    Australia and Canada are both lively, multicultural societies with British constitutional traditions. Historically, they have faced similar challenges in defining and sustaining citizenship that reach back into a common past. They also have similar approaches to address contemporary issues and anticipate the challenges of a 21st century future. New... more...

  • Exorcising Devils from the Throneby Albertino da Boa Morte Francisco; Nujoma Sancho Quaresma Agostinho

    Algora Publishing 2011; US$ 21.95

    This political treatise is a passionate portrait of the nation of Sao Tome and Principe (STP) and an analysis of the specific problems of this small island cluster, a beautiful post-colonial country which is slowly but surely being sunk by a battle of politics and perks. Charting the nation's fortunes since achieving independence from Portugal... more...

  • Rethinking State Politics in Indiaby Ashutosh Kumar

    Taylor and Francis 2012; US$ 51.13

    Focusing on the twin issues of identity and development that are often signifiers of the unravelling politics in the federal polity, the book make a concerted attempt to look at (and beyond) the states by exploring the specificities of the regions within these states. It does so through a comparative study from the vantage point of democratic politics... more...

  • Democracy and Diversityby Benjamin Reilly

    OUP Oxford 2006; US$ 98.99

    A study of the way in which the democratizing states of Asia and the Pacific have managed political change, with particular focus on innovative reforms to democratic institutions such as electoral systems, political parties and executive governments more...

  • Education and Democracy in Senegalby Michelle T. Kuenzi

    Palgrave Macmillan 2011; US$ 105.00

    This book examines the role of nonformal education (NFE) in African languages in promoting democracy in Senegal. Using data from a survey of rural Senegalese citizens, this is the first study to empirically test the effects of NFE on political participation and attitudes. The results indicate that NFE stimulates community and political participation... more...

  • Parliaments and Political Change in Asiaby Jurgen Ruland; Clemens Jurgenmeyer; Michael H Nelson; Patrick Ziegenhain

    Institute of Southeast Asian Studies (ISEAS) 2005; US$ 65.90

    This study of the national parliaments of India, Indonesia, the Philippines, South Korea, and Thailand is inspired by four major theoretical discourses: neo-institutionalism, parliamentarianism versus presidentialism, majoritarian versus consensus democracy, and transition theory. The book examines the specific role of parliaments in political decision-making,... more...