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  • Political Parties in Palestineby Michael Bröning

    Palgrave Macmillan 2013; US$ 100.00

    Party Politics in Palestine is an up-to-date elucidation of the fractious Palestinian political scene, providing for the first time a lively and comprehensive discussion of the ideological outlook, historical development, and political objectives of all of Palestine's major political actors. more...

  • Party Politics in Japanby Hans H Baerwald

    Taylor and Francis 2010; US$ 48.95

    To the outside observer, the character and dynamics of Japan’s political parties and Diet (National Assembly) are often obscure. This volume is an invaluable description of party politics in Japan, and a unique analysis of the influence that a changing balance of power has had upon the functioning of the Diet. The book covers: the party system and... more...

  • China’s Economic Developmentby Lu Ming; Zhao Chen; Yongqin Wang

    Edward Elgar Publishing 2013; US$ 40.00

    Written by distinguished Chinese academics, this book provides a unique and rare insight into the development of the modern Chinese economy. The authors identify three major factors in the growth of the Chinese economy: economic decentralization and political centralization; the urban - rural divide; and relational society. These are explored in depth... more...

  • The People Wantby Gilbert Achcar; G.M. Goshgarian

    Saqi 2013; US$ 17.99

    The people want ...': the first part of the slogan chanted by millions of Arab protestors since 2011 revealed a longrepressed craving for democracy. But huge social and economic problems were also laid bare by the protesters' demands. Although Islamist parties did not initiate the protest movement, they have benefitted the most from the power vacuum... more...

  • Toward Better Governance in Chinaby Baogang Guo; Dennis V. Hickey; Jon Bond; Jie Chen; Xi Chen; Chia-chen Chou; Sheng Ding; Qian Guo; Dennis Hickey; Diqing Lou; Chunlong Lu; Huhe Narisong; Han-pu Tung; Lin Ye; Yiran Zhou; Xufeng Zhu; Yuchao Zhu

    Lexington Books 2009; US$ 89.00

    This book examines contemporary Chinese political reform through an examination of a number of policy initiatives taken in recent years. These include programs designed to improve administrative efficiency, transparency, and accountability, as well as directives aimed at rebuilding the regime's political support though strengthening local legislatures,... more...

  • The China Renaissanceby Jonathan Sharp

    World Scientific Publishing Company 2013; US$ 23.00 US$ 20.93

    Rising superpower China duly anointed a new generation of leaders led by Xi Jinping at the Communist Party's 18th National Congress held in November 2012. While the conclave itself passed off with smoothly choreographed efficiency, the months leading up to this once-a-decade transition were anything but orderly. Intense factional wrangling behind... more...

  • Law and the Limits of Governmentby Frank Fagan

    Edward Elgar Publishing 2013; US$ 40.00

    Why do legislatures pass laws that automatically expire? Why are so many tax cuts sunset? In this first book-length treatment of those questions, the author explains that legislatures pass laws temporarily in order to reduce opposition from the citizenry, to increase the level of information revealed by lobbies, and to externalize the political costs... more...

  • Waveby Reuel Marc Gerecht

    Hoover Institution Press 2013; US$ 4.99

    Middle East expert Reuel Marc Gerecht argues that the Middle East may actually be at the beginning of a momentous democratic wave whose convulsions could become the region's defining theme during Obama's presidency. He describes the powerful Middle Eastern democratic movements coming from both the left and right and argues that America must reassess... more...

  • The Challenge of Ethnic Democracyby Yoav Peled

    Taylor and Francis 2013; US$ 54.95

    Ethnic democracy is a form of democratic ethnic conflict regulation in deeply divided societies. In The Challenge of Ethnic Democracy, Yoav Peled argues that ethnic democracy is constituted by the combination of two contradictory constitutional principles: liberal democracy and ethno-nationalism, and that its stability depends on the existence of... more...

  • Japan in Crisisby Bong Youngshik; T. J. Pempel

    Palgrave Macmillan 2013; US$ 27.00

    This volume, stemming from the Asan Institute for Policy Studies, observes that for Japan to 'rise again' would mean recovery not only from the triple disaster—the March, 2011 earthquake, tsunami, and nuclear meltdown—but from 20-plus years of economic stagnation, political fumbling, and deterioration in Japan's regional and global influence. more...