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Contributors to this volume highlight the failure and socio-economic and political problems of post-colonial African state and make constructive and convincing suggestions of how the problems can be addressed. They do not argue for the scrapping of the state but its reconstitution in ways that will enable it to be...
This textbook blends an analysis of individual nation states with an examination of the critical issues that confront them all, and which are addressed comparatively. It takes account of both the national and transnational factors that affect and are affected by politics in Europe - notably European integration and globalisation.
This book seeks to renew and refocus the debate on the use of governance networks in public policy making. It raises and answers a series of questions about the dynamics, conditions and functions of governance networks and also considers the democratic implications of network governance.
By David Art
This book compares the influence of the Nazi past in contemporary German and Austrian politics.
Analysing the ways people pursue, use and exchange wealth and power, in this 2005 book Michael Johnston examines four kinds of corruption problems in twelve countries and argues that these different syndromes of corruption require differing reforms.
Contemporary South Asia: Series Number 10: Seeing the State: Governance and Governmentality in India
How do poor people in India understand and make use of the state in their daily lives? The authors consider key debates in development studies on participation and good governance to answer these questions. They study the extent to which poorer people can engage the political process as citizens.
A Unified Theory of Party Competition: A Cross-National Analysis Integrating Spatial and Behavioral Factors
This book explains how parties and candidates locate themselves on the Left-Right ideological dimension and other issue dimensions. It offers a unified theoretical approach to voter behavior and party strategies that takes into account voter preferences, voter's partisan attachments, expected turnout, and the location of the political status quo.
Readings in African Politics provides an overview of key topics and themes that collectively contribute to an understanding of politics in Africa. The selections included here come from a wide range of Western and non-Western sources and together represent core knowledge in the field of African politics. Topic areas covered...