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xviii, 328 pages : illustrations ; 22 cm
  • Chapter One: Introduction: Understanding Civil Service in South AsiaIshtiaq Jamil, Tek Nath Dhakal and Narendra Raj Paudel Chapter TwoThe Civil Service System in BhutanDhurba Rizal Chapter ThreeThe Civil Service System of Bangladesh Sk.Tawfique M. Haque and M. Mahfuzul Haque Chapter FourCivil Service Management in IndiaNamrata Singh Chapter FiveCivil Service Management in NepalShree Krishna Shrestha and Narendra Raj Paudel Chapter SixThe Promise of Representative Bureaucracy and Citizen's Trust in the Civil Service in Nepal Ishtiaq Jamil Chapter SevenCivil Service Reforms in the Islamic Republic of Pakistan: Progress So Far, Implementation Barriers and ChallengesImtiaz Badshah and Konstantin Timoshenko Chapter EightThe New Statutory Civil Service in the Maldives: Towards a Decentralized Human Resource Management Model?Mohamed Faizal and Rob Laking Chapter NinePublic Administration in Sri Lanka: An Analysis of Evolution, Trends and Challenges in Personnel ManagementRenuka Priyantha, Ranjith Dickwella and Ravindra Gunasekara Chapter TenThe Administrative System in Bangladesh: Reform Initiatives with Failed OutcomesPranab Kumar Panday Chapter ElevenReforms in the Administrative System of NepalBharat Gautam Chapter TwelveThe Local Administrative System in IndiaJitendra G. Wasnik Chapter ThirteenPublic Administration in Sri Lanka: An Inquiry into Structure, Reforms, and Management K. Liyanage, R. Ramesh and N. Sivakumar Chapter FourteenThe Development of Public Administration in the People's Republic of China: An Analysis of Administrative ReformS.Baskaran and Mr. M.M. Ihjas.
  • (source: Nielsen Book Data)9783319901909 20180903
This book examines public administration in South Asia in the context of rapid changes and modernization of administrative traditions, thoughts, and practices. The existing literature has, however, not given adequate attention to these developments, at least in a single volume. The book describes both the shared administrative traditions of Bhutan, Bangladesh, China, India, the Maldives, Nepal, Pakistan, and Sri Lanka, and how far they have adapted their administrative systems to respond to contemporary administrative and governance challenges. The book studies how national civil service reforms have been carried out in each member state of South Asia and how the national civil service acts and different regulations are being implemented, as well as what are the critical factors associated with the implementation of national civil service acts and reform measures in the region.
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2. Rapport d'activités. [ - 2019]

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3. Rapport d'activites [ - 2019]

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xix, 425 pages ; 22 cm
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116 pages ; 23 cm.
  • 1. Introduction 2. The Rise of the Prime Ministerial Executive and the Process of Administrative Reform 3. Reinforcing the Power of the Prime Ministerial Executive under the Second Abe 4. Westminster or Presidential? 5. Conclusion.
  • (source: Nielsen Book Data)9781138105874 20170911
With the advent of the second Abe administration, the question of `who leads' in Japan has become much easier to answer - the Prime Minister and his executive office, backed by a substantial policy support apparatus. This rise of the `prime ministerial executive' is therefore one of the most important structural changes in Japan's political system in the post-war period. This book explains how the prime ministerial executive operates under the Abe administration and how it is contributing to Abe's unprecedented policymaking authority. It analyses how reform of central government under Prime Ministers Nakasone, Hashimoto and Koizumi has produced the necessary institutional innovations to allow the prime minister to assert a more authoritative policy leadership, turning Japan's traditional, decentralised and bottom-up politics on its head. Comparing the Westminster and presidential systems of governance and applying them to Japan's contemporary politics, the book shows that whilst elements of both can be found, neither captures the essence of the transformation involved in the rise of the prime ministerial executive. Providing a thorough analysis of power in Japanese politics, this book will be useful to students and scholars of Japanese Politics, Comparative Politics and Asian Studies.
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  • Introduction: the superpower's dilemma: to appease, repress, or transform transnational advocacy networks? 1 Mechanisms of persuasion: when and how are advocacy campaigns effective? 2 The power of state preferences: the 'natural cases' of the campaigns for Falun Gong and IPR protection 3 Reading the 'lay of the land': intercessory advocacy and causal process in the HIV/ AIDS treatment and death penalty abolitionist campaigns 4 State- directed advocacy: the 'drift' phenomenon in the 'free Tibet' and global warming campaigns 5 Strategic considerations, tough choices: how state preferences influence campaign forms Conclusion: state power as reality References -- .
  • (source: Nielsen Book Data)9781526119476 20180306
What does China's rise mean for transnational civil society? What happens when global activist networks engage a powerful and norm-resistant new hegemon? This book combines detailed ethnographic research with cross-case comparisons to identify key factors underpinning variation in the results and processes of advocacy on a range of issues affecting both China and the world, including global warming, intellectual property rights, HIV/AIDS treatment, the use of capital punishment, suppression of the Falun Gong religious movement, and Tibetan independence. Built on a unique blend of comparative and international theory, it advances the notion of "advocacy drift"-a process whereby the objectives and principled beliefs of activists are transformed through interaction with the Chinese state. The book offers a timely reassessment of transnational civil society, including its power to persuade and to leverage the policies of national governments. -- .
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  • 1. As time goes by or how far till Banjul: African citizenship aspirations Catarina Antunes Gomes and Cesaltina Abreu 2. From citizenship to social liberalism or beyond? Some theoretical and historical landmarks Jose Mauricio Domingues 3. `Queremos ser cidadaos': citizenship in Mozambique from Frelimo to Frelimo Anna Maria Gentili 4. Power, conflict, and citizenship: Mozambique's contemporary struggles Elisio Macamo 5. Have we failed Christianity? Or how violence in the Great Lakes region challenges Christianity and the nation state Kasereka Kavwahirehi 6. Cement citizens: housing, demolition and political belonging in Luanda, Angola Claudia Gastrow 7. On Angola as a battlefield Jonuel Goncalves.
  • (source: Nielsen Book Data)9781138577978 20180326
This collective work aims to critically reflect upon contemporary citizenship aspirations and practices in sub-Saharan Africa. Focusing on different realities, such as Angola, Mozambique and the Great Lakes region, it tries to unveil multiple historical commonalities, especially those arising from shared experiences of postcolonial violence and vulnerability. Thus, albeit the social realities under scrutiny cannot stand for the complexity of the Continent, the studies here gathered enlighten similar processes that can be identified in many other African contexts. That is certainly the case of the proliferation of religious manifestations and democratic demands that are currently being articulated in different countries such as Burundi, Central African Republic, Ethiopia, Sudan, Uganda and Nigeria. One such commonality can be referred to as a quest for being. Indeed, this quest for being has always underpinned African discourses and practices, either in postcolonial approaches, either in intellectual traditions, either in popular productions. These multiple practices reveal how, in certain circumstances, identity, as a product of historical wills of knowledge, power and truth, can be questioned as a site of possession and entrapment. How is one to be beyond colonial possession? Or beyond postcolonial authoritarian rule? Or beyond eurocentrism? African quests for being have always been quests for freedom. And they impose a debate on regimes of citizenship. Active citizenship is not merely a by-product of formal political systems; it is one that challenges them from the outside while actualizing the lessons of historical liberation struggles. As times goes by, the right to be still stands. The chapters of this book were originally published as a special issue in Citizenship Studies.
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  • 1. African Militaries in War, Peace and Support for Democratic Development, David J. Francis 2. The Military in Nigeria: War, peace and support for democratic governance, Oshita Oshita 3. The Rwanda Defence Force: from Genocide to Peace and Democratic Consolidation, Marco Jowell 4. Military in Uganda: war, peace and support for democratic consolidation, Eric Awich Ochen 5. Military Response to Boko Haram Insurgency in Nigeria: Implications for Peace, Security and Democracy in the Lake Chad Basin, Kenneth C. Omeje 6. African Solutions to Western Problems: Western-sponsored Training Programmes for African Militaries: impact on Peace and Democratic Consolidation, David Chuter 7. African Standby Force: Challenges and Opportunities for support of Democracy in Africa, Kasaija Phillip Apuuli 8. African Militaries, Security Sector Reform and Peace Dividends: a case study of Ethiopia's post-1998 Defence Reform Experience and impact on Democratic Development, Ann Fitz-Gerald, Paula MacPhee & Ian Westerman 9. Egypt: the Military in War, Peace and Democratic Development, Joseph Lansana Kormoh.
  • (source: Nielsen Book Data)9781138682290 20171218
This book provides a critical understanding of the emerging role of African militaries in peacetime democratic Africa. This book departs from the dominant perspective which simply presents the military as an 'enemy' of democracy because of the history and legacy of unending military coup d'etats and interventions in civilian politics. In the context of Africa, the military has been blamed or largely held responsible for instigating wars, armed conflicts, political violence, poverty and underdevelopment due to bad governance and mismanagement of the state. Drawing from diverse case studies across Africa, including Nigeria, Rwanda, Uganda, Ethiopia and Egypt, this volume presents the argument that though the military has played a negative, and sometimes, destructive role in undermining constitutional rule and the overthrow of democratic civilian governments, the same military, now operating in a changed global environment, is making effort to support the development of democracy and democratic consolidation as well as remain subjected to civilian democratic oversight and control. Notwithstanding, the real challenge for this emerging trend of African peace militaries is the extent to which they are able to fulfil, on a predictable and consistent basis, their constitutional mandate to defend the people against 'elected autocrats' in Africa who try to use the military to perpetuate themselves in power. This work fills a critical gap in the literature and will be of much interest to students of African security and politics, peace and conflict studies, security studies and IR in general.
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  • Introduction: Kenneth E. Kalu, Olajumoke Yacob-Haliso and Toyin Falola Section A: Citizens, Citizenship, and State-Society Relations Chapter 1: The Postcolonial African State and its Citizens Kenneth E. Kalu Chapter 2: Africa's "Big Men" and the African State Kenneth E. Kalu Chapter 3: Women, Inclusive Citizenship and the African State Cheryl O'Brien and Adryan Wallace Chapter 4: Women's Political Empowerment and the Politics of Citizenship in Nigeria and Tanzania Olajide O. Akanji Chapter 5: Digital Citizenship in Africa's Fractured Social Order Ogbonna Emmanuel Chijioke Section B: Civil Society, Identities, and Big Men Chapter 6: Civil Society and the African State Alex Ng'oma Chapter 7: Youth and Big Men Politics Ngozi Nwogwugwu Chapter 8: Culture and Religion in Africa: Social Transformation and Tools for Exploitation Susan Kilonzo Chapter 9: Pastocracy: Performing Pentecostal Politics in Africa Abimbola Adunni Adelakun Chapter 10: Ethnic Identity Politics and the Sustenance of Africa's Predatory State Gashawbeza W. Bekele and Adebayo Oyebade Section C: Democratic Impact of Predatory State-Society Relations Chapter 11: Accountability Theory and Democracy in Nigeria Olajumoke Yacob-Haliso and Adigun Agbaje Chapter 12: State-Society Relations and Nature of Economic Growth in Africa Samuel Zalanga Chapter 13: The Social Impact of Africa's Predatory State-Society Relations Samuel Oloruntoba Chapter 14: Africa's "Big Men" in the Continent's Democratic Experiments Toochi Aniche.
  • (source: Nielsen Book Data)9781138559349 20180514
This book spotlights, analyzes and explains varying forms and patterns of state-society relations on the African continent, taking as point of departure the complexities created by the emergence, proliferation and complicated interactions of so-called `big men' across Africa's fifty-four states. The contributors interrogate the evolution of Africa's big men; the role of the big men in Africa's political and economic development; and the relationship between the state, the big men and the citizens. Throughout the chapters the contributors engage with a number of questions fromã different disciplinary and methodological orientations. How did these states evolve to exhibit various deformities in their composition, functioning and in their relations with the societies that they govern? What roles did Atlantic and other slavery and European colonialism play in creating states that are unable to display the right and good relationships with citizens in civil society? Why did these forms of predatory state-society relations continue to thrive in Africa after the end of Atlantic slave trade and subsequent colonialism? Why did the emerging African leaders at independence fail to effectively dismantle the structures of exploitation and expropriation that were the defining features of slavery and colonialism? Who are Africa's `big men', and what are their trajectories? This book is essential reading for all students and scholars of African politics, public policy and administration, political economy, and democratisation.
(source: Nielsen Book Data)9781138559349 20180514
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  • Thiéro: éloge d'une intellectuelle dévouée à l'Afrique concrète -- Santé publique, couverture maladie universelle : une avancée majeure en côte d'ivoire -- État des lieux de la mise en oeuvre de la CMU en Côte d'Ivoire -- Le vote de la loi -- Les défis pour la Côte d'Ivoire dans la mise en oeuvre de la Couverture Maladie Universelle et les débuts de solutions -- L'adhésion des populations -- L'offre de soins -- La santé des femmes en Afrique : enjeu majeur des nouveaux ODD -- Objectifs de développement durable -- Les principaux problèmes de santé des femmes en Afrique -- La mortalité liée à la grossesse -- Le VIH/Sida -- Le paludisme -- Les Violences Basées sur le Genre -- Viols et violences au cours des conflits armés -- Les coups et blessures domestiques -- L'excision -- La malnutrition -- Les maladies non transmissibles -- La santé des femmes en Afrique: le lien avec les ODD -- Éducation et santé des femmes -- Développement économique et santé des femmes -- Environnement et santé des femmes -- Violences Basées sur le Genre et santé des femmes -- Solutions -- La santé en Afrique impact sur le développement, défis et perspectives -- Impact de la santé sur le développement : cas du paludisme -- Impact du niveau de développement d'un pays sur la santé -- Les déterminants de la plupart des affections en Afrique : la pauvreté, première citée -- Le réchauffement climatique, une autre thématique à ne pas oublier -- Quelles solutions pour réduire l'impact de la maladie sur le développement et celui de la pauvreté sur l'état de santé? -- Améliorer le niveau d'éducation des populations, principalement l'éducation aux bonnes attitudes en matière de santé (IEC/CCC, Information, Éducation, Communication/ Communication pour le Changement de Comportement) -- En Côte d'Ivoire, l'expérience envisagée des micro-assurances et des mutuelles de santé -- L'installation progressive de l'Assurance Maladie Universelle en Afrique de l'Ouest -- La problématique des médicaments de la rue en Afrique : état des lieux, déterminants et solutions -- Les médicaments de la rue, état des lieux -- Description -- Provenance -- Dangers -- L'utilisation par les populations de médicaments de la rue, quels sont les déterminants ? -- Déterminants socio-économiques -- Déterminants socioculturels -- Déterminants liés au système de santé -- Déterminants liés à l'insuffisance de lois ou à l'insuffisance d'application des lois -- Les médicaments de la rue, solutions -- Système de santé -- Marchés parallèles et illicites -- Assemblée nationale -- Genre, femmes Gouro et vivriers, dynamisme et rôle clé dans l'économie ivoirienne -- La Côte d'Ivoire en matière de sécurité alimentaire -- La place des produits vivriers dans l'économie ivoirienne -- Difficultés des femmes productrices et commerçantes dans le secteur du vivrier -- Soutiens, financements et partenariat-État ivoirien -- Banques de micro-finance/ Oikocrédit -- Genre et bonne gouvernance -- Améliorer la participation des femmes aux processus électoraux -- Promouvoir l'équité-genre -- Quels sont les freins ? -- Les freins sont culturels, sociaux et sociétaux -- Comment lutter contre ces freins?
  • Accentuer les activités communautaires -- Tontines, vers un financement participatif ? -- La facilitation de l'accès aux services judiciaires par les femmes (respect des droits individuels) -- Le renforcement de l'État de Droit -- Les violences basées sur le genre en Afrique: vers un état de droit pour le post-2015? -- Les différentes formes de violence dont les femmes sont victimes en Afrique -- Les violences sexuelles et physiques au cours des conflits -- Certaines pratiques traditionnelles néfastes -- Le renforcement d'un état de droit : quels bénéfices pour les femmes ? -- Les actions des Nations Unies -- Comment l'Assemblée nationale peut-elle concourir à la lutte contre les Violences Basées sur le Genre ? -- La mise en place de coalitions de femmes -- Les mesures de lutte contre les violences sexuelles -- Les bénéfices de l'institution de l'état de droit pour les femmes -- La thématique de la scolarisation des filles : une question de genre et d'éducation -- La situation de la scolarisation des filles : cas de la Côte d'Ivoire -- Les effets positifs pour une nation de l'éducation des filles -- Les entraves à la scolarisation des filles en Côte d'Ivoire : la problématique des grossesses en milieu scolaire -- Les actions de l'équipe gouvernementale -- L'Assemblée Nationale -- Coopération internationale quels sont les nouveaux objectifs de développement durable ? Défis et perspectives pour l'horizon 2030 -- Comment agir dans le but de l'atteinte des ODD ? (quelques propositions concrètes) -- Gestion inclusive (notion de coresponsabilité) -- Gestion systémique et intégrée -- Notion d'universalité (participation des pays en développement et des pays développés) -- Environnement la cop 21, les défis pour l'Afrique -- COP 21, réchauffement climatique et insécurité alimentaire en Afrique -- Les engagements des grandes puissances attendus sur la réduction des énergies fossiles -- Le défi de l'Afrique sur la production de biogaz (énergie propre ou verte) -- COP 22, le Maroc de tous les espoirs -- Conséquences du réchauffement climatique -- Quel était l'enjeu principal de la COP 22 ? -- Les objectifs de la COP 22 ont-ils été atteints ? -- Impact du réchauffement climatique sur les femmes -- Réchauffement climatique, femmes et santé -- Réchauffement climatique, femmes et approvisionnement en eau -- Réchauffement climatique, femmes et catastrophes naturelles -- Réchauffement climatique, femmes et conflits -- Réchauffement climatique, femmes et insécurité alimentaire -- Réchauffement climatique, femmes et difficultés d'accès à la terre -- Comment peuvent agir les femmes pour lutter contre le réchauffement climatique ? -- L'insalubrité : un véritable problème de développement durable et de santé publique en Afrique -- Pollution et développement durable, description de la situation à Abidjan -- Les conséquences de la pollution par les déchets urbains sur l'environnement -- Les conséquences sur la santé -- À qui la responsabilité ? -- Comment lutter contre l'insalubrité? -- Les déchets urbains -- La pérennisation et le renforcement des activités de la brigade de salubrité urbaine concernant les dépôts sauvages de déchets
  • Gouvernance dynamique électeurs/politiques africaine : quels défis et quelles perspectives -- Le tribalisme -- L'absence de projet clair -- La corruption -- Le discours panafricaniste revisite (et instrumentalise) -- Quelles sont les perspectives et les solutions? -- L'éducation -- La réflexion -- L'élaboration de programmes clairs et de méthodes -- La patrie avant le parti -- L'Afrique, les visionnaires et le pouvoir -- Pourquoi observe-t-on cette déconnexion entre classe dirigeante, administrative, politique, médiatique et peuple ? -- Pourquoi vote-t-on pour un candidat ? -- Qu'attend l'Afrique de ses hommes de pouvoir ? Une vision -- Jeunesse, paix et développement durable -- De la paix et du développement durable -- Développement durable : Développement collectif et pérenne -- Paix et développement durable -- Paix et progrès économique -- Paix et genre -- Paix et sécurité alimentaire -- Paix et santé publique -- De la contribution de la jeunesse a la paix et au développement durable -- Jeunesse, acteur majeur de paix -- Jeunesse, acteur majeur de développement durable -- Exemple d'initiatives réussies -- De la responsabilité des pouvoirs publics face à la jeunesse.
"Ce recueil est composé de tribunes et de réflexions qui abordent des problématiques de santé publique, lutte contre le réchauffement climatique, genre, coopération internationale et bonne gouvernante. Certaines de ces publications sont parues sur le site du Président de l'Assemblée nationale de Côte d'Ivoire, d'autres dans la revue scientifique internationale Médecine et Santé Tropicales ou ont été présentées à l'occasion de conférences. Pour relever les nombreux défis auxquels l'Afrique fait face, ainsi que ceux inhérents aux Objectifs de Développement durable, l'auteur propose une approche pluridisciplinaire, des solutions transversales et intégrées, dans une perspective holistique. Ce livre se veut "bréviaire de politique concrète africaine"."--Page 4 of cover.
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  • Introduction: Death and Martyrdom in the Arab Uprisings Amira Mittermaier 1. Civics Lesson: Ambivalence, Contestation, and Curricular Change in Tunisia Joel Rozen 2. Technologies of Immortality, `Good Endings', and Martyrdom in Urban Egypt Farha Ghannam 3. To Die is Gain: Singing a Heavenly Citizenship among Egypt's Coptic Christians Carolyn M. Ramzy 4. Reckoning with the Inevitable: Death and Dying among Syrian Christians during the Uprising Andreas Bandak 5. The Martyr Pop Moment: Depoliticizing Martyrdom Daniel J. Gilman.
  • (source: Nielsen Book Data)9781138673922 20180115
Death lies at the beginning of the Arab uprisings, and death continues to haunt them. Most narratives about the `Arab Spring' begin with Mohammed Bouazizi, a Tunisian fruit vendor who set himself on fire. Egyptian protesters in turn referred to Khaled Said, a young man from Alexandria whom the police had beaten to death. This book places death at the centre of its engagement with the Arab uprisings, counterrevolutions, and their aftermaths. It examines martyrdom and commemoration as performative acts through which death and life are infused with meaning. Conversely, it shows how, in the making, remembering, and erasing of martyrs, hierarchies are (re)produced and possible futures are foreclosed. The contributors argue that critical anthropological engagement with death, martyrdom, and afterlife is indispensable if we want to understand the making of pasts and futures in a revolutionary present. This book was originally published as a special issue of Ethnos: Journal of Anthropology.
(source: Nielsen Book Data)9781138673922 20180115
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The Arab Uprisings were unexpected events of rare intensity in Middle Eastern history - mass, popular and largely non-violent revolts which threatened and in some cases toppled apparently stable autocracies. This volume provides in-depth analyses of how people perceived the socio-economic and political transformations in three case studies epitomising different post-Uprising trajectories - Tunisia, Jordan and Egypt - and drawing on survey data to explore ordinary citizens' perceptions of politics, security, the economy, gender, corruption, and trust. The findings suggest the causes of protest in 2010-2011 were not just political marginalisation and regime repression, but also denial of socio-economic rights and regimes failure to provide social justice. Data also shows these issues remain unresolved, and that populations have little confidence governments will deliver, leaving post-Uprisings regimes neither strong nor stable, but fierce and brittle. This analysis has direct implications both for policy and for scholarship on transformations, democratization, authoritarian resilience and `hybrid regimes'.
(source: Nielsen Book Data)9783319690438 20180219
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  • Introduction: `A Political theory of Indian Democracy' by Peter Ronald deSouza.- Section I: State, Nation, Democracy.- Chapter 1: Historicizing India's Nationhood: History as Contemporary Politics.- Chapter 2: State-Nation Building: The Making of Liberal Democracy.- Chapter 3: Crisis of Political Authority.- Section II: Parapolitics of Democracy.- Chapter 4: Civil Society and Non-party Political Formations.- Chapter 5: Transformative Politics of Grassroots Movements.- Chapter 6: Law and Outcasts of Development.- Section III: Social Power and Democracy.- Chapter 7: Secularization of Caste and the Making of the New Middle-Class.- Chapter 8: The Dalit Question in Four Frames.- Chapter 12: The Great Language Debate: Politics of Metropolitan Versus Vernacular India.- Section IV: Representation in Liberal Democracy.- Chapter 10: Interests and Identities: The Changing Politics of Representation.- Chapter 11: Minority Politics: The Shifting Terms of Policy Discourse.- Chapter 12: Growth of Communal Polarization in Gujarat and the Making of a Hindutva Laboratory.- Section V: Emerging Challenges of Democracy.- Chapter 13: Revisiting the Reservations Policy.- Chapter 14: Entering the Twenty-first Century: Changes in National Politics and Discourse.- Chapter 15: Democratizing Global Governance: A Minimalist Perspective.
  • (source: Nielsen Book Data)9789811064111 20180312
This book presents numerous discussions of specific aspects of democratic politics, showing how `democracy' can be projected as a model of deliberate imperfection - a model that tolerates various loose ends in the system - and how democracy recognizes a multiplicity of possible courses open to the system at any point in time. Against this backdrop, the book carefully analyzes the lifetime work of D.L. Sheth, which, seen as a whole, offers us with a theory of Indian politics. The selection of fifteen essays has been clustered into five sections that signify the major domains of democratic politics: State, Nation, Democracy; Parapolitics of Democracy; Social Power and Democracy; Representation in Liberal Democracy; and Emerging Challenges of Democracy. These essays give a sense of the transformations and struggles that are underway in India, brought about by the dynamics of democratic politics. Each of the fifteen chapters focuses on one aspect, providing a unique analysis of the deepening of democracy in India.
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18. Behind the rainbow [2009]

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A detailed exploration of the evolution of, and internal conflicts within, the ruling African National Congress (ANC), since it first came to power with Nelson Mandela's election in 1994.
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  • Introduction and Research Design Chapter 1: Structure of the Japanese Government Chapter 2: Case Study 1: Ministry of Internal Affairs and Communications (MIC) Chapter 3: Case Study 2: Ministry of Foreign Affairs (MOFA) Chapter 4: Case Study 3: Ministry of Land, Infrastructure, Transport, and Tourism (MLITT) Chapter 5: Case Study 4: Ministry of Health, Labor, and Welfare (MHLW) Chapter 6: Case Study 5: Ministry of Economy Trade and Industry Conclusions and Areas for Further Study Appendix: Additional Tables.
  • (source: Nielsen Book Data)9781498562218 20180618
Classically, studies of the Japanese government are both tantalizing and frustrating as scholars standing outside of the system draw conclusions from significant events like crises, disasters, and moments of reform. This has led to a sense of mystery as scholars have developed sophisticated competing theories about how the system actually operates often with resigned comments that there is a black curtain (kuromaku) drawn over the system. The primary challenge is gaining access to the actual process of policymaking on a daily basis given the seemingly impenetrable nature of the bureaucracy. This study is unusual as it cracks open the curtain to see the wheels and rotating gears along with those pulling the levers. Specifically, through the Maureen and Mike Mansfield Fellowship program, the only congressionally authorized opportunity allowing American officials to be placed directly inside a foreign government, the reader is given a firsthand account of these machinations. Through their eyes, readers will be introduced to Japan's messy policymaking process in telecommunications regulation, pharmaceutical approvals, diplomatic relations, and much more. This approach also allows the author to refine existing theories of Japan's bureaucratic elite and assess the weak system of control exercised over them by the National Personnel Authority (NPA). This understudied agency is the last vestige of MacArthur's legacy as the Supreme Commander of the Allied Powers in Japan following World War II. Thus, this study ambitiously hopes to lend a realistic glimpse into the only developed, non-western, industrialized democratic state in the world. More boldly, this study intends to lend a greater appreciation of the complex tug-of-war between democracy and technocracy in other national contexts.
(source: Nielsen Book Data)9781498562218 20180618
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在这部开拓性的著作中,刘晓原教授详细梳理了中国共产党从建党到抗日战争结束这段历史时期内如何处理边疆,民族事务.长征使中共来到政治环境极为严峻的西部,北部边疆,先后同藏,回,蒙族发生了错综复杂的关系.在此过程中,以汉族为主的中共完成了一次民族政治转型.在民族关系上,中共搁置了列宁主义通过煽动少数民族分离主义取得国家权力的策略,采取了与国民党大致相同的立场,且开始了对边疆民族问题的调查与思考,为建国后民族政策的制定完成了重要的经验和理论积累.
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