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1. Rapport d'activites [ - 2019]

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2. Rapport d'activités. [ - 2019]

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  • 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.
(source: Nielsen Book Data)9781138105874 20170911
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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. -- .
(source: Nielsen Book Data)9781526119476 20180306
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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.
(source: Nielsen Book Data)9781138577978 20180326
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xiv, 186 pages : map ; 24 cm.
  • 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.
(source: Nielsen Book Data)9781138682290 20171218
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xiii, 365 pages ; 26 cm.
  • 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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152 p. : illustrations ; 25 cm
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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.
(source: Nielsen Book Data)9789811064111 20180312
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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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  • Introduction. The role of parliaments and civil society in Africa's regional integration / Korwa G. Adar, Giovanni Finizio and Angela Meyer
  • The Pan-African Parliament as an institution of regional integration : prospects and constraints / John Akokpari
  • Sovereignty of East Africans in the balance : the role of the East African legislative assembly and the integration process of the East African Community (EAC) / Korwa G. Adar
  • The parliamentarization of African regional integration : the case of the Economic Community of West African States' (ECOWAS) assembly / Linda Darkwa & Cyril Obi
  • The Economic and Monetary Community of Central Africa's legislative assembly and its role in the regional integration process / Angela Meyer
  • The role of SADC parliamentary forum in southern African integration process / Takawira Musavengana
  • East African integration : a contextual analysis of the role of Tanzania's legislative assembly / Richard Bosire
  • Economic Community of West African States integration : the role of Nigeria's legislative assembly / Nkwachukwu Orji
  • Models, norms and self-interest towards regional integration : South African parliamentary diplomacy and the conduct of parliamentary international relations / Paul H. Bischoff
  • The role of civil society in the consolidation and institutionalization of participatory democracy within the East African Community (EAC) / Joshua Kivuva
  • West African integration : the role of civil society in the consolidation and institutionalisation of participatory democracy / Francis N. Ikome and David Kode
  • Region building from below. Potential and challenges of civil society involvement in Central Africa's integration process / Angela Meyer
  • The role of civil society in regional integration in southern Africa : patternes of inclusion and exclusion / Andreas Litsegård
  • Society involvement and ownership of the African Union integration process / Giovanni Finizio
  • Conclusion and recommendations / Korwa G. Adar, Giovanni Finizio and Angela Meyer.
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16. Cadres of Tibet [2018]

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  • 1. Chongqing Under the Spotlight: The 'Chongqing Model' and its Controversies 2. Putting China's Mass Campaigns into Perspective 3. Chongqing's Red Culture Campaign as Simulation 4. Who were the Participants in Chongqing's Red Culture Campaign? 5. Experiencing the Campaign: Patterns of Practices by the local people in Chongqing 6. How the Official Programme Interacted with the Practices of the Local Participants: Exchange 7. How the Official Programme Interacted with the Practices of the Local Participants: Framing 8. Conclusion.
  • (source: Nielsen Book Data)9781138222311 20180213
Between 2009 and 2012, the city of Chongqing came into the national, and even international spotlight, as it became the geographical centre of the 'Singing Red, Smashing Black' campaign, and later the political storm that swept China. Chongqing's Red Culture Campaign drew an incredible amount of interest at the time, but speculation and prejudice has since blurred the public understanding of the sensational story that ties the campaign with the rise and fall of a political star, Bo Xilai. This book, therefore, seeks to study the nature of Chongqing's Red Culture Campaign, and the interaction between the political programme and the practices of its participants. Based on fieldwork conducted in Chongqing, it seeks to question whether the Red Culture Campaign was actually a return to Maoist revolutionary mass campaigning whilst examining the relationship between the CCP's political power and the lives of the ordinary people as reflected in the case of the campaign. Ultimately, it highlights that the campaign was not in fact a real Maoist mass movement. Although it followed the pre-existing model of past mass campaigns in China, containing a series of frequent and highly performative operations, Xiao Mei argues that it essentially demonstrated critical features of 'simulation'. By contributing to our understanding of the discrepancies between a designed political programme, and what it actually becomes when implemented on the ground, this book will be of use to students and scholars of Chinese Studies, Politics and Sociology.
(source: Nielsen Book Data)9781138222311 20180213
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  • Notes on contributors Introduction Chapter 1 Decolonisation deferred: Hong Kong identity in historical perspective (Wing Sang Law) Chapter 2 Changing identity politics: The democracy movement in Hong Kong (Ma Ngok) Chapter 3 Mainland Chinese immigration in Hong Kong (é¦ æ¸¯æ °ç§»æ° ): Analysing anti-immigrant sentiment (James F. Downes) Chapter 4 Hong Kong's fragmented soul: Exploring brands of localism (Wai-man Lam) Chapter 5 `You have to fight on your own' Self-alienation and the new Hong Kong nationalism (Luke Cooper) Chapter 6 The development of Hong Kong identity: From local to national identity (Stephan Ortmann) Chapter 7 Visual and discourse resistance on the "China Factor": The cultural formation of the Umbrella Movement in Hong Kong (Wai-Kwok Benson Wong) Chapter 8 From past to future: Hong Kong's democratic movement (Benny Y. T. TAI).
  • (source: Nielsen Book Data)9781138632950 20180514
Hong Kong's `Umbrella Revolution' has been widely regarded as a watershed moment in the polity's post-1997 history. While public protest has long been a routine part of Hong Kong's political culture, the preparedness of large numbers of citizens to participate in civil disobedience represented a new moment for Hong Kong society, reflecting both a very high level of politicisation and a deteriorating relationship with Beijing. The transformative processes underpinning the dramatic events of autumn 2014 have a wide relevance to scholarly debates on Hong Kong, China and the changing contours of world politics today. This book provides an accessible entry point into the political and social cleavages that underpinned, and were expressed through, the Umbrella Movement. A key focus is the societal context and issues that have led to growth in a Hong Kong identity and how this became highly politically charged during the Umbrella Movement. It is widely recognised that political and ethnic identity has become a key cleavage in Hong Kong society. But there is little agreement amongst citizens about what it means to `be Hong Konger' today or whether this identity is compatible or conflicting with `being Chinese'. The book locates these identity cleavages within their historical context and uses a range of theories to understand these processes, including theories of nationalism, social identity, ethnic conflict, nativism and cosmopolitanism. This theoretical plurality allows the reader to see the new localism in its full diversity and complexity and to reflect on the evolving nature of Hong Kong's relationship with Mainland China.
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xi, 316 pages : illustration, map ; 23 cm
Myanmar is going through a period of profound and contested transition. The country has experienced widespread if sometimes uneven reforms, including the start of a peace process between the government and Myanmar Army, and some two dozen ethnic armed organizations, which had long been fighting for greater autonomy from the militarized and Burman-dominated state. This book brings together chapters by Burmese and foreign experts, and contributions from community and political leaders, who discuss the meaning of citizenship in Myanmar/Burma. The book explores citizenship in relation to three broad categories: issues of identity and conflict; debates around concepts and practices of citizenship; and inter- and intra-community issues, including Buddhist-Muslim relations. This is the first volume to address these issues, understanding and resolving which will be central to Myanmar's continued transition away from violence and authoritarianism.
(source: Nielsen Book Data)9789814786201 20180312
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xi, 243 pages : map ; 24 cm.
  • Acknowledgments List of Abbreviations A Note on Translations Introduction 1. "A Vigilant Surveillance": Creating Suspicion in Interwar French West Africa 2. "Proceed with a Discreet Surveillance": The Investigation and Surveillance of Suspects 3. Enemies, Charlatans, and Propagandists: Foreigners under Surveillance in AOF 4. "Powerless with Regard to Our Nationals": Policing Frenchness and Redefining the Civilizing Mission in AOF 5. Creating Networks: African Suspects, Radical Politics, and Colonial Repression Conclusion Notes Bibliography Index.
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A Vietnamese cook, a German journalist, and a Senegalese student-what did they have in common? They were all suspicious persons kept under surveillance by French colonial authorities in West Africa in the 1920s and 1930s. Colonial Suspects looks at the web of surveillance set up by the French government during the twentieth century as France's empire slipped into crisis. As French West Africa and the French Empire more generally underwent fundamental transformations during the interwar years, French colonial authorities pivoted from a stated policy of "assimilation" to that of "association." Surveillance of both colonial subjects and visitors traveling through the colonies increased in scope. The effect of this change in policy was profound: a "culture of suspicion" became deeply ingrained in French West African society. Kathleen Keller notes that the surveillance techniques developed over time by the French included "shadowing, postal control, port police, informants, denunciations, home searches, and gossip." This ad hoc approach to colonial surveillance mostly proved ineffectual, however, and French colonies became transitory spaces where a global cast of characters intermixed and French power remained precarious. Increasingly, French officials-in the colonies and at home-reacted in short-sighted ways as both perceived and real backlash occurred with respect to communism, pan-Africanism, anticolonialism, black radicalism, and pan-Islamism. Focusing primarily on the port city of Dakar (Senegal), Keller unravels the threads of intrigue, rumor, and misdirection that informed this chaotic period of French colonial history.
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