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1. Rapport d'activités. [ - 2019]

volumes : color illustrations ; 21 cm
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2. Rapport d'activites [ - 2019]

Green Library
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.
(source: Nielsen Book Data)9781138105874 20170911
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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
Green Library
x, 134 pages : illustrations ; 24 cm
  • 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
Green Library
152 p. : illustrations ; 25 cm
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xvii, 284 pages : illustrations ; 24 cm.
  • List of Figures and Tables ixAcknowledgments xiiiAbbreviations xvii1 Introduction 12 The Rise of a Nationwide Contentious Public Sphere 143 The Chinese State's Turn to Law and Rights 354 Critical News Reporting and Legal-Media Collaborative Networks 695 Extending Liberalization from the Press to the Internet 1046 An Emerging Online Public 1297 The Chinese State Strikes Back 1718 Conclusion 203Appendix 221Notes 247References 259Index 273.
  • (source: Nielsen Book Data)9780691166865 20171121
Since the mid-2000s, public opinion and debate in China have become increasingly common and consequential, despite the ongoing censorship of speech and regulation of civil society. How did this happen? In The Contentious Public Sphere, Ya-Wen Lei shows how the Chinese state drew on law, the media, and the Internet to further an authoritarian project of modernization, but in so doing, inadvertently created a nationwide public sphere in China--one the state must now endeavor to control. Lei examines the influence this unruly sphere has had on Chinese politics and the ways that the state has responded. Using interviews, newspaper articles, online texts, official documents, and national surveys, Lei shows that the development of the public sphere in China has provided an unprecedented forum for citizens to influence the public agenda, demand accountability from the government, and organize around the concepts of law and rights. She demonstrates how citizens came to understand themselves as legal subjects, how legal and media professionals began to collaborate in unexpected ways, and how existing conditions of political and economic fragmentation created unintended opportunities for political critique, particularly with the rise of the Internet. The emergence of this public sphere--and its uncertain future--is a pressing issue with important implications for the political prospects of the Chinese people. Investigating how individuals learn to use public discourse to influence politics, The Contentious Public Sphere offers new possibilities for thinking about the transformation of state-society relations.
(source: Nielsen Book Data)9780691166865 20171121
Green Library
vii, 277 pages ; 24 cm
  • Traditional Chinese ideology, philosophy, and values : Confucianism, Buddhism, and Daoism
  • Chinese leadership biographies, events, and paths
  • Sun Yat Sen : patron to all
  • Yuan Shikai : opportunity knocks
  • Rising ideologies : setting the stage
  • Jiang Jieshi : a Confucian dictator by any other name
  • Mao Zedong : peasant among equals
  • Deng Xiaoping : nine lives : enduring legacy
  • Jiang Zemin : Deng's economic reform to technocracy
  • The long march ascent of Hu Jintao
  • Prelude to Xi Jinping : the fifth generation of leadership
  • XI Jinping : princeling of the people
  • The Central Party School : the name says it all
  • Moving beyond or seeking retribution for its past humiliation?
Green Library
xxiii, 153 pages : illustrations (some color) ; 22 cm
  • 1. A Socio-historical Essay: Traditions, Indonesia, Independence and Elections by Jean A. Berlie 2. Independence: Political Events in 2006, 2008 and 2015 by Jean A. Berlie3. East Timor and its Giant Southern Neighbor by Peter Murphy 4. Timor-Leste and ASEAN by Hans Hagerdal and Jean A. Berlie 5. Fretilin and CNRT: A Short Comparative Study of the Two Main Political Parties of East Timor by Jean A. Berlie 6. Epilogue: East Timor's Political Development, Indonesia and ASEAN by Jean A. Berlie.
  • (source: Nielsen Book Data)9783319626291 20171204
This book explains how history and traditions have shaped Timorese politics, as well as the role that Indonesia and ASEAN play for the country's future . It tries to understand a complex political system in which both traditional laws and contemporary politics are integrated, and examines the effects of Portuguese colonization, Indonesian neo-colonialism, United Nations missions, and electoral democracy. The volume also addresses broader issues such as the politics of modernization, the question of development, and youth education. The possibilities presented by the new president, Luo-Olo, as well as the upcoming parliamentary elections, make this project a timely contribution that confirms the vibrancy of East Timor's democratic process and bi-party political system.
(source: Nielsen Book Data)9783319626291 20171204
Green Library
xxv, 223 pages ; 22 cm
Green Library
472 pages ; 24 cm
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xiii, 284 pages : illustrations ; 23 cm
  • Designing for democracy: rewriting the bureaucratic colonial imagination
  • The pursuit of citizenship in the making of the electoral roll: registering partition refugees
  • The roll as 'serialised epic' and the personalisation of the universal franchise
  • Disciplining the federal structure
  • Shaping the constitution from below and the role of the Secretariat
  • The limits of inclusion
  • Conclusion: a 17 crore and 220 yard democracy.
"How India Became Democratic explores the greatest experiment in democratic human history. It tells the untold story of the preparation of the electoral roll on the basis of universal adult franchise in the world's largest democracy. Ornit Shani offers a new view of the institutionalisation of democracy in India, and of the way democracy captured the political imagination of its diverse peoples. Turning all adult Indians into voters against the backdrop of the partition of India and Pakistan, and in anticipation of the drawing up of a constitution, was a staggering task. Indians became voters before they were citizens - by the time the constitution came into force in 1950, the abstract notion of universal franchise and electoral democracy were already grounded. Drawing on rich archival materials, Shani shows how the Indian people were a driving force in the making of democratic citizenship as they struggled for their voting rights"-- Provided by publisher.
Green Library
131 pages ; 25 cm.
  • Introduction 1. The Victory of Sunni Islam 2. Occupation 3. Algeria 4. Tunisia 5. Libya 6. Morocco 7. The Maghreb Beyond Islamism.
  • (source: Nielsen Book Data)9781138093522 20171227
In 2011, the Maghreb occupied a prominent place in world headlines when Sidi Bouzid, Tunisia, became the birthplace of the so-called Arab Spring. Events in Tunisia sparked huge and sometimes violent uprisings. Longstanding dictatorships fell in their wake. The ensuing democratic reforms resulted in elections and the victory of several Islamist political parties in the Arab world. This book explores the origins, development and rise of these Islamist parties by focusing on the people behind them. In doing so, it provides readers with a concise history of Sunni Islam in North Africa, the violent struggles against European colonial occupation, and the subsequent quest for an affirmation of Muslim identities in its wake. Exploring Islamism as an identity movement rooted in the colonial experience, this book argues that votes for Islamist parties after the Arab Spring reflected a universal human need for an authentic sense of self. This view contrasts with the popular belief that support for Islamists in North Africa reflects a dangerous "fundamentalist" view of the world that seeks to simply impose archaic religious laws on modern societies. Rather, the electoral success of Islamists in the Maghreb, like Tunisia's Ennahdha party, is rooted in a reaffirmation of the Arab-Islamic identities of the Maghreb states, long delayed by dictatorships that mimicked Western models and ideologies (e.g., Socialism). Ultimately, however, it is argued that this affirmation is a temporary phenomenon that will give way in time to the fundamental need for good governance, accountability, and a stable growing economy in these countries. Written in an accessible format, and providing fresh analytical perspectives on Islamism in the Maghreb, this book will be a valuable tool for students and scholars of Political Islam and North African Politics.
(source: Nielsen Book Data)9781138093522 20171227
Green Library
xxxi, 324 pages : illustrations ; 22 cm
  • Chapter 1: Knowledge-Based Management Theory.- Chapter 2: Case Study 1 - Mayor Belmonte and Quezon City.- Chapter 3: Case Study 2 - Towards Surabaya Cyber City, From GRMS to E-Sapawarga (2004-2014).- Chapter 4: Case Study 3 - Tono Style Community Development.- Chapter 5: Case Study 4 - Institutionalized Innovation in Jembrana Regency under Regent I. Gede Winasa (2000-2010).- Chapter 6: Case Study 5 - Thinking Big for the Common Good: A case study of the household block-grant initiative in agricultural management in Vietnam.- Chapter 7: Case Study 6 - Co-Creating the Census Serbilis, a study of the Philippines National Statistics Office.- Chapter 8: Case Study 7 - Dr. Sanguan Nitayarumphong and Public Health Care Reform in Thailand.- Chapter 9: Case Study 8 - Redefining Reality: A Case Study of the Emerging Leadership of Truong Chinh.- Chapter 10: Knowledge-Based Public Sector Reform: The Philippine Experience.- Chapter 11: Leadership and Management Development: The Indonesian Experience.- Chapter 12: A Knowledge-based Paradigm of Public Sector Reforms in Asia.- Chapter 13: To Become the Nation and the Region for Knowledge-Creating Enterprises.
  • (source: Nielsen Book Data)9783319574776 20171211
This book presents a new paradigm of innovative governments in Asia, at the municipal, regional and national levels, based on the knowledge creation theory in management, and leading to organizational transformation and policy reform in public administration. Focusing on Indonesia, the Philippines, Thailand, Vietnam, and Japan, the book is based on the findings of a joint research project established to identify the factors that impact the effectiveness or performance of public administration by applying the knowledge-based management theory that originates in private sectors to public sector management.
(source: Nielsen Book Data)9783319574776 20171211
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x, 160 pages ; 22 cm.
  • 1. State-Centric Challenges to Human-Centered GovernanceBrendan Howe2. The New Kimism in Son'gun Korea: The Third Generation of the Kim DynastyDaniel A. Pinkston3. In the Land of Democratic Rollback: Military Authoritarianism and Monarchical Primacy in ThailandPaul Chambers4. Governance and Human Insecurity in MyanmarAlistair D. B. Cook5. The Politics of Survival in Cambodia: National Security for Undemocratic ControlSorpong Peou6. Neo-Authoritarian Peace in Timor-LesteYuji Uesugi7. More Growth, Less Freedom? Charting Development Pathways in Lao PDRKearrin Sims8. ConclusionBrendan Howe.
  • (source: Nielsen Book Data)9783319589732 20171227
This book assesses the extent to which an emphasis on national security and prioritization of state interests has dominated governance policy-making in Northeast and Southeast Asia, at the expense of human security, human development, and human rights. The findings are that in many cases, there are embedded structural obstacles to achieving human-centered governance objectives in the region. These relate to the role of the military, historical authoritarian legacies, and new authoritarian trends. Contributors examine not only the most obvious instances of military domination of governance in the region (North Korea with its "Military First" philosophy, Thailand since the 2014 coup, and Myanmar with its long history of military rule), but also less well known examples of the influence of conflict legacies upon governance in Cambodia, Timor-Leste, and Laos, as well as the emergence of new reservoirs of power and resources for the forces of authoritarianism.
(source: Nielsen Book Data)9783319589732 20171227
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xii, 224 pages ; 24 cm
  • Public sector management : an introduction / Benon C Basheka
  • New public management reform in Africa : theoretical review / Lukamba-Muhiya. Tshombe and Maurice Oscar Dassah
  • New public management issues in Botswana / Kaelo Molephe and Thekiso Molokwane
  • New public management issues in Cameroon / Loraine Boitumelo Mzini
  • New public management issues in Democratic Republic of Congo / Lukamba-Muhiya Tshombe
  • New public management issues in Ghana / Maurice Oscar Dassah
  • New public management issues in South Africa / Costa Hofisi and Tshukudu Pooe
  • New public management issues in Tanzania / John S. Kihamba
  • New public management issues in Zambia / Ilyayambwa Mwanawina
  • New public management issues in Zimbabwe / Gideon Zhou and Hardlife Zvoushe.
Green Library
xvii, 186 pages ; 22 cm.
  • Chapter 1: Introduction.- Chapter 2: The Kenyan State and the Ethnicity Challenge.- Chapter 3: Autocracy, Big Man Politics, and Institutional Atrophy.- Chapter 4: Motion without Movement: Kenya's Transition without Transformation.- Chapter 5: The State Ruptures.- Chapter 6: The International Criminal Court (ICC), Impunity, and the Elusive Justice in Kenya.- Chapter 7: Conclusion.
  • (source: Nielsen Book Data)9783319652948 20171227
This book discusses Kenya's transition from authoritarianism to more democratic forms of politics and its impact on Kenya's multi-ethnic society. The author examines two significant questions: Why and how is ethnicity salient in Kenya's transition from one-party rule to multiparty politics? What is the relationship between ethnic conflict and political liberalization? The project explains the perennial issues of political disorganization through state violence and ethnicization of politics, and considers the significance of the concept of justice in Kenya.
(source: Nielsen Book Data)9783319652948 20171227
Green Library
xv, 327 pages : illustrations ; 22 cm.
Green Library
xviii, 348 pages ; 23 cm.
Green Library
xx, 421 pages ; 26 cm
  • Overview and Introduction 1. The Agenda of Xi Jinping: Is the Chinese Communist Party Capable of Thorough Reforms? Willy Wo-Lap Lam History and Traditions 2. The Legacy of Mao Zedong Yiu-Chung Wong and Willy Wo-Lap Lam 3. The CCP's Exploitation of Confucianism and Legalism Delia Lin 4. The CCP's Use and Abuse of Nationalism Edward Friedman How the Party Works and Stays Relevant 5. The Party Runs the Show: How the CCP Controls the State and Towers over the Government, Legislature and Judiciary Jean-Pierre Cabestan 6. The Role of Party Congresses Guoguang Wu 7. The PLA as the Lifeline of the Party Ka Po Ng 8. Factional Politics in the Party-State Apparatus Bo Zhiyue 9. Evolution of the Party since 1976: Ideological and Functional Adoptions Joseph Yu-shek Cheng 10. The CCP's Meritocratic Cadre System Akio Takahara 11. "The New (Old) Normal": the CCP Propaganda System under Jiang, Hu, and Xi Anne-Marie Brady Major Policy Arenas 12. How the Party-State Runs the Economy: A Model of Elite Decision-Making in the Financial Market Victor Shih 13. Implementing Tax Reform and Rural Reconstruction in China: A Case Study of the CCP's Agrarian Policy Chiew-Siang Bryan Ho 14. The Party's Policy Toward Labor Bill Taylor 15. Reform, Repression, Co-Optation: The CCP's Policy Toward Intellectuals Jean-Philippe Beja 16. The Party and the Law Eva Pils 17. Two Steps Forward, One Backward: the CCP's Policy toward Women Marina Thorborg 18. Public Policy and LGBT People and Activism in Mainland China Elaine Jeffreys 19. The CCP's Tibet Policy: Stability through Coercion and Development Tsering Topgyal 20. The Party-State's Nationalist Strategy to Control the Uyghur: Silenced Voices Dru C. Gladney The CCP in the Twenty-First Century 21. The Future of the Chinese Communist Party Kerry Brown and Konstantinos Tsimonis 22. Changing Patterns of Chinese Civil Society: Comparing the Hu-Wen and the Xi Jinping Eras Chloe Froissart 23. Can the Internet and Social Media Change the Party? David Bandurski 24. China and the World: From the Chinese Dream to the Chinese World Order Simon Shen.
  • (source: Nielsen Book Data)9781138684430 20171121
Whilst the Chinese Communist Party is one of the most powerful political institutions in the world, it is also one of the least understood, due to the party's secrecy and tight control over the archives, the press and the Internet. Having governed the People's Republic of China for nearly 70 years though, much interest remains into how this quintessentially Leninist party governs one-fifth of the world and runs the world's second-largest economy. The Routledge Handbook of the Chinese Communist Party gives a comprehensive and multi-faceted picture of the party's traditions and values - as well as its efforts to stay relevant in the twenty-first century. It uses a wealth of contemporary data and qualitative analysis to explore the intriguing relationship between the party on the one hand, and the government, the legal and judicial establishment and the armed forces, on the other. Tracing the influence of Marx, Engels, Lenin and Stalin, as well as Mao Zedong, on contemporary leaders ranging from Deng Xiaoping and Jiang Zemin to Hu Jintao and Xi Jinping, the sections cover: the party's history and traditions; how the party works and seeks to remain relevant; major policy arenas; the CCP in the twenty-first century. The Routledge Handbook of the Chinese Communist Party will be of interest to students and scholars of Chinese Politics, Asian Politics, Political Parties and International Relations. Go to https://www.bookshop4u.com/lw1 to see Willy Lam introduce the book.
(source: Nielsen Book Data)9781138684430 20171121
Green Library