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ISBN 9780824703561
Published July 28, 2000 by Routledge
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The latest in the six-volume set of global policy handbooks, the Handbook of Global Political Policy utilizes a cross-national, cross-policy approach to examine the public policy of six different regions around the world. Combining actual and theoretical perspectives, this expansive reference compares and presents nonideological resolutions to curr

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Political policy - an introduction; majority rule and stability - where do we stand now? growing inequalities and dangers to democracy in hypermodern society - some policy implications; democratisation in a comparative perspective; democratisation in federal systems -integration or disintegration? theories of democratisation and the case of donor-assisted democratisation in Namibia; evaluation of intergovernmental relationships in South Africa with specific reference to local authorities; African political reform and international assistance; what can and should be done? elections and the democratic project in Africa - precepts, practices, and the future; new dimensions in administrative reform in Japan; regional voting in new democracies; the case of South Korea from a comparative perspective; the military and democracy in China; leadership conceptions of local elites - across the Taiwan Strait - a cultural analysis; interest groups in the Philippines after the 1986 People's Power Revolt; development and the issue of governance in south Asia - alternative strategies; role of performance of Indian Parliament in the process of democratisation - a case study of Panchayati Raj system; electoral systems in Pacific and other smaller islands; political culture and politicised culture? comparing democracies in south and south-east Asia; formation of the new Russian political elite; effects of post-communist modernisation I Russia in a comparative perspective; explaining ideological swings in western democracies - a comparative analysis, 1952-1989; party systems and elites in post-communist Europe; dissolution of the Czechoslovak and Yugoslav federations - a lose-lose policy outcome? post-communist Russia as a challenge to transition theories; legislative agenda setting in east central Europe -what makes a difference? Carlos Menem and the reshaping of Argentine history. (Part contents).

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