History Byzantine State Society

A History of State and Religion in India  eBooks & eLearning

Posted by arundhati at Feb. 14, 2018
A History of State and Religion in India

Ian Copland,‎ Ian Mabbett, "A History of State and Religion in India"
2012 | ISBN-10: 0415580668 | 352 pages | PDF | 2 MB
A Mission Divided: Race, Culture and Colonialism in Fiji’s Methodist Mission (State, Society and Governance in Melanesia)

A Mission Divided: Race, Culture and Colonialism in Fiji’s Methodist Mission (State, Society and Governance in Melanesia) by Kirstie Close-Barry
English | Dec. 2, 2015 | ISBN: 1925022854 | 250 Pages | PDF | 3 MB

This book provides insight into the long process of decolonisation within the Methodist Overseas Missions of Australasia, a colonial institution that operated in the British colony of Fiji. The mission was a site of work for Europeans, Fijians and Indo-Fijians, but each community operated separately, as the mission was divided along ethnic lines in 1901.
Governance and Governed: Multi-Country Perspectives on State, Society and Development

Governance and Governed: Multi-Country Perspectives on State, Society and Development by Madhushree Sekher
English | 8 Feb. 2018 | ISBN: 9811059624 | 246 Pages | PDF | 4.2 MB

Building, largely, on insights from India, and case studies in Brazil, China, and South Africa, this book provides insights into the contested topic of ‘governance and governed’ from a state–society inter-relationship perspective.

A New Era?: Timor-Leste after the UN (State, Society and Governance in Melanesia)  eBooks & eLearning

Posted by lengen at Jan. 10, 2018
A New Era?: Timor-Leste after the UN (State, Society and Governance in Melanesia)

A New Era?: Timor-Leste after the UN (State, Society and Governance in Melanesia) by Sue Ingram
English | Oct. 24, 2015 | ISBN: 1925022501 | 280 Pages | PDF | 4 MB

Timor-Leste has made impressive progress since its historic achievement of independence in 2002. From the instability that blighted its early years, the fledgling democratic country has achieved strong economic growth and a gradual reinstatement of essential social services.
The General?s Goose: Fiji's Tale of Contemporary Misadventure (State, Society and Governance in Melanesia)

The General?s Goose: Fiji's Tale of Contemporary Misadventure (State, Society and Governance in Melanesia) by Robbie Robertson
English | Aug. 25, 2017 | ISBN: 176046127X | 384 Pages | PDF | 2 MB

His admirers said he was a charismatic leader with a dazzling smile, a commoner following an ancient tradition of warrior service on behalf of an indigenous people who feared marginalisation at the hands of ungrateful immigrants.

Accepting Authoritarianism: State-Society Relations in China's Reform Era  eBooks & eLearning

Posted by lengen at Dec. 1, 2017
Accepting Authoritarianism: State-Society Relations in China's Reform Era

Accepting Authoritarianism: State-Society Relations in China's Reform Era by Teresa Wright
English | Mar. 8, 2010 | ISBN: 0804769044 | 265 Pages | PDF | 2 MB

Why hasn't the emergence of capitalism led China's citizenry to press for liberal democratic change? This book argues that China's combination of state-led development, late industrialization, and socialist legacies have affected popular perceptions of socioeconomic mobility, economic dependence on the state, and political options, giving citizens incentives to perpetuate the political status quo and disincentives to embrace liberal democratic change.

A History of the Byzantine State and Society  eBooks & eLearning

Posted by bookwyrm at Oct. 21, 2012
A History of the Byzantine State and Society

A History of the Byzantine State and Society By Warren Treadgold
1997 | 1044 Pages | ISBN: 0804724210 , 0804726302 | PDF | 61 MB
Bearing Witness: Essays in honour of Brij V. Lal (State, Society and Governance in Melanesia)

Bearing Witness: Essays in honour of Brij V. Lal (State, Society and Governance in Melanesia) by Doug Munro
English | July 13, 2017 | ISBN: 1760461210 | 350 Pages | PDF | 3 MB

"Brij V. Lal is a singular scholar. His work has spanned disciplines—from history to politics—and genres—from conventional monograph history, to participant history, political commentary, encyclopaedia, biography and faction. Brij is without doubt the most eminent scholar Fiji has ever produced. He also remains the most significant public intellectual of his country, despite having been banned from entering it in 2009.
Kastom, property and ideology: Land transformations in Melanesia (State, Society and Governance in Melanesia)

Kastom, property and ideology: Land transformations in Melanesia (State, Society and Governance in Melanesia) by Siobhan McDonnell
English | Mar. 22, 2017 | ISBN: 1760461059 | 434 Pages | PDF | 5 MB

The relationship between customary land tenure and ‘modern’ forms of landed property has been a major political issue in the ‘Spearhead’ states of Melanesia since the late colonial period, and is even more pressing today, as the region is subject to its own version of what is described in the international literature as a new ‘land rush’ or ‘land grab’ in developing countries.
Political Life Writing in the Pacific: Reflections on Practice (State, Society and Governance in Melanesia)

Political Life Writing in the Pacific: Reflections on Practice (State, Society and Governance in Melanesia) by Jack Corbett
English | Sep. 9, 2015 | ISBN: 1925022609 | 180 Pages | PDF | 1 MB

This book aims to reflect on the experiential side of writing political lives in the Pacific region. The collection touches on aspects of the life writing art that are particularly pertinent to political figures: public perception and ideology; identifying important political successes and policy initiatives; grappling with issues like corruption and age-old political science questions about leadership and ‘dirty hands’.