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VSB08-003 Routledge Handbook of Contemporary Hong Kong
  Tai-lok Lui/ 9781138959934/ Price:£ 175.00
 
Book Cover When Britain and China negotiated the future of Hong Kong in the early 1980s, their primary concern was about maintaining the status quo. The rise of China in the last thirty years, however, has reshaped the Beijing-Hong Kong dynamic as new tensions and divisions have emerged. Thus, post-1997 Hong Kong is a case about a global city’s democratic transition within an authoritarian state. The Routledge Handbook of Contemporary Hong Kong introduces readers to these key social, economic, and political developments. Bringing together the work of leading researchers in the field, it focuses on the process of transition from a British colony to a Special Administrative Region under China’s sovereign rule. Organized thematically, the sections covered include: •‘One Country, Two Systems’ in practice •Governance in post-colonial Hong Kong •Social mobilization •The changing social fabric of Hong Kong society •Socio-economic development and regional integration •The future of Hong Kong. This book provides a thorough introduction to Hong Kong today. As such, it will be invaluable to students and scholars of Hong Kong’s politics, culture and society. It will also be of interest to those studying Chinese political development and the impact of China’s rise more generally.
   
VSB08-003 Routledge Handbook on Jerusalem
  Suleiman A. Mourad/ 9781138936935/ Price:£ 165.00
 
Few cities around the world transcend their physical boundaries the way Jerusalem does. As the spiritual capital of monotheism, Jerusalem has ancient roots and legacies that have imposed themselves on its inhabitants throughout the centuries. In modern times, and aside from all the religious complexities, Jerusalem has become enmeshed in the Palestinian and Israeli national identities and political aspirations, which have involved and dragged into the fray other actors from around the world. Consisting of 35 chapters from leading specialists, the Routledge Handbook on Jerusalem provides a broad spectrum of studies related to the city and its history. Beginning with a historical overview starting from the end of the Bronze age, the chapters go on to look at a range of topics including: •religious symbolism and pilgrimage •religious and social relations •social and economic history •architecture and archaeology •maps •eschatology •politics By bringing together contributions from leading scholars of different disciplines, this Handbook provides a comprehensive overview of the various layers that make up this unique and special city. It will appeal to students and scholars of Middle East Studies, religion and cultural history, and anyone with an interest in learning more about Jerusalem.
   
VSB08-003 Routledge Handbook of Urbanization in Southeast Asia
  Rita Padawangi/ 9781138681590/ Price:£ 165.00
 
The study of urbanization in Southeast Asia has been a growing field of research over the past decades. The Routledge Handbook of Urbanization in Southeast Asia offers a collection of the major streams and themes in the studies of the cities in the region. A focus on the urbanization process rather than the city as an object opens the topic more broadly to bring together different perspectives. This timely handbook presents these diverse views to build a clearer understanding of theoretical contributions of urban studies in Southeast Asia and to provide a complete collection of scholarly works that are thematically structured and a useful tool for teaching urbanization in Southeast Asia. Following the introduction by the editor, the handbook is structured along central, emerging themes. It contains six parts, which are each introduced by the editor: •Theorizing Urbanization in Southeast Asia •Migration, Networks and Identities •Development and Discontents •Environmental Governance •The Social Production of the Urban Fabric •Social Change and Alternative Development This handbook will be an essential reference work for scholars interested in Urban Studies, cities and urbanization in Asia, and Southeast Asian Studies.
   
Current Issues: Asia
  / 9781984623010/ Price:US$ 100.00
 
Book Cover This comprehensive introduction to Asia offers readers a clear overview of the continent from ancient times to the present. This book provides an introduction to the contemporary issues that are occurring in Asia today; examines the current political and economic situations in nations across Asia, particularly focusing on economic developments.
   
Current Issues: Europe
  / 9781984623027/ Price:US$ 100.00
 
Book Cover Contributes to our understanding of recent developments in the pertinent theoretical and policy issues in Europe. This book will be of key interest to students dealing with EU Politics, European Politics, European Governance, and more broadly European law, history and the wider social sciences.
   
Current Issues: North America
  / 9781984623034/ Price:US$ 100.00
 
Book Cover An introduction to North America including climate, landforms, plants, animals, and people. Providing an overview of new and emerging issues in North American, this book explores several neglected aspects of the key relationships between Canada, Mexico and the United States.
   
Current Issues: Africa
  / 9781984623003/ Price:US$ 100.00
 
Book Cover This new book presents and discusses the current economic, political and social issues of Africa. Deforestation has become one of the major factors, which is affecting the ecological balance of not only Africa, but of the entire world. This book attempt, in simple, unambiguous terms, to discuss the most important issues in African agriculture that have an ethical thread.
   
VSB08-003 The Routledge Handbook of African Development
  Tony Binns/ 9781138890299/ Price:£ 185.00
 
Book Cover This handbook presents an extensive new overview of African development – past, present and future. It addresses key core themes and topics that are pertinent to the continent’s development – including sections on history, health and food, politics, economics, rural and urban development, and development policy and practice. The volume draws on the expertise of over 60 of the world’s leading scholars to provide a detailed and up-to-date analysis of the key opportunities and challenges that confront Africa, and how such issues are being addressed. Arranged by key themes, the handbook provides not only a historical understanding of the past, but also political perspectives on the future. The chapters provide critically informed analyses of their topics by drawing upon the latest conceptual viewpoints and applied experiences in Africa in the form of case studies to offer a comprehensive examination of the opportunities, challenges, key debates and future prospects. This handbook is an invaluable state-of-the-art overview and reference concerning many different aspects of Africa’s development, which will be of interest to academics in all fields of African studies, and also academics and students working in cognate disciplines such as development studies, geography, history, politics and economics.
   
VSB08-003 Routledge Handbook of Contemporary Myanmar
  Simpson, Adam/ 9781138820777/ Price:£ 175.00
 
Book Cover This timely Handbook describes the political, economic, and cultural dimensions of this crucial period of transition in Myanmar. It presents explanations for contradictory trends, including those that defy some of the early narratives about the comprehensive transformation of Myanmar. The Handbook also considers the impact of major environmental, strategic, and demographic trends which help underscore that Myanmar’s development will be an ongoing task. In addition to introductory and concluding chapters by the editors, the body of the Handbook is divided into seven core sections: • Fundamentals • Spaces • Cultures • Living • Governance • International • Challenges Written by an international team of scholars, with a mix of world-leading established academics and talented emerging researchers, the Handbook provides a rigorous scholarly overview of Myanmar’s politics, economics, and society. As Myanmar opens to Western businesses and government agencies, this is an invaluable reference book that will provide a foundation for further research and offer the first port of call for scholars, students, and policy makers working on Myanmar and Asia.
   
VSB08-003 Routledge Handbook of Contemporary Indonesia
  Hefner, Robert W./ 9781138644427/ Price:£ 175.00
 
Book Cover The Routledge Handbook of Contemporary Indonesia offers an overview of the modern making and contemporary dynamics of culture, society, and politics in this powerful Asian nation. It provides a comprehensive survey of key issues in Indonesian politics, economics, religion, and society. It is divided into six sections, organized as follows: •Cultural Legacies and Political Junctures •Contemporary Politics and Plurality •Markets and Economic Cultures •Muslims and Religious Plurality •Gender and Sexuality •Indonesia in an Age of Multiple Globalizations Bringing together original contributions by leading scholars of Indonesia in law, political science, history, anthropology, sociology, religious studies, and gender studies this Handbook provides an up-to-date, interdisciplinary, and academically rigorous exploration of Indonesia. It will be of interest to students, academics, policymakers, and others in search of reliable information on Indonesian politics, economics, religion, and society in an accessible format.
   
VSB08-003 Routledge Handbook of Sustainable Development in Asia
  Sarah Hsu/ 9781138182189/ Price:£ 175.00
 
Book Cover In the present global context, some countries still face many challenges to bringing about inclusive, efficient, and environmentally sustainable development. Simultaneously, the stakes of survival are rising, as climate change exacerbates both environmental and social ills. Asia as a region is particularly vulnerable, as it is densely populated and includes both developed and developing countries. The Routledge Handbook of Sustainable Development in Asia seeks to examine these issues in depth. Presenting a comprehensive literature review, as well as numerous case studies, this book examines sustainable development from economic and social perspectives, as well as from an environmental viewpoint. Divided into seven parts, the topics addressed include: •Environmental challenges •Energy dependence and transition •Economic justice •Social welfare •Sustainable governance Providing comprehensive coverage of a wide variety of countries in the region, this handbook will be useful for students and scholars of sustainable development, environment and society, and Asian Studies in general.
   
VSB08-002 Routledge Handbook of the Indian Diaspora
  Hegde, Radha Sarma/ 9781138942899/ Price:£ 165.00
 
Book Cover The geographical diversity of the Indian diaspora has been shaped against the backdrop of the historical forces of colonialism, nationalism and neoliberal globalization. In each of these global moments, the demand for Indian workers has created the multiple global pathways of the Indian diasporas. The Routledge Handbook of the Indian Diaspora introduces readers to the contexts and histories that constitute the Indian diaspora. It brings together scholars from different parts of the globe, representing various disciplines, and covers extensive spatial and temporal terrain. Contributors draw from a variety of archives and intellectual perspectives in order to map the narratives of the Indian diaspora. The topics covered range from the history of diasporic communities, activism, identity, gender, politics, labour, policy, violence, performance, literature and branding. The handbook analyses a wide array of issues and debates and is organised in six parts: • Histories and trajectories • Diaspora and infrastructures • Cultural dynamics • Representation and identity • Politics of belonging • Networked subjectivities and transnationalism. Providing a comprehensive analysis of the diverse social, cultural and economic contexts that frame diasporic practices, this key reference work will reinvigorate discussions about the Indian diaspora, its global presence and trajectories. It will be an invaluable resource for academics, researchers and students interested in studying South Asia in general and the Indian diaspora in particular.
   
VSB08-002 Routledge Handbook of Southeast Asian Development.
  McGregor, Andrew/ 9781138848535/ Price:£ 175.00
 
Book Cover Southeast Asia is one of the most diverse regions in the world – hosting a wide range of languages, ethnicities, religions, economies, ecosystems and political systems. Amidst this diversity, however, has been a common desire to develop. This provides a uniting theme across landscapes of difference. This Handbook traces the uneven experiences that have accompanied development in Southeast Asia. The region is often considered to be a development success story; however, it is increasingly recognized that growth underpinning this development has been accompanied by patterns of inequality, violence, environmental degradation and cultural loss. In 30 chapters, written by established and emerging experts of the region, the Handbook examines development encounters through four thematic sections: • Approaching Southeast Asian development, • Institutions and economies of development, • People and development and • Environment and development. The authors draw from national or sub-national case studies to consider regional scale processes of development – tracing the uneven distribution of costs, risks and benefits. Core themes include the ongoing neoliberalization of development, issues of social and environmental justice and questions of agency and empowerment. This important reference work provides rich insights into the diverse impacts of current patterns of development and in doing so raises questions and challenges for realizing more equitable alternatives. It will be of value to students and scholars of Asian Studies, Development Studies, Human Geography, Political Ecology and Asian Politics.
   
VSB08-002 Routledge Handbook of Contemporary Pakistan
  Pande, Aparna/ 9781138903715/ Price:£ 165.00
 
Book Cover With a population of 190 million, Pakistan is strategically located at the crossroads of the Middle East, Central and South Asia, and has the second largest Muslim population in the world. The Routledge Handbook of Contemporary Pakistan provides an in-depth and comprehensive coverage of issues from identity and the creation of Pakistan in 1947 to its external relations as well as its domestic social, economic and political issues and challenges. The Handbook is divided into the following sections: • Economy and development • External relations and security • Foundations and identity • Islam and Islamization • Military and jihad • Politics and institutions • Social issues The Handbook explains the reasons why Pakistan is so often at the forefront of our daily news intake, with a focus on religious and political factors. It asks questions regarding the institutions and political parties which govern Pakistan and provides an insight into the relationships which the country has forged since its creation, culminating in a discussion of the state’s involvement in conflict. Covering a range of topics, this Handbook offers a wide range of perspectives on Pakistan. Bringing together a group of leading international scholars on Pakistan, the Handbook is a cutting-edge and interdisciplinary resource for those interested in studying Pakistani politics, economics, culture and society and South Asian Studies.
   
VSB08 The Routledge Handbook to Regional Development in Central and Eastern Europe
  Lux, Gabor/ 9781472485717/ Price:£ 165.00
 
Book Cover Twenty-five years into transformation, Central and Eastern European regions have undergone substantial socio-economic restructuring, integrating into European and global networks and producing new patterns of regional differentiation and development. Yet post-socialist modernisation has not been without its contradictions, manifesting in increasing social and territorial inequalities. Recent studies also suggest there are apparent limits to post-socialist growth models, accompanying a new set of challenges within an increasingly uncertain world. Aiming to deliver a new synthesis of regional development issues at the crossroads between ‘post-socialism’ and ‘post-transition’, this book identifies the main driving forces of spatial restructuring in Central and Eastern Europe, and charts the different regional development paths which take shape against the backdrop of post-crisis Europe. A comparative approach is used to highlight common development challenges and the underlying patterns of socio-economic differentiation alike. The issues investigated within the Handbook extend to a discussion of the varied economic consequences of transition, the social structures and institutional systems which underpin development processes, and the broadly understood sustainability of Central and Eastern Europe’s current development model. This book will be of interest to academics and policymakers working in the fields of regional studies, economic geography, development studies and policy.
   
Yearbook of China City Competitiveness 2012.
  / 9789814298872/ Price:US$ 178.00
 
Records the scientific research and analysis on the competitiveness among cities of China Includes the first large-scale and comprehensive research on the strengths and differences of various cities undertaken over 10 years Evaluates the competitiveness of Chinese cities with a focus on the financial, business, industrial, cultural, and environmental aspects
   
SB08-379 The Encyclopedia of Contemporary Japanese Culture.
  Buckley, Sandra/ 9780415481526/ Price:£ 51.99
 
   
SB08-379 Facts, Fiction, and African Creative Imaginations.
  Falola, Toyin/ 9780415803168/ Price:£ 125.00
 
   
SB08-373 Bhutan: Ways of Knowing.
  Rennie, Frank/ 9781593117344/ Price:US$ 45.99
 
   
SB08-367 The Others Within US: Constructing Jewish-Israeli Identity.
  Bar-On, Dan/ 9780521881876/ Price:US$ 84.00
 
   
SB08-361 Expatriates in Asia: Breaking Free from the Colonial Paradigm.
  Hipsher, Scott A./ 9781843344223/ Price:£ 82.50
 
The Asia-Pacific region is recognized as the fastest growing economic region in the world as well as one of the most difficult places for expatriates to work. Classical literature, modern popular entertainment, as well as academic studies often create an impression of Asia in the West which can encourage the formation of a set of expectations about working in Asia that hinder the expatriate adjustment process. This book provides conceptual frameworks as well as practical advice on working in the exciting and challenging environments found in the dynamic and diverse continent of Asia. Readership: Primary: current and potential individual expatriates, HR managers, expatriate scholars. Secondary: international business students.
   
SB08-357 The Role of China in Global Dirty Industry Migration.
  Haitian, Lu/ 9781843344636/ Price:£ 82.50
 
The first book to comprehensively analyze the regulation of dirty industry migration - a global issue that has complex economic, environmental and social implications. The book examines the mechanisms of regulation of dirty industry migration under internal trade, investment, environment and human rights laws. Other than international law, the host and home country regulation of dirty industry migration in the context of domestic laws and policies are examined. Finally, this book critically evaluates the voluntary codes relating to corporate environmental citizenship and social responsibility which bear implications on the regulation of dirty industry migration.
   
Korean Cuisine: An Illustrated History.
  Pettid, Michael J./ 9781861893482/ Price:£ 22.50
 
The spicy tang of kimchi, the richness of Korean barbecue, the hearty flavours of bibimbap: Korean cuisine is savoured the world over for its diversity of ingredients and flavours. Michael J. Pettid offers here an illustrated historical account of Korean food and its intricate relationship with the nation’s culture. Over the last twelve centuries, Korean food dishes and their complex preparations have evolved along with the larger cultural and political upheaval experienced by the nation. Pettid charts this historical development of the cuisine, exploring the ways that regional distinctions and historical transformations played out in the Korean diet – including the effects of wartime food shortages and preparation techniques. Underlying all these dishes are complicated philosophical and aesthetic considerations, and Pettid delves into their impact on everything from the rituals associated with group meals or drinks with friends to the strict rules governing combinations of dishes and ingredients according to temperature, texture, spices, colour and consistency.
   
WA181 軍事倫理學: 軍事專業倫理的理念與培塑(增訂版)
  詹哲裕/ 9789579489300/ Price:NT$ 450
 
第一部分從第一章至第三章,著重軍事專業倫理理念的形成,首先,概述科技與倫理的關係,指出當代軍事倫理的概念。其次,從社會的面向,探討不同意識型態下對軍事倫理學的研究課題的著重,及其軍事倫理的研究範疇與核心問題。 第二部分從第四章到第七章,著重在國軍軍事專業領域倫理的建構,首先,將探討軍事倫理價值與道德基礎的關係,再從個人倫理價值系統的形成,省察國軍軍事專業的倫理體系,試圖從傳統、現代與後現代的彼此激盪間的連續與斷裂,解構與重購,繼承與創新中,建構國軍軍事倫理的行為基準與調適知道。
   
SB08-350 Environmental Performance Reviews: Republic of Montenegro - Second Review.
  Economic Commission for Europe/ 9789211169669/ Price:US$ 38.00
 
   
SB08-349 Fiscal Policy in China.
  Renqing, Jin/ 9789812659675/ Price:US$ 24.95
 
   
Everlasting Flower: A History of Korea.(POD)
  Pratt, Keith/ 9781861893352/ Price:£ 19.95
 
South Korea – a democratic high-tech Asian Tiger and flamboyant host of the 2002 World Cup; North Korea – a secretive dictatorship on Bush’s notorious ‘axis of evil’, with a controversial nuclear program and a poverty-stricken population. These two Koreas seem worlds apart, separated along the 38th parallel by the last active ‘cold war’ frontier. But North and South Korea share a common history and culture of which both are deeply proud; the poignant scenes of reunited families when the borders were opened in 2000 show that, even though frustrated, the links between the two populations remain strong. Keith Pratt tells the story of this common heritage from the ancient states of Old Choson and Wiman Choson to the present relics of Cold War politics. He describes the physical and cultural landscape in which this history unfolds, dealing with religious identities and social aspects like food and drink, as well as more controversial issues such as punishment and torture, and the ‘comfort women’ of the Japanese occupation. In a series of short picture essays he introduces particular aspects of Korea’s past, including the world’s oldest observatory and the country’s famous turtle boats. Everlasting Flower: A History of Korea reveals a country which, although sandwiched between the more familiar worlds of China and Japan, has a distinct and rich cultural identity of its own.
   
Karaoke: The Global Phenomenon.
  Zhou, Xun/ 9781861893000/ Price:US$ 14.95
 
In Japanese the term Karaoke means, literally, ‘empty orchestra’. One definition disparagingly describes it as the ‘social sensation from Japan where sufficiently inebriated people embarrass themselves in public by singing along to a music track with the lyrics displayed on a TV screen’. In recent years the world has been witnessing a massive worldwide karaoke explosion. In Karaoke, Zhou Xun and Francesca Tarocco address the complexity of this social craze, exploring its emergence in post-war Japan, its development and spread across the world to become a phenomenon that constantly evolved to keep pace with changes in technology and culture. Drawing on extensive research and travels around the world, the authors chart the varied manifestations of karaoke, from karaoke taxis in Bangkok to nude karaoke in Toronto, to the role of karaoke in prostitution. Extensive personal anecdotes reveal the dramatic range of social experiences made possible by karaoke and how the obsession with performance and song has touched politics, history and pop culture throughout global society.
   
Everlasting Flower : A History of Korea.
  Pratt, Keith/ 9781861892737/ Price:£ 19.95
 
Keith Pratt tells the story of this common heritage from the ancient states of Old Choson and Wiman Choson to the present relics of Cold War politics. He describes the physical and cultural landscape in which this history unfolds, dealing with religious identities and social aspects like food and drink, as well as more controversial issues such as punishment and torture, and the ‘comfort women’ of the Japanese occupation. In a series of short picture essays he introduces particular aspects of Korea’s past, including the world’s oldest observatory and the country’s famous turtle boats. Everlasting Flower: A History of Korea reveals a country which, although sandwiched between the more familiar worlds of China and Japan, has a distinct and rich cultural identity of its own.
   
SB08-327 Revolution Unending: Afghanistan 1979 to the Present.
  Gilles Dorronsoro/ 9781850656838/ Price:£ 50.00
 
This is a history of Afghanistan's longrunning and continuing civil war, which erupted in 1979, a conflictthat seems set to continue, notwithstanding Western intervention.
   
SB08-326 Kosova Express: A Journey in Wartime.
  Pettifer, James/ 9781850657446/ Price:£ 35.00
 
In this unique eyewitness record, James Pettifer gives a startling and evocative portrayal of the grim and fearful world of Kosova from the imposition of martial law in 1990 till March 1999.
   
SB08-326 Kosova Express: A Journey in Wartime.
  Pettifer, James/ 9781850657491/ Price:£ 25.00
 
In this unique eyewitness record, James Pettifer gives a startling and evocative portrayal of the grim and fearful world of Kosova from the imposition of martial law in 1990 till March 1999. As a writer for The Times and Wall Street Journal Europe, he witnessed most key events, from the emergence of the Kosova Liberation Army in May 1996 to the massive refugee movements of 1998 and 1999, the ground war between the KLA and the Serbs and the NATO bombing campaign and subsequent liberation of Kosovo. Many of the drama's key personalities, such as the Serb war criminal Arkan (who at one time was a Kosova MP), American diplomats (including Richard Holbrooke) and key Albanian leaders (Ibrahim Rugova and Thacim Haci) feature in this account. Kosova Express also offers new insights into the efforts of the British government to manipulate press coverage of Kosova for its own ends, and the hitherto undisclosed links between several European governments and the Milosevic regime. The colour and humour of Kosova daily life, the region's bleakly harsh yet beautiful landscapes, and the subterranean, nightmare world of Prishtina are graphically described, as is the horrifying nature of the war around.
   
SB08-326 The Lone Wolf and the Bear: Three Centuries of Chechen Defiance of Russian Rule.
  Gammer, Moshe/ 9781850657439/ Price:£ 45.00
 
The two Russo-Chechen wars (1994-6 and 1999-onwards) have brought the country and its people to the centre of world attention, most recently when separatists stormed a Moscow theatre, taking hundreds of people hostage. This book takes a different approach from most studies published on Chechnya, arguing that fully to grasp the significance and meaning of recent events one has to study them from a long historical perspective. Since Chechen nationalists regard the wars of the 1990s onwards as part of a 'three hundred year long war' between them and Russia, The Lone Wolf and the Bear takes the Russo-Chechen confrontation back to Moscow's first attempts to expand into the Caucasus in the sixteenth century. While concentrating on the Chechen struggle, its evolution and many causes, the book also tracks change within Chechen society following contact with Russia, the various and unexpected forms of modernisation, Russification and Sovietisation, the way these moulded Chechen self-perceptions and the nature of their struggle and its contribution to Chechen defiance of Russian power.
   
SB08-326 A Dirty War in West Africa: The Revolutionary United Front and the Destruction of Sierra Leone.
  Gberie, Lansana/ 9781850657477/ Price:£ 45.00
 
Sierra Leone; Destruction and Resurgence charts, in gripping detail based on first-band experience, the decade long civil war that brought Sierra Leone to its knees from 1991-2001. The group spearheading the violence, the Revolutionary United Front (RUF), claimed to be freeing the country from corruption and the brutalities of its political class and their foreign allies, but their insurgency killed more than 75,000 people, displaced half the population and destroyed one third of the country's already feeble infrastructure. The RUF also became notorious for appalling acts of brutality, including rape and the widespread use of mutilation: those deemed supporters of the government or any of its agencies had their limbs hacked off. The RUF is today a spent force, politically, although some claim it has retained its arms in the hope of one day relaunching a military campaign. But where did it spring from? Was it a movement driven by criminal acquisitiveness that adopted the rhetoric of politics? Was it another example of Sierra Leone's tradition of subaltern uprisings by disaffected youths, often manipulated by wily political operators? Or was the RUF an inchoate uprising of the people.
   
SB08-326 A Dirty War in West Africa: The Revolutionary United Front and the Destruction of Sierra Leone.
  Lansana Gberie/ 9781850657422/ Price:£ 30.00
 
Sierra Leone; Destruction and Resurgence charts, in gripping detail based on first-band experience, the decade long civil war that brought Sierra Leone to its knees from 1991-2001. The group spearheading the violence, the Revolutionary United Front (RUF), claimed to be freeing the country from corruption and the brutalities of its political class and their foreign allies, but their insurgency killed more than 75,000 people, displaced half the population and destroyed one third of the country's already feeble infrastructure. The RUF also became notorious for appalling acts of brutality, including rape and the widespread use of mutilation: those deemed supporters of the government or any of its agencies had their limbs hacked off. The RUF is today a spent force, politically, although some claim it has retained its arms in the hope of one day relaunching a military campaign. But where did it spring from? Was it a movement driven by criminal acquisitiveness that adopted the rhetoric of politics? Was it another example of Sierra Leone's tradition of subaltern uprisings by disaffected youths, often manipulated by wily political operators? Or was the RUF an inchoate uprising of the people.
   
Remaking Beeijing: Tiananmen Square and the Creation of a Political Space.
  Hung, Wu/ 9781861892355/ Price:£ 19.95
 
Remaking Beijing traces China’s modern and contemporary experience, focusing on Tiananmen Square in Beijing, still the most exalted space in China today. Wu Hung describes the square’s transformation from a proscribed imperial space to a public arena of political expression, and from a monumental Communist complex to a holy relic of the Maoist era. For over half a century, since the square became the symbolic centre of the new socialist capital, it has determined the city’s development; in examining the square, the author examines the city as a whole.
   
Region in Turmoil, A: South Asian Conflicts since 1947.
  Johnson, Rob/ 9781861892577/ Price:US$ 14.95
 
The subject is vitally important, not least because the two leading states, India and Pakistan, are both nuclear powers who have resorted to war with each other on a number of occasions since independence. In addition, the insurgencies of the last fifty years continue to destabilize the states of the region, and now the rest of the world. The global context of these campaigns are analyzed from the end of empire, through the Cold War, to the global effort against terrorism today. Highly topical, this book will be of interest not only to students and scholars, but to a wide general audience as well.
   
VB02-69 Japan and North America: RoutledgeCurzon Library of Modern Japan, 2-Vols/Set.
  Krauss, Ellis/ 9780415275149/ Price:£ 595.00
 
This collection makes available key articles on the Japan-North American relationship from the Meiji era to the present. Volume one focuses on the necessity of Japanese modernization post-1868 and examines the build-up to the Japanese bombing of Pearl Harbour. Volume two looks at the post-war period, in which US forces occupied Japan and were instrumental in its rebuilding as an economic superpower. In the years following this Japan and North America enjoyed a close yet occasionally fraught relationship, as competitors and allies. Volume two also examines the cultural ramifications of the influence of North America on Japan, and vice versa. Volume I: First Contacts to the Pacific War Volume II: The Postwar
   
SB08-316 The Muslim World After 9/11.
  Rabasa, Angel/ 9780833035349/ Price:US$ 40.00
 
   
VC01-38 Economic Aspects of the History of the Civilization of Japan, The. 3-Vols/Set.
  Takekoshi, Yosaburo/ 9780415323789/ Price:£ 700.00
 
Originally published by Allen & Unwin in 1930 this 3-volume collection brings together writings on the economic aspects of Japan's history. Covering the period from the 1600s until the 1920s this work offers the reader, not only an economic history of the Japanese, but also a social and political history. By explaining the realities of daily life during the periods covered, this collection allows the economic aspects to be fully appreciated.
   
VA05-40 Islam: Critical Concepts in Sociology, 4-Vols/Set.
  Turner, Bryan/ 9780415123471/ Price:£ 910.00
 
This collection is a study of Islamic thought and institutions that represents a critical introduction to the system of Islamic belief and practice from a social science perspective, emphasizing the global nature of Islam in the twentieth century. With a new introduction and index, the collection will prove an invaluable reference tool and teaching aid. Volume 1: Islam as Religion and Law Volume II: Islam, State and Politics Volume III: Islam, Gender and the Family Volume IV: Islam and Social Movement
   
SB08-329 China's New Order: Society, Politics and Economy in Transition.
  Hui, Wang / 9780674009325/ Price:US$ 22.95
 
   
SA03-301 Islam, Sectarianism and Politics in the Sudan Since the Mahdiyya.
  Warburg, Gabriel R./ 9781850655886/ Price:£ 45.00
 
Why another book on Islam and politics in Sudan? The unique history of Sudan's Islamic politics suggests the answer. The revolt in 1881 was led by a Mahdi who came to renew and purify Islam. It was in effect an uprising against a corrupt Islamic regime, the largely alien Turco-Egyptian ruling Elite. The Mahdiyya was therefore an anti-colonial movement, seeking to liberate Sudan from alien rule and to unify the Muslim Umma, and it later evolved into the first expression of Sudanese nationalism and statehood. Post-Independence Islamic radicalism, in turn, can be viewed against the background of the Anglo-Egyptian Condominium, (1899-1956). It also thrived as a result of the resurgence of Islam since the mid-1960s, when Nasserism and other popular ideologies were swept aside. Finally, Sudan has emerged as the centre of militancy in Sunni Islam since June 1989, when a group of radical Islamic officers, under the guidance of Dr Hassan al-Turabi and the NIF, assumed power. In Warburg's view, the determination to enforce an Islamic state and an Islamic constitution on a multi-religious and multi-ethnic society has led to prolonged civil war, endless military coups and political, social and economic bankruptcy.
   
Anarchism.
  Sheehan, Sean M./ 9781861891693/ Price:£ 12.95
 
Anarchist thinking and influences emerge in many different aspects of contemporary culture and history, and the author looks at instances in areas of political thought, history of ideas, philosophy, theories of education and ecology, as well as film and literary criticism. Systems of thought such as Buddhism and Taoism, art movements such as Dada and Surrealism, literary treatments of anarchist ideas in the work of Blake, Wilde, Whitman, Kafka and Eugene O’Neill, anarchism in relation to sex and psychology in the work of Reich and Fromm, as well as aspects of Nietzsche’s philosophy as expressions of anarchist individualism – all these and other topics are also tackled. This combination of history, anecdote and cultural analysis is an informative and lively study that is guaranteed to provoke debate.
   
Cinema India: The Visual Culture of Hindi Film.
  Dwyer, Rachel/ 9781861891242/ Price:£ 24.95
 
   
Activism! : Direct Action, Hacktivism and the Future of Society.
  Jordan, Tim/ 9781861891228/ Price:£ 12.95
 
Many schools of thought assert that Western culture has never been more politically apathetic. Tim Jordan's Activism! refutes this claim. In his powerful polemic, Jordan shows how acts of civil disobedience have come to dominate the political landscape. Because we inhabit such a quickly changing, high-tech and fragmented culture, the single-issue political movements and stable, conservative authorities of the past are continually being questioned. Traditional political battles have been replaced by the popular, collective practices of a new political activism. From Europe to the USA, from Australia to South America, from the Left to the Right, Jordan introduces us to the citizens who make up d-i-y culture: eco-activists, animal liberators, neo-fascists, ravers, anti-abortionists, squatters, hunt saboteurs and hacktivists. In his view, activism comprises a new ethics of living for the 21st century.
   
 

 

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