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  1. New Title - Routledge Handbook of Southeast Asian Democratization

    This interdisciplinary reference work addresses topics including the impact of belief systems, historical records, regional and global contexts, civil society, ethnicity, women, Islam, and social media. The performance of political institutions is also assessed, and the volume offers a series of in-depth case studies, evaluating the country records of particular democratic, hybrid, and authoritarian regimes from a democratization perspective. Bringing together nearly 30 key international experts in the field, this cutting-edge Handbook offers a comprehensive and fresh investigation into democracy in the region. Find out more.

  2. New Title - Routledge Handbook of Southeast Asian Economics

    This Handbook offers a timely and comprehensive overview of Southeast Asian economic development. Organized according to the logic of chronological and thematic unity and written by experts in their fields, is unique in the breadth and depth of its coverage. Its forward-looking perspective renders it relevant both now and in the future. This advanced level reference work will be essential reading for students, researchers and scholars of Asian Studies, Economics and Southeast Asian studies. Find out more

  3. Now in Paperback - Clouds above the Hill

    "Shiba Ryotaro is Japan’s best-loved author, and Clouds above the Hill is his most popular and influential work. In it he celebrates the transformative spirit of Meiji Japan and examines Japan’s unexpected victory in the Russo-Japanese War, providing a thoughtful and thought-provoking perspective on those dramatic times and the people at their center. This distinguished translation of a modern classic is a landmark event." - Donald Keene, University Professor Emeritus, Columbia University, USA.

  4. New Edition - Dictionary of the Modern Politics of Southeast Asia

    "This 4th edition of the Dictionary of the Modern Politics of Southeast Asia by Joseph Liow builds impressively on previous editions by the late Michael Leifer. With hundreds of new entries and substantial revisions of the old, Liow has taken the art of dictionary writing to new heights: it continues to be a critical resource and reference work for those interested in the modern politics of Southeast Asia. Scholars of the region will also find the dictionary indispensable as they try to make sense of the events, personalities, and institutions of one of the world’s most vibrant, but not untroubled, regions." - Yuen Foong Khong, University of Oxford, UK.

  5. Interview with Loraine Kennedy author of The Politics of Economic Restructuring in India

    Loraine Kennedy, author of The Politics of Economic Restructuring in India, talks about the book to New Books Network in South Asian Studies.

  6. 2014 Student Reference and Textbook Round Up

    Check out all of the Textbooks and Student Reference titles published in 2014 in Politics & International Relations, Military, Security & Strategic Studies and Asian & Middle Eastern Studies!

  7. Featured Author: Amitav Acharya

    AMITAV ACHARYA is Professor of International Relations and the UNESCO Chair in Transnational Challenges and Governance at the School of International Service, American University, Washington, DC.
    He is the author, co-author, or co-editor of numerous books on politics, Asian politics, and international relations, published by Routledge.

  8. New Title - Routledge Handbook of Contemporary Malaysia

    The Routledge Handbook of Contemporary Malaysia offers a broad, analytical survey of Malaysia. It provides a comprehensive survey of significant topics in Malaysian politics, economy, and society today, focussing on issues, institutions, and trends.

    It is divided into four thematic sections, which are all introduced by the editor:

    • Domestic politics

    • Economics

    • Social policy and social development

    • International relations and security.

     Buy at a special introductory offer or recommend to your librarian - find out more here.

  9. New Title - Routledge Handbook of Religions in Asia

    "This brilliant collection is a must-read for anyone interested in the religions of Asia. One of the rare books that offers a truly cosmopolitan dialog across disciplines and cultures, it pushes the boundaries of contemporary thought on religion. A symphonic account of religions in Asia as they go through profound transformations in our global age, this volume prepares us for a better understanding of the future of religions." - Anna Sun, Kenyon College, USA
    "As all good handbooks, this one is a mine of information, including a host of references for following up the reading of any one of its chapters. More than that, many of its chapters, but especially its introduction and conclusion, contextualise their topics in theoretical debates in the sociological, anthropological and historical comparison of religions, wisely avoiding any attempts at authoritative definitions. But the best thing about it is the focus, beyond doctrines and philosophies, on religious practices be they internet puja, mother-goddess spirit possession, or the sacralisation of place." Stephan Feuchtwang, London School of Economics, UK

    Buy at a special introductory offer or recommend to your librarian - find out more here.

  10. Featured Title: Atlas of Islamic History

    The Atlas of Islamic History, by Peter Sluglett and Andrew Currie is due to publish in November. Providing an outline of Islamic history from the immediately pre-Islamic period until the early 1900s, this atlas uses the most up-to-date cartographic and innovative design techniques, to illuminate the history of Islam.

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