Sustaining and strengthening local livelihoods is one of the most fundamental challenges faced by post-conflict countries. By degrading the natural resources that are essential to livelihoods and by significantly hindering access to those resources, conflict can wreak havoc on the ability of...
To Be Published June 5th 2014 by Routledge
What is the meaning of life? In the post-modern, post-religious scientific world, this question is becoming a preoccupation. But it also has a long history: many major figures in philosophy had something to say on the subject, as Julian Young vividly illustrates in this thought-provoking second...
To Be Published May 25th 2014 by Routledge
Hegemony or Community?
Series: Politics in Asia
With featuring far-reaching diversities and disparities among the regional states in their political, economic and social systems and cultural and religious orientations, East Asia is a microcosm of international society at large. Nevertheless, there are unique dynamics unfolding in East Asia at...
To Be Published May 4th 2014 by Routledge
It has long been recognised that specialised knowledge is at the core of what distinguishes professions from other occupations. The privileged status of professions in most countries, however, together with their claims to autonomy and access to specialised knowledge, is being increasingly...
To Be Published April 22nd 2014 by Routledge
Conversion, Culture, and Caste
By examining three interrelated questions — Who and what is an Indian Christian? Whose religion is Indian Christianity? Can Christianity be Indian? — this book draws attention to on-going ‘public square’ debates about Indian Christian ‘ownership’. Three interrelated issues are explored thematically...
To Be Published February 27th 2014 by Routledge India
The purpose of this book is to describe the intellectual process by which Real Business Cycle models were developed. The approach taken focuses on the core elements in the development of RBC models: (i) building blocks, (ii) catalysts, and (iii) meta-syntheses. This is done by detailed examination...
To Be Published December 27th 2013 by Routledge
This book offers a strong contribution to the growing field of institutional economics, going beyond the question of why institutions matter and examines the ways in which different types of institutions are conducive to the enhancement of competitiveness and economic development. Adopting a...
To Be Published December 24th 2013 by Routledge
Interviews and Commentaries
This collection of interviews offers unprecedented insight into the plays and creative works of Suzan-Lori Parks, as well as being an important commentary on contemporary theater and playwriting, from jazz and opera to politics and cultural memory. Suzan-Lori Parks in Person contains 18...
Published November 25th 2013 by Routledge
Law, Crime and the Urban Imagination
What is street art? Who is the street artist? Why is street art a crime? Since the late 1990s, a distinctive cultural practice has emerged in many cities: street art, involving the placement of uncommissioned artworks in public places. Sometimes regarded as a variant of graffiti, sometimes called...
Published November 17th 2013 by Routledge
The Lion and the Clockwork Mouse
This reissue, first published in 1980, is based on the experiences of the International Extension College in developing distance teaching. The volume begins by reviewing the world problems of educational quality and quantity, and then examines the ways in which print, broadcasts and group study...
Published October 30th 2013 by Routledge