The essays in this volume serve as a marker of the current state of studies in the history of science, technology and medicine in Japa, fields which remain small, despite Japan's reputation for technological innovation and solid record of Nobel Prize laureates in both science and medicine. The...
To Be Published November 30th 2015 by Routledge
To Be Published September 25th 2015 by CRC Press
Mapping a multipolar world
Series: Contemporary Security Studies
This edited volume explores in depth each of the individual relationships between the putative ‘poles’ of a prospective new multipolar system in the 21st century. The passing of the Soviet Union in December 1991 brought the final curtain down on a near half century of bipolar rivalry and, in...
To Be Published July 30th 2015 by Routledge
Public Sociology in Action
Series: Routledge Advances in Sociology
This book exemplifies the "public sociology" approach to sociological research popularised by Michael Burawoy, showcasing how an approach that focuses on the powerful can bring new insights into how our society works. As a collection of empirically-rich sociological writings on power, influence and...
To Be Published January 14th 2015 by Routledge
Civil Societies at Crossroads
Series: Development in Practice Books
Eruptions, Initiatives and Evolution in Citizen Activism is the result of a collaborative research project spanning Asia, Africa, Latin America, and Europe. The book analyses internal and external challenges to civil society in more than twenty countries. It investigates through...
Published October 2nd 2014 by Routledge
Series: Naval Staff Histories
This is the official Naval Staff history of the Norway campaign, originally published internally in 1951. It covers the period from early April 1940 to the completion of operations in June. The operation involved most of the Royal Navy's ships in the Home theatre at the time....
Published August 14th 2014 by Routledge
Over the past three decades there has been widespread commitment to an understanding that sport can play a key role in community development. The role of sport within communities has been promoted with a wide range of goals such as environmental considerations, encouragement of civic pride,...
Published June 25th 2014 by Routledge
This book examines the transformations of rural society and economy in the UK and US during the last half-century, and explores the significance of these trends and changes for community sustainability, quality of life and the environment. While both the UK and US are highly urbanised, rural people...
Published April 8th 2014 by Routledge
Anglo-French Naval Relations, September 1939-July 1940
On 3 July 1940, soon after the collapse of the French front and France's request for an armistice, a reluctant Royal Navy commander opened fire on the French Navy squadron at Mers-el-Kebir. Some 1,300 French sailors lost their lives. The late David Brown's detailed account finally conveys an...
Published October 24th 2013 by Routledge