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...
Published February 27th 2014 by Routledge India
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...
Published February 19th 2014 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 February 13th 2014 by Routledge
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...
Published December 15th 2013 by Routledge
A Guide for System Designers and Installers (FB 59)
Low-temperature systems can improve energy efficiency and hence reduce fuel consumption and CO2 emissions. There is growing interest in low-temperature hydronic central heating systems, ie those where water is used as the medium to distribute heat around the building, and in which the water leaving...
Published December 11th 2013 by IHS BRE Press
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
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...
Published November 10th 2013 by Routledge