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New and Published Books

  1. Water Infrastructure

    Edited by Cecilia Tortajada, Asit K. Biswas

    Series: Routledge Special Issues on Water Policy and Governance

    Water infrastructure is an essential element in water management. Together with institutions, policies and regulation, it provides basic services to growing populations, especially in developing countries, where much of the growth is taking place. In the Asia-Pacific region, for instance,...

    Published July 3rd 2015 by Routledge

  2. T'ung & Pollard's Colloquial Chinese

    By P.C. T'ung, D.E. Pollard

    Series: Colloquial Series

    T’ung and Pollard’s Colloquial Chinese course is the ideal introductory course for all dedicated learners of Mandarin Chinese. Written by experienced teachers, the course provides a rigorous introduction to the pronunciation, vocabulary and grammar of Mandarin Chinese. By the end of this rewarding...

    Published July 1st 2015 by Routledge

  3. U.S. Foreign Policy Towards Syria

    Perceiving Syria

    By Ahed Alhouis

    Series: Routledge Studies in US Foreign Policy

    Since the war started in Syria, the Obama administration has been reluctant to intervene militarily but unhesitating in adopting an antagonistic attitude towards the Assad regime. In fact, for decades the U.S. foreign policy towards Syria has been characterised as confrontational, antagonistic and...

    Published June 30th 2015 by Routledge

  4. Contract Farming and the Development of Smallholder Agricultural Businesses

    Improving markets and value chains in Tanzania

    Edited by Joseph A. Kuzilwa, Niels Fold, Arne Henningsen, Marianne Nylandsted Larsen

    Series: Earthscan Food and Agriculture

    Contract farming has received renewed attention recently as developing economies try to grapple with how to transform the agricultural sector and its associated value chains. This book reviews different contract arrangements and specific crops, applying both qualitative and quantitative...

    Published June 30th 2015 by Routledge

  5. International Law and Boundary Disputes in Africa

    By Gbenga Oduntan

    Series: Routledge Research in International Law

    Africa has experienced a number of territorial disputes over land and maritime boundaries, due in part to its colonial and post-colonial history. This book explores the legal, political, and historical nature of disputes over territory in the African continent, and critiques the content and...

    Published June 29th 2015 by Routledge

  6. Urbanisation, Citizenship and Conflict in India

    Ahmedabad 1900-2000

    By Tommaso Bobbio

    Series: Royal Asiatic Society Books

    Urbanisation is rapidly changing the geographic and social landscape of India, and indeed Asia as a whole. Issues of collective violence, urban poverty and discrimination become crucial factors in the redefinition of citizenship not only in legal terms, but also in a cultural and socio-economic...

    Published June 29th 2015 by Routledge

  7. Environmental Subsidies to Consumers

    How did they work in the Japanese market?

    Edited by Shigeru Matsumoto

    A typical consumer underestimates the benefits of future energy savings and underinvests in energy efficiency, relative to a description of the socially optimal level of energy efficiency. To alleviate this energy-efficiency gap problem, various programs have been implemented. In recent years, many...

    Published June 29th 2015 by Routledge

  8. Martial Arts and the Body Politic in Meiji Japan

    By Denis Gainty

    Series: Routledge Studies in the Modern History of Asia

    In 1895, the newly formed Greater Japan Martial Virtue Association (Dainippon Butokukai) held its first annual Martial Virtue Festival (butokusai) in the ancient capital of Kyoto. The Festival marked the arrival of a new iteration of modern Japan, as the Butokukai’s efforts to define and popularise...

    Published June 29th 2015 by Routledge

  9. Mao's Road to Power

    Revolutionary Writings: Volume VIII

    Edited by Stuart Schram, Timothy Cheek, Roderick MacFarquhar

    This eighth volume covers the period 1942 to 1945 when Mao asserted his status as the incarnation and symbol of the Chinese Revolution and the sinification of Marxism-Leninism....

    Published June 26th 2015 by Routledge

  10. Nationalism and Power Politics in Japan's Relations with China

    A Neoclassical Realist Interpretation

    By Yew Meng Lai

    Series: Sheffield Centre for Japanese Studies/Routledge Series

    Despite flourishing economic interactions and deepening interdependence, the current political and diplomatic relationship between Japan and China remains lukewarm at best. Indeed, bilateral relations reached an unprecedented nadir during the spring of 2005, and again more recently in autumn 2012,...

    Published June 26th 2015 by Routledge