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  1. American Media and the Memory of World War II

    By Debra Ramsay

    Series: Routledge Research in Cultural and Media Studies

    For three generations of Americans, World War II has been a touchstone for the understanding of conflict and of America’s role in global affairs. But if World War II helped shape the perception of war for Americans, American media in turn shape the understanding and memory of World War II....

    Published March 3rd 2015 by Routledge

  2. The Politics of Citizenship in Immigrant Democracies

    The Experience of the United States, Canada and Australia

    Edited by Geoffrey Brahm Levey, Ayelet Shachar

    This book brings together scholars from various disciplines to explore current issues and trends in the rethinking of migration and citizenship from the perspective of three major immigrant democracies – Australia, Canada, and the United States. These countries share a history of pronounced...

    Published March 2nd 2015 by Routledge

  3. The Role of NGOs in African Socio-Economic Development

    By Trudy Owens, Ronelle Burger

    Series: Routledge Studies in Development Economics

    Non-governmental organizations (NGOs), popularly known as charities, are acknowledged to be pivotal to poverty alleviation, especially in African countries where government capacity and revenues are often limited. Despite their prominent role in poverty alleviation, little is known about how these...

    Published February 28th 2015 by Routledge

  4. The Middle Class in Neoliberal China

    Governing Risk, Life-Building, and Themed Spaces

    By Hai Ren

    Series: Routledge Contemporary China Series

    Since the late 1970s, China’s move towards neoliberalism has made it not only one of the world’s fastest growing economies, but also one of the most polarised states. This economic, social and political transformation has led to the emergence of a new Chinese middle class, and understanding the...

    Published February 28th 2015 by Routledge

  5. The Evolution of the Japanese Developmental State

    Institutions locked in by ideas

    By Hironori Sasada

    Series: Routledge Studies in the Modern History of Asia

    The Japanese economy underwent a fundamental transition from a liberal economy to a developmental state system during World War II, and despite efforts by the American occupation forces to dismantle them after 1945, these elements of the wartime economic system remained in place. Through an...

    Published February 28th 2015 by Routledge

  6. Foreigners and Foreign Institutions in Republican China

    Edited by Anne-Marie Brady, Douglas Brown

    Series: Chinese Worlds

    Republican China attracted an uncommon diversity of foreign interests, groups, and individuals, which included missionaries, adventurers, diplomats, academics, humanitarians and refugees, as well as hedonists and tourists. By exploring the diverse nature of foreign activities in Republican China,...

    Published February 28th 2015 by Routledge

  7. Education Reform and Social Class in Japan

    The emerging incentive divide

    By Takehiko Kariya

    Series: Routledge/University of Tokyo Series

    Until the early 1990s, Japanese education was widely commended for achieving outstanding outcomes in global comparison. At the same time, it was frequently criticized for failing to cultivate 'individuality' and 'creativity' in students. Wide-ranging education reforms were enacted during the 1990s...

    Published February 28th 2015 by Routledge

  8. State-centric to Contested Social Governance in Korea

    Shifting Power

    By Hyuk-Rae Kim

    Series: Routledge Studies on Modern Korea

    In this interdisciplinary study of governance, Hyuk-Rae Kim traces how civil society and NGOs have evolved over time, how they differ in motivation from their Western counterparts, and the role civil society NGOs have played in consolidating democracy as the governance system in Korea changes from...

    Published February 28th 2015 by Routledge

  9. China-Taiwan Relations in a Global Context

    Taiwan's Foreign Policy and Relations

    Edited by George Wei

    Series: Routledge Contemporary China Series

    This book traces the development of Taiwan’s relations with its diplomatic partners and its policy towards the political opponents of its political opponent - mainland China. Paying particular attention to the powers that could exercise great influence in the future of East Asia, China-Taiwan...

    Published February 28th 2015 by Routledge

  10. Taxation in ASEAN and China

    Local Institutions, Regionalism, Global Systems and Economic Development

    Edited by Nolan Sharkey

    Series: Routledge Studies in the Growth Economies of Asia

    China and the ASEAN region have risen rapidly to a position of immense economic significance in the global economy. Academics, policy makers and businesses are all keen to understand more about taxation in China and ASEAN, and this work seeks to address this key issue by providing a comprehensive...

    Published February 28th 2015 by Routledge