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  1. International Law and Drone Strikes in Pakistan

    The Legal and Socio-political Aspects

    By Sikander Ahmed Shah

    Series: Routledge Research in the Law of Armed Conflict

    While conventional warfare has an established body of legal precedence, the legality of drone strikes by the United States in Pakistan and elsewhere remains ambiguous. This book explores the legal and political issues surrounding the use of drones in Pakistan. Drawing from international treaty law,...

    To Be Published November 21st 2014 by Routledge

  2. Parties and Political Change in South Asia

    Edited by James Chiriyankandath

    Over the past seven decades and more, political parties have become an essential feature of the political landscape of the South Asian subcontinent, serving both as a conduit and product of the tumultuous change the region has experienced. Yet they have not been the focus of sustained scholarly...

    Published November 20th 2014 by Routledge

  3. Belonging to the Nation

    Generational Change, Identity and the Chinese Diaspora

    Edited by Edmund Terence Gomez, Gregor Benton

    This study reviews developments in the ethnic and national identity of the descendants of migrants, taking ethnic Chinese as a case study. Our core question is why, in spite of debates worldwide about identity, exclusion and rights, do minority communities continue to suffer discrimination and...

    Published November 20th 2014 by Routledge

  4. Framing Civic Engagement, Political Participation and Active Citizenship in Europe

    Edited by Cristiano Bee, Roberta Guerrina

    This book evaluates the role that civic engagement, political participation and active citizenship can play in promoting the establishment of a European polity. The chapters included here examine how the practice of active citizenship is managed and constructed in the context of a European drive to...

    Published November 20th 2014 by Routledge

  5. Japan: The Basics

    By Christopher P. Hood

    Series: The Basics

    Japan: The Basics, is an engaging introduction to the culture, society and the global positioning of Japan. Taking a fresh look at stereotypes associated with Japan, it provides a well-rounded introduction to a constantly evolving country. It addresses such questions as: • How do we go about...

    Published November 19th 2014 by Routledge

  6. Routledge Library Editions: The Economy of the Middle East

    By Various

    Series: Routledge Library Editions: The Economy of the Middle East

    RLE The Economy of the Middle East brings together as one set and as individual volumes a series of previously out-of-print classic titles from a variety of imprints. With books ranging from The Arab Economy in Israel to Arab Manpower, from The Economic Development of the United Arab Emirates to...

    Published November 18th 2014 by Routledge

  7. Arab Oil Policies in the 1970s (RLE Economy of Middle East)

    Opportunity and Responsibility

    By Yusuf A. Sayigh

    Series: Routledge Library Editions: The Economy of the Middle East

    Until 1973 few people, either in the advanced, industrial countries or in the developing countries of the Third World, thought seriously on the issues and complexities involved in the production and marketing of the oil on which they relied. It was only with the sudden steep increases in oil prices...

    Published November 18th 2014 by Routledge

  8. The Determinants of Arab Economic Development (RLE Economy of Middle East)

    By Yusuf A. Sayigh

    Series: Routledge Library Editions: The Economy of the Middle East

    This book explores in depth the factors determining economic development in the Arab region. The particular factors relevant to the Arab world are also set within the context of the broad political economy of underdevelopment. The factors are identified as comprising three main groups: economic,...

    Published November 18th 2014 by Routledge

  9. The Economies of the Arab World (RLE Economy of Middle East)

    Development since 1945

    By Yusuf A. Sayigh

    Series: Routledge Library Editions: The Economy of the Middle East

    This book, a comprehensive study of twelve of the economies of key countries of the Arab world, has three main objectives: to record the developmental achievements and failings of each country; to examine the main issues arising in the drive for development; and to assess the future outlook for...

    Published November 18th 2014 by Routledge

  10. The Economic Case for Palestine (RLE Economy of Middle East)

    By Elias H. Tuma, Haim Darin-Drabkin

    Series: Routledge Library Editions: The Economy of the Middle East

    Much has been written about the Arab–Israeli conflict, the prospects for peace or war and the eventual establishment of a Palestinian state, side by side with the state of Israel. The emphasis, however, has been on the political processes of such eventualities. The objectives of this book...

    Published November 18th 2014 by Routledge