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  1. Lula, the Workers' Party and the Governability Dilemma in Brazil

    By Hernán F. Gómez Bruera

    Series: Routledge Studies in Latin American Politics

    While scholars, activists and pundits from around the world have heralded the Lula years as a breakthrough for poverty reduction and the forthcoming emergence of Brazil as a dynamic economic superpower, many of their counterparts in the country as well as a number of Brazilianists elsewhere, have...

    To Be Published May 6th 2015 by Routledge

  2. Transnational Activism and National Movements in Latin America

    Bridging the Divide

    Edited by Eduardo Silva

    Series: Routledge Studies in Latin American Politics

    During the 1990s, as widespread perception spread of declining state sovereignty, activists and social movement organizations began to form transnational networks and coalitions to pressure both intergovernmental organizations and national governments on a variety of issues. Research has focused on...

    To Be Published May 6th 2015 by Routledge

  3. Representation and Effectiveness in Latin American Democracies

    Congress, Judiciary and Civil Society

    Edited by Moira B. MacKinnon, Ludovico Feoli

    Series: Routledge Studies in Latin American Politics

    Legislatures, the judiciary and civil society are important actors in representative democracies. In what ways and how well do they represent? And how effectively do they carry out their institutional and social roles? Both questions refer to the key dimensions of democracy analyzed in this book:...

    To Be Published May 6th 2015 by Routledge

  4. The Promise and Perils of Transnationalization

    NGO Activism and the Socialization of Women’s Human Rights in Egypt and Iran

    By Benjamin Stachursky

    Series: Routledge Advances in International Relations and Global Politics

    To date, most constructivist international relations studies have characterized the influence of transnationalism on domestic forms of activism as uniformly positive. In particular, transnational interactions are viewed as positive factors for the development and daily impact of gender activism....

    To Be Published May 6th 2015 by Routledge

  5. Routledge Handbook of Chinese Media

    Edited by Gary D. Rawnsley, Ming-yeh T. Rawnsley

    The study of Chinese media is a field that is growing and evolving at an exponential rate. Not only are the Chinese media a fascinating subject for analysis in their own right, but they also offer scholars and students a window to observe multi-directional flows of information, culture and...

    Published May 5th 2015 by Routledge

  6. Intellectuals and Reform in the Ottoman Empire

    The Young Turks on the Challenges of Modernity

    By Stefano Taglia

    Series: SOAS/Routledge Studies on the Middle East

    This book uncovers Young Turk political and social ideas at the end of the nineteenth century, during the intellectual phase of the movement. Analysing the life in exile of two of the most charismatic leaders of the Young Turk movement, Ahmed Riza and Mehmet Sabahattin, the book unravels...

    Published May 5th 2015 by Routledge

  7. The Middle East in World Politics (Routledge Revivals)

    Edited by Mohammed Ayoob

    Series: Routledge Revivals

    The Middle East is, and has always been, of major global economic and political importance. First published in 1981, this edited collection analyses many of the crucial issues that have had international repercussions during the second half of the twentieth century, with each paper considering the...

    Published May 4th 2015 by Routledge

  8. Routledge Handbook on the Israeli-Palestinian Conflict

    Edited by Joel Peters, David Newman

    The Israeli-Palestinian conflict is one of the most prominent issues in world politics today. Few other issues have dominated the world’s headlines and have attracted such attention from policy makers, the academic community, political analysts, and the world’s media. The Routledge Handbook on the...

    Published May 4th 2015 by Routledge

  9. From the Global to the Local

    How International Rights Reach Bangladesh's Children

    By Andrea Schapper

    Series: Law, Development and Globalization

    From the Global to the Local develops a unique perspective on human rights governance in developing countries, where the state often lacks the required resources, capacities and expertise for implementing rights. Considering how rights that have been agreed upon in the global arena of world...

    Published May 2nd 2015 by Routledge

  10. Famines in European Economic History

    The Last Great European Famines Reconsidered

    Edited by Declan Curran, Lubomyr Luciuk, Andrew G. Newby

    Series: Routledge Explorations in Economic History

    This volume explores economic, social, and political dimensions of three catastrophic famines which struck mid-nineteenth and early-twentieth century Europe; the Irish Famine (An Gorta Mór ) of 1845–1850, the Finnish Famine (Suuret Nälkävuodet) of the 1860s and the Ukrainian Famine (Holodomor) of...

    Published May 1st 2015 by Routledge