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  1. Banking on Equality

    Women, work and employment in the banking sector in India

    By Supriti Bezbaruah

    Series: Routledge Studies in the Modern World Economy

    It may well be surprising to say that the world should look to India as a model of gender equality. India’s banking sector proves the exception, with several women reaching the highest positions in India’s top banks, including the country’s largest bank. Based on interviews and surveys of bank...

    Published March 26th 2015 by Routledge

  2. Climate Change Adaptation and Social Resilience in the Sundarbans

    By Anna O'Donnell, Quentin Wodon

    Household vulnerability to weather shocks and changing climatic conditions has become a major concern in developing countries. Yet the empirical evidence remains limited on the impact that changing environmental conditions have on households. This book explores climate change adaptation using a...

    Published March 25th 2015 by Routledge

  3. Film and the American Presidency

    Edited by Jeff Menne, Christian B. Long

    Series: Routledge Advances in Film Studies

    The contention of Film and the American Presidency is that over the twentieth century the cinema has been a silent partner in setting the parameters of what we might call the presidential imaginary. This volume surveys the partnership in its longevity, placing stress on especially iconic presidents...

    Published March 23rd 2015 by Routledge

  4. The Strategy of Global Branding and Brand Equity

    By Alvin Lee, Jinchao Yang, Richard Mizerski, Claire Lambert

    Why does a customer choose one brand over another? What are the factors which would make an individual more inclined to choose your brand? This book offers a way to predict which brand a buyer will purchase. It looks at brand performance within a product category and tests it in different...

    Published March 23rd 2015 by Routledge

  5. Leader Symbols and Personality Cult in North Korea

    The Leader State

    By Jae-Cheon Lim

    Series: Routledge Advances in Korean Studies

    The legitimacy of the North Korean state is based solely on the leaders’ personal legitimacy, and is maintained by the indoctrination of people with leader symbols and the enactment of leadership cults in daily life. It can thus be dubbed a "leader state". The frequency of leader symbols and the...

    Published March 23rd 2015 by Routledge

  6. Climate Change Mitigation Actions in Five Developing Countries

    Edited by Harald Winkler

    Five case studies on mitigation actions (MAs) in developing countries illustrate the rich diversity of climate action. Researchers from Brazil, Chile, Colombia, Peru and South Africa reflect on what is possible in their countries. Case studies reflect the sheer diversity of NAMAs: from a ‘Pronami’...

    Published March 23rd 2015 by Routledge

  7. Implementing Social Europe in Times of Crises

    Re-established Boundaries of Welfare?

    Edited by Dorte Sindbjerg Martinsen, Hans Vollaard

    Series: West European Politics

    While the EU legitimacy crisis and the Great Recession prevail, certain European Union principles and policies have to be implemented in the member states. This volume explores the diverse processes, stages and subjects of implementation in a variety of social policies to identify different...

    Published March 23rd 2015 by Routledge

  8. Bollywood

    Edited by Rachel Dwyer

    Series: Critical Concepts in Media and Cultural Studies

    Serious research on Bollywood—perhaps the most well-known and vital aspect of contemporary Indian culture—has flourished in recent decades. This new four-volume collection from Routledge meets the need for an authoritative anthology to enable users to navigate and make sense of the subject’s large...

    Published March 22nd 2015 by Routledge

  9. Routledge Handbook of Families in Asia

    Edited by Stella R. Quah

    Research on the family has expanded considerably across Asia but studies tend to be fragmented, focusing on narrow issues within limited areas (cities, towns, small communities) and may not be accessible to international readers. These limitations make it difficult for researchers, students, policy...

    Published March 22nd 2015 by Routledge

  10. Business Leadership Development in China

    By Shuang Ren, Robert Wood, Ying Zhu

    Series: Routledge Studies in the Growth Economies of Asia

    This book argues that China’s businesses, and hence China’s future economic development, face a huge crisis in that there is a considerable "leadership gap" in China, with a shortage of competent business leaders, at a time when new leadership skills are required urgently, as China’s businesses...

    Published March 22nd 2015 by Routledge