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  1. Women and Sex Work in Cambodia

    Blood, sweat and tears

    By Larissa Sandy

    Series: ASAA Women in Asia Series

    Prostitution is strongly embedded in local cultural practices in Cambodia. Based on extensive original research, this book explores the nature of prostitution in Cambodia, providing explanations of why the phenomenon is so widely tolerated. It outlines the background of the French colonial period,...

    Published August 25th 2014 by Routledge

  2. Routledge Handbook of the History of Global Economic Thought

    Edited by Vincent Barnett

    The Routledge Handbook of the History of Global Economic Thought offers the first comprehensive overview of the long-run history of economic thought from a truly international perspective. Although globalization has facilitated the spread of ideas between nations, the history of economics has...

    Published August 25th 2014 by Routledge

  3. Women’s Sport in Africa

    Edited by Michelle Sikes, John Bale

    Series: Sport in the Global Society – Contemporary Perspectives

    In recent decades Africa has emerged as a sporting giant. The African sporting phenomenon has been addressed in the popular press and it has also attracted scholarly interest; however, this interest is almost entirely focussed on men. Yet women’s participation in recreational and elite sport is...

    Published August 25th 2014 by Routledge

  4. Routledge Handbook of Environment and Society in Asia

    Edited by Paul G. Harris, Graeme Lang

    Nowhere is the connection between society and the environment more evident and potentially more harmful for the future of the world than in Asia. In recent decades, rapid development of Asian countries with very large populations has led to an unprecedented increase in environmental problems such...

    Published August 25th 2014 by Routledge

  5. Asylum Seeking and the Global City

    By Francesco Vecchio

    Series: Routledge Studies in Criminal Justice, Borders and Citizenship

    Asylum seeking and the global city are two major contemporary subjects of analysis to emerge both in the literature and in public and official discourses on human rights, urban socioeconomic change and national security. Based on extensive, original ethnographic research, this book examines the...

    Published August 25th 2014 by Routledge

  6. Configurations of Family in Contemporary Japan

    Edited by Tomoko Aoyama, Laura Dales, Romit Dasgupta

    Series: Nissan Institute/Routledge Japanese Studies

    The middle-class nuclear family model has long dominated discourses on family in Japan. Yet there have always been multiple configurations of family and kinship, which, in the context of significant socio-economic and demographic shifts since the 1990s, have become increasingly visible in public...

    Published August 25th 2014 by Routledge

  7. Asia's Energy Challenge

    Key Issues and Policy Options

    Edited by Minsoo Lee, Donghyun Park, Harry D. Saunders

    This book examines key issues and policy options in the development of Asia’s energy security. Rapid growth has transformed Asia’s presence in the world economy: Past growth has dramatically improved Asia’s living standards, lifting millions out of poverty. Future growth will do the same. But,...

    Published August 25th 2014 by Routledge

  8. Southeast Asia and the European Union

    Non-traditional security crises and cooperation

    By Naila Maier-Knapp

    Series: Routledge Contemporary Southeast Asia Series

    Amidst the Eurozone crisis, the European Union (EU) is stepping up its dialogue and engagement with and within Southeast Asia. The EU’s contemporary approach towards Asia emphasises the importance of open economies and common challenges of the 21st Century. So-called non-traditional security issues...

    Published August 25th 2014 by Routledge

  9. Rethinking the Decline of China's Qing Dynasty

    Imperial Activism and Borderland Management at the Turn of the Nineteenth Century

    By Daniel McMahon

    Series: Asian States and Empires

    The many instances of regional insurgency and unrest that erupted on China’s borderlands at the turn of the nineteenth century are often regarded by scholars as evidence of government disability and the incipient decline of the imperial Qing dynasty. This book, based on extensive original research,...

    Published August 25th 2014 by Routledge

  10. North Africa’s Arab Spring

    Edited by George Joffé

    This book addresses issues surrounding the evolution of the Arab Spring in North Africa. After a general introduction and explanation of the events on a region-wide basis, it turns to examine aspects of each of the countries concerned. The role of the Muslim Brotherhood during the Nasser regime and...

    Published August 21st 2014 by Routledge