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  1. Transnational Companies and Security Governance

    Hybrid Practices in a Postcolonial World

    By Jana Hönke

    Series: PRIO New Security Studies

    This book examines non-state governance in areas of limited statehood by looking at the security practices of multinational companies. It investigates the everyday security practices of mining companies in Subsaharan Africa to illustrate a much broader and highly relevant phenomenon: hybrid...

    Published July 3rd 2014 by Routledge

  2. Chinese Indonesians Reassessed

    History, Religion and Belonging

    Edited by Siew-Min Sai, Chang-Yau Hoon

    Series: Routledge Contemporary Southeast Asia Series

    The Chinese in Indonesia form a significant minority of about three percent of the population, and have played a disproportionately important role in the country. Given that Chinese Indonesians are not seen as indigenous to the country and are consistently defined against Indonesian nationalism,...

    Published July 3rd 2014 by Routledge

  3. Death and Dying in Contemporary Japan

    Edited by Hikaru Suzuki

    Series: Japan Anthropology Workshop Series

    This book, based on extensive original research, explores the various ways in which Japanese people think about death and how they approach the process of dying and death. It shows how new forms of funeral ceremonies have been developed by the funeral industry, how traditional grave burial is being...

    Published July 3rd 2014 by Routledge

  4. Law and Fair Work in China

    By Sean Cooney, Sarah Biddulph, Ying Zhu

    Series: Routledge Contemporary China Series

    China’s economic reforms have brought the country both major international clout and widespread domestic prosperity. At the same time, the reforms have led to significant social upheaval, particularly manifest in labour relations. Each year, several thousand disputes break out over working...

    Published July 3rd 2014 by Routledge

  5. Lenin's Terror

    The Ideological Origins of Early Soviet State Violence

    By James Ryan

    Series: Routledge Contemporary Russia and Eastern Europe Series

    This book explores the development of Lenin’s thinking on violence throughout his career, from the last years of the Tsarist regime in Russia through to the 1920s and the New Economic Policy, and provides an important assessment of the significance of ideological factors for understanding Soviet...

    Published July 3rd 2014 by Routledge

  6. Malaysia and the Developing World

    The Asian Tiger on the Cinnamon Road

    By Jan Stark

    Series: Routledge Malaysian Studies Series

    As Malaysia’s economy grows and flourishes, strong new links are being forged with other developing countries in the region and beyond. This book traces the ways in which age-old organizational, political, religious and trade networks between Nusantara, the Malay World, and Central Asia, East...

    Published July 3rd 2014 by Routledge

  7. New Models of Human Resource Management in China and India

    By Alan R. Nankervis, Fang Lee Cooke, Samir R. Chatterjee, Malcolm Warner

    Series: Routledge Studies in the Growth Economies of Asia

    This book presents a comprehensive analysis of the similarities and differences of contemporary human resource management systems, processes and practices in the two increasingly important economic great powers in Asia. It covers the full range of human resource management activities, including...

    Published July 3rd 2014 by Routledge

  8. Nuclear Power and Energy Security in Asia

    Edited by Rajesh Basrur, Koh Swee Lean Collin

    Series: Routledge Security in Asia Pacific Series

    The rising demand for energy, the higher costs of oil and gas, and the association of fossil fuels with adverse climate change have all brought a renewed interest in nuclear energy. Nuclear power, however, is itself controversial, because of its costs, its environmental effects and the security...

    Published July 3rd 2014 by Routledge

  9. The Economic Sources of Social Order Development in Post-Socialist Eastern Europe

    By Richard Connolly

    Series: BASEES/Routledge Series on Russian and East European Studies

    Nearly twenty years after the collapse of socialism, the countries of post-socialist Eastern Europe have experienced divergent trajectories of political development. This book looks at why this is the case, based on the assumption that societies, or social orders, can be distinguished by the extent...

    Published July 3rd 2014 by Routledge

  10. The European Union and its Eastern Neighbours

    Towards a More Ambitious Partnership?

    By Elena Korosteleva

    Series: BASEES/Routledge Series on Russian and East European Studies

    This book explores the EU’s relations with its eastern neighbours. Based on extensive original research – including surveys, focus-groups, a study of school essays and in-depth interviews with key people in Belarus, Ukraine, Moldova, Russia and in Brussels – it assesses why the EU’s initiatives...

    Published July 3rd 2014 by Routledge