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  1. Ozawa Ichiro and Japanese Politics

    Old Versus New

    By Aurelia George Mulgan

    Series: Nissan Institute/Routledge Japanese Studies

    Ozawa Ichiro was the axis on which Japanese politics turned for more than two decades. He helped to reshape the electoral system, political funding rules, the evolution of the party system, the nature of executive government, the roles and powers of bureaucrats, and the conduct of parliamentary and...

    Published October 15th 2014 by Routledge

  2. Indian Capitalism in Development

    Edited by Barbara Harriss-White, Judith Heyer

    Series: Routledge Contemporary South Asia Series

    Recognising the different ways that capitalism is theorised, this book explores various aspects of contemporary capitalism in India. Using field research at a local level to engage with larger issues, it raises questions about the varieties and processes of capitalism, and about the different roles...

    Published October 15th 2014 by Routledge

  3. South Asia’s Modern History

    Thematic Perspectives

    By Michael Mann

    This comprehensive history of modern South Asia explores the historical development of the Subcontinent from the beginning of the eighteenth century to the present day from local and regional, as opposed to European, perspectives. Michael Mann charts the role of emerging states within the Mughal...

    Published October 14th 2014 by Routledge

  4. Religion, Heritage and the Sustainable City

    Hinduism and urbanisation in Jaipur

    By Yamini Narayanan

    Series: Routledge Research in Religion and Development

    The speed and scale of urbanisation in India is unprecedented almost anywhere in the world and has tremendous global implications. The religious influence on the urban experience has resonances for all aspects of urban sustainability in India and yet it remains a blind spot while articulating...

    Published October 14th 2014 by Routledge

  5. The Political Invention of Fragile States

    The Power of Ideas

    Edited by Sonja Grimm, Nicolas Lemay-Hebert, Olivier Nay

    Series: ThirdWorlds

    This book investigates the emergence, the dissemination and the reception of the notion of ‘state fragility’. It analyses the process of conceptualisation, examining how the ‘fragile states’ concept was framed by policy makers to describe reality in accordance with their priorities in the fields of...

    Published October 14th 2014 by Routledge

  6. Southern Europe and the Financial Earthquake

    Coping with the First Phase of the International Crisis

    Edited by Susannah Verney, Anna Bosco, Marina Costa Lobo

    Series: South European Society and Politics

    Following the outbreak of the international financial crisis, Southern Europe became an epicentre of economic instability and international concern. The prospect of a sovereign debt default in the eurozone’s ‘flaky fringe’ sent shock waves through the European and global economies. Examining the...

    Published October 14th 2014 by Routledge

  7. Re-figuring the Ramayana as Theology

    A History of Reception in Premodern India

    By Ajay K. Rao

    Series: Routledge Hindu Studies Series

    The Ramayana of Valmiki is considered by many contemporary Hindus to be a foundational religious text. But this understanding is in part the result of a transformation of the epic’s receptive history, a hermeneutic project which challenged one characterization of the genre of the text, as a work of...

    Published October 12th 2014 by Routledge

  8. Ethnic Relations in Post-Soviet Russia

    Russians and Non-Russians in the North Caucasus

    By Andrew Foxall

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

    While the collapse of communism in Russia was relatively peaceful, ethnic relations have been deteriorating since then. This deterioration poses a threat to the functioning of the Russian state and is a major obstacle to its future development. Analysing ethnic relations in the North Caucasus, this...

    Published October 12th 2014 by Routledge

  9. Management in South Korea Revisited

    Edited by Chris Rowley, Malcolm Warner

    This edited collection examines the changing contours of Korean management and business, presenting recent scholarly research into this important Asian economic player. As one of the original ‘Little Dragon’ or ‘Tiger’ economies, South Korea has grown and prospered since the early years of the...

    Published October 12th 2014 by Routledge

  10. Sectarianism in Iraq

    The Making of State and Nation Since 1920

    By Khalil Osman

    Series: Routledge Studies in Middle Eastern Democratization and Government

    This book links sectarianism in Iraq to the failure of the modern nation-state to resolve tensions between sectarian identities and concepts of unified statehood and uniform citizenry. After a theoretical excursus that recasts the notion of primordial identity as a socially constructed reality,...

    Published October 12th 2014 by Routledge