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  1. The EU's Human Rights Dialogue with China

    Quiet Diplomacy and its Limits

    By Katrin Kinzelbach

    Series: Routledge Research in Human Rights

    The European Union uses a confidential, institutionalized Dialogue to raise human rights concerns with China, but little is publicly known about its set-up, its substance, its development over time and its impact. This book provides the first detailed reconstruction and assessment of the EU’s...

    Published October 9th 2014 by Routledge

  2. Exercising Human Rights

    Gender, Agency and Practice

    By Robin Redhead

    Series: Routledge Advances in International Relations and Global Politics

    Exercising Human Rights investigates why human rights are not universally empowering and why this damages people attempting to exercise rights. It takes a new approach in looking at humans as the subject of human rights rather than the object and exposes the gendered and ethnocentric aspects of...

    Published October 9th 2014 by Routledge

  3. American and Chinese-Language Cinemas

    Examining Cultural Flows

    Edited by Lisa Funnell, Man-Fung Yip

    Series: Routledge Advances in Film Studies

    Critics frequently describe the influence of "America," through Hollywood and other cultural industries, as a form of cultural imperialism. This unidirectional model of interaction does not address, however, the counter-flows of Chinese-language films into the American film market or the influence...

    Published October 9th 2014 by Routledge

  4. The History of Migration in Europe

    Perspectives from Economics, Politics and Sociology

    Edited by Francesca Fauri

    Series: Routledge Explorations in Economic History

    The History of Migration in Europe belies several myths by arguing, for example, that immobility has not been the "normal" condition of people before the modern era. Migration (far from being an income-maximizing choice taken by lone individuals) is often a household strategy, and local wages...

    Published October 9th 2014 by Routledge

  5. Democracy and Transparency in the Indian State

    The Making of the Right to Information Act

    By Prashant Sharma

    Series: Routledge/Edinburgh South Asian Studies Series

    The enactment of the national Right to Information (RTI) Act in 2005 has been produced, consumed, and celebrated as an important event of democratic deepening in India both in terms of the process that led to its enactment (arising from a grassroots movement) and its outcome (fundamentally altering...

    Published October 9th 2014 by Routledge

  6. Food Safety and Informal Markets

    Animal Products in Sub-Saharan Africa

    Edited by Kristina Roesel, Delia Grace

    Animal products are vital components of the diets and livelihoods of people across sub-Saharan Africa. They are frequently traded in local, unregulated markets and this can pose significant health risks. This volume presents an accessible overview of these issues in the context of food safety,...

    Published October 9th 2014 by Routledge

  7. Coal-Mining Women in Japan

    Heavy Burdens

    By W. Donald Burton

    Series: Asia's Transformations

    In the years Bbetween the Meiji Restoration in 1868 and the beginning of the war mobilization boom in 1930, collieries in Europe and America embraced new technologies and had long since been excluded women from working underground. In Japan, however, mining women witnessed no significant changes in...

    Published October 8th 2014 by Routledge

  8. The Emerging Middle Class in Africa

    Edited by Mthuli Ncube, Charles Leyeka Lufumpa

    The emergence of the African middle class as a driver of Africa’s economic growth stands out as an important milestone in Africa’s contemporary economic history. This growth, though uneven, is a source of hope for Africa, but also a signal to the rest of the world on the prospects for economic...

    Published October 8th 2014 by Routledge

  9. The Role of English Teaching in Modern Japan

    Diversity and multiculturalism through English language education in a globalized era

    By Mieko Yamada

    Series: Routledge Research in Language Education

    The Role of English Teaching in Modern Japan examines the complex nature of Japan’s promotion of English as a Foreign Language (EFL). In globalized societies where people with different native languages communicate through English, multicultural and multilinguistic interactions are widely created....

    Published October 7th 2014 by Routledge

  10. India and the Age of Crisis

    The Local Politics of Global Economic and Ecological Fragility

    Edited by Michael Gillan, Rob Lambert

    Much of the discussion of India in the public sphere has focused on economic policy settings and restructuring, annual growth rates, trade relations and the nation’s status as an economic and political actor within the international system. This collection considers other dimensions of...

    Published October 7th 2014 by Routledge