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  1. Poverty and Governance in South Asia

    By Syeda Naushin Parnini

    Series: Routledge Studies in South Asian Politics

    Across South Asia in the last two decades, there has been widespread emphasis on governance reforms aiming to reduce poverty through Millennium Development Goals (MDGs). The recent development agenda has had great impact over the region , and this book finds that it largely widens the gap between...

    Published December 9th 2014 by Routledge

  2. The Secret Anglo-French War in the Middle East

    Intelligence and Decolonization, 1940-1948

    By Meir Zamir

    Series: Routledge Studies in Middle Eastern History

    The role of intelligence in colonialism and decolonization is a rapidly expanding field of study. The premise of The Secret Anglo-French War in the Middle East is that intelligence statecraft is the "missing dimension" in the established historiography of the Middle East during and after World War...

    Published December 9th 2014 by Routledge

  3. Political and Constitutional Transitions in North Africa

    Actors and Factors

    Edited by Justin Frosini, Francesco Biagi

    Series: Routledge Studies in Middle Eastern Democratization and Government

    The transformations which are taking place in the Arab world are dynamic processes characterised by a number of variables that one can refer to as actors and factors. The implications of the Arab uprisings are important for the world at large; the Arab world’s successes, and failures, at this...

    Published December 9th 2014 by Routledge

  4. Citizenship, Civil Society and Development

    Interconnections in a Global World

    Edited by Tiina Kontinen, Henri Onodera

    The book investigates the intersection of citizenship, civil society, and development in today’s global world. The multi-disciplinary collection considers the notion of citizenship in connection with the neoliberal development agendas, participation, security discourses and legal environments. The...

    Published December 9th 2014 by Routledge

  5. Music and Traditions of the Arabian Peninsula

    Saudi Arabia, Kuwait, Bahrain, and Qatar

    By Lisa Urkevich

    Music and Traditions of the Arabian Peninsula provides a pioneering overview of folk and traditional urban music, along with dance and rituals, of Saudi Arabia and the Upper Gulf States of Kuwait, Bahrain, and Qatar. The nineteen chapters introduce variegated regions and subcultures and their rich...

    Published December 8th 2014 by Routledge

  6. Insurance Law in China

    Edited by Johanna Hjalmarsson, Dingjing Huang

    Series: Contemporary Commercial Law

    The Chinese insurance market is expanding enormously as risk adversity takes hold in the economy while the role of the State as guarantor of commerce is gradually reduced. In addition, insurance is a heavily regulated field with detailed contract law stipulations. An introduction to regulation and...

    Published December 8th 2014 by Informa Law from Routledge

  7. Building Temples in China

    Memories, Tourism and Identities

    By Selina Ching Chan, Graeme Lang

    Series: Anthropology of Asia

    Much has been written on how temples are constructed or reconstructed for reviving local religious and communal life or for recycling tradition after the market reforms in China. The dynamics between the state and society that lie behind the revival of temples and religious practices initiated by...

    Published December 5th 2014 by Routledge

  8. Indian National Security and Counter-Insurgency

    The use of force vs non-violent response

    By Namrata Goswami

    Series: Studies in Insurgency, Counterinsurgency and National Security

    This book, based on extensive field research, examines the Indian state’s response to the multiple insurgencies that have occurred since independence in 1947. In reacting to these various insurgencies, the Indian state has employed a combined approach of force, dialogue, accommodation of ethnic...

    Published December 5th 2014 by Routledge

  9. Gender, Women and the Arab Spring

    Edited by Andrea Khalil

    This book provides a unique investigation into the gender dynamics of the Arab Spring as it unfolded in North Africa. It covers issues such as gender legislation in the post-revolution period, sexual harassment, gender activism, politics and the female body, women and Islamist movements, state...

    Published December 5th 2014 by Routledge

  10. Ways of Knowing about Human Rights in Asia

    Edited by Vera Mackie

    This innovative multidisciplinary collection brings together the latest research on human rights issues in the Asian region, by leading scholars with a deep familiarity with the languages and cultures of the region. The contributors bring a range of disciplinary approaches, or ‘ways of knowing’ to...

    Published December 5th 2014 by Routledge