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  1. Russia's Security Policy under Putin

    A critical perspective

    By Aglaya Snetkov

    Series: CSS Studies in Security and International Relations

    This book examines the evolution of Russia’s security policy under Putin in the 21st century, using a critical security studies approach. Drawing on critical approaches to security the book investigates the interrelationship between the internal-external nexus and the politics of (in)security and...

    Published December 3rd 2014 by Routledge

  2. India and Southeast Asia (Routledge Revivals)

    Indian Perceptions and Policies

    By Mohammed Ayoob

    Series: Routledge Revivals

    This title, first published in 1990, provides a close contextual analysis of how influential Indian policy-makers have perceived India's interests within the ASEAN region since Indian independence in 1947. Placing these perceptions in the context of India's broad strategic and foreign policy...

    Published December 3rd 2014 by Routledge

  3. Southeast Asia (Routledge Revivals)

    Essays in the Political Economy of Structural Change

    Edited by Richard Higgott, Richard Robison

    Series: Routledge Revivals

    The articles in this edited collection, first published in 1985, consider the competing theories of the nature of development and underdevelopment in Southeast Asia. Each chapter challenges the academic orthodoxies and dominant traditions of Southeast Asian studies, particularly in relation to...

    Published December 3rd 2014 by Routledge

  4. Indonesia's Foreign Policy (Routledge Revivals)

    By Michael Leifer

    Series: Routledge Revivals

    Indonesia’s foreign policy reflects the turbulence and change which have been, and remain, a central feature of its political life. First published in 1983, this was the first book to provide a systematic and comprehensive account of the nature and course of Indonesia’s foreign policy since...

    Published December 3rd 2014 by Routledge

  5. Legal Authority in Premodern Islam

    Yahya B Sharaf Al-Nawawi in the Shafi'i School of Law

    By Fachrizal A. Halim

    Series: Culture and Civilization in the Middle East

    Offering a detailed analysis of the structure of authority in Islamic law, this book focuses on the figure of Yahya b. Sharaf al-Nawawi, who is regarded as the chief contributor to the legal tradition known as the Shafi'i madhhab in traditional Muslim sources, named after Muhammad b. Idris...

    Published December 3rd 2014 by Routledge

  6. Soviet Orientalism and the Creation of Central Asian Nations

    By Alfrid K. Bustanov

    Series: Central Asian Studies

    Orientalism – the idea that the standpoint of Western writers on the East greatly affected what they wrote about the East, the "Other" – applied also in Russia and the Soviet Union, where the study of the many exotic peoples incorporated into the Russian Empire, often in quite late imperial times,...

    Published December 3rd 2014 by Routledge

  7. Disease, Religion and Healing in Asia

    Collaborations and Collisions

    Edited by Ivette M. Vargas-O'Bryan, Zhou Xun

    Series: Routledge Studies in Asian Religion and Philosophy

    Recent academic and medical initiatives have highlighted the benefits of studying culturally embedded healing traditions that incorporate religious and philosophical viewpoints to better understand local and global healing phenomena. Capitalising on this trend, the present volume looks at the...

    Published December 3rd 2014 by Routledge

  8. Visions of Precarity in Japanese Popular Culture and Literature

    Edited by Kristina Iwata-Weickgenannt, Roman Rosenbaum

    Series: Routledge Contemporary Japan Series

    Recent natural as well as man-made cataclysmic events have dramatically changed the status quo of contemporary Japanese society, and following the Asia-Pacific war’s never-ending ‘postwar’ period, Japan has been dramatically forced into a zeitgeist of saigo or ‘post-disaster.’ This radically new...

    Published December 3rd 2014 by Routledge

  9. Ethnic Chinese Entrepreneurship in Malaysia

    On Contextualisation in International Business Studies

    By Michael Jakobsen

    Series: Chinese Worlds

    The study of ethnic Chinese in Southeast Asia has a long tradition, and what . What is most striking in these studies is just how difficult it is to generalise about this ethnic group in the region. Whether or not they have been able to identify as Chinese has to a certain extend depended on...

    Published December 3rd 2014 by Routledge

  10. Transnational Trajectories in East Asia

    Nation, Citizenship, and Region

    Edited by Yasemin Nuhoḡlu Soysal

    Series: Asia's Transformations

    In recent decades, East Asia has become increasingly interconnected through trade, investment, migration, and popular culture at regional and global levels. At the same time, the region has seen renewed national assertiveness and nationalist impulses. The book interrogates these seemingly...

    Published December 3rd 2014 by Routledge