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  1. Representation and Effectiveness in Latin American Democracies

    Congress, Judiciary and Civil Society

    Edited by Moira B. MacKinnon, Ludovico Feoli

    Series: Routledge Studies in Latin American Politics

    Legislatures, the judiciary and civil society are important actors in representative democracies. In what ways and how well do they represent? And how effectively do they carry out their institutional and social roles? Both questions refer to the key dimensions of democracy analyzed in this book:...

    Published June 23rd 2015 by Routledge

  2. Community and Culture in Post-Soviet Cuba

    By Guillermina De Ferrari

    Series: Routledge Interdisciplinary Perspectives on Literature

    Following the disintegration of the Soviet Union, the globalization of Cuban culture, along with the bankruptcy of the state, partly modified the terms of intellectual engagement. However, no significant change took place at the political level. In Community and Culture in Post-Soviet Cuba, De...

    Published June 23rd 2015 by Routledge

  3. Resettlement Policy in Large Development Projects

    Edited by Ryo Fujikura, Mikiyasu Nakayama

    Series: Routledge Studies in Development, Displacement and Resettlement

    Hydropower generation by construction of large dams attracts considerable attention as a feasible renewable energy source to meet the power demand in Asian cities. However, large development projects cause involuntary resettlement. Of the world’s forty to eighty million resettlers, many resettlers...

    Published June 22nd 2015 by Routledge

  4. Poverty, Inequality and Growth in Developing Countries

    Theoretical and empirical approaches

    Edited by Atsushi Maki

    Series: Routledge Studies in the Modern World Economy

    There are many problems regarding poverty, inequality and growth in developing countries in Asia and Africa. Policy makers at the national level and at international institutions such as the United Nations, World Bank, International Monetary Fund and others have implemented various policies in...

    Published June 22nd 2015 by Routledge

  5. The Post-war Roots of Japanese Political Malaise

    By Dagfinn Gatu

    Series: Routledge Studies in the Modern History of Asia

    Writings on post-war Japanese politics have tended to take for granted the dominance of the Liberal Democratic Party (LDP) as inevitable, without questioning how this came about. This book analyses the nature of Japanese party politics over the first four decades following the Second World War,...

    Published June 22nd 2015 by Routledge

  6. Economics and Capitalism in the Ottoman Empire

    By Deniz T. Kilinçoğlu

    Series: Routledge Studies in the History of Economics

    Is it possible to generate "capitalist spirit" in a society, where cultural, economic and political conditions did not unfold into an industrial revolution, and consequently into an advanced industrial-capitalist formation? This is exactly what some prominent public intellectuals in the late...

    Published June 22nd 2015 by Routledge

  7. The Security of Sea Lanes of Communication in the Indian Ocean Region

    Edited by Dennis Rumley, Sanjay Chaturvedi, Mat Taib Yasin

    Series: Routledge Revivals

    First published in 2007, this book focuses on the security of sea lanes of communication. It was a joint publication between the Maritime Institute of Malaysia (MIMA) and the Indian Ocean Research Group (IORG) and is an important book for three particular reasons. First, it takes a step forward in...

    Published June 20th 2015 by Routledge

  8. Rural Tax Reform in China

    Policy Processes and Institutional Change

    By Linda Chelan Li

    Series: Routledge Studies on China in Transition

    This book examines questions of change and inertia in the context of the longstanding grievances over excessive taxation in rural China. How can some changes be sustained, whilst others cannot? How can a longstanding administrative practice be changed or even terminated, especially when previous...

    Published June 20th 2015 by Routledge

  9. Jaina Scriptures and Philosophy

    Edited by Peter Flügel, Olle Qvarnström

    Series: Routledge Advances in Jaina Studies

    Interest in Indian religion and comparative philosophy has increased in recent years, but despite this the study of Jaina philosophy is still in its infancy. This book looks at the role of philosophy in Jaina tradition, and its significance within the general developments in Indian philosophy....

    Published June 19th 2015 by Routledge

  10. Sustainability in Coffee Production

    Creating Shared Value Chains in Colombia

    By Andrea Biswas-Tortajada, Asit K. Biswas

    Coffee, as a commodity and through its global value chains, is the focus of much interest to achieve fair trade and equitable outcomes for producers, processors and consumers. It has iconic cultural and economic significance for Colombia, which is one of the world's major coffee producers for the...

    Published June 16th 2015 by Routledge