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  1. 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 15th 2014 by Routledge

  2. 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 13th 2014 by Routledge

  3. 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 13th 2014 by Routledge

  4. 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 13th 2014 by Routledge

  5. 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 13th 2014 by Routledge

  6. The Governance of Rangelands

    Collective Action for Sustainable Pastoralism

    Edited by Pedro M. Herrera, Jonathan Davies, Pablo Manzano Baena

    Rangelands are large natural landscapes that can include grasslands, shrublands, savannahs and woodlands. They are greatly influenced by, and often dependent on, the action of herbivores. In the majority of rangelands the dominant herbivores are found in domestic herds that are managed by mobile...

    Published October 13th 2014 by Routledge

  7. Migration, Land and Livelihoods

    Creating Alternative Modernities in the Pacific

    Edited by George Curry, Gina Koczberski, John Connell

    This book critically and succinctly examines recent changes in land ownership, mobility and livelihoods in various Pacific island states, from East Timor to the Solomon Islands, where climate change, environmental change (including hazards of various origins), population growth and urbanization...

    Published October 13th 2014 by Routledge

  8. Conservative Christian Politics in Russia and the United States

    Dreaming of Christian nations

    By John Anderson

    Series: Routledge Studies in Religion and Politics

    This book explores the politics of conservative Christian churches and social movements in Russia and the United States, focusing on their similar concerns but very different modes of political engagement. Whilst secularisation continues to chip away at religious adherence and practice in Europe,...

    Published October 13th 2014 by Routledge

  9. Borderland Politics in Northern India

    Edited by Yu-Wen Chen, Chih-yu Shih

    The colonial legacy in the construction of the modern Indian state has left a deep imprint on contemporary Indians’ self-identity and self-determination. Borderland Politics in Northern India is a collection of essays, giving detailed accounts of the many different ways that people throughout India...

    Published October 13th 2014 by Routledge

  10. Asian Expansions

    The Historical Experiences of Polity Expansion in Asia

    Edited by Geoff Wade

    Series: Routledge Studies in the Early History of Asia

    Asia as we know it today is the product of a wide range of polity expansions over time. Recognising the territorial expansions of Asian polities large and small through the last several millennia helps rectify the fallacy, long-held and deeply entrenched, that Asian polities have been interested...

    Published October 10th 2014 by Routledge