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  1. Towards Responsible Government in East Asia

    Trajectories, Intentions and Meanings

    Edited by Linda Chelan Li

    Series: Comparative Development and Policy in Asia

    This book explores the idea of responsible government in East Asia, arguing that many recent governance crises have resulted from responsibility failures on a huge scale. It distinguishes between accountability, which it argues has been overemphasised recently, and responsibility, which it...

    Published April 5th 2009 by Routledge

  2. Health Care in Malaysia

    The Dynamics of Provision, Financing and Access

    Edited by Heng Leng Chee, Simon Barraclough

    Series: Routledge Malaysian Studies Series

    The health care system in Malaysia has undergone a fundamental transformation over the last two decades. This book examines this transformation and explores the pressing issues it faces today. It includes coverage of: the evolution of the system since independence, from the colonial legacy of...

    Published April 2nd 2009 by Routledge

  3. Women and Labour Organizing in Asia

    Diversity, Autonomy and Activism

    Edited by Kaye Broadbent, Michele Ford

    Series: ASAA Women in Asia Series

    This book investigates the role of women and labour activism in Asia, demonstrating that women have been active in union and non union based campaigns throughout the region. Although focusing primarily on women, the contributions to this book address issues that affect all workers. Chapters on...

    Published April 2nd 2009 by Routledge

  4. Asian Informal Workers

    Global Risks Local Protection

    By Santosh K. Mehrotra, Mario Biggeri

    Series: Routledge Studies in the Growth Economies of Asia

    This thoroughly researched volume surveys the nature and extent of 'informal' work in Asia, which is a powerful and under-studied force in the region. After over half a century of development, even in the fast growing economies of Asia, the formal sector, and industrial jobs have grown rather...

    Published April 2nd 2009 by Routledge

  5. Peasants and Revolution in Rural China

    Rural Political Change in the North China Plain and the Yangzi Delta, 1850-1949

    By Chang Liu

    Series: Routledge Studies on the Chinese Economy

    This book explores rural political change in China from 1850 to 1949 to help us understand China’s transformation from a weak, decaying agrarian empire to a unified, strong nation-state during this period. Based on local gazetteers, contemporary field studies, government archives, personal memoirs...

    Published April 1st 2009 by Routledge

  6. Israel's Strategic Agenda

    Edited by Efraim Inbar

    Divided into two clear parts, the first part of this book examines political and economic factors in the global strategic environment including, the approach of US and EU foreign policies towards Israel, global trends in the field of defence industries and the energy sector and their implications...

    Published March 10th 2009 by Routledge

  7. Women in Asia

    Edited by Louise Edwards, Mina Roces

    Series: Critical Concepts in Asian Studies

    The academic study of women in Asia developed in the 1970s as a result of the convergence of the then emerging disciplines of Asian Studies and Women’s Studies. Initially, work on women in Asia grew from traditional branches of learning such as history, anthropology, politics, and literary studies....

    Published March 9th 2009 by Routledge

  8. Chinese Military Strategy in the Third Indochina War

    The Last Maoist War

    By Edward C. O'Dowd

    Series: Asian Security Studies

    This well-researched volume examines the Sino-Vietnamese hostilities of the late 1970s and 1980s, attempting to understand them as strategic, operational and tactical events. The Sino-Vietnamese War was the third Indochina war, and contemporary Southeast Asia cannot be properly understood unless...

    Published March 4th 2009 by Routledge

  9. The Sanskrit Language

    An Introductory Grammar and Reader Revised Edition

    By Walter Maurer

    Edited by Gregory P. Fields

    Now available in paperback, this grammar offers a completely new approach to the study of Sanskrit, aimed at students with no previous specialist knowledge of the categories of grammar. It is a stimulating and infectious approach, designed to cultivate rapid and lasting enthusiasm for...

    Published February 26th 2009 by Routledge

  10. Iraq’s Sunni Insurgency

    By Ahmed S. Hashim

    Series: Adelphi series

    From 2003 to 2008, the Sunni Arab insurgency in Iraq posed a key challenge to political stability in the country and to Coalition objectives there. This paper explains the onset, composition and evolution of this insurgency. It begins by addressing both its immediate and deeper sociopolitical...

    Published February 19th 2009 by Routledge