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New and Published Books

  1. Labour and Development in East Asia

    Social Forces and Passive Revolution

    By Kevin Gray

    Series: Rethinking Globalizations

    The Chinese Communist Party’s response to the wave of factory strikes in the early summer of 2010 has raised important questions about the role that labour plays in the transformation of world orders. In contrast to previous policies of repression towards labour unrest, these recent disputes...

    Published October 20th 2014 by Routledge

  2. 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

  3. The Emerging Middle Class in Africa

    Edited by Mthuli Ncube, Charles Leyeka Lufumpa

    The emergence of the African middle class as a driver of Africa’s economic growth stands out as an important milestone in Africa’s contemporary economic history. This growth, though uneven, is a source of hope for Africa, but also a signal to the rest of the world on the prospects for economic...

    Published October 9th 2014 by Routledge

  4. Democratic Governance and Social Entrepreneurship

    Civic Participation and the Future of Democracy

    By Denise M. Horn

    Series: Routledge Studies in Governance and Public Policy

    This book explores the connection between strong democracy and neoliberal development schemes based on the concept of ‘social entrepreneurship’ in Thailand and Southern India. With an original approach, this book addresses the intersection between emerging approaches to development; namely...

    Published September 20th 2014 by Routledge

  5. African Agency in International Politics

    Edited by William Brown, Sophie Harman

    Series: Routledge Studies in African Politics and International Relations

    This book analyses the rapidly increasing role of African states, leaders and other political actors in international politics in the 21st Century. In contrast to the conventional approach of studying how external actors impacted on Africa’s international relations, this book seeks to open up a...

    Published September 12th 2014 by Routledge

  6. The Politics of Fair Trade

    A Survey

    Edited by Meera Warrier

    Series: Europa Politics of ... series

    Demands for a fairer system of trade to address the growing immiseration and poverty of large numbers of people, particularly in the developing world, found a new channel for expression trhough the Fair Trade movement, picking up momentum from about the mid-70s. The Politics of Fair Trade: A Survey...

    Published September 12th 2014 by Routledge

  7. Rethinking Law and Development

    The Chinese experience

    Edited by Guanghua Yu

    This book is the result of the collective effort of some of the foremost experts and scholars of Chinese law, Asian law, and Chinese economics and carefully examines the relationship between law and China’s economic development. Serious inquiries and candid opinions of the contributors have made...

    Published September 12th 2014 by Routledge

  8. Improving International Investment Agreements

    Edited by Armand De Mestral, Céline Lévesque

    Series: Routledge Research in International Economic Law

    This book presents the reflections of a group of researchers interested in assessing whether the law governing the promotion and protection of foreign investment reflects sound public policy. Whether it is the lack of "checks and balances" on investor rights or more broadly the lack of balance...

    Published September 12th 2014 by Routledge

  9. The Politics of Conflict Economies

    Miners, merchants and warriors in the African borderland

    By Morten Bøås

    Series: Routledge Advances in International Relations and Global Politics

    Conflict economies cannot be approached in isolation but must instead be contextualised socially and historically. These economies did not emerge in vacuum, but are part and parcel of the history of people and place. This book explores the informal and illicit extraction and trade of minerals and...

    Published September 2nd 2014 by Routledge

  10. India-Brazil-South Africa Dialogue Forum (IBSA)

    The Rise of the Global South

    By Oliver Stuenkel

    Series: Global Institutions

    The establishment of the IBSA as one of the principal platforms of South-South cooperation is one of the most notable developments in international politics during the first decade of the twenty-first century. While the concept is now frequently referred to in discussions about the Global South,...

    Published September 2nd 2014 by Routledge