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  1. Art, Culture and International Development

    Humanizing social transformation

    By John Clammer

    Series: Rethinking Development

    Culture is not simply an explanation of last resort, but is itself a rich, multifaceted and contested concept and set of practices that needs to be expanded, appreciated and applied in fresh ways if it is to be both valued in itself and to be of use in practical development. This innovative book...

    Published November 23rd 2014 by Routledge

  2. The Politics of Governance

    Actors and Articulations in Africa and Beyond

    Edited by Lucy Koechlin, Till Förster

    Series: Conceptualising Comparative Politics

    How do government arrangements emerge? When and how does individual agency turn into collective agency? How do sensory experiences of violence, instability, etc affect the configuration of governance arrangements? When, why, and how are governance arrangements institutionalized? This book seeks to...

    Published November 19th 2014 by Routledge

  3. Hydropower Development in the Mekong Region

    Political, Socio-economic and Environmental Perspectives

    Edited by Nathanial Matthews, Kim Geheb

    Series: Earthscan Studies in Water Resource Management

    The Mekong Basin is home to some 70 million people, for whom this great river is a source of livelihoods, the basis for their ecosystems and a foundation of their economies. But the Mekong is also currently undergoing enormous social, economic, and ecological change of which hydropower development...

    Published November 16th 2014 by Routledge

  4. Environmental Politics in Latin America

    Elite dynamics, the left tide and sustainable development

    Edited by Benedicte Bull, Mariel Cristina Aguilar-Stoen

    Series: Routledge Studies in Sustainable Development

    Since colonial times the position of the social, political and economic elites in Latin America has been intimately connected to their control over natural resources. Consequently, struggles to protect the environment from over-exploitation and contamination have been related to marginalized groups...

    Published November 9th 2014 by Routledge

  5. Fear and Crime in Latin America

    Redefining State-Society Relations

    By Lucía Dammert

    Series: Routledge Studies in Latin American Politics

    The feeling of insecurity is a little known phenomenon that has been only partially explored by social sciences. However, it has a deep social, cultural and economic impact and may even contribute to define the very structures of the state. In Latin America, fear of crime has become an important...

    Published November 9th 2014 by Routledge

  6. China's Foreign Relations and the Survival of Autocracies

    By Julia Bader

    Series: Routledge Explorations in Development Studies

    The Chinese government has frequently been criticized for propping up anti-democratic governments. This book investigates the rise of China as an emerging authoritarian power. By comparing China’s bilateral relations to three Asian developing countries – Burma, Cambodia and Mongolia – it examines...

    Published November 6th 2014 by Routledge

  7. Local Governance Innovation in China

    Experimentation, Diffusion, and Defiance

    Edited by Jessica C. Teets, William Hurst

    Series: Routledge Contemporary China Series

    Despite a centralized formal structure, Chinese politics and policy-making have long been marked by substantial degrees of regional and local variation and experimentation. These trends have, if anything, intensified as China’s reform matures. Though often remarked upon, the politicsof policy...

    Published November 4th 2014 by Routledge

  8. Policing and the Politics of Order-Making

    Edited by Peter Albrecht, Helene Maria Kyed

    Series: Law, Development and Globalization

    This anthology explores the political nature of making order through policing activities in densely populated spaces across Africa, Asia and Latin America. Based on ethnographic research, the chapters analyze this complex with respect to marginalized young men in Haiti, community policing members...

    Published October 30th 2014 by Routledge

  9. New Actors and Alliances in Development

    Edited by Lisa Ann Richey, Stefano Ponte

    Series: ThirdWorlds

    This collection brings together an interdisciplinary group of scholars exploring how development financing and interventions are being shaped by a wider and more complex platform of actors than usually considered in the existing literature. The contributors also trace a changing set of key...

    Published October 30th 2014 by Routledge

  10. Conflict, Negotiations and Natural Resource Management

    A legal pluralism perspective from India

    Edited by Maarten Bavinck, Amalendu Jyotishi

    Series: Routledge Explorations in Environmental Studies

    Conflicts over natural resources abound in India, where much of the population is dependent on these resources for their livelihoods. Issues of governance and management are complicated by the competing claims of parallel legal systems, including state, customary, religious, project and local laws....

    Published October 27th 2014 by Routledge