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  1. Re-Imagining North Korea in International Politics

    Problems and alternatives

    By Shine Choi

    Series: Interventions

    The global consensus in academic, specialist and public realms is that North Korea is a problem: its nuclear ambitions pose a threat to international security, its levels of poverty indicate a humanitarian crisis and its political repression signals a failed state. This book examines the cultural...

    Published December 2nd 2014 by Routledge

  2. Taiwan and Chinese Nationalism

    National Identity and Status in International Society

    By Christopher Hughes

    For China, Taiwan is next in line to be unified with the People's Republic after Hong Kong in 1997. China's claim on Taiwan is of great importance to the politics of Chinese Nationalism, and is central to the dynamics of power in this most volatile of regions. The democratic challenge from Taiwan...

    Published December 2nd 2014 by Routledge

  3. The Nature of the Japanese State

    Rationality and Rituality

    By Brian J. McVeigh

    Brian J. McVeigh uses a unique anthropological approach to step outside flawed stereotypes of Japanese society and really engage in the current debate over the role of bureaucracy in Japanese politics.To many in the West, Japan appears as a paradox: a rational, high-tech economic superpower and yet...

    Published December 2nd 2014 by Routledge

  4. Tourism and Modernity in China

    By Tim Oakes

    This book explores how the experience of modernization is revealed in China's newly constructed tourist landscapes. It argues that in China's burgeoning ethnic tourist villages and theme parks can be seen all the contradictions, debasement, and liberating potentials of Chinese modernity. Tim Oakes...

    Published December 2nd 2014 by Routledge

  5. The Afghan Conundrum: intervention, statebuilding and resistance

    Edited by Jonathan Goodhand, Mark Sedra

    Series: ThirdWorlds

    This book covers the period spanning the international invasion of Afghanistan in 2001 to the foreign military withdrawal in 2014. It explores and dissects the conflictual encounter between international troops, statebuilders and donors on the one hand, and Afghan elites and the wider population on...

    Published November 28th 2014 by Routledge

  6. Good Governance in Asia

    Multiple Trajectories to Development

    Edited by Linda Chelan Li

    The international aid community has advocated governance reforms as a necessary complement to economic aid to developing countries. The resultant Good Governance Agenda has been criticised for its ahistorical bias. The empirical case studies reported in this book further illustrate the limitations...

    Published November 28th 2014 by Routledge

  7. China's Development

    Capitalism and Empire

    By Michel Aglietta, Guo Bai

    Series: Rethinking Globalizations

    China is entering a phase where deep structural changes will arise throughout society. These multi-fold processes will be intertwined in a globalized world, impacted by the transformation of capitalism in the aftermath of the financial crisis and under the threat of severe environmental damage....

    Published November 28th 2014 by Routledge

  8. China’s Human Rights Lawyers

    Advocacy and Resistance

    By Eva Pils

    Series: Routledge Research in Human Rights Law

    This book offers a unique insight into the role of human rights lawyers in Chinese law and politics. In her extensive account, Eva Pils shows how these practitioners are important as legal advocates for victims of injustice and how bureaucratic systems of control operate to subdue and marginalise...

    Published November 27th 2014 by Routledge

  9. Local Governance in Timor-Leste

    Lessons in postcolonial state-building

    By Deborah Cummins

    Series: Routledge Contemporary Southeast Asia Series

    Across many parts of the postcolonial world, it is everyday reality for people to cross regularly between state-based and customary governance, institutions and norms. This book examines this phenomenon in the context of the villages of Timor-Leste, and the state-building efforts that have been...

    Published November 27th 2014 by Routledge

  10. From Socialist to Post-Socialist Cities

    Cultural Politics of Architecture, Urban Planning, and Identity in Eurasia

    Edited by Alexander C. Diener, Joshua Hagen

    Series: Association for the Study of Nationalities

    The development of post-socialist cities has become a major field of study among critical theorists from across the social sciences and humanities. Originally constructed under the dictates of central planners and designed to serve the demands of command economies, post-socialist urban centers...

    Published November 27th 2014 by Routledge