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New and Published Books

  1. The Active Consumer

    Novelty and Surprise in Consumer Choice

    Edited by Marina Bianchi

    Series: Routledge Frontiers of Political Economy

    The Active Consumer discusses how consumers seem to delight in trying new solutions and exploring new combinatory possibilities. This book provides an economic-theoretical understanding of this phenomenon and the many ways in which innovation can structure consumer choice. The authors show from...

    Published April 7th 2014 by Routledge

  2. Health Insurance Reforms in Asia

    By Sabrina Ching Yuen Luk

    This book empirically examines health care financing reforms and popular responses in three major cities in East Asia: Shanghai, Singapore, and Hong Kong. It adopts a new revised version of the theory of historical institutionalism to compare and explain the divergent reform paths in these three...

    Published April 6th 2014 by Routledge

  3. Public Sector Reforms in Developing Countries

    Paradoxes and Practices

    Edited by Charles Conteh, Ahmed Shafiqul Huque

    Series: Routledge Critical Studies in Public Management

    The underpinning assumption of public management in the developing world as a process of planned change is increasingly being recognized as unrealistic. In reality, the practice of development management is characterized by processes of mutual adjustment among individuals, agencies, and interest...

    Published April 3rd 2014 by Routledge

  4. India in the Contemporary World

    Edited by Manish Thapa, Jakub Zajączkowski, Jivanta Schottli

    Devoting itself to the study of India and its relation with the contemporary world, this book compares the cultural paradigms of India and Europe, studies the dynamics of India–Pakistan relations and India’s trade negotiations with the European Union, and analyses its reactive relationship with...

    Published March 30th 2014 by Routledge India

  5. The Separatist Conflict in Sri Lanka

    Terrorism, ethnicity, political economy

    By Asoka Bandarage

    Series: Routledge Contemporary South Asia Series

    The book provides a detailed historically-based analysis of the origin, evolution and potential resolution of the civil conflict in Sri Lanka over the struggle to establish a separate state in its Northern and Eastern provinces. This conflict between the Sri Lankan government and the secessionist...

    Published March 27th 2014 by Routledge

  6. Handbook of Land and Water Grabs in Africa

    Foreign direct investment and food and water security

    By John Anthony Allan, Martin Keulertz, Suvi Sojamo, Jeroen Warner

    Series: Routledge International Handbooks

    According to estimates by the International Land Coalition based at the International Fund for Agricultural Development (IFAD), 57 million hectares of land have been leased to foreign investors since 2007. Current research has focused on human rights issues related to inward investment in land but...

    Published March 20th 2014 by Routledge

  7. The Rise of Asian Donors

    Japan's Impact on the Evolution of Emerging Donors

    Edited by Jin Sato, Yasutami Shimomura

    Series: Routledge-GRIPS Development Forum Studies

    Why do poor countries give aid to others? This book critically examines how aspirations for providing aid have coexisted with experiences of receiving aid and have transformed the practice of giving aid, with particular reference to the experiences of Japan and China. It highlights...

    Published February 26th 2014 by Routledge

  8. Japan's Ainu Minority in Tokyo

    Diasporic Indigeneity and Urban Politics

    By Mark K. Watson

    Series: Japan Anthropology Workshop Series

    This book is about the Ainu, the indigenous people of Japan, living in and around Tokyo; it is, therefore, about what has been pushed to the margins of history. Customarily, anthropologists and public officials have represented Ainu issues and political affairs as limited to rural pockets of...

    Published February 24th 2014 by Routledge

  9. Hindi Dalit Literature and the Politics of Representation

    By Sarah Beth Hunt

    This study explores how Dalits in north India have used literature as a means of protest against caste oppression. Including fresh ethnographic research and interviews, it traces the trajectory of modern Dalit writing in Hindi and its pivotal role in the creation, rise and reinforcement of a...

    Published February 3rd 2014 by Routledge India

  10. Conflicts over Natural Resources in the Global South

    Conceptual Approaches

    Edited by Maarten Bavinck, Lorenzo Pellegrini, Erik Mostert

    Inhabitants of poor, rural areas in the Global South heavily depend on natural resources in their immediate vicinity. Conflicts over and exploitation of these resources – whether it is water, fish, wood fuel, minerals, or land – severely affect their livelihoods. The contributors to this volume...

    Published January 14th 2014 by CRC Press