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New and Published Books

  1. The Psychology of Conspiracy

    Edited by Michal Bilewicz, Aleksandra Cichocka, Wiktor Soral

    Why did the third World Trade Center building (WTC7) collapse on September 11th , even though it was not struck by any aircraft? Why did Princess Diana’s "drunk" driver look sober as he climbed into the car minutes before their deadly accident? Could a slender birch tree really have caused the...

    Published May 27th 2015 by Routledge

  2. Caribbean Sovereignty, Development and Democracy in an Age of Globalization

    Edited by Linden Lewis

    Series: Routledge Advances in International Relations and Global Politics

    Many of the nations of the Caribbean that have become independent states have maintained as a central, organizing, nationalist principle the importance in the beliefs of the ideals of sovereignty, democracy, and development. Yet in recent years, political instability, the relative size of...

    Published May 21st 2015 by Routledge

  3. African Youth and the Persistence of Marginalization

    Employment, politics, and prospects for change

    Edited by Danielle Resnick, James Thurlow

    Series: Routledge Studies in African Development

    The much heralded growth and transformation of many economies in sub-Saharan Africa over the last decade continues to receive prominent attention in academic scholarship and among policy practitioners. An apparent feature about this transformation, however, is that Africa’s youth appear to have...

    Published April 29th 2015 by Routledge

  4. An Anthropological Economy of Debt

    Edited by Bernard Hours, Pepita Ould Ahmed

    Series: Routledge Studies in Anthropology

    Debt is often thought of as a mere economic variable governed by a simplistic mechanical logic, ignoring its other facets. Whose debt, and debt of what exactly? This volume analyzes debt as a political and social construct, with a multiplicity of purposes and agents. All of these are vectors of...

    Published April 20th 2015 by Routledge

  5. Regional Worlds: Advancing the Geography of Regions

    Edited by Martin Jones, Anssi Paasi

    Series: Regions and Cities

    A key concern in the debate and empirical research on the geography of regions is the evolution of the conceptualizations and practical uses of the idea of ‘region’. This idea prioritises both the intellectual and the practical development of regional studies. This book drives the discussion...

    Published April 15th 2015 by Routledge

  6. The Personal Distribution of Incomes (Routledge Revivals)

    Edited by A. B. Atkinson

    Series: Routledge Revivals

    First published in 1976, the essays in this volume are concerned with the distribution of income and wealth. The papers were first presented at the Royal Economic Society’s conference in 1974, which examined the evidence concerning the personal distribution of earnings, compared the distributions...

    Published April 10th 2015 by Routledge

  7. Sex Trafficking, Human Rights, and Social Justice

    Edited by Tiantian Zheng

    The recognition of women’s human rights to migrate and work as sex workers is disregarded and dismissed by anti-trafficking discourses of rescue in the latest United Nation’s definition of trafficking. This volume explores the life experiences, agency, and human rights of trafficked women in order...

    Published April 10th 2015 by Routledge

  8. The Paradoxes of Aid Work

    Passionate Professionals

    By Silke Roth

    Series: Routledge Humanitarian Studies

    This book explores what attracts people to aidwork and to what extent the promises of aidwork are fulfilled. 'Aidland' is a highly complex and heterogeneous context which includes many different occupations, forms of employment and organizations. Analysing the processes that lead to the involvement...

    Published April 7th 2015 by Routledge

  9. Small Town China

    Rural Labour and Social Inclusion

    By Beatriz Carrillo Garcia

    Series: Routledge Studies on China in Transition

    While much has been written about rural migrant workers’ experiences in the big cities, population movements into China’s vast network of towns and small cities has been largely neglected. This book presents a detailed case study of rural migrant workers experiences in a small town in a north China...

    Published March 4th 2015 by Routledge

  10. Lived Economies of Default

    Consumer Credit, Debt Collection and the Capture of Affect

    By Joe Deville

    Series: CRESC

    Consumer credit borrowing – using credit cards, store cards and personal loans – is an important and routine part of many of our lives. But what happens when these everyday forms of borrowing go ‘bad’, when people start to default on their loans and when they cannot, or will not, repay? It is this...

    Published February 11th 2015 by Routledge